We had a fun time in Character Contest 67, taking two names from a list to make a mish-mash type of character. I thought it would be good to do that again for the new folks who've joined the community since then, and to give the old-timers another crack at it as well.
Note that you can't re-use characters from any other contests!
In the past I've done a few different Sketches of the Day that involved combining two different archetypes into one. For instance, there was Redneck Wizard, Ninja Cowboy, and Cyborg Pirate.
Thus, your challenge this week is to design one or more characters by combining two words from the following list (slightly updated from last time):
So for example, you could do a "Cyborg Cheerleader" or an "Samurai Alien" or "Dinosaur Doctor".
Otherwise the rules are the same:
- Use only a HeroMachine applet (no PhotoShopping except for basic cropping) to create a PNG or JPG of your entry, named as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his "Bayou Belle" character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
- Post the image to a publicly accessible website (ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, etc.).
- Enter the name of your entry and a link directly to the image in a comment to this post. The image cannot have been used in any previous HeroMachine character design contest.
- The link to your image should go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). If you see "preview" or "rotate" somewhere in the link you're probably doing it wrong.
- I'll choose a winner next Monday, who will receive his or her choice of any item or a portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 program, or a "Sketch of the Week" style black and white illustration (you pick the subject and I draw it up however I like).
No limit on entries this week, so give it your best shot!
Ooo! This should be fun!
Ok. Here is my first entry. The picture is a bit oldish, but it covers “Teen” and “Alien”. Two near-human aliens from Star Wars fan fiction of mine. Mitth’ray’nasafia, also known as Thrayna (the blue skinned Chiss girl), and her best friend Nova (the greenish skinned Mirialan girl). I’m rather fond of this teenager picture of the two:
And of course deviantART messed up my naming of the picture… Oh well…
Im going to enter a Teen Mutant he is 17 and has amazing powers. His real names is Totem Shine and his name while powered up is ShiningNitroDart, so no one knows who he really is.
The one on the left is Totem in his normal state. and the one on the right is ShiningNitroDart.
For my first entry , I chose cyborg and werewolf. And came up with this…
Teen Ghost but I gave her the name of Baetana Nothel. She gave her soul to a demon in exchange for immortality because she was afraid of death. Since wishes must always have a twist, the demon killed her and she became a ghost with the uncontrollable power to bring other people’s fears to life. A sad and lonely soul, she longs for the comfort and warmth of human contact but may never again experience it.
Sorry, I accidentally named it as Teen Death but I changed it to Teen Ghost but the editing system is iffy so I’ll just recomment here.
Second entry. I went with general and dinosaur (I guess you can also throw in a mutant in there). Here it is…
That’s 552 unique combinations (576 if you go with duplications like “Alien Alien” or “Zombie Zombie”). This is going to be fun.
And here I thought I was going to be original
It’s a day off here where I am and I guess I have a bit too much free time today to play around with this.
My 3rd entry involves ninja and cowboy.
My next entry (and probably the last one today), alien and samurai.
Lets try this on for size
hurray, il be the first with this combo 😆
My computers will not allow me to look at anything from deviantart.com I have tried to figure it out for a while now and have come up empty, it takes forever to load and then the page is fuzzy and pics are white boxes with “X” in corner and thats it. Other pages I have no problem with. Any ideas?
i hope i got the name right…
Dunno what’s wrong with HM on my PC, I try reload and reload, and delete cache but it still always stop loading on 100% like this
Any idea how to fix this? This is really annoying..
@alvacascus, Ctrl, shift, delete. Clear that stuff, then try internet options, under content, clear SSL. Then refresh. If that dont work, restart computer. My best guess.
Yeah, what Tool said. It sounds like you have a bad copy of one of the files stored locally. I assume this is NOT from loading a previously saved character, though? If it IS a previously saved character then it’s likely gotten corrupted somehow.
You might also try a new browser, like Chrome or Firefox, anything different than what you’re using. That’ll tell you if it’s something local or something on my end.
“I cast SUMMON BIGGER ARM!”
I have done what tool said, cleared all browsing data and ssl, tried different browsers FF, chrome, opera but nothing changed. It still stuck on loading 100%. I found this trouble when I wanted to try new item added by Jeff. Is this error probably because of new update?
that last one was cyborg-dinosaur btw.
