Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Character Design Challenge #195 – Family Portrait – Results

This was a tough challenge, but three brave souls decided to give it a try. To be quite honest, I like all of them.

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Suleman took an existing piece and applies a sepia filter to great effect.

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HerrD created what is certainly the most creative grouping..

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Kellkin has nice interaction between the characters,, and the costume details are very good.

Taking all this into account, he win this week goes to Suleman, although all three are worthy of the win.

Well done you!

Pop Quiz – You Don’t Know Jack … O Lantern!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design an elaborate and creatively carved pumpkin.

You only get one entry so have fun!

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, October 30th.

 

Pop Quiz – Eeeek!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design an absolutely terrifying Halloween 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 :,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).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, October 23th.

Pop Quiz – Can We Tock?

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a one of a kind clock.

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 :,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).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, October 16th.

Pop Quiz – Out of this World! – Results

Honorable mention this week goes to Atomic Punk for his vibrant and creative take.

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T|his week's win goes to Cliff. The lighting effects are top notch and really helped set the scene.

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Just a quick note. There will be no Pop Quiz next weekend, but will return on October 15th.

Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – Out of this World!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design an alien landscape.

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 :,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).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, October 2nd.

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn – Results

First off, I have to give a shout out to this week's honourable mention Wood Nymph by Brons. The ombre effect and print in the sheer gown is really top notch work.

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And now to this week's winning entry Autumn Satyr by Cliff. More of the fine work we have come to expect. Well done you!

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Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – Spirits of Autumn

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a mythical woodland creature – sprite, faerie, elf etc - that embodies the spirit of Autumn.

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 :,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).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 25th.

Pop Quiz – I Dream of Genie – Results

Well this proved to be quite a tough decision. All the entries were good, but I was torn between Cliff and Xinmodic for their very creative use of objects.

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That being said, I think I have to give the edge to Cliff this week. The colouring and detail is really exquisite.

Thanks to all who entered.

Pop Quiz – I Dream of Genie

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Your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design a Genie’s bottle. Do not…and I cannot stress this strongly enough…do not include the genie. The bottle and only the bottle

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 :,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).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 18th.