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Character Design Challenge #463– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 2 – Knights and Paladins

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berzerker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original heroic knight or Paladin character. 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check. 

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; 
  • 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 on Monday, May 25th  at 6:00pm Eastern 

 

CDC 461 – Prize for Scott Weyers

Scott's original Carver Shade...

My version ...

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Frankenstein your items….

Hey 'machiners!

Did you know you have the means to create your own items out of others?

There is a whole bunch of possibilities when using the masking tool and "frankenstein" them together.  Here is an example....

I took 2 Croc heads from HEADS/ANIMAL section and did this....

Took a 3/4 turn item and made it head on.  Pretty cool, eh?

Here is how I did it...

There are treasures to be found in all item categories.  Happy hunting!

***For a more in depth step by step post, please visit this page created by SULEMAN.

http://www.heromachine.com/2016/05/06/submission-box-suleman-tutorial-frankensteining/

Stay Safe and Cheers!

CDC #460 – Unsung Villains – Results

Great works again this week folks. The renderings are awesome and the background stories were inspired.

Special shout out goes to Palazzo. First off Pool Shark is an amazing villain name. i was wishing that the thug would have been a bald guy with the number tattooed on his head. Still though, great job.

And now to the winner. This person captured  what I believe is the true spirit of a henchman...probably nameless and easily replaced.

So the winner is...

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CDC #458 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 15 – Prizes for Scott Weyers and Palazzo

Here are the final hero and villain for Team Building Volume 3.

First to Scott Weyers, a mystic from the planet Ott'Sco - The White Warlock: Weyer

And next to Palazzo; from the planet Italia 5, a villain whose powers include transforming himself into a being of pure marble (this is him in his normal state) - Palazzo Versace

Congrats again on the wins!

 

CDC #459 – Modern Amazons

Your challenge this week is to create a modern Amazon character outfitted for battle in the 21st century, but based on one of the warrior women from the past.

The following link leads to an alphabetic list of famed Amazons.

http://www.whoosh.org/issue12/ruffel3.html

This Wikipedia link might come in handy as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazons

The winning entry will receive a version of their entry HeroMachined by yours truly.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • 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 Monday, April 20th.

 

 

Criss Cross, apple sauce…..

Hello and Happy Easter!

I had someone ask me how I did a crossed legged pose for one of my characters.

Fairly easy to accomplish...

Cheers!

CDC #457 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 14 – Prize for Christi S.

Christi S' version of Phaedra...

My version inspired by Christi's design...

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CDC #458 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 15

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.

Your challenge this week is to come up with a team logo and team name for both groups. Both the name and logo should relate in some way to each group’s intergalactic makeup.

There will be two winners announced, and each winner will be immortalized by yours truly as the 8th and final members of each team.

Just to refresh your memories the teams are...

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MASKING TOOL

Just rediscovered this great tutorial by Jeff on masking.  Let's revisit shall we....

How to use the Mask feature in HeroMachine3