Entry number 5: zombie doctor
ENTRY 1 http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ROBOTCOWBOY.png A ROBOT CAWBOY
ENTRY 2 http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ALIENDOCTOR.png ALIEN DOCTOR
ENTRY 3 http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ZOMBIENINJA.png ZOMBIE NINJA
Robot Dinosaur (a different one to last time): http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/trekkie/2012/04/Trekkie-RobotDinosaur2.png
Here’s my first entry in these contests. I’ve loved what other people have done, and I might as well try my hand at it.
Here is my second entry. An “alien general”. He’s a Troukree if that says something to anyone.
I enter only for fun. But i think this picture is perfect for the contest.
Kasumi Byakura the “Teen Samurai”
is that a sword behind his back or is he just happy to see me?
Very funny… But I did expect someone to throw that joke or something similar because of it. It is a long knife, a traditional weapon of choice of Troukree.
His Lordship Sir Tiberius Rex the Third:
and his country bumpkin cousin:
Here is my entry a redneck ninja
Spirit Lord: http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/trekkie/2012/04/Trekkie-Spirit_Lord.png
Sorry I did a cheraleading dinosaur before you
Didn’t come up the way I pictured it in my head but I still like the result. A mutant redneck ready for confrontation.
First with this combo… Cyborg Sorcerer. I named him AUG3 Nephilim because Nephilim are the magical offspring of angels and humans, and AUG3, while having a nice cyborg sound to it, is because it was my 3rd edit to him, or augmentation, that I was satisfied with.
This is my first post ever by the way… anyone have any feedback?
Hello in the community.
The link is perfect. No need more.
If you want some feedback register to the forum.
My entry for this week contest Cowboy-Golem.
This is my first entry for this week.
The Werewolf Dinosaur!
Ive been having trouble with sizing the pictures right so if its blurry i apologize!
Try widescreen view and print screen and copy the picture in ms paint and after that save to png.
Well my first picture came out blurry but here is the original size photo.
Ok here is my final try!
Hopefully this works.
This is my Zombie Samurai and hes only part zombie and has almost complete control over himself. He also has 2 zombies chained to him and he can control them.
Looks much better now. Nice pic.
werewolf dinosaur! le sigh… at least i might get second place…
Here is my creation.
My character is a general ghost
Every full moon, the Roman general Julius haunts with his army in battle, seeking glory through combat, even in death.
zombie samurai… or zomburai! they are the elite guard of
The Emperor Unending. they retain all their skills and knowledge. they wear the masks so as to be fearsome to their enemies yet not reveal the nature of their undead state!
Thank you very much!
aw crud i forgot the little topknot thing
i like it!
I’m afraid I don’t have time to do a full-fledged entry this time, but I did find a few of my works that could fit in this category.
Here is Bloodvine, the plant-controlling mutant doctor.
And here is an alien guitarist, who is also a teen, most likely.
Finally, here is Captain Ghoul, a zombie pirate captain. Intended to be a character model in an FPS-type game.
How about adding “monkey” into the list next time?
Marquis Samedi: That dapper dinosaur is arguably one of the greatest things ever done in Heromachine. I salute you, sir.
Siss-boom-ba the Cheerleader Wizard!
ok i know i keep going to the well with the dinosaurs but its just too funny for some reason. heres the first issue of captain dinosaur. its in mint condition.
this isnt a character, but rather a combination of 2 different types of guns.
i was inspired by the “Guns” pop quiz.
Here is my second entry!
The Samurai Ghost!
i dont know it this counts but it is a were-dino. i was inspired by the were-wolf dinosaur.
huh? aaagh you’re right, how can i miss those post
With apologies to our online siblings of color, I give you the villainous Redneck Ninja! His weapons are held in upside down sheathes on his back, and the stars on his chest are removable shurikens.
On a lighter note is Marshal Al O’Saurus and his loyal mount Scaley.
On an even lighter note, Uncle Gandalf wants YOU!
The Exorsister uses White Magick against the restless dead.
A steampunk Robot Golem
Inspied by Robot Monster, a must-see Sci-Fi flick.
