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CDC #398 – #LilyStrong

Lily is an amazing young woman. She is the daughter of one of my co-workers – and one of my best friends – Shelly. Lily loves her little sister Scarlet , her dog, crafting, sloths, and The Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Lily is at MacMaster Children’s Hospital, going through her fourth round of chemo treatment for leukemia. Her room is packed full of plush animals, the walls decorated with craft and art projects, and her IV pole is decorated as, and nicknamed, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

So your CDC Challenge this week is to create a kick@$$ female superhero, featuring the hashtag LilyStrong. Make them teen friendly, and feel free to make them bald. Lily's sister shaved her head in solidarity, and one of her t-shirts is emblazoned with the catch phrase “No Hair…Don’t Care!”

Let’s brighten her day, the Heromachine way!

This week there will be no winner announced. This week it is all about #LilyStrong

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 Sunday, January 27th.

CDC #396 – Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match – Results

Great stuff this week folks!

Runner up this week is Hound by Rekulhs Nathe. Such a clever idea.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #393 – International Justice – Results

Runner-up this week goes to Thundersong for the stunning Oiran. Great costume work and background.

And the win this week goes out to...

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CDC#392 – Results

Only two entries this week.

The win goes to Ubiquitous Pixel for Saker.

Great job, Your prize will be posted to the blog later thus week.

Now...

I would be remiss if I did not mention the piece by Augusto Darouiche. The thought and research that went into it is truly admirable.

So, I would like to do a modern hero version of your character just to thank you for an outstanding entry.

It will be posted ti the blog later this week.

CDC #391 – International Justice – Results

This week's winner is StarkillerRX for Solomonar. Such a cool idea for a character, and a fascinating mythology that not only taught me something, but actually peaked my curiosity to learn more about these beings.

Well done you.

Your prize will be posted to the blog later this week.

CDC #391 – International Justice!

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world over the next few weeks.

Next stop…Romania!

Your Character Design Challenge thus week is to use HM3 to create a hero inspired by Romania.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning entry.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 noon Eastern on Monday, December 3rd.

CDC #390 – International Justice!

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world over the next few weeks.

Next stop…Portugal!

Your Character Design Challenge thus week is to use HM3 to create a hero inspired by Portugal.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning entry.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 noon Eastern on Monday, November 26th.

CDC #388 – International Justice – Prize for CantDraw

CantDraw's original...

My take...

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CDC #387 – Trick or Treat – Results

The win this week goes out to StarkillerRX for the sublime  Cowboy Ghost/

I fell in love with this the moment I saw it! Well done you!

Your prize will be posted to the blog later this week.

CDC #386 – Haunted Houses – Prize for Xinmodic

Xinmodic's winning haunted house...

My design for its' inhabitant...

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