Character Contest 29 – Armorium Winners

Many thanks to all the great entries for Character Contest 29 - Armorium! I've picked a handful of illustrations I thought were exceptionally good to serve as Honorable Mentions and whet your appetite before getting to the big winner.

RoboGirl by Brons

I liked how Brons was able to keep a sense of femininity in this armored-up character. The wrist-mounted gun and boot flames were also cool

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Torch by Crinold

I liked this ensemble, with the red bits nicely offset by the gray underarmor. The use of the robo-tentacle as a tube conduit for the flamethrower was also well done. And I like the side-by-side view showing him both with and without his mask. I didn't ultimately feel like this was really an Iron Man style armored design, but I did think it looked great.

Captain Steam by Demented The Clown

I almost picked this one as the overall winner, both because of the super cool gear gloves and the overall nifty steampunk vibe. The design carries through the entire figure very well, I like this one a lot. But, like with Crinold's, I didn't think it was really a fully-armored design. Well done, though!

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First Responder by Hammerknight

I picked this one as an Honorable Mention because I thought it was the strongest characterization out of all the entries. The name and the auras make this a definitive hero, a guy with a mission and a reason for being. The design is good too, but it's all in service to the concept, which is hugely important.

Green Ronin by Imp

Green Ronin also has a strong sense of identity, which I like. The addition of the antennae to the robot head also help jazz it up, and the pose overall has a lot of life in it.

Which brings us to our overall winner for this week. I'm glad he's bringing home the gold (and a prize of whatever item he wants, or a portrait of himself, to appear in the final HeroMachine 3 version), because every time out he's working hard and putting together strong submissions. So let's hear it for the winner of Character Contest 29, Kyle!


Three things brought home this entry as the winner, rescuing it from the fate of being too generic by dint of the matching pieces that I more or less drew to match on purpose. First, I like that the face of the character shows through the helmet. Tweaking the alpha on the actual face is a nice touch too, making it look like she's behind glass. Second, I love the extra set of limbs mid-body. That's just neat. And why not, she's in a huge robot suit, it ought to have as many limbs as needed. And finally, the simple color scheme is very effective in tying the whole design together.

Great job Kyle and everyone who entered, thank you all very much!

13 Responses to Character Contest 29 – Armorium Winners

  1. Danny Beaty says:

    Congrats everyone!

  2. Hammerknight says:

    Good job everyone.

  3. Danny Beaty says:

    What’s the new contest?

  4. kyle says:

    Congrats everyone!
    Brons: i like the flames that are coming out of the boots.
    Crinold: sweet effects on the helmet.
    Demented The Clown: good work on that steampunk rocket man theme.
    Hammerknight: you should create a recipe for that background.
    and the imp i like the samurai pose.

    and thanks Jeff

  5. Matt says:

    Congrats everyone, just wish I could have finished mine πŸ™ .

  6. The Imp says:

    Congratulations, Kyle! (Said in a Mr. Hanky voice, of course. πŸ˜€ )

  7. Crinold says:

    Congratulations everyone. And thanks Jeff for the honorable mention.

  8. Demented The Clown says:

    Congrats Kyle

    “I almost picked this one as the overall winner, both because of the super cool gear gloves and the overall nifty steampunk vibe.”
    Thanx For The Great Honorable Mention Jeff, This Character Won H.T.W. Once, Imma Have To Try A Female Steampunk Sumtime.

  9. Brons says:

    Well done, Kyle.

    Captain Steam was great, Demented. I kinda agree about him being a bit off-topic, but that was his only flaw.


  10. Love love love Captain Steam. My first choice! He is Iron Man meets H.G Wells meets Jules Verne. Next Contest should be his Adversary. Perhaps H.P. Lovecraft meets Lord Alfred Tennyson meets Mary Shelley with Dr. Doom’s authorization.

    Green Ronin has that Battletech feel. Smooth and awesome. A Protomech worthy of field testing.

    As always, great job everyone. Guardian, CosmoWatcher, Dragonfly, Demonicous, Verdant, the Victorian Steam Robot… the only thing missing is a sequel!

  11. kyle says:

    Jeff i didn’t receive my prize for this contest yet????????????????????????

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Kyle, chill bro. Prizes take as long as they take. And ease off the question marks, you might wear the key out πŸ™‚

  13. kyle says:

    sorry about that. take as long as you want.
    πŸ™‚ ok im going to ease off the keys