Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz Winner!

A little better turn out from last time which is great, but you guys are making this very tough. All of these entries are so creative and unique.

First we have Black Tarantula by Mr. Nobody: Really cool and graphic; love the hypnotic background and the squad of little demons.

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Next is Silver Lady by Melmo: Very unearthly look and like the pattern work.

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Blunt Object’s Madam Satan: very interesting colour combination and the creation of the skirt layers is quite cool.

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Another Silver Lady – this time by Geno: taking her into the realm of TV was a great idea. Sort of an evil…or more evil…Long Island Medium.

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And last, but not least, Whirling Dervish by Brons: great work on the pose and robes.

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I’ve gone back and forth a dozen times on this, but the win this time goes to Geno for Silver Lady. The whole image is striking and is a very interesting take on the character.

(To illustrate how tough this was, I have rewritten the previous paragraph three times…with different winners!)

Congratulations Geno, and thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – You Are Getting Sleepy…

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to redesign one of the Hypnotist characters from the Public Domain Superhero Wiki found in the link below.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Hypnotist_Characters

Be sure to post an image of the original as well just for the fun of it.

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, June 28th.

Pop Quiz – Colour Me Bad! (and by bad I mean good!)

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to colour this handsome devil found in Companions – Humanoid.

That’s right…colour…just colour. Feel free to mask, shade and highlight as much as you want…or not. Backgrounds should remain white, but you may also choose a solid black background if you wish.

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 9am Eastern on Monday, June 22nd.

Pop Quiz – Jurassic Mash Up – Winner!

First of all, I have to send a big thank you out to those who took the time to enter. The Pop Quiz has been MIA for a while, but I hope to rectify that. Check the Blog for future editions cuz you never know what day it will be or how long you will have.

First up…Cliff.

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Just fantastic! Wonderful use of items, and I love the water effect you got. On a side note I have to address Ty…brilliant and so well done, but the challenge of a Pop Quiz is what you can create within the given deadline. Please know that there was a lot of love for Ty from this guy.

Next – Geno

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Eerily reptilian and a masterful use of disparate items to create a truly epic creature. This guy has attitude!

And finally – Nug

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Great use of items – the eyes are so expressive, the tusks are very cool and the way you addressed the body and stance of the creature – and the impending threat – is stellar.

All three are very creative and beautifully rendered, but I have to give the win to Geno. You created a dino-nightmare! Well done, and again, thanks to all who entered.

Cheers, and see you soon.

Pop Quiz – Jurassic Mash Up!

aw5fhpff The plot of Jurassic World (which I am just a little too excited about) – beyond screaming and running for your life – revolves around the danger of creating genetically modified dinosaurs. Well I love danger!

In honor of Jurassic World, your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create a one of a kind dinosaur. Oh…and just to make it more dangerous, you cannot use any of the dinosaurs in the “Items” – “Companions” list in any way. Everything else is fair game.

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, June 14th.

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.

 

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.

 

Surprise! It's a Pop Quiz!

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http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Time_Travelers

 Your Pop Quiz Challenge is to choose one of the time travelling heroes from the public domain link above and recreate them for the 21st century.

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 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 1st.

Pop Quiz K#2: Image This – Winner

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Last week I asked you all to come up with a character based only on the name “Blaze Master”. This contest produced 5 solid entries which were had to choose between, however I have finally made my selection and the winner is ……………………

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Pop Quiz K#2: Image This!

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Last weeks Pop Quiz didn’t go so well, but I decided to try again this a similar challenge. This week I want you to create a character based solely on this name “Blaze Master”

In addition to the image I want you to tell me a little about your character. Nothing to complex just the basics, Real name, powers (if any) etc. Nothing more then 4 or 5 sentenced please.

 

The Rules:

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 to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • All entries most be created using HeroMachine 3.0, No photo-shopping of the image except for basic cropping and the adding of simple boarders.
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • Images most conform to all normal HeroMachine.com rules.
  • Entries are limited to One (1) per person.

The new pop quiz grants you a full week to create your image as I can not post and Judge this contest on the weekends do to my Real Life Job, Therefore you have until  1pm Eastern time Tuesday March 18th 2014 to submit your entry. Good luck Everyone!