Character Of The Week: The Forsaken by Valyndril

So, two days ago, this new guy starts a thread on the forums, begins filling it up with work that literally causes peoples minds to be blown. I mean, some of the effects he’s doing with heromachine I’ve only ever seen done in photoshop and the like. Then, today he posts this;

Do I really need to give any further explanation as to why I’m doing a Character Of The Week post for this? Just go and check out the rest of his work here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/valyndrils-heroes/#p42381. He hasn’t uploaded much yet, but what he has uploaded is spectacular.

 

Kaldath's Caption Contest #27 – Results!

Last week I asked for you best dialogue for the following image:

Batman 1

The Following are my 5 favorites of the entries submitted:

JR19759: Hello Mr Affleck, we need to talk.

Someone Else: No, it’s just guns that I have a problem with. This? This is fine.

Mr. Nobody: - “I dare you to put nipples on my suit again.”

Calvary_Red “Amazon weddings are weird.”
WillyPete: “Sorry, Wonder Woman, but word just came down from DC. Your movie project has been…

AXED!”

And the winner is …………………………….

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HM3: Exporting broken. Again.

UPDATE: I just installed a fix that’s working in Chrome, but I don’t have IE. Can someone who does please go to the HM3 app, hold down CTRL-F5 to force it to refresh with the latest version of the app, and try exporting again, please? Thank you!

UPDATE 2: I have confirmation from djuby (who originally reported the problem) that IE is fixed now as well. Woot!

I’ve gotten a couple of reports that Internet Explorer is no longer allowing you to export images from HM3 as of last night. Reports are from both IE9 and IE11. In testing, Chrome worked this morning with Chrome Version 34.0.1847.131 but a few moments later after I “upgraded” to Chrome Version 34.0.1847.137 it was broken.

So something major changed for it to affect two different browsers from both Google and Microsoft. I don’t know what, I haven’t changed anything in the code base.

Once again you’ll have to do screen captures till I figure out what they broke THIS time. It’s very frustrating, I apologize.

First Look At Batffleck & New Bat-mobile

Thoughts?

Special Contest Prize for Lime — an Aurochs!

Lime requested an aurochs to be added to Companion-Standard as her prize for winning the Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin. And here it is, available now!

aurochs

Thanks again to all who entered and thanks to Lime!

Character Design Contest ♯73- Post Apocalyptic

This week I’m going to give you a bit more freedom. You can design a character, scene, background, weapon or device, just so long as it has a post apocalyptic feeling/ setting. I’m sure you don’t need me to give you examples of post apocalyptic settings, but think ruined cities, dust-bowls, desert gangs, stuff like that.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week 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: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. 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.

HM3: Deadly Nose Scratcher (Reward for CDC#66: Fashion Show 2)

Here is the clawed gauntlet requested by Mattisagamer for his win of the Character Design Contest #66 (Fashion Show 2).

The forearm piece can be found in GloveRight/Standard. The claw hand can be found in HandRight/Standard.

ClawedGauntlet_051114

Guess who just won up to a $50 value?

The Special Character Design Contest for my friend JJ Baskin, who’s battling a recent brain cancer diagnosis, is over and it was a spectacular success. I posted each entry, one per day, to his Facebook feed and he’s really enjoyed seeing them. His sons are huge super-hero fans and getting to see their dad all decked out has helped lift all their spirits during this tough round of radiation treatment. A sincere, deep thanks to all of you who took the time to enter, each of you made a genuine difference.

Here are all the entries for your enjoyment:

I (and JJ! and his sons!) enjoyed all of these very much. But as this is a contest and there can be only one winner, and because I am a ruthless autocrat unlike the kind-hearted “mob rules” other moderators with their polls, I am going to choose the one JJ had the highest praise for. And that one is by Lime!

No slight is meant to the other awesome entrants, but JJ’s boys are actually studying Andy Warhol in school right now so in addition to being a kick-butt illustration, it was also very timely.

Lime, you’ve won your choice of:

  1. A custom color illustration by me of any one character you like (a $50 value!);
  2. A caricature of you to join the others in the Heads-Winners set; or
  3. Any one item you like to be included in HeroMachine 3.
  4. Please contact me either in the comments to this post, or via email, to claim your prize.

    Thank you again to everyone who entered!

Character Design Contest ♯72 (Mythological Creatures) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯71 (Scenery) Winner

Ok, well I predicted this one completely wrong. I thought it would be a close fight between two creations to see who would win this week, and whilst those two did have a very close fight all week, it was for second place. That is because first place was taken by ExtremelyEPIC and his piece Death Awaits. Congratulations EE, please make sure you speak to dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone else who entered, especially our other finalists, there where some truly excellent creations in this contest.

71 ExtremelyEPIC- Death-Awaits