Thanks to everyone who entered an illustration for Character Challenge 100, which asked you to pick your single favorite creation with HeroMachine. I've collected all of the entries into one huge poll, and now the job is yours -- pick your top ten favorite images! The top five vote-getters as of midnight Sunday will each receive a Jeff-drawn version of their submission.
I've left off the name of the creator to be as fair as possible. You can click on any image to see it at a much larger size in a new tab or window.
If your entry has something wrong with it (like I didn't title it correctly), please let me know. If you submitted an entry but don't see it here, you probably either didn't title or link it correctly. If I couldn't tell what the character name, or your name, was by looking at the file name, it was disqualified.
Good luck everyone! Please feel free to speak up in the comments to discuss your favorites. I'm really proud of the quality of work you all have put together for this centennial edition of the Character Challenges.
Is it just me, or is the poll not showing all of the entries? (Perhaps some were late…?)
Not that this needs any more entries, mind. How are we supposed to decide from this lot? Too much epic…..
It’s hard to say without having the names of some that were submitted but are not present in the poll. This is the first time I’ve used the bulk image downloader to get all the entries, so it’s possible it missed some. I did spot check it, though, and they seemed to all be there. Though I did just get a note from someone that theirs was left off.
There are tonnes of potential winners here, definitely worthy of a ‘best of’ contest, but going by the wow factor I’d say it’s between Dblade, iscarioto and Harlequin. After that I can’t pick a top ten.
Do you think I should make it an unlimited vote instead of just ten?
No. Ten is ok, I just can’t decide which ten.
A lot of brillaint contenders. It makes it harder to choose some over others. Whoever wins deserves it if their post beats all this competition
Damn, I thought twas gonna be easier! Turns out picking 10 might be harder than making your own submission. Sure – there are some entries that stand out when compared to others, but they’re too damn numerous!
Well, since you invited us to do so – “As above, below” was actually labeled “As above, so below”, but it’s OK, no biggies. Don’t bother changing it.
Off to make my choice. Good luck, everyone.
Oops, sorry! I’ve corrected it in the poll now but it might take a while to show up, I’m not sure exactly how Poll Daddy works with caching.
Yeah, mine didn’t make it in? I was the last, but I submitted before the cut-off. And I named it right.
Actually I think the last several didn’t make it onto the poll. Starting from Mr. Chowderhead’s submission, that and everything after it is missing, I think.
Dang it, I must not have hit the Update button in Poll Daddy after adding them this morning, my apologies. They should be up now (try clearing your cache if not, I’m not sure how Poll Daddy works).
Yep, I refreshed and they’re there now. Now to try to pick just ten to vote for, ugh, so hard.
Thanks, though you really did not have to waste your time. Then again, neither did I have to bug you with that comment. Cheers.
Jeff, quick question. What happens if 5th and 6th places receive an equal number of votes? Cause it’s only the top 5 that get prizes isn’t it.
I don’t see my entry. I’m pretty sure it was named correctly. It was one of the last ones before the deadline.
🙁 Guess mine was named or formatted in the wrong way. After refreshing I still did not see my entry.
Sorry headlessgeneral, it’s there now. Just an oversight when I failed to hit the “Update” button.
No, that was my fault, I’m not sure how that one got skipped. It’s there now, my apologies.
Good question! Maybe a tie-breaker? Or maybe they both win! 🙂
If there’s a tie I’ll do both.
It is tough, really every one wins because we get to see all this awesome art. Well done everyone.
I swear I didn’t know that Jeff was going to leave the creator’s name off when I named my piece. Sorry! 🙂
Of course some creators are easily identified by their style.
Thanks for your time and work…
Good good luck to everyone.
Now i really happy to kill diablo in inferno lvl 😀 – Diablo3 technically finish 😀
So back to the contest. I see a lot of great picture hard to find the 10 picture. Every piece is a great one.
Carnax Mighty Hero looks like vilgax from ben 10
Isn’t “Hero of the Night” is in violation of DC copyright laws. Its pretty obvious it’s batman, regardless of name change. and so dose it brake site regulations?
It’s pretty close, I grant you. But I’ll let it slide.
I voted already last night, and it seems to be letting me vote again tonight.
That’s odd, I double checked it and I have it set to block repeat voters by IP address and cookie. Are you on a different computer maybe?
Definitely a different computer, if he managed to vote again (which would be a kind of cheating, don’t you think? :P).
If you weren’t on a different computer, check the number of the votes near the images you selected when voting again. You’ll notice that it is unchanged (well, except if someone voted for the same image at the same time), and on top of the Poll Daddy plate you’ll notice this string of text:
I always hate these. I love some of the ideas but others are visually more appealing. Which to choose. Great ideas/concepts, or what pleases the eye. That list is waaaay too big to choose.
So you guys choose well.
Looks like it’s now a battle for 5th place, since the top 4 will be hard to catch up with.
I’m just thrilled that I’m in amongst you guys at this point, cause all our stuff is amazing. But I will be very surpassed if I’m still there by the end of it.
My computers autocorrect had a field day there. What I meant to say is “all YOUR stuff is amazing” and “I’ll be very SURPRISED if I’m still there by the end.”
Same here and I’m using the same computer.
Yeah, I got that as well yesterday. It picked up on it today, though. (OK, I just admitted I’m deliberately voting more than once, didn’t I…)
I really wish I was into backrounds they seem to draw more attention.I definitly need to work on that,because machiners deserve the credit for that!
Witch Hunter jumped ahead about 10 points so it looks like 5th place might be wrapped up now.
So close, so close…
Have to say, as good as the other entries are, pretty dissapointed dblade has dropped below the top 5, was excited to see how Jeff would handle such a beautiful design
Thanks, Iscarioto! It could still happen! If only 12 people would vote for dblade and not vote for Witch Hunter! 🙂 And for the record I voted for Witch Hunter!
I bet Jeff is kind of relieved he doesn’t have to do dblade though. hah!
Just to be clear, it appeared to me that it would let me multi-vote (that is to say the buttons weren’t grayed out; they were clickable) but I’m not positive about that because I didn’t hit Submit, because a falsified vote tally would’ve been meaningless to me.
Doubt me if you wish; I can’t do anything about that. Hell’s bells, there aren’t enough hours in my day to have voted for myself often enough to pull ahead of the excellent entries here. But if I had cast ethics aside, I would’ve at least tried for a better showing than I made.
And yes, I was on the same computer on both occasions.