Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Winner of Pop Quiz #3

From Herr D

Let’s start off with Keric. Good depiction. Love the facial expression. Two things dragged you below the others–A literal interpretation of a song, even one as offbeat as one of the Rocky Horror songs, is less original than the other entries. The other? Just in general, pictorial representation of music is HARD.

Next, The Atomic Punk. Well done. Let this be a lesson to all those going into the ‘escort’ business. Look at the horrific clientele that poor young thing would get saddled with! I do have a question. What was that gray oval over the hooker‘s head?

Sorry for my absence earlier. This is a duplicate of what I will post to the blog.

Keith? You had THE most original idea in the contest. You did the undersea scene very well. It broke my heart to have you tie for second. Strategy dragged you down. Too many difficult things to build in one picture. It occurs to me that the whole picture from another angle would‘ve been a lot easier — that that would’ve won. Impressive use of items–clearly the skill is there.

Scatman, you tied for second. Without even a background. Partly because it was remarkably realistic, in situation, pose, placement, and facial expression. Partly because your depiction of a muscular female is the best I’ve seen yet. In short, your technique was a crack shot.

Oh, my. Skybandit. I don’t even find flatulence funny. But good grief. NO ONE HAS EVER COVERED THIS ANGLE BEFORE? And you blanketed it. Realistic facial expressions. Fairly good blush. You even had the cape pop out. –okay, that part was funny to me too. Original, funny, and a great depiction of dramatic irony! Skybandit wins.

 

P.S.

Our friend djudy will be taking a break from the Pop Quizzes. I will start posting them this weekend. I am setting up a thread in the forums if you would like to make any suggestion. Or you can e-mail me at; thehammerknight@yahoo.com . My wife and I have been having fun judging the other contest and challenges. At this point I have not made any plans for the Pop Quizzes that are set in stone. I hope to have everything worked out by Saturday.

Many Thanks,

Hammerknight

DJuby’s Pop Quiz #3: Isn’t it ironic!

Guest Poster and Judge: Herr D

Greetings and salutations. Some of you may know the term dramatic irony, and I’ll bore you with a simplistic definition–sorry. Dramatic Irony is when we know something that he /she / it / they don’t know.

 

So in today’s Pop Quiz, the audience (us, but most importantly, me) MUST know something that —

A: A character in foreground does not know.

Or

B) Clear majority in background does not know, but character in foreground obviously DOES know.

 

In general, I value creativity and humour highly. I’ll be judging somewhat late, so I apologize in advance for your wait. Oh, yeah–NO ONE HAD BETTER MAKE THAT GIFTED STUDENT FROM ‘THE FAR SIDE’ PUSHING THE DOOR THAT SAYS ‘PULL.’ We still have to avoid any semblance of copyright violation.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums, ImageShack, PhotoBucket, 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;

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.

You get one entry, so make it your best!

This particular Pop Quiz contest closes Sunday, December 16th at 9:00pm eastern time and will be announced in forum sometime on Monday.

Djuby’s Pop Quiz #2 Winner

Djuby has picked his winner and here are the results: 

Even though there were very few entries this week, I have gone back and forth between two images – well three initially for over an hour now. In the end, I have decided to go with the one that made me laugh out loud.

This weeks winner is The Atomic Punk

 

DJuby’s Pop Quiz #2: HeroMachine Has Left The Building!

The date was December 8, 1960. Pop idol Fabian visited Elvis Presley at Graceland and lent him his pants when Elvis ripped his demonstrating karate. It’s true; I looked it up.

Your challenge this week is to give us your best Elvis. Maybe it is young Elvis from GI Blues, black leather Elvis from his comeback special, white jumpsuit Elvis, zombie Elvis – whatever floats your boat.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums, ImageShack, PhotoBucket, 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;
  • 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.
  • You get one entry, so make it your hunk-a-hunk-a-burning best!

Contest closes Sunday, December 9th at 6:00pm eastern

 

Djuby’s New Pop Quiz! #1

Djuby has graciously offered to tackle the pop quizzes from now on and below is his first effort towards that end!!

The Rules:

1) You may post ONE ( 1 ) and only one entry to this contest so make it Good!

2) All entries most be posted as a direct link to a public sharing site such as our forums, photobucket, Imagesack, etc. If you post a non-direct link to your image you will be disqualified.

3) All files must be named in the following format  CreatorsName-CharactersName BEFORE they are uploaded to which every site you will be sharing them from.  Example. If I were entering a character named Blizzard into this contest I would save my image with the file name, “Kaldath-Blizzard” then I would upload it to my Heromachine forums Art Gallery thread.

4) All entries should be in either jpg or png format, absolutely NO bmp files!

At the end of the contest Djuby will be announcing the winner on our forum’s and I will then repost the results here!

Pop Quiz: Vehicle

Your one-day challenge this week is:

Make a vehicle in HeroMachine 3!

You can do a car or a plane or a train or a space ship or a ridable robot or whatever, so long as it’s something people can ride in or on.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


(Click to embiggen.)

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

Pop Quiz: Mascots

Saturdays in the US during the fall and winter tend to center around college football, along with each team’s ridiculous mascot. So your one-day challenge this week is:

Make a college sports mascot in HeroMachine 3!

It can be for a real school or for one you make up (Hogwarts, anyone?!).

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


(Click to embiggen.)

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

Pop Quiz: Clowning Around

Quit clowning around and get busy!

I thought after Halloween we could use a little cheering up, so your one-day challenge this week is:

Make an awesome clown in HeroMachine 3!

Happy clown, funny clown, scary clown, evil clown, you name it, just make it great. You can do just a face, just a head, just the clown, or a whole scene, whatever you like.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


(Click to embiggen.)

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

Pop Quiz: Jack-O-Lantern

It’s Halloween Weekend in the U.S., and while last week I challenged you to make a mask, this week I’m inspired by Blue Blazer’s nifty Justice Pumpkin. So I’m tasking you to:

Make your own Halloween Pumpkin in HeroMachine 3!

If you don’t feel like making your own basic pumpkin shape, there’s one in Head-Zombies (both with and without pre-cut eye, nose, and mouth openings). If you prefer an alternate pumpkin shape, one of the tips in Hammerknight’s recipe card from a while back might come in handy as well.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


(Click to embiggen.)

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate* glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

(*For very narrow definitions of “glory” only. See box** for details.)
(**There is no box.)

Pop Quiz: Halloween Masks

With Halloween in the U.S. fast approaching, I wanted to share this awesome article from Lifehacker about making your own custom vacuum molded masks. It sounds like so much fun! But since I can’t code that into HeroMachine, instead I’ll challenge you to create your own Halloween mask in the program. To be clear, I just want the mask, nothing else — no bodies or backgrounds, no elaborate full costume. All I want is an image of a mask you might find in a store that someone would wear to a Halloween party.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites some time tomorrow. Here’s how to make an entry:


(Click to embiggen.)

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!