Apparently, there is a special celebration coming up for you guys across the pond. So, I thought it might be a good time to do a contest that I'm surprised hasn't been done before (just a take a few minutes to let the irony of an Englishman giving you a fourth of july contest sink in).
This week I want you to design a character that represents one of the 50 states that make up America. Doesn't matter what you do, just so long as it is connected to a state in some way. I know a few people have done things along these lines already, so I know this should be good.
There is a limit on entries this week, but I doubt anyone will reach it. You can only do ONE ENTRY PER STATE PER PERSON, so you can only do each state once (so there's a limit of 50 entries, but I'm not expecting you to do them all).
It'd be nice to see every state represented. If we do I'll make a map using my favourites for each state at the end of the week. But anyway, good luck and have fun.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.
Lone Star, Defender of Texas
CantDraw, you really ought to change your name to CanHM. 😉
A Hero based out of my own home state of New Jersey
The Jersey Devil
Gods!!! You guys rule!!! o_O
I agree with Worf that character is awesome,i love that style of shading i have been using that lately myself and it really makes the character pop.really nice work.i might opt out of this one ,That’s hard to follow.
my entry : California
Dressing like a flag is always a good theme.
Kaldath I was Thrilled to see another cryptid inspired submission. Here’s Skunk Ape.
Florida for the record.
Dr. California D.D.S.
Jonas Price, Defender of Detroit, made and remade his armor from factory scraps. Despite being broken many times, he still stands tired and defiant.
The Arizona Star.
For Louisiana – The Pelican
The peak of human conditioning, The Pelican, has been active since the 1950s but amazingly hasn’t aged a day. Along with super strength and intelligence, he has a healing factor that can affect others through the application of his blood. It is rumored that he is the next step in human evolution.
Wait what…Hold up there wise guy! D-Do you have any idea, any idea who I am?I mean, do you even know who you’re talkin’ to? Kinda A big deal! They call me Jersey Jackal cuz I Love me the team! GO JACKALS! I mean look at this muscle! This is beautiful. HEY!Ya’ listenin’? Okay look at me Ima force of nature! So bad guys betta watch out. Cuz I dont teach kids how to be good little campers, Im here to hurt people
The Mistress of Maryland.
Here’s my first contest entry on this site – Copper Star, Arizona’s state superhero.
Here’s Massachuset, Guardian of Massachusetts, after whom the Commonwealth was named, and on whose flag he appears. He takes his name from an Algonquin federation who lived in the area of the Great Blue Hill, and in fact the name means something like “around or near the little mountain (or great hill)”.
Isn’t about 1/2 of that scout class quotes from Team Fortress 2?
Aren’t some of those lines spoken by the scout, a Team Fortress 2 class that also wields a baseball bat in melee?
“Some tourists call her Aloha, some ‘the mysterious hula girl,’ but the locals all agree that she couldn’t possibly exist. –Who ever heard of such a thing? A woman who walks out of the waves having carved a bit of driftwood, throws it, and something supernatural happens? A set of carved shark’s teeth means you instantly vanish? A carved sun means your wounds heal? Completely absurd! Still, the stakes have been found, twenty prominent businessmen under suspicion have vanished, leaving their shoes, bags, a cigar in one case there on the sand.”
Inspired by a Revolutionary war hero from my home state, I give you the SWAMP FOX!!
Of course I also wanted to try on this topic, but as a non-American I had to look up on Wikipedia to find out the motto of the various states – so excuse me if I have made a mistake somewhere. Also, I could not work through all 50 states, because I ran out of ideas (for now) … 😉
Alabama – The Yellowhammer State:
Alaska – Land of the Midnight Sun:
Arizona – The Aztec State:
Arkansas – The Razorback State:
California – The Golden State – Golden Boy:
Colorado – The Rocky Mountain Empire:
Delaware (Wilmington) – The Chemical Capital of the World – Chemo:
Florida – The Hurricane State:
Hawaii – The Paradise of the Pacific – Kilauea:
Kansas – The Jayhawk State:
Montana – The Big Sky Country:
Nevada – The Battle-Born State:
North Carolina – The Tarheel State:
North Dakota – The Rough Riders State
South Dakota – The Coyote State:
Texas – The Lone Star State
The Indian Vigilante of Colorado Axeki
You covered 16 states and came up with some very good designs that fit each state’s nickname. In my book, you win.
Wielding the awesome power of wind and higher education, she protects the great state of Nebraska!
California’s Gold Rush
“I bet you won’t make fun of my name again”
California – Minerva, the Spirit of California
Minerva literally materialized one day out of the Great Seal of the state of California (much like her name sake had when she was created & sprang forth from the head of Jupiter in ancient Roman mythology). She embodies wisdom and looks over the arts, trade, and defense as all are integral elements of California’s livelihood and success among the rest of the United States. She is their protector and supporter.
Illinois, or more accurately, Chicago’s Grand Slam. He’s good with a bat and he always optimistic, after all, there’s always next year.
Sorry – I had yet again a few ideas… 😉
Indiana – Home of the Indy 500 – Speedway:
Kentucky – The Bluegrass State:
Michigan – The Wolverine State – Skunk Bear (I chose another name due to copyright issues):
Utah – The Beehive State:
(Massachusetts) Medford Flapper: Chickadee
Rigger and Vigilante: Oklahoma Rose
Unexpected winner of Miss Meta 2013: Maryland’s Nevermore
* pose by headlessgeneral
The Kentuckian, Knox. Made of solid gold, Knox works as a compromiser, settling disputes between other state heroes.
The Texan Lone Star
Ok, people. This weeks contest is now closed. The poll will be up later.