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Character Design Challenge #330 – Wingin’ It!

Your CDC this week is to create an original character of your choosing. Catch #1 is that you must include  pieces found in Items – Backplane – Wings as part of your design. Catch #2 is that you cannot use them as actual wings.

Please note than unlike previous CDCs which would close at 9 am the following Sunday, this challenge closes at 9 am eastern on Saturday, July 22.

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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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).

*Please Note*

This contest will close on Saturday, July 22nd at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

 

Caption Contest #98

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace all of the dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (July 19th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

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.

 

 

Caption Contest #97 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel:

And our top 5 are:

Treasure Hunter: I haven’t received a lot of fan mail since our last movie…

George Weber: Okay, so I’m providing a setup, but this joke still needs a punchline

George Weber: And because all fiction relies on tropes, I’m gonna open the box entirely even though I could see the trap on my first peek inside.

AMS: OMG!! It says it’s from Marvel Studios……

Calvary Red: This must be Reed’s way of apologizing for last week.

But of course there can only be one and that person is...

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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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Caption Contest #97

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace the dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (July 5th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

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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Caption Contest #96 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this here panel:

And our top 5 are:

CantDraw: 12:30am…I observe a strange fleshy thing coming out one door and going into a dark hole.

Rekulhs Nathe: Jesus Reed! Just go like the rest of us.

Treasure Hunter: Did I forget to change the roll again?

DiCicatriz: Dammit, Susan! If you and Reed are gonna do that in the house, at least make it invisible!

J3loodT4lon: WHO’S PLAYING WITH THEIR GUM AGAIN?!

And the winner is:

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