Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Challenge #316 – Strike A Pose

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to use the bodypart articles – head, body, hands, etc to create a dynamic action pose. No facial features, no clothing, and no colour should be added.

Our guest judge for this challenge is AMS.

There is no limit on number of entries this week. Please follow the instructions below for naming your files.

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. 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, April 9th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

 

Character Design Challenge #315 – Lucha Libre! – Results

Honourable mentions this week go to DiCatriz ...great posing...subtle but effective background...

and to AMS...great costume elements and loads of attitude.

And now to the winner.

One of the perks of doing these contests is clicking on a link and being unbelievably surprised by the content. Maybe it is a pose you never thought possible, or an item used in a new or inventive way. But sometimes what opens up is just pure joy!

This is as effective as it is adorable! Please join me in congratulating  rossoftheyear.

Thanks to all who entered.

Caption Contest #90 Results

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

And as such, here are our top 5 entries:

Drinkfluid:

Deadpool: We’re almost at the top!

Spidey: Uh, Deadpool, why are you clinging to me like that?

Deadpool: Oh, you’ll see~

Rekulhs Nathe:

Deadpool: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can…

Spider-Man: Will you please stop singing that stupid song!!!

Deadpool: But it’s so nostalgic

The Atomic Punk:

Deadpool: Why can’t we go through the front door?

Spider-Man: Just keep it down.

Deadpool: AUNT MAY! ARE YOU HOME RIGHT NOW?!?

DiCicatriz:

Deadpool: You’re sure you can sneak me into the MCU?

Spider-Man: We’ll hide you in the background of the next Avengers movie.

Deadpool: Yay! I want to meet Benedict Cumberbatch!

KJR1998:

Deadpool: Guess how many chimichangas are in my stomach right now?

Spidey: I dunno 100.

Deadpool: WRONG! Zero, they’re all coming out of my ass right now.

However, we can only have one winner and that person is... (Pause for suspense)

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Character Design Challenge #315 – Lucha Libre!

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to design a one of a kind Luchador.

There is no limit on number of entries this week. Please follow the instructions below for naming your files.

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. 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, April 2nd at 9:00am Eastern

Caption Contest #90

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, sorry this wasn't up yesterday, got kinda sidetracked with other things. Anyway, 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 (March 29th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Character Design Challenge #314 – Spring Awakening

To commemorate the first day of spring, your Character Design Challenge this week is to design a mythical being that personifies the spirit of spring. Could be a sprite, faerie, or elf or perhaps an orc or troll is more your style. Please keep a text version of your character as we may revisit it later.

Save the text string of your character to a file using the "Save as Text" option in HM3 and pasting the results into Notepad or Text Edit or Word or an email or whatever you like.

You must include examples of masking, highlighting and shading. In addition there should be no background included…just the character.

There is no limit on number of entries this week. Please follow the instructions below for naming your files.

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. 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, March 26th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #313 – Hitting The Road – Results

Note to self...vehicular contests?...not so popular...

Not a lot of entries this week, but I have never been this conflicted between two contest entries before.

On one hand there is Kellkin's car.

Creative use of items, nice colouring, solid, literal appoach to the brief.

And then there is SprocketSauce's Colossus.

Also creative in item use and beautifully coloured, this is a less literal approach, but there is something very powerful in this image.

So after much thought the win goes to SprocketSauce, with a huge high five to Kellkin for these great examples of what HM3 can do.

Caption Contest #89 Results

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

And here are our top 5:

Treasure Hunter

Vader: "Is that Jar Jar down in the Sarlac Pit?"

Jabba: "Yes. Happy Birthday"

Rekulhs Nathe

Vader: "Why is he laughing?"

Jabba: "Hmm. I think he remembered how much you hate sand."

Tuldabar

Vader: "I’ll take a large, stuffed crust with pepperoni and black olives and a side order of cinnamon breadsticks."

Jabba: "Hey, just because Pizza the Hutt is my cousin doesn’t make this any less awkward. Would you like a soda?"

Herman Smellville

Vader: "Yeah, so, this isn’t a pet-friendly office. It’s not my choice, but the building’s owner is tired of cleaning up Kowakian monkey-lizard scat. It’s a violation of our lease so…"

Jabba: "I have a disability and Salacious is a certified emotional support animal."

Calvary Red

Vader: "Doesn’t that annoy you?"

Jabba: "No. Not as much as this squirt that used to say “yippee.”

However, unlike the sith, there can only ever be one winner and that is...

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Character Design Challenge #313 – Hitting The Road

Your Character Design Challenge this week is to design a post apocalyptic method of transportation. It can be a plane, train or automobile, or anything else that gets you from here to there. It should also include examples of masking, highlighting and shading.

There is no limit on number of entries this week. Please follow the instructions below for naming your files.

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. 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, March 19th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #312 – It’s All About You! – Results

Great job this week folks!

Honourable mention goes to HermanSmellville

And the win this week goes to Christi S for this remarkable entry.

The pose is amazing, and the colours/highlighting and shading are top notch.

Please join me in congratulating Christi S on the win, and thanks to all who entered.