Character of the Week: Candruth- Manhunter

Oh, it's Candruth again. Anyone else surprised? Nope. Me neither. And honestly, can anyone blame me for picked Candruths work when this is the quality she puts out consistently?

Gallery- Candruth's Characters :3

CYOA Wednesday: Channel – U – Part 5

Channel UIt is once again time for our Chose Your Own Adventure Wednesday post and once again we return to the pages of the Book Channel-U. Last time we had a choice after separating our ship into two separate ships to take command of a rescue mission or an attack mission. Base on your votes we are going to take on the rescue mission soooooooo lets get to it.

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Character Of The Year 2015

So, it's that time of the year again. It's December, and that means you guys can have some polls and decide which of this years CDC winners deserves to be crowned our Character Of The Year. The winner gets put in the Hall Of Fame.

There are four polls and you can votes for as many pictures in each poll as you want. The polls will close on the 17th, so we can have our final four (or five if one of the polls is tied) in a poll for the week up to Christmas Eve.

Good luck to everyone, and lets keep it clean.

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Character Design Contest ♯150- What The Dickens

So, this week we're going to do another Public Domain challenge. But, to keep it interesting, we're going to have a different twist on the theme. Instead of doing a category based challenge, we're going to take a look at characters created by one single author, in this case Charles Dickens. You have free reign with the entire Dickensian catalogue, so pick any character you feel like.

And incase anyone is struggling to think of any ideas for who to do, here's a list of Dickensian characters:

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

If you don’t know how to enter, there’s a handy little diagram below the jump.

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Pop Quiz Results

Only two entries this week but what a pair! No, I'm not talking about the pair of ... um...thrusters...on Nug's probe as it penetrates the deepest reaches of space. I'm talking about a pair of great entries from two great machiners.

nug___psoleus_by_nugarius-d9ieelq Nug and...

HerrD-VDW3Blueprints_zpskvyyijoe HerrD

Nug's entry is beautifully usual...but also made me spit take my coffee, and HerrD's combination of art and description is pure genius. The details in both pieces are remarkable.

So therefore I refuse to make a choice. I can't. I could not name one the winner without feeling that I would be short changing the other. So congratulate each other both earned it!

Character Design Contest ♯149 (Gratulation) Winner

Not really much point in doing an honourable mentions this week is there. We only had three entries for some reason, so I'm sure the guys who don't win will be able to work out that they got second and third place. So, our winner, who wins this week for being witty and clever with the theme and creative in his item usage to do something that I can safely say I've not seen done with Heromachine before. Also, I'm a music geek, so that probably helped.

Winner: djuby- Ode To Joy

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Kaldath’s Corner: Share your Animation

Well the last Sharing day themed Kaldath's corner did well enough that I decided to do it again. This time we are going to share or favorite animation weather that animation be Japanese Anime, Western style cartoons or something else. I will list my top five Animation after the jump and invite you all to do the same. Anyone who shares their favorite animation with the community is entitled too ask me one question of their choice on any topic and I will endeavor to answer truthfully.

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Pop Quiz – Up, Up and Away…Again!


On November 28th, 1964 the United States launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars.

 Your challenge this week is to create a space probe, space ship, space station…whatever tickles your warp core.

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, November 29th.

Character Of The Week- Anorhil


I thought we had quite a good run of featuring different people each week for COTW. Unfortunately, Candruth has decided to show up again, so it means back to business as it was earlier this year, because it's so hard not to pick her work when doing these posts. Her shading and use of colour are almost unequalled. This week had no shortage of excellent pictures from members of the community, but this one just stood out.

Gallery- Candruth's Characters :3

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