Character Of The Week- Mr. Nobody- Silhouette Of War

This weeks COTW was very hard to choose. There have been at least 4 or 5 creations that could easily have got the nod, from such awesome creators as AMS, Headlessgeneral, Vectorman316 and Suleman, but in the end I felt compelled for some unknown reason to go for this pic by Mr. Nobody. It’s a very good example of less being more when it comes to art, the entire atmosphere and impact of the picture coming from a two colour background and a blacked out figure. It may not sound like much, but I’m sure you’ll agree, the effect is striking to say the least.

Gallery- Mr. Nobody’s Character Gallery

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #68

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest, though it is a bit late in coming this week! Anyway here is your challenge, as usual I want your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

Superman Dance


The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday July 7th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Corner: All New All Different Marvel Universe Free Previews

Saw this on twitter today and Thought I would share it with you all. As of today you can get preview issues of the new Marvel comic titles at your local comic shop or as a free download from the Marvel digital store.

Read More HERE

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canuck Machiners!


Happy Birthday to the land of butter tarts, peameal bacon, beaver tails and poutine!

Character Design Contest ♯128- Dressed To Impress

Of course, I am making a habit of having costume design contests on an annual basis, so this is going to be this years. However, to make it a bit different, I would like to ask that you only focus on the costume, at the expense of everything else. Some slight posing is allowed if it is to show of different aspects of the costume, but other than that I only want face-forward standard posing, and hair is only allowed if the costume includes so sort of fascinator or other hair accessory. If you want to do shading on the costume, that’s fine, but other than that I want the body to be a completely blank slate, like a mannequin, it can’t even have a face. I’m only going to be looking at the costume, so I think it’s only fair that you guys do too.

As per usual, no limits on 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.

Pop Quiz Winner!

A little better turn out from last time which is great, but you guys are making this very tough. All of these entries are so creative and unique.

First we have Black Tarantula by Mr. Nobody: Really cool and graphic; love the hypnotic background and the squad of little demons.


Next is Silver Lady by Melmo: Very unearthly look and like the pattern work.


Blunt Object’s Madam Satan: very interesting colour combination and the creation of the skirt layers is quite cool.


Another Silver Lady – this time by Geno: taking her into the realm of TV was a great idea. Sort of an evil…or more evil…Long Island Medium.


And last, but not least, Whirling Dervish by Brons: great work on the pose and robes.


I’ve gone back and forth a dozen times on this, but the win this time goes to Geno for Silver Lady. The whole image is striking and is a very interesting take on the character.

(To illustrate how tough this was, I have rewritten the previous paragraph three times…with different winners!)

Congratulations Geno, and thanks to all who entered.

Character Design Contest ♯127 (What A Bunch Of Posers) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯126 (Contest Again) Winner

Ok, I’d be lying if I said that result wasn’t a little bit worrying. Not who won, but the amount of votes. This weeks poll only got 97 votes apparently, which is the lowest turnout for a poll since CDC63 in March last year. What’s all that about guys? Did everyone decide to take their summer vacation at the same time this week or something? Or did people just look at the poll and say “oh, this guy is gonna win, it’s so obvious, so I’m not gonna vote” (although that’s never stopped anyone before).

Either way, it doesn’t change the outcome, seeing as our winner won by a clear nearly 30 votes. And that winner is DiCicatriz for his Spear Scream character. Congrats DiCi and thanks to everyone who entered and voted.

126 DiCicatriz- Spear Scream Again

Pop Quiz – You Are Getting Sleepy…


Your Pop Quiz challenge this time around is to redesign one of the Hypnotist characters from the Public Domain Superhero Wiki found in the link below.

Be sure to post an image of the original as well just for the fun of it.

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, June 28th.

Character Of The Week: Suleman- Hover Hands

Very condensed COTW this week, due to the fact that there hasn’t been much uploaded in the past week. So no Also Awesome, but hopefully it’ll be back next week. I blame summer personally.

But anyways, we still have a COTW and this week it’s Suleman. I love the use of the energy effects for the arms and the colour blending on the chest and gloves is pretty damn nice. Nice use of items, helmets for the shoulders and shoulder pads on the head, though I’m not too sure about the “eyes”, but they aren’t that bad that it puts me off the rest of the picture.

GallerySuleman’s Creations