Hall Of Fame: Malai

Malai by Candruth



Character Of The Week: Candruth- Malai

Welp. Do I even need to explain this? It's Candruth, what do you want me to say? It's all about the shading. Because no-one shades like Candruth, no-one.

Gallery- Candruth's Characters 🙂

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OCD (Open Critique Day) #34

Ok, wow. Sorry for the long absence, everyone! I'm still a little worse for wear, but I think I feel good enough to run this again.

And apparently, when your air conditioner breaks in the middle of autumn in Texas, it gets really hot.

How this goes:  You post a work of yours, finished or WIP, and then others give you critiques on your work. I do not mind if you post non-HM pictures or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that are copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. 

Also, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Even this is called Open Critique Day, I allow (even welcome!) for you guys to post and discuss on this for the weekend until 11:59 pm Sunday.

CYOA Wednesday: Channel U – Part 2

Channel U

Well Folks It is time again for our Chose Your Own Adventure Wednesday ( if a bit late ). To Recap so far the main protagonist of our story was sitting in front of an experiment Television created by his fathers company when he discovered a special channel on the set that caused him to be sucked into the land of tv by a doppelganger of himself, Our protagonist's twin told us that we had to pick a genre of tv show to participate in and if we solved or defeated the situation present there in we he would be set free. That was where we came in! I asked you to vote on which genre we would follow and you all choose Sci-fi so lets kick this off again.


The story continues after the Jump.

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Delay of CYOA Wednesday

Hey Folks, I regret to report that there may be a delay in the New CYOA Wednesday post. I wrote and published the post but it seems to have disappeared instead of going live. I am going to wait and see if there is a glitch and it reappears if not I will write it again later this evening.

Wicked Cool Curves — a Kickstarter for a friend of mine


Hey all, Jeff here, begging your pardon for a bit of non-HeroMachine-related promotion on behalf of a friend of mine. Andrea Glockner is launching a Kickstarter today for awesome, custom-made workout gear for every body. Called "Wicked Cool Curves", it's fun, colorful clothing for life, designed to fit and flatter curvy and plus-size bodies in a size-inclusive and body positive manner.

It seems like plus-size clothes are designed to be boring on purpose, but Andrea  has finally brought some color, flair, and pizzazz to them with her custom-colored, super comfortable line.

Given the passion of this community for customizing their creativity, I thought this was a perfect product to bring to you all. I hope you'll spread the word and make a contribution of even $1 (the sheer number of donors really helps boost her up the Kickstarter charts even for just that one sawbuck).

Thanks for supporting a like-minded creative person!

Whiz Bang Item Creation Poll: Military Tops (Poll#003)

The Machinists have spoken and they want more tops. This week's theme is military style tops. I will be creating both a male and female version of the winning item.

Feel free to make art suggestions for future polls. I will be doing Tops for the next poll, followed by Headgear of some sort.

Pop Quiz Winner!

Five really creepalicious entries this week.

First up, Worf made us check over our shoulders with this awesome tattooed death mask.


Next, Nug made our neck hairs stand up with this eerie take on the topic.


Next, Mukker took us outside the box...and outside the mask, with this "predator-o-lantern."


Hawk's mask looks deceptively simple at first glance, but the subtle light work, and the brilliant way the mouth is done is top drawer.


And finally, Lef. Great! That's all I need. More clowns that scare the $#!+ out of me!


This was the toughest call on a Pop Quiz yet, but I gotta give it to Lef. It is disturbing and hideous in the very best way.

Join me in congratulating Lef on a well deserved win.

See you on Saturday.


Character Design Contest ♯146- Transformations

Ok guys, time for a challenge. What I want you guys to create for me this week is a character undergoing some form of physical transformation. Now, a few basic ground rules before we start. 1. The character must originally start out human, but they may transform into something or someone that is either human or non-human. 2. The character must be shown undergoing the transformation, so no before & after pictures. You can do a sequence showing the transformation, so long as the sequence is all in one picture, or you can show the transformation in its middle stage in one image so long as it is obvious what the person is turning into. Oh and obviously when I'm talking about a transformation I mean a person physically changing their form to become something different, not someone putting on a disguise to look different.

Hopefully that should provide all the guidance you need.

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.

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

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Character Design Contest ♯145 (Witches) Poll