Character Design Contest ♯55- Old School: Speedster


Ok guys, this week I want you to create a speedster character. It can be hero, villain, modern or golden age. The only proviso I have is that they must be shown using their power.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week, the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

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.

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28 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯55- Old School: Speedster

  1. Mad Jack says:

    Well, let’s get this thing started then… 😉

    Silver Streak (vibrating)


    Velox (latin for quick/fast)

    Supersonic Speed Runner

  2. MScat says:

    Here’s a character I’ve had in my head for years. He’s a teen superhero called Impact!

  3. dblade says:

    As a little incentive, the winner of the Character Design Contest will receive an item of their choice to be added to HeroMachine 3. I will be doing this for all the Character Design Contests from here on out. You have been warned!

    The law chickens at Whiz Bang asked me to post this fine print for the item creation guidelines…

    [b]dblade’s Character Design Contest Prize Rules:[/b]

    1. The Winner can choose one new item to be created for any existing category in Hero Machine 3 with the exception of these categories: Backgrounds, Companions. I also reserve the right to exclude monster bodies, but you can try me on this one. Sometimes I will take the bait.
    2. The new item must be applicable to the default body type. No specialized items for alternate body types (turned head, 3/4 torso, back view, etc…)
    3. I reserve the right to ask the Winner to pick another item if the request is beyond my ability or inappropriate for Hero Machine 3.
    4. Reference images or a really good description must be provided so I can fulfill the request with the minimal amount of heartache and frustration.
    So there you have it. As many of you are familiar with my contributions you know I can handle a wide range of art requests so don’t let the guidelines scare you. I do have limitations (damn you, Human Hair!!) so please be understanding if I have to decline a request.

  4. Arioch says:

    Sigh… That’s quite tempting, Dblade, but I have no hope of ever winning one of these 😀

    But this isn’t a problem for me 😀 I think this is a great offer we’ll all profit from, and I hope it’ll push skilled machinists to greater heights 🙂

  5. CantDraw says:

    Dr. Calico was a jealous rival of Dr. Silver’s and stole some of her phase-shifting technology. After a few modifications she was able to move at incredible speeds by phasing slightly out of our plane of existence. Now she is a techno-thief going by the name of Speedy Cat.

  6. Keric says:

    Ain’t nobody more Oldschool than June Cleaver, when Ward called to tell her he forgot his briefcase at home, she used her “supermom” powers to get it to him!

  7. Keric says:

    Ain’t nobody more Oldschool than June Cleaver, when Ward called to tell her he forgot his briefcase at home, she used her “supermom” powers to get it to him!

  8. ProwlerKnight says:

    Couldn’t do a running pose because some reason every time I go to save it, messes up the picture >.<
    But anyways this is Bolt Strike:

  9. ProwlerKnight says:

    Couldn’t do a running pose because some reason every time I go to save it, messes up the picture >.<
    But anyways this is Bolt Strike:

    Background: A fusion of living tissue and electrical currents, Bolt Strike is the fastest, lighting shooting hero in the world. Created out of pure electricity and organic tissue of Dr. Strauss’s own dead son and war-hero by means of kinetic bonding, Bolt Strike is pure energy formed into a man. The physical parts of the hero (the boots, gloves, shoulder pads, and helmet) act as a conductor to hold the heros body-shape when he is in energy form.

  10. MScat says:

    Another character ive been working on for a while. The fast moving creature of the night…Jungle Cat (I thought of calling him Cheetah Man because of the speed powers, but it sounded a little too silly.)

  11. ProwlerKnight says:

    Here’s a better rendition of Bolt strike (btw MScat partial credit goes to you, I used your character as reference for making a running pose since my previous attempt ended up messed up when I tried to export it to my computer >.<)

  12. Timedrop23 says:

    Meet Nowhere, the hero that gets there fast. Possessing mastery of microscopic velocity, Nowhere can adjust the speed of the molecules in his body to change its state of matter or age himself in any direction at will.

  13. Timedrop23 says:

    Keric’s coffee pose gave me the idea to do this, so thanks to you!
    Introducing Turbo Zombie:

  14. Hammerknight says:

    I have not entered a contest in a very long time, so here it is. “The Pink Fox”

  15. headlessgeneral says:

    Entry #1

    Victor Martinez was just your average amateur magician, inventor and gun enthusiast. Until he found a pair of enchanted boots which allow him to move at great speeds. Now he fights crime as Kid Wicked, wannabe apprentice to Wicked, member of mankind’s greatest superhero group, The Descendants.

  16. dblade says:

    @Deadman: So I was working on some lightning-inspired masks and noticed that Speed Demon had a great lightning mask. I went ahead and reconstructed it as an art asset and it will soon appear in HM3 (around 1:00am central time Saturday Evening/Sunday Morning).

  17. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this weeks contest is closed. The poll will be up shortly.

  18. Deadman says:

    Awesome DBlade, looking forward to it.

  19. dblade says:

    @Deadman: You can now find it in Headgear/Masks.