Pop Quiz: Fun with New Items

Happy Saturday, folks! Your one-day quick-fire challenge today is to create an awesome image using one of the new items I posted this morning from either Background-Cityscapes or ItemRight-Pistols. To refresh your memory, those items are:

Edited to Add: You can also use the new Companions:

You can use one item, or all of them, or anything in between. You can use an item once or a thousand times, so long as there's at least one of the new ones in there somewhere.

You only get one entry -- that's right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I'll announce my favorites either tonight or tomorrow morning. Elaborate backgrounds aren't necessary, though if you've got one it's fine.

  • All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the HeroMachine Forums, whatever);
  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his "Bayou Belle" character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). Here's a quick-start guide on how to do that for various image hosting services.

I'll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you're allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

31 Responses to Pop Quiz: Fun with New Items

  1. KEric says:

    I am truely stumped about what I would do with these items, so I PASS. Maybe I will have better luck next time.

  2. Albannach says:


    Somewhat inspired by WALL-E, I guess. It’s what I thought of as soon as I saw that shotgun barrel.

  3. djuby says:

    Former pole dancer Sydni Tyffani (hearts over the “i”s please) Davenport. She hastily decided to use her initials as her hero moniker, and now fights crime as STD. People laugh. She does not get the joke.


  4. Herr D says:

    I’ve been thinking about circuses again, thanks in part to Kaylin, and it occurred to me–what if the background was not REALLY a background?


    So Darin’ Darren was out to impress, making a video of his efforts to send out with a resume, and Sneaky Deke peeked–and accidentally GOT HIM THE JOB . . . by making the watchers laugh.

  5. Watson Bradshaw says:

    Listening to Micheal Dorn on the nerdist podcast and felt like I need to do a recuirtment poster for starfleet. Happy Saturday everyone.


  6. Iago Valentine says:


    Formerly one of the primary water lines for a city of millions. After the reservoir was destroyed by draught, the empty, unguarded pipes became popular with those wishing covert entrance to, or escape from, the militia-controled urban center.

    Fun little project, with a bit of unconventional item use.

  7. Calvary_Red says:


    The defender of the city.
    It’s kind of a mess, but i think it works.

  8. Skybandit says:

    Here’s the DVD cover for the new emo-band’s self-titled album, “the Skarz.”


  9. Skybandit says:

    Oops! I meant CD cover.

  10. Thundersong says:


    Not quite so easy, with the new items. At first nothing came to mind and then this…probably not as much use with All the new items that others may have used them. But, I like it. LOL!


  11. Melmo44 says:

    This one took a couple of tries. Had a hard time getting something out I really liked. But, here goes.
    Just a few more months. Then he could leave behind the stares, the whispering, the snickering. Four years of this was more than enough, and he was glad he was getting out and off to better things.


  12. KEric says:

    I was not going to enter this because I thought I P’ed Jeff off yesterday. If I did I’m sorry that wasn’t my intent.
    This is a “rich bi**h” assassin I used the Shotgun barrel for the glasses. I think I could have used a fur cloak in the background, but I forgot it.

  13. Jeff Hebert says:

    KEric: I was not going to enter this because I thought I P’ed Jeff off yesterday. If I did I’m sorry that wasn’t my intent.

    Nope, not at all! Glad to see you jumping in.

  14. MDF1216 says:


    A character that has the power to control/make domino effects.. he can see into the future to know where to make contact/ interact with an object, from there he knows what the object will interact with others.. basically like dominos. you set one off and all of them fall down.. he can do all of this thought and process in less than a second. in the picture he takes on the traffic of the road with only a wine bottle.. he eventually throws the bottle and hits the cars wheel, breaking the bottle then geting glass stuck in the wheels, it spins out of control into the nearby buildings and eventually causing one of the biggest car wrecks in history.. a huge pile up of cars was because of one little bottle of wine.. he is one of my favorite characters. Hope you like it!

  15. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil – or dinosaurs:

    Valley of Death

  16. Jawsabi says:

    Ummm is this 100?

  17. Jeff Hebert says:

    Ummm is this 100?

    You’re thinking of Character Design contests, not Pop Quizzes.

  18. Harlequin says:

    So i started this picture but when i see the sillhouettes i know to i got my background.

    Pretty smile of the devil


  19. Jawsabi says:

    Headshot of my Ion Mech. http://imageshack.us/a/img831/4382/ionmech.png

    don’t wanna be disqualified, so did I name it right?

  20. Shiboreth says:

    Jawsabi: don’t wanna be disqualified, so did I name it right?

    Not quite. You need to have your username in front of the name of your picture. So, you should name it something like “Jawsabi-ionmech”.

  21. Vampyrist says:

    Jawsabi, the “jawsabi-ionmech” should be the file name, so when jeff goes through the entrants, he can tell whose it is by their file name.

  22. Scatman says:

    somethin I should be doin’ instead of this everyday….

  23. Jeff Hebert says:

    Vampyrist: Jawsabi, the “jawsabi-ionmech” should be the file name, so when jeff goes through the entrants, he can tell whose it is by their file name.

    Name it jawsabi-ionmech.png BEFORE you upload it. Look at it on your hard drive — if it’s not named jawsabi-ionmech.png BEFORE you try to upload it to ImageShack, it’s wrong. Rename it to jawsabi-ionmech.png, THEN upload it. If you paste the link in and it doesn’t look something like http://imageshack.us/a/img819/4382/jawsabi-ionmech.png then you have done it wrong, start over.

  24. Jeff Hebert says:

    Challenge entries are now closed, results in a moment.