Hey, Jeff, your editor quit working. I meant to say “inspired.”
oh man… kkk ninja… i actually lol’ed
Spirit Shogun… The Phantom of Susanoo!! Susanoo is an ancient Japanese god. He was the ruler of the seas and all storms.
The ninja warrior of the future…
First Time try it out!
I went with Cyborg General!!!
This Looks like something i’ve seen before
The undead in the Wild Wild West. A zombie cowboy and his horse.
Cool! Maybe adding some shadows on its red part wings would be more realistic..
here is my robot ninja: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RZfaNi3KgXg/T3wl5qtOI4I/AAAAAAAAAZg/68KGmZu_QsQ/s554/Engineer+33-ZRX-33.png
ENTRY 4 http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ZOMBIEALIEN.png ZOMBIE ALIEN
Four in one. This may be my masterpiece.
Oooooooo! Teenaged Mutant Ninja Dinos! Hilarious!
second entry robot spirit: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u9i49MlPKK4/T3xH2XVvinI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/jeBItApTEdM/s554/Engineer+33-Avatar-of-Technology.png
Spirit no Ryu
Playing with the idea of a ethereal samurai maiden, wandering for all of time. I covered her eye with the blade of her sword since I observed in a lot of anime if there is a ghost or youkai in a human form, their face and eyes are often covered by a mask or a piece of paper. I thought that blended well with my over all concept.
Critiques are welcome but not necessary, thanks.
No one can resist Captain Kid!
At Super Bowl CXI, on the 500 meter line, is Cindy and her flaming baton!
The Japanese Fu Manchu, Dr. Shogun.
Guy Fox is Teen Spirit, agent of N.R.K.
The Mutant Samurai of post-nuclear Asia.
B’Wana. Lord of the Zevumbi.
here is my second entry
a cowboy ninja
First contest entry ever. I’ve always said that space + cowboys = awesome so I made a robot cowboy.
I try to make now something unique for this contest. I entry for fun.
This is my Cyborg Cheerleader
This here is my kid wizard… didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted him, but my computer froze twice during the making of him and I just don’t feel like going over it all again. So here he is… I tried to name him something I think a kid who was a wizard would call himself, therefore, here’s LIGHTNING LARRY! *Que cheesy super hero music*
Welcome, Drellade! Glad you decided to join us.
This is my first Heromachine entry, the mash up I created in this Character Contest is “Redneck” and “Mutant”. I call this creation…….Cletus Colossus. This is a mixture of a redneck name, and also the name of a mutant this creation is based off of known as Colossus.
Welcome aboard, Brandon!
alien cowboy cyborg mutant! the organic part of him is alien, and cosmic rays have mutated his programming so he now feels remorse for all the killing he did before… when he was in the war… when he was… a… general! bam! five in one entry!
i dont know why hes smiling though…
Angel face, demon soul. Only 18-years-old and already the terror of the seven seas.
ENTRY 5 http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ZOMBIECOWBOY.png ZOMBIE CAWOBOY
Here is my last entry for this contest!
This is Tiger! The Teen Sorcerer!
The dino with no name:
Aw, Shucks, I was working on my entry, and suddenly Heromachine got stuck. Now I can’t find the courage to start over
Don’t know if it will be a 10… but it is entry number 10.
WELCOME TO MUTANT HOSPITAL!
Where you get two professionals for the price of one…
Guess I’m late to the Dinosaur/Werewolf party!
I’m not sure if Dinosaur Werewolf or Werewolf Dinosaur makes more sense, but anyway, he’s my version. In mid-transformation:
Here is my entry for the week….COWBOY SAMURAI!
OK, party’s over. Everyone go home. AMS wins.
Only kidding. I think.
But, here’s my entry. You may or may not remember (probably not) but in the previous 2GT contest, I got a Finalist mention for this Kid Wizard:
http://i1111.photobucket.com/albums/h464/Kaylin88100/Kaylin88100-Kid_Wizard.png (not an entry)
Since it’s been a while, I thought she might have grown a bit, so I’ve made another version of Kid Wizard. Not quite as cute, but then who wants to stay cute forever?
Celebrating panem et circenses.
Cheerleader Lord. Like the halftime show at the SB…
There are a bunch of good ones on here, I am sure someone by now has done this one but heres my version of a mutant cowboy.
