Many thanks to everyone who entered Character Challenge 102! Speedsters are tough to do since the base body in the program is so static. But once again you all rose to the occasion and produced some outstanding work. My personal favorites are below but I definitely encourage you to check out the original set of entries in the contest comments.
"Zigzag" by AMS (based on a Blue Blazer character). The pose and the lightning trail are obviously cool, but I really like the actual costume.
"Trainwreck" by Delirious Al. I love this. It's full of equal measures of whimsy and awesome.
"Dynamo Redesign" by JR19759. I mostly included this one for the neat Matrix-like speed blur on the arms.
"Kid Wicked" by headlessgeneral. I like the subtle pose that suggest he's just slamming to a stop, but he's ready for action. I can't say the costume design screams "SPEED!" to me but I love the overall illustration.
"Velocipede" by Marquis Samedi. As usual with this genius creator, I'll just let the work speak for itself.
"Thunderkat" by Rancid. I found this a very clever use of an existing Companion. The costuming is spot-on, too.
"Satyr" by Chisoph. I just thought this was a pretty, moody illustration.
The costume design on Scatman's "Berserker" is what won me over.
Silverlynx's "Grey Fury" uses line color and overall palette to great effect. This is lovely.
Those are all super, but my personal overall favorite this time out is Delirious Al's "Trainwreck". It has personality, it sells the concept of speedster well, and it's a great drawing.
Thanks again for participating, everyone!
Congrats to Al for winning, deservedly so.
Also thanks to Jeff for the mention, glad you liked the effect.
Congrats Delirious Al! Love the character’s strong arms and shoulders with the marshmellow mid section. It has insprired a new character concept I’m working on.
Thanks for the shout out, Jeff!
Congrats to D- Al. It looks like he needs to run for longer periods.
Congrats, Delirious Al. Love the big body with the little legs! Yours was my favorite as well.
Congrats to Delirious Al and everyone.
Delirious Al your body design was creative and looked great!I just think the whole character had such an unusual suspect theme!Congrat’s!
Thank you ams for the pose!And for posting them on the forums,and I think everyone should take a look at them… they are hands down wonderful and fun to work with!
Hooray for whimsy and awesome! 😀
Good job everybody!
I almost thought I’d get trumped out by djuby’s Rollingthunder in the plus-sized speedster arena!
Congrats Al! I raise a glass to plus sized speedsters everywhere. Maybe our boys should team up.
Congrats, Delirious Al! Hilarious entry.
Great stuff from all. Tip of the gas mask to djuby’s Rust Buckett, Harlequin’s Mach1, Kaldath’s Bluestreak and Shooting Star, and Marquis Samedi’s Maratron.
All great entries!
I love the shading, highlights and poses on Zigzag and Berserker. I still can’t figure out how to get those accents quite right. Great eye and an amazing program!!! HM3 is a heck of a lot of fun. This contest shows how flexible it is, especially in talented hands.