Character Design Contest ♯107 (Vehicles) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯106 (TGT- Fantasy) Winner

We finally had a close contest this week, for the first time this year. The top two were within a couple of votes all week (at one point it looked like it could end in a draw). However, our winner eventually managed to sneak ahead and take the win comfortably. And that winner is Linea24 for her A Faeries First Steps into the Sky piece. Congrats Linea and well done to everyone who entered.

I’m with Robin on this one


Open Critique Day #12

Okay, I’m really sorry that this was late again. I had a busy plate this week.

By the way guys, please don’t be afraid to post something. This is something that requires (in fact, it’s pretty much all) audience participation.

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. 

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

Character Of The Week: Candruth- Portrait

Yep, another Candruth one. But this time I’m not actually going to talk about it, and not because I’ve talked at length about Candruth’s shading ability multiple times now. But instead Candruth quite nicely did a time-lapse video of the shading process for this picture, which I think everyone should see. Pay close attention kiddies, you’re about to learn a few things.

Candruth’s forum gallery: Candruths Characters :3

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Geek Quiz ♯10: Superhero Movies

So, apparently the last two quizzes were a bit hard, so I’ll tone it back a bit further I guess. This week, I’m gonna test your knowledge on the world of superhero movies, everything from Scott Pilgrim to Spider-Man. And you don’t have to wear 3-D glasses, which is a bonus.

As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get and don’t post answers in the comments, just your scores. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first.

1. Name as many villains as you can that have appeared in a Batman live action feature length film (Not including the 40’s movie serials). (13 Answers, 1 point for every 4 correct plus a bonus point if you get all 13= 4 points)

2. Which of these films, based on graphic novels and comic book stories by Alan Moore, grossed the highest at the box office? (1 Point)

a) From Hell (2001)                  b) League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

c) V For Vendettea (2005)         d) The Watchmen (2009)

3. How many Superman movies have there been? (1 Point)

4. What is the highest grossing DC movie of all time? (1 Point)

Bonus- Where does it sit on the list of all-time highest grossing films? (1 Point)

5. Name the characters that make up The Incredibles super team (aka. The Parr Family) in the film of the same name (both secret and superhero identities). (1 Point)

6. Who directed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? (1 Point)

7. Who plays Spawn in the 1997 film of the same name? (1 Point)

8. Name the 5 characters who appear in both Hellboy films (5 Points, 1 each)

9. How many villains in total have appeared in the original trilogy of Spider-Man films and the current Amazing Spider-Man film series? (1 Point)

Bonus- Name them. (1 Point)

10. Which of these films does Stan Lee not cameo in? (1 point)

a) Daredevil (2003)               b) X2 (2003)

c) Spider-Man 3 (2007)         d) Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Bonus- Who is he mistaken for by Tony Stark in Iron Man?

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Anime Talk: Sword Art Online Part II

Back in March Last year I did a review of Season 1 of Sword Art online, with the intention of watching the second season and review that also. Well it has been a long time coming but I have watch that second season AND watched Most of the sequel anime Sword Art Online II and I have to say I am disappointed!

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Character Design Contest ♯107- Vehicles

Ok guys, this week I want you to create some form of powered transport system (i.e. no ridden animals). My only rule is, no space-craft (that’s a contest for another time), but you can do any terrestrial transport you can think of otherwise. Oh, and just to make it a bit more interesting, you know the vehicles section in the companions category? Yeah, you can’t use it, except for minor parts (i.e. wheels). Have fun.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week 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 pictures and images 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.

Character Design Contest ♯106 (TGT- Fantasy) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯105 (Cyborgs)- Winner

Welp, no surprises who won this week. It was CantDraw for his excellent Headcase Mermaid design. So congrats CD, and well done to everyone else who entered.

105 CantDraw-HeadCase-Mermaid