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- No Gallery Grabs This Week/ The Big Question ♯30 May 26, 2015
- Character Design Contest ♯123- All Winners Squad May 25, 2015
- Character Design Contest ♯122 (Secret Identities) Poll May 23, 2015
- Character Design Contest ♯121 (Fight Club) Winner May 23, 2015
- OCD (Open Critique Day) #27 May 22, 2015
So ladies and gentlemen, the even you have all been waiting for. The second Avengers movie has hit the big screens. But is it better than the first one?
Warning, spoilers ahead.
Again, I won’t be very active on this this week, but I promise next week I’ll be around! I promise!
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, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.
You know, the other day I realised that I’ve featured the same four people on COTW for the last 5 instalments (3 of them in one go at one point) and, of course, I’ve failed to not feature one of them again this week. But in a nice twist, I’m going to feature someone new as well, because both characters deserve a spotlight. We all already know about Ubiquitous Pixel here on COTW, he can pose in some amazing ways, his shading rocks and, in this picture particularly, he sure knows his way around a pair of wings (just look at the bit where the two wing items join). So yeah, UP have another COTW nod.
Now, on to our other featuree, this time from Skoul. This one is full of attitude. The sneering face, the uber flashy mane of hair (which is shaded to perfection), the badass costume (which is both understated and flashy at the same time) and the pose. Then you have the lighting. The light source is shown perfectly just by the highlighting. You can tell that the light is coming from the top right of the character, just by where the highlights lie on the characters body. I love the way that the light is really intense on the right but then gets more faded as you cross to the left (which is very noticeable if you look at the legs). Great job.
Gallery: Skoul’s Mind
Copy and paste – some day I’ll figure out how to actually add a link! lol
(Edited by Kaldath to make the link clickable )
I think we all know the deal by now. It’s a quiz. It’s about Superman. Go answer some questions.
As per usual, 10 questions/ 20 points to get. 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. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.
1. In which month of 1938 was Action Comics 1 (the debut of Superman) published? (1)
Bonus: Who were the creative team behind the Superman concept? (2)
2. When was Superman first flight? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)
3. Which of these Golden Age Superman Villains debuted first? (1)
A) Lex Luthor B) Mr. Mxyzptlk C) The Ultra-Humanite D) Toyman
Bonus: In his first appearance Lex Luthor was only called Luthor. When was his first name revealed? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)
4. What are the first names given to the Kents in the Golden Age version of Supermans origin? (1)
5. Which of these parts of the Superman mythos was actually first introduced in the comics and not in another medium? (1)
A) Kryptonite B) Jimmy Olsen C) X-Ray Vision
D) Superman/ Clark Kent marrying Lois Lane
Bonus: When do each of these debut in the comics? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (4 points)
6. In what year did Braniac debut? (1)
Bonus: Which other famous Superman villain also debuted the same year? (1)
7. Name General Zod’s two henchmen. (2)
8. What is the name of Superman’s Earth-3 counterpart? (1)
9. What is the name of Lois Lane’s sister? (1)
10. When did Superman die at the hands of Doomsday? (1)
Bonus: How long was Superman “dead”? (1)
Answers below the jump. X-Ray vision will not help here.
So, as last week we had one consummate Canadian as featuree, why not have another one this week. And as we had a theme of shading last week, lets go with costuming for this week, because, if you haven’t twigged yet, we’re talking about djuby this week, so the word costume is going to appear a lot (and I mean a lot). So buckle up, you’re in for a ride.
Ok, gonna try something a bit different for this weeks contest. So, the idea is you can create any kind of character you want, in any genre you feel like. But the catch is you cannot use any items from Body- Malestandard or Body- Femalestandard slots. Any other body items are fine, so mech, monster, zombie, material, military and alternate bodies are all open for use, but you can’t use the standard bodies. If you want to make it even more interesting, try not using items from any categories with the word “standard” in them, but that’s not a rule for this contest, the bit about the standard bodies is. Have fun with all your poses guys, because that’s gonna be some fun masking.
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.
Songs that inspired these pieces (listen to whilst viewing art please)
Cliff- Satyr Song
Hawk007- Heart Of Courage
Hexadecimal- Saw theme
Malfar-Злодей и шапка
Thundersong- The Moon Represents My Heart
Mod Note: Ok, so before anyone says anything in the comments, I chose these entries for the poll on how well I felt the represented the song they had chosen and only on that criteria. You might disagree, but that’s just how things go sometimes. So please, listen to the songs before you vote, because something being on the poll that didn’t make sense before may do after listening to the songs.