Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz – Savage Beauty

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Savage Beauty was an art exhibition held in 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring clothing created by British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, as well as accessories created for his runway shows. The exhibit was extremely popular in New York City and resulted in record attendance for the museum.

A master of the Avant Garde, McQueen played with extreme silhouettes and materials; the dress posted above was made of razor clam shells.

Your challenge this week is to design a character that personifies the idea of Savage Beauty.

This is a link to my McQueen Pinterest page to help inspire you.

https://www.pinterest.com/davidjuby7/mcqueen/

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Monday, July 11th.

Pop Quiz Winner

Honorable Mentions: Cliff and HerrD.

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Winner: CalvaryRed. Made me giggle!

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Special shout out to AtomicPunk for the Looney Tunes reference!

Thanks to all who entered. See you Saturday!

 

Pop Quiz – Roswell

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Sixty-nine years ago today, on July 2nd, 1947, an object crashed near RoswellNew Mexico. The United States Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create your version of the object that crashed AND who…or what…was on board at the time.

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

Due to the scope of this challenge, the contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Monday, July 4th.

 

 

 

Pop Quiz – Beetle Mania!

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On June 18th, 1942, musician Paul McCartney was born.

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to use this information to create a “Beetle” with “Wings”. See what I did there?

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 19th.

 

 

 

Pop Quiz Winner!

Four great entries this week.

Cliff_PopQuiz_TriplePlay_Rocket_zpsyjygfyli Cliff'came up with some very creative uses for the three items.

Drinkfluid-NoveltyClock_zpsq9cnwxpa Drinkfluid's clock made great use of the three items with just a few additional pieces.

HerrD-WhenDaveDroveTheHovercraftThruTheCafe_zpsib8fmhrq HerrD came up with a whimsical take on the old bull in a china shop - but in this case it was a hovercraft in a bake shop.

Worf-Warior WomanWorf's creative masking and item use was very inventive. .

Please join me in congratulating Worf as this week's winner. The masking of the drum was a real surprise. Great job.

I will post the link to your prize as a message on this page later this week.

See you Saturday!

 

 

 

Pop Quiz – Triple Play Replay!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly.

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 5th.

 

 

 

Pop Quiz – Triple Play – Winner

Four awesome entries this week by four very talented and creative Machiners.

Brons-Vamp Queen Love Bron's use of the mask as a breastplate!

HerrD-ChaliceOfTheWereserpentPriestess_zpslrx4o8xv HerrD's entry is, as always, very creative in it's use of items, and the overall approach to the challenge. He doesn't just think outside the box...he can't even find the box, and that is a very good thing.

jimmy_pod_500_nano_cellular_repair_vehicle_by_hermansmellville-da48kml  HermanSmellville's  repair vehicle is joyous in it's silliness, and just makes me smile.

Vampyrist-DemonPriest And Vampyrist was very creative in his use of items, and coloration. The helmet is outstanding, Great to see you back Pop Quizzing!

The winner this week is HermanSmellville. Please join me in congratulating the winner, and my thanks to all who entered. See you Saturday!

Your prize of a companion piece to your vehicle will be posted here later in the week. Now that my FNF entries are done I should have time, although Cliff is ahead of you for his win last week.

Pop Quiz – Triple Play!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but there is a catch; you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose. I guess that’s three catches

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly. Not a remarkable prize, but better than a kick in the arse with a frozen boot.

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

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

 

 

Pop Quiz – “Make a Spectacle(s) of Yourself!”

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On May 14th, 1956, Buddy Holly got a prescription for contact lenses. He couldn't get used to wearing them so he continued to use his trademark glasses. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a truly original, one of a kind, set of eyeglasses. You can display these glasses in any way you wish…but be warned…the only thing that will be taken into account in the judging will be the design of the glasses.

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 15th .

Pop Quiz – “Choo Choo Me Home.”

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On May 7th, 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a train engine. The only stipulation is that you do not use any of the ready made  train images found on HeroMachine.

Other than that, let your imagination guide you. Maybe it’s an engine that would have driven Cleopatra and Mark Anthony through Ancient Alexandria, or a futuristic ultra high speed engine.

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

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 8th .