Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Challenge #329 – Bite Me!

Your CDC this week is to create an original vampire character.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 16th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #328 – Masterworks – Chagall

Your CDC this week is to use HM3 to recreate a section of the above painting, “The Circus Horse”. By Marc Chagall

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 9th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths – Results!

So this brings the RPG/CDC series to an end. Hope you folks have enjoyed it. I know that I've learned more about RPGs in the past few weeks than I ever thought I would know.

So here we go...

Honourable mention goes out to Brons. The costume design is great and is begging to be turned into cosplay or LARP.

Runner up is a tie between Kellkin and JR19759. The face on Kellkin's is very expressive and the costume is classic Sith. JR's features a subtle and effective skin treatment, and an elegant approach to the costume. Both very well done.

 Kellkin

JR19759

And the win goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #327 – RPG Character Classes: Final Round – “NOT” Jedis and Siths

First off...a huge thanks to JR for suggesting the RPG series of CDCs. And now...

...Time for the final round! Your CDC is to create an original heroic or villainous "space warrior" (something along the lines of an order of characters from a popular movie series maybe).  Your submissions can be either human or alien in origin. These groups use laser swords…yeah…that’s what we’ll call them…which can be found in Items Right: Blades: Page 5.

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, July 2nd at 9:00am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 5 – Rangers – Results

Runner up this week goes to Cliff: amazing pose; great attention to detail; stunning work on the face.

And this week's win goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 5 – Rangers

Time for Round 5! Your CDC is to create a member of the Ranger Class. This is the group that features the hunters, the sniper ranger and the bow and blade ranger.

Once again, a brief written description of the world of your RPG is an entry requirement.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, June 25th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 4 – Clerics – Results

Honourable mention this week goes to Kellkin for this stunning piece of work...

...and this week's winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 4 – Clerics

Time for Round 4! Your CDC is to create a member of the Cleric Class. This is the group that features medics, priests and witchdoctors among others. And yes...you can choose to create a character that blends the cleric with another character class: the Templar and Caster for example.

Once again, a brief written description of the world of your RPG is an entry requirement.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, June 18th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #325 – RPG Character Classes: Round 3 – Rogues – Results

I have to say...you guys are creating some incredible characters, which makes my job all the more difficult. So here we go...

Honourable mentions...

Rossoftheyear                                   Rekulhs nathe

Runner Up...

KellkinSuleman

...and the win goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #325 – RPG Character Classes: Round 3 – Rogues

Time for Round 3! Your CDC is to create a member of the Rogue Class. This is the group that includes thieves, assassins, and ninjas among others.

Once again, a brief written description of the world of your RPG is an entry requirement.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, June 11th at 9:00am Eastern.