Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Contest ♯79- Inspired By Music 2

Last year we did a challenge where I asked you to do a piece of art on Heromachine that was inspired by a piece of music of your choice. Now I enjoyed that contest so much, I’ve decided to do it again.

As with last time we did this contest, you can do any kind of art, character, background, abstract etc. for this contest. I will be judging on how well I feel the piece illustrates the music, not just by lyrical content (so you can do art for an instrumental) but also the feeling of the music. As such for you work to be eligible you must include a link to a youtube video or sound cloud page of the song your art is portraying (don’t send download links). Don’t worry about me not liking the song and judging your work down because of that, I’ll be objective, and anyway, I’m pretty open in my music tastes.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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.

 

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #31

Once again it time for a new caption contest! This week I am stepping away from the Superhero stuff and venturing into the realm of Anime/Manga for your challenge. Now what I want you to do is come up with your best dialogue  for BOTH word bubbles in this image:

 Anime 1

The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday June 24th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Character Design Contest ♯78- Strike A Pose

Ok guys, this week I’m going to do something a little bit different. Instead of giving you a specific genre or whatever and you going and creating a character from it, I instead want you to create whatever type of character you please, but the hitch is YOU CANNOT USE THE STANDARD FORWARD FACING POSE. That is right, I want you to create a different pose to use. I know a lot of people already do and those of you that don’t I want you to try it because it isn’t all that bad to do honestly. If you’re stuck for ideas of inspiration or just aren’t sure how to do alternate poses, there is a section on the forum full of custom poses which you can find here- http://www.heromachine.com/forum/poses/ however, unless you were the original creator of any of these poses (i.e. AMS, keric, livewyre etc.) you aren’t allowed to use them as they are, because it isn’t you creating the pose. You can also use Companions as the bases for poses but you must at least make the character different from the base companion, different heads/ faces, hands all that sort of stuff.

Hopefully this isn’t too complicated and explanation and people get what I’m asking for you to do. If you aren’t a great poser don’t worry, I’m not just looking at the pose, I’m looking at how well you dress the pose as well as the usual character design/ costume design and all that stuff. So have fun and good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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.

 

Pop Quiz – Friday the 13th

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It is difficult to think of Friday the 13th without thinking about the terrifying image of Jason’s iconic mask as he poked and slashed his way through a myriad of teenagers in a myriad of films.

In honour of Friday the 13th, your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create a  mask creepy enough to scare the living crap out of unsuspecting victims. You may include the character’s head and shoulders if you wish, but the focus must be the mask.

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 forums,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 files as [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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at noon Eastern on Sunday, June 15th.

 

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #30

I am considering changing the caption contest to a weekly event instead of bi-weekly. So with that spirit in mind it is once again  time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best dialogue  for BOTH word bubbles in this image:

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The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday June 17th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #29 – Results

Last week I asked for you best replacement dialogue for the following image:
supergirl-61-saves-damian
Here are my top Five entries:
*****
Skoul: SG – Killer Frost or Mr Freeze?
R – Mr. Whippy.
*****
Herr D: R – Tt-tt-t-t-try-
 SG – Not to singe you, got it.
*****
Skybandit: R – Mmmm, you’re making me hot!
 SG – Oh, chill out, Bat boy!
*****
JLuc: R – Try not to make the same mistake you did with the frozen pizza yesterday night!
SG – Are you still mad at me? I like it crunchy and I beamed it for one more minute… sorry it was burned!
*****
Shadow009: R – I made fun of Louis again.
SG – I see. Next time Wayne is getting you out.
*****
And the winner is ………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯77- Villains

The title says it all here, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you what to do. Oh you do? Ok. This weeks challenge is to create an awesome bad guy. Simple as that. Do you need me to explain any further?

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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.

Pop Quiz – Walk On The Wild Side

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There has been a long and storied history of superheroes and villains based on the characteristics, symbolism and powers of members of the animal kingdom.

Your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create an original…and of course kickass…hero or villain based on an animal.

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 forums,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 files as [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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at noon Eastern on Sunday, June 8th.

 

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #29

It is once again  time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best dialogue  for BOTH word bubbles in this image:

supergirl-61-saves-damian

The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday June 10th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Character Design Contest ♯76- 2 Great Tastes-Sci-Fi

Ok guys, this week I want you to create an awesome sci-fi character. But this time there’s a twist, you have to mix another genre in with it. So for example, you could create a fantasy character in a sci-fi setting, such as a alien paladin or the like. Genres you can choose from include:

Fantasy, Western, Anime, Steam/ Cyber-Punk, Kung-Fu, Superhero, Horror & Everyday

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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.