Category Archives: Challenges

Caption Contest #79 Result

Last week, I asked you guys to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this picture:

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Here are my top 5:

The Atomic Punk: Can I borrow your hat?

Calvary Red: Hey, are you going to be the Fantastic Four sequel?

Katmir: Haha, brain freeze! I told you to start with Brazil, but Nooooo...!

Worf: Duuuude! That fart! Are you turning into a big ball of gas again????

John Bakke: So I was thinking along the lines of “The Chrome Wakeboarder”. But then I was told that might get me in trouble for copyright infringement. Anyways I billed a shipment of metallic spray paint to your credit card. Also, you owe me five new spare suits… When do I start?

And the winner is....

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Character Design Challenge #190 – Just For The Record

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First off, due to Canadian Thanksgiving, I will be out of town from October 4th to October 12th. So this is…get ready for it…a 2 week Character Design Challenge. It will close at 9am on Sunday, October 16th.

And now to the fun part; using the Insignia – Standard – Square enlarged to at least 700 x 700 (larger if you prefer) , your challenge is to design an album cover for a fictional artist or group.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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 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.

 

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).

 

Pop Quiz – Out of this World! – Results

Honorable mention this week goes to Atomic Punk for his vibrant and creative take.

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T|his week's win goes to Cliff. The lighting effects are top notch and really helped set the scene.

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Just a quick note. There will be no Pop Quiz next weekend, but will return on October 15th.

Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – Out of this World!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design an alien landscape.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, October 2nd.

Caption Contest #79

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

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Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (5th Oct) and Must Be PG-13. Leave your replacement dialogue in the comments below.

Character Design Challenge #189 – Nana Nana Nana NOT Batman!

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Batman debuted in 1939, but so did a lot of heroes and villains in the Public Domain. Your challenge this week is to visit the link below and redesign a superhero or villain that also debuted in 1939.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:1939_Debuts

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 9:00am Eastern on Sunday, October 2nd.

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 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.

 

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).

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn – Results

First off, I have to give a shout out to this week's honourable mention Wood Nymph by Brons. The ombre effect and print in the sheer gown is really top notch work.

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And now to this week's winning entry Autumn Satyr by Cliff. More of the fine work we have come to expect. Well done you!

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Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a mythical woodland creature – sprite, faerie, elf etc - that embodies the spirit of Autumn.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 25th.

Character Design Challenge #188 – Masterworks.

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Ok folks, this week your CDC Challenge is to select a portion of the painting above – The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh – and recreate it using HeroMachine.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 9:00am Eastern on Sunday, September 25th.

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 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.

 

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).

 

Pop Quiz – I Dream of Genie – Results

Well this proved to be quite a tough decision. All the entries were good, but I was torn between Cliff and Xinmodic for their very creative use of objects.

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That being said, I think I have to give the edge to Cliff this week. The colouring and detail is really exquisite.

Thanks to all who entered.