Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away…Again!

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On November 28th, 1964 the United States launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

 Your challenge this week is to create a space probe, space ship, space station…whatever tickles your warp core.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 29th.

Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away

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On November 21st, 1783 the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon.

 Your challenge this week is to create a hot air balloon design with a twist; the twist is that the design must evoke a specific historical period or design style of your choice. ie: Egyptian, Baroque, Steampunk, Art Deco etc.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, November 22nd.

Pop Quiz – Black Magic Woman

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On November 14,1970  Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released. Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to create a female hero or villain named Black Magic.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, November 15th.

Pop Quiz Winner!

Well. well. well! Some of you guys really upped your game this week! Nicely done.

First up dreadyacht, who delivered a nice shield design, but a cropped sword. I don't see the visual connection between the two pieces, but well done.

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A stunning entry by Lef: great shading and design details. Beautiful.

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Melmo missed the deadline by minutes, but I had to include it. Well thought out design. Details are simple, believable and effective.

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Keric's entry has a vaguely tribal feel which is very cool.

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Hawk brought the pain this week with a stunning entry.

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Fantasyman created sword and shield with a great mystical feel. The blue aura is awesome!

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And demigod created a classic form with some beautiful design details.

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And the winner this week is Hawk. Amazing work sir! Untouchable!

Join me in congratulating Hawk on a well deserved win. See you Saturday.

David

Pop Quiz – The Devil Is In The Details

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The focus of this week’s pop quiz is detail: pure and un-simple. To demonstrate this you will create an elaborate sword and shield combo that only the most powerful and esteemed warrior would carry into battle. I don’t want the warrior, his/her armour or helmet, just the sword and shield.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

So get ready to mask, shade and highlight your heart out! 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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, October 25th.

Pop Quiz – Results!

There were five awesome, and very moody, entries this week.

Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason I cannot get them to appear in this post. Not sure why...probably gremlins...anyway, you can check them out for yourself if you are so inclined.

So to cut a long story short, this week's winner is ...Cliff! While it may have been a character we have seen from Cliff before, this was a brand new take on him. and an impressive one at that.

Please join me in congratulating Cliff. Your villain prize will be posted when I think of and render an adversary worthy of London Fog.

There will be no PQ this weekend as it is Canadian Thanksgiving and I will be in a turkey coma.

See you in two!

 

 

 

Pop Quiz Results!

Five great entries this week.

Cliff entered a woodland piper with some very nice detail.

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Dreadyacht's Guiturtle is very creative.

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Geno came up with a very creepy Jack in the Box.

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HerrD entered a Horn Crested Rattler: whimsical and slightly bizarre.

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And Keric entered a hard rocking chick with amazing pants.

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Great entries all, and for the second week in a row the win goes to Keric! Super job! Please join me in congratulating Keric, and thanks to all who entered.

See you Saturday.

Pop Quiz – Music, Music, Music!

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On September 26, 1908, "The Saturday Evening Post" ran the first ad for the Edison Phonograph.

Your challenge this week is to come up with a machine, instrument, or character/creature that creates music.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, September 27th.

 

Pop Quiz – Ode To Autumn

On September 19,1819 John Keats wrote "Ode to Autumn."e5caef65481653c8fbf02c22159aa102

Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to celebrate autumn in any way that moves you – using Heromachine of course. Could be a landscape, a character, something abstract...whatever floats your boat.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

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 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, September 20th.

Pop Quiz Results

Four great entries this week.

Nug used some very innovative pieces to come up with cool - sort of retro - design.

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Love the murky look of Vampyrist's entry; great colour choices.

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The shading and very effective use of just a few items cleverly repeated makes Stulte's entry top notch.

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And finally Herr D chose a whimsical approach - nice colouring and textures.

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And this week's winner - and the winner of a custom made Captain design inspired by their submarine is...

Nug!

Join me in congratulating Nug, and all the other entrants. Nug's prize will be posted on my Forum page and on Deviant Art when I get it done...with any luck, no later than Friday.

See you Saturday.