Character Design Contest ♯62 (Faces) Winner

This weeks poll had the largest turn out for any CDC poll I’ve run, thrashing the previous record by 20 votes. And the person who can out on top of it all was Domhellsing for Ingrid. Congratulations Dom, please make sure you speak to dblade about your prize, and great work from everyone who entered.

62 Domhellsing- Ingrid

Monster Wars Poll!

As a result of the cancellation of Friday Night Fights, I am posting the following Poll of the all the art work submitted by the 9 entrants I had gotten for FNF. You will be able to vote once a day for your 10 favorite images with the poll closing at 11:59 pm Thursday March 13th. The winner of this poll will have the option their choice of either  1) A Custom Illustration (within reason), 2) a sketch of the day style drawing, or 3) a custom item added to HeroMachine 3 all drawn by Jeff Hebert.

I believe you can click on the pictures on the polls to see a larger version.

Remember you can vote for up to 10 of the entries Once a day every day until march 13 at midnight eastern time, so come out and vote for your favorites and vote often!

Friday Night Fights : CANCELED

Do to lack of entries FNF is being canceled. I will have an Alternative contest poll posted later today or early tomorrow at the lastest for those contestant that did enter. The winner of this alternative contest will still get the FNF prize of a choice between, a custom illustration ( within reason ), or a Sketch of the Day style drawing, or a Custom Item added to HM3 drawn by Jeff Hebert.

Exporting in Chrome Broken Again

Chrome has apparently auto updated again and once more they’ve broken something, so the Export function isn’t working in that browser at the moment. This happened once before and within a few days they updated again and it started working. I don’t know what it is they break and I don’t know how they fix it, but unfortunately all I can do is wait on them. In the meantime, Firefox continues to work properly, so if you don’t want to do screen captures, that’s your best bet.

Pop Quiz K#1: Posers

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I have decided to do a test run of the pop quiz contest to see if people are interested in seeing it return. Based on how well this one does will determine on weather this function returns or now. Now since I can not do this on the weekend as it used to be done, it will be more then a single day contest and will be one week long, however it will remain a single entry contest.

So for this first new Pop Quiz I want you to design a character based on one of the two following poses:

You can either recreate the pose on your own, or use the text strings located here: ( A big thanks to AMS for creating these poses )


The Rules:

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 to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • All entries most be created using HeroMachine 3.0, No photo-shopping of the image except for basic cropping and the adding of simple boarders.
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • Images most conform to all normal rules.
  • Entries are limited to One (1) per person.

As noted above the new pop quiz will grant you a full week to create your image as I can not post and Judge this contest on the weekends do to my Real Life Job, Therefore you have until  1pm Eastern time Tuesday March 11th 2014 to submit your entry. Good luck Everyone!

Titan vs. Demora

I recently completed another commissioned illustration for an awesome guy currently serving the US overseas. Here is the description we started with:

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #22 – Results

Last Week I asked you all to give me you best replacement dialogue for the following image:

Shadowcat1and these are my top five :

Lord_Obsidious : “Aaagh, spider on my chimney! Getitoffgetitoff!”

knighthawk: Black cat, shadowcat, close enough.

knighthawk: Dude, Cheech and Chongs fireplace!

KatmirStone:  “We need a better secret make-out spot, Peter.”

Hammerknight“Hey! What did you do with Santa?”

Of those five, the winner is …………………….

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Heads Up!

I’ve just returned from a space trip to the Croa and brought along some souvenirs from their trophy room. Hopefully they do not notice that something is missing.
These helmets can now be found in Headgear/Modern. Enjoy! ;)

Marvel Unlimited

@Marvel shared this on Twitter today and I thought I’d pass this information on to our community here:

Get a full month of #MarvelUnlimited – about 15,000 comics! – for 99¢ to celebrate @sxsw 2014:

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Character Design Contest ♯63- Gadgets

For this weeks challenge I want you guys to design an awesome gadget or machine. I don’t want robots, but more along the lines of everyday mundane objects made cooler, so for example you could do a steampunk coffee-machine or a futuristic pair of shoes, that sort of thing. You don’t have to create a character to go with the gadget, I’ll be judging solely on the gadget/ machine it’s self. I’ll be interested to see what you guys come up with.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: 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.