Category Archives: Challenge Prizes

The winning prizes for all HeroMachine challenges.

Full of hot air

For a long-outstanding prize request, I've just uploaded the following item to Companion-Vehicles:


Special Contest Prize for Lime — an Aurochs!

Lime requested an aurochs to be added to Companion-Standard as her prize for winning the Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin. And here it is, available now!


Thanks again to all who entered and thanks to Lime!

Character Design Contest ♯54 (Flying) Winner

The winner of this weeks CDC poll was none other than RobM for his Jet Dynamo Go. Congratulations Rob, if you wish to claim a prize I believe dblade is offering custom items to CDC winners.

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Moognation Prize

I'm starting to work on the five winning prizes from Character Design Challenge 100. The idea here is that I will use their image as the basis of an illustration. It isn't necessarily to recreate the image they made, or to redraw it, but to do something inspired by it. After all the originals are already kick-ass, I don't know that I could really improve them at all.

First up is the number one vote-getter, Moognation's "Ninja". To refresh your memory, here it is again:

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Pinky and the thang

Marquis Samedi requested a hand held flat and seen from the pinky side for his Character Contest 93 victory. I went ahead and threw in another hand based on the same reference photo he sent for a twofer since he's awesome. And so am I. And so is ice cream.

These two items are now available in Hand-Right-Standard.

Put your best foot forward

AMS' contest prize is now live in Foot-Right-Male-Standard, a forward-facing foot. He asked for the first one specifically but I thought as long as I was in there I should add a more generic super-hero boot as well.


I've just added Barbaro's head sketch to the Head-Winners set in HM3 as his contest winning prize. I think it's a good drawing but it doesn't come close to hitting the true bad-assery of the original photo. Dude's a straight-up super-hero looking guy IRL. If he's willing, I'll put the reference shot up at the end for comparison.

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SOD – JunkMech

As his prize for winning Caption Contest 123, Ian requested:

A giant junkyard-built mech, with a body formed from two semi-truck cabs, four legs made from beat-up construction equipment armatures, two arms - one giant grasping/tearing claw, one with a huge circular sawblade. Oh, and a flamethrower! And homemade machine guns! MAJOR BADASS DESTRUCTION!

And this is what I came up with:

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Enjoy! I didn't manage to squeeze in the machine guns but otherwise I think it's pretty close. I like how junky it came out. Although now that I look at it, maybe this is Crab-tor the Junk Mech Crustacean.

SOD: Jade

MSCat requested a Sketch of the Day involving his character, Jade:

And here's what I came up with:

Hope you like it, MSCat!

Vampyrist and Iscarioto Portraits

I've just added these two fine looking gentlemen to the Head-Winners set in HM3 as their contest prizes. Enjoy! As always, if you don't see the new items, clear your browser's cache (make sure you don't remove the Flash cookies though!) and check again.