My take on Redneck Ninja. Larry the Cable Guy was my inspiration and for those who are familiar with japanese (I cheated and went to bablefish) he’s saying “Git ‘er done!” (I hope).
This is Alien Kid.
this is my Mutant Spirit
ENTRY 6 MY LAST ENTRY http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg498/RoccoPio_Cuccurullo/ZOMBIEROBOT.png ZOMBIE ROBOT
Here’s a combination I haven’t seen yet, a Ghost Cheerleader. Because school spirit is cool.
Having already used all the words in the list once, it’s time to start the second cycle with Cr. Cyborg.
Kommissar of the Raptor Brigade!
You can have his ray-gun when you pry it from his cold, dead manipulative members.
Look! It’s Kozmo Kid, the cheap American rip-off of Astro Boy!
my 3 entry: sorcerer/cowboy
Hawk ,son of a U.S. marshall and a Native American. It is the shaman of his tribe but does not forget its origins.
It’s the Wizard General. Imagine how quickly the Nazis would’ve surrendered to an army of wizards:
my entry 4: Lord/Dinosaure
Lord Dino hunting with hounds
This is the Ghost Samurai
Francisca the teen pirate :
A shaman (or spirit sorcerer) opening a gate to the other side
Teen Spirit, or how personal care product ads should look
Ninja Pirate: http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/trekkie/2012/04/Trekkie-NinjaPirate.png
Captain Obadiah Bartholomew Sirius of Lycanthropus III.
A comnination of Dazzler and the Scarlet Witch.
Kwai-Chang Parker, enforcer of the Fallout Yakuza.
Thats not the direct link for your picture.
Phil Graves wants revenge on the claim-jumpers of Dade County.
@ Trekkie: There’s no pirate on the list, dude, just in the illustration.
I can’t resist, but what does Teen Spirit smell like? I bet it smells like Nirvana.
Entry #2: Kid Samurai
The hardest part of this was figuring out how a skirt fits on a stegosaurus.
This probably counts as a robot too, come to think of it.
As I just made a custom item for turian head, it would be shame if I wouldn’t use it to enter this contest (before someone else uses my head!) So!
Third Entry: Alien General
Welcome abroad sailors.
There are some rum and more goods.
Here is my Dolly Roger who win the Teen Captain Title for me.
Set sail and conquer.
A ninja who lived during the Ark Wars. Shen hailed from the western citystate Eastland. From an early age Shen was thought in the princables of ninja codex and after his ninja graduation was rolled into Dagos Guild, the legendary guild which trained priests and lore-seekers. His master, the former Dagos Guild leader, Elzar thought him how to manipulate the surroundings into his will and soon Shen developed a unique shadow-fighter combat style. When the Ark Wars broke out, many guilds became mercaneries inorder to gain the maximum profit from the war. Shen was dissapointed in the result of Dagos’ Guild becoming a mercanary guild, too. Although he was a strict follower of the ninja codex, Shen knew that in order to survive, he had to become a mercanary as well. The war which lasted for years had left a scar on Shen. Seeing so much death had made his emotions dim and unexpected. Upon ariving into Eastland, Shen saw that the whole town was incinerated. The rage inside of Shen became mindnumbing and eventuallu consumed him after finding out that Dagos Guild was invloved in this. Assulting directly the Guild, Shen made it into the Guild Archives and confronted Elzar for destroying Eastland. He managed to kill Elzar barely when realizing that revange was not the solution. Seeing how much damage he had caused to his “family”, Shen did a final task, which Elzar had given him before the left Dagos Guild. Shen launched a suicide run against the Winternight Guild, who were one of the reasons of the Ark Wars. Impaled by arrows and blades, burned by flame spells, Shen managed to defeat his last enemy, Lord Angren. And with his death, the Ark Wars were over and Shen was proclaimed as a hero. Being barely 20, Shen had done so much in his life.
Teen ninja –
another entry doctor-werewolf
And update version of my first entry
you misspelled “billy”. still awesome.
