Character Contest 86 Winners

The "Seven Deadly Sins" contests got to be a bit of a slog, so last time I combined the final two into one joint effort. I thank all of you who stuck it out to the end!

We had some really good entries, and since the overall numbers were fairly low, I thought I'd put every one into a slideshow so you can go through them all like I do each week. Afterwards I'll call out the ones I thought were particularly good and then the overall winner. Enjoy!

In my opinion, the Finalists are:

Cliff's "Envy". I like the composition of the three figures and the haunted, almost savage look on the female character's face.

Dangerfish's "Envy". A much more brutal take on the concept, and one with lots of visceral impact. The idea of wearing her victims' faces is horrifying and great at the same time.

Kaylin88100's "Envy". While I know this is a lot like the spotlight image I put in the contest announcement, I like the way she went about it. The circle of eyes around the main character, a feature Kaylin has put into most of these Sin illustrations, works great here.

Kytana's "Envy". I love the composition, the concept, and the execution here. Just a lovely illustration all the way around.

Marquis Samedi's "Dog Fable", a great adaptation of the classic tale.

Atomic Punk has been doing some cool things with his "alphabet" series. The "Greed" entry is one of the best, showing inventiveness while still hitting the theme.

Finally, Skybandit's "Gluttony AND Envy", which I thought did a great job combining the two ideas.

Looking over those entries I obviously was much more taken with the Envy ones than Gluttony, I'm not sure why.

Anyway, the winner this week is ... Cliff! I thought he nailed the concept and I like the touch of the shadows under her eyes, suggesting that envy harms not just its targets but also its perpetuators. Good job, Cliff!

Thanks to everyone who entered.

12 Responses to Character Contest 86 Winners

  1. MaDPac says:

    Congrats, Cliff!

  2. Cliff says:

    OMG!!!! I guerss reworking her face really paid off! Curious, would off the Satyr’s center chest hair counted against me?

    I was really impressed with all the entries.
    I particularly liked Marquis Samedi’s Dog Fable though in the fable as the entry adn the execution of it. Some incredible bridge work and water reflectios.

    I thought Kaylin88100′s “Envy”.really gave mine a run for her money and could see her getting pciked over mine.

    Skybandit’s “Gluttony AND Envy”, was well done and reminded me of a scene from Victor/Victoria

    Vampyrist’s Envy was very clever.

    Good work everyone!

    Jeff for my prize I want a 3 part Satyr leg: thigh, lower leg and hoof. I will get a pick of how I want it. I want to be able to do more satyr poses of course.
    I know there is seperate hooves, but I want a less hairy one.

    Thanks again for the win!!!

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    Send me some reference for how you want it, or a sketch or something, Cliff. Congrats again 🙂

  4. Dangerfish says:

    Yay, I’m a finalist!

  5. Kaylin88100 says:

    Thanks for the mention, Jeff 🙂
    I’ve actually been doing a series based on the same set you’ve used for some of the inspiration pictures. I found it by doing a Google Image search for 7 Deadly Sins, and thought it was perfect. You’ve picked my Wrath, Lust and Envy entries as Finalists. I didn’t enter one for Sloth because I was too lazy 😀 and wasn’t so happy with my Greed or Pride entries. I didn’t know if you’d pick Gluttony or not, but I’m really pleased you liked Envy.

    In case anyone’s interested, here’s a picture the artist made of them all together. There are also full individual pictures for each one, but this is the one I found first.

  6. demonhunter says:

    Wow, even to be featured as I was today (especially with BOTH my submissions!) is special! Especially since since I don’t post much. Thanks Jeff and good job everyone!

  7. Kytana says:

    Gratulation the winner(s)!
    I found skybandits and marquis entry very good.
    By so many fat people i must look of my own big belly. Ok thats not so extreme.
    Only for a woman….

  8. Myro says:

    Congrats Cliff and the other finalists

  9. dblade says:

    And the roll of the d6 dice is “2″. Kaylin88100 (the Chosen One) is the winner of dblade’s Random Finalist Consolation Prize!
    1. The Chosen One can choose one new item to be created for any existing category in Hero Machine 3 with the exception of these categories: Backgrounds, Companions.
    2. The new item must be applicable to the default body type. No specialized items for alternate body types (turned head, 3/4 torso, back view, etc…)
    3. I reserve the right to ask the Chosen One to pick another item if the request is beyond my ability or inappropriate for Hero Machine 3.
    4. Reference images or a really good description must be provided so I can fulfill the request with the minimal amount of heartache and frustration.
    So there you have it. As many of you are familiar with my contributions you know I can handle a wide range of art requests so don’t let the guidelines scare you. I do have limitations (damn you, Human Hair!!) so please be understanding if I have to decline a request.

    So Kaylin88100, it is time to choose, as the Chosen One, an art asset of your choice that can be chosen from the choices of your choosing as only you can choose. So be it!

  10. Thanks for the nod. Have to say we all wracked our brains on the theme. All the creativity and thought into the characters has been amazing. Myself, I just could not drill that essence. Pre-occupied is my excuse. Congrats Cliff and all! Thank you, Jeff, for the outlet.

  11. dblade says:


    Hey, Kaylin88100! Look up!


  12. dblade says:

    Bump again. Just in case Kaylin88100 is watching.