Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge ♯159- Redesign

Ok guys, for this weeks contest I want you to redesign or redo one of your old characters. Everyone has characters that they've done in the past and everyone should have improved since they did those characters, so let's see how much you have improved. Please bear in mind though, that to qualify you must include the original picture of the character you are redesigning. Oh, and obviously, only redesign your own character. It should be blatantly obvious, but just so there's absolutely no confusion.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯158- Power Up

Ok guys, with this weeks challenge, what I want you to do is create a superhero or supervillain. The catch being you must show them using their superpower. That is the only requirement, the type of power doesn't matter, the character just has to be shown using it in your entry. Simple really.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯157- Pre-pair to Pose

Ok guys, a more technical challenge this week. What I want you to do is to create TWO characters (in the same picture obviously). Now there are two catches. First, neither character can be in the standard forward facing pose. Second, you must have a male and a female character. So you have to create a non-standard pose for both a male and a female character. I will be judging on the complexity of the poses, how well you have costumed the characters in conjunction with the poses and how the two characters interact with each other.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯156- Maps

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create some form of map or chart. The map can show just a city or a country or even a continent, it can be a treasure map or a navigational chart. However, the locations shown on it must be fictional, so don't just grab the world map from the backgrounds section and plot places on it, that's just being lazy. Try to be as detailed as possible because a good map shows more than just "this place is here and that place is there".

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯155- Tattoos

Fairly simple challenge this week. What you are required to do is to create a character who has one or more tattoos. The basis of this challenge is to test your creativity when it comes to item usage, masking and colour, so don't expect to mask an insignia to an arm and win, I'm looking for intricacy more than anything.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯154- On TV

Ok guys, this weeks challenge is based around one item.If you go to Backgrounds- Furniture, on the last page there is a TV screen. You must use this item in your creations. Also, you must show some sort of TV show on said screen. The show can be anything you want (so long as it's not an actual real TV show, because of copyright reasons), you can do a quiz show, news, sports match, drama etc. I would also like for you to include the room that the TV is in as a background. So, to sum up, you must:

  • Use the TV from the last page of Background- Furniture
  • Include some sort of program being shown on the TV
  • Show the room that the TV is in.

Any entries that don't meet these three requirements won't be counted.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯153- Buildings

So, for this weeks challenge, I want you guys to go all architectural and design the best building you can using heromachine. When I say building, I mean any freestanding structure supported by foundations, so you can do a house, a roman villa, a skyscraper, a castle, a bridge, a factory, a university, anything like that. Now obviously, there are already some buildings in heromachine as items (mostly in the backgrounds section). Don't use them. You can use backgrounds- cityscapes for backgrounds obviously, but don't build you building by adding on to an already designed building that's an item, that's not going to get you anywhere.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯152- Going Greyscale

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I'm taking away your ability to use colour. Your entire picture must be done in greyscale. Think early 20th century photography and you get the idea. You can create anything you feel like, provided your picture has a background, and the only colour used is white, black or grey. Sounds simple enough right. Just make sure it's not flat or boring, which is the problem you're going to face working in greyscale.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯151- Get In Shape

So, new year, new CDC's. For this years contests I'm going to be focusing more on the Challenge aspect rather than the Contest aspect. I'm also only planning to take the CDC's up to the 300th contest, which is going to be CDC197 under the current numbering, and then see what happens afterwards. As with the end of last year, I will be judging the contests and picking a winner at the end of each week, so polls will not be making a return.

Anyway, in line with the new CDC ideology, this weeks Challenge is for you to only use shapes in creating your character. And when I say character, I mean character, no random combinations of shapes into some form of abstract or minimalist art. You are only allowed to use items in the Insignia's or Backgrounds- Shapes/ Backgrounds- WordBalloons categories and nothing else.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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Character Design Contest ♯150- What The Dickens

So, this week we're going to do another Public Domain challenge. But, to keep it interesting, we're going to have a different twist on the theme. Instead of doing a category based challenge, we're going to take a look at characters created by one single author, in this case Charles Dickens. You have free reign with the entire Dickensian catalogue, so pick any character you feel like.

And incase anyone is struggling to think of any ideas for who to do, here's a list of Dickensian characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dickensian_characters

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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