Mutant Alien: A little souvenir
A dinosaur sorcerer (wizard?) summoning a dinosaur ghost (spirit?):
And as a change of pace, an older piece that just so happens to fit the criteria:
And one more entry fore the contest Cowboy-dinosaur:
I’ve missed a few of these contests now, if I remember correctly. I didn’t even think I’d have enough time to enter this one, but I got an hour’s worth of free time, and heromachined my butt off.
A legend among the Redneck ranks. Wielding his shotgun sword (I missed the gun pop quiz, so I thought I’d have a mini attempt in this picture 😛 ), he is a force to be reckoned with.
Each new generation always has to find its own way
And that’s it! I’m done! Done with my own personal (very dumb) goal to make entries using every single dinosaur. What a terrible idea that was.
One more wanted poster:
Ah. Okay, that was a bit stupid of me. Right, name change.
Entry #3 renamed:
Ninja Captain: http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/trekkie/2012/04/Trekkie-NinjaCaptain.png
Jeff, please ignore the ‘Ninja Pirate’ entry. ‘Ninja Captain’ is the right one to look at (the image is the same, I’ve just corrected the name).
O.K this is my cyborg cowboy named James,
O.K this is my cyborg cowboy named James,
oops,sorry i think i entered my design twice
Entry #3, and probably my last entry for this week, but I might get another one in.
My stab at a zombie redneck: http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7483/zombneck.png
When magic is outlawed and punishable on pain of death in all but a few kingdoms, those who wish to keep the old ways alive must turn to the sea for sanctuary.
In the wake of nuclear holocaust, the clearest promotion path is simply to survive longer than the competition – and a one-legged albino with a face not even a mother could love must be doing something right to make it this long.
… and just for kicks and giggles, General Teen, in which “general” is an adjective, not a rank.
Behold the Everyteen. Huzzah for stereotypes!
It got cut off a bit, but obviously he’s saying “Chop chop, carry on ol’ chap”
Like a sir
Title: Funny entry
Because it makes my realy funny to make them. I cant decide what kid/teenager combination i make. So i take a many from the choice and create one picture with that.
I have no time so conceptions like zombiekid bite werewolf
goes away and i make it only in black and white. Sorry i have much work this week.
Ghost Samurai is dead, but he still wants your head!
Shogun Watzamata Yu.
The Teen Golem bangs EVERYBODY’S heads!
…and now I’ve used every word on the list TWICE! 24 words, 24 entries.
Woah! That sounds like something I might have tried to do…last year…when I was young and stupid.
Character Contest 87: Two Great Tastes AGAIN
Well I have several this week. Other than the first one I didn’t go for far fetched combinations. Hope it doesnt count against me.
Well as you can see, the head is a gas can with a remote control antenna. He’s wearing a Confederate Flag baseball cap. The body is a small fridge full of the essentials of redneck life, the arms are dryer duct with work gloves. And it’s all set on a red wagon or more likely … a ATV chassis.
If you have a Redneck Robot …. who needs a wife?
(the comments stated about the Redneck Robot does not reflect the true opinions of the big ol’ gay creator who is happily married.)
OK I went for a generel mutant, you know … generic. LOL
I’m from Texas, my native pride made me do it!
I’m showing my age here, but I don’t care, I like hiim.
Here’s another one, the Cowboy Spirit
I didn’t see anyone doing this Kid Wizard … so I am
Lets try this again
After seeing some of these entries, I suddenly feel like my characters don’t have a chance in hell of winning. Damn, you guys are talented.
Every Adventuring party needs a Healer, and those who are skilled in the magical Medical arts are more effective the the more mundane versions.
Here is a WizDoc busy at work at his craft.
Museimaru was an eternally faithful servant of his lord. Literally. Even losing his right arm didn’t stop him. I give you: Museimaru, the Clockwork Ninja!
@ Kaylin88100: Not stupid, just unemployed with too much time on my hands! 🙂
Don’t be disheartened, Logan. Your characters are great. And winning contests is not the only indication of talent! There are good heromachinists who have never won any contests.
OK folks, contest is closed. Thanks for the great entries, and Skybandit, you’re crazy! Very impressive achievement nonetheless.
Blast! I’m really slipping on entering contests. Next time, I swear!!!!
Are you mispelling “Alive” on purpose? Confusing the hell outta me lol
Where are the results?