Character Design Contest ♯78- Strike A Pose

Ok guys, this week I'm going to do something a little bit different. Instead of giving you a specific genre or whatever and you going and creating a character from it, I instead want you to create whatever type of character you please, but the hitch is YOU CANNOT USE THE STANDARD FORWARD FACING POSE. That is right, I want you to create a different pose to use. I know a lot of people already do and those of you that don't I want you to try it because it isn't all that bad to do honestly. If you're stuck for ideas of inspiration or just aren't sure how to do alternate poses, there is a section on the forum full of custom poses which you can find here- however, unless you were the original creator of any of these poses (i.e. AMS, keric, livewyre etc.) you aren't allowed to use them as they are, because it isn't you creating the pose. You can also use Companions as the bases for poses but you must at least make the character different from the base companion, different heads/ faces, hands all that sort of stuff.

Hopefully this isn't too complicated and explanation and people get what I'm asking for you to do. If you aren't a great poser don't worry, I'm not just looking at the pose, I'm looking at how well you dress the pose as well as the usual character design/ costume design and all that stuff. So have fun and good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: Please read the contest 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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40 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯78- Strike A Pose

  1. Mega-Lion says:

    /Users/bb/Desktop/exercice mega lion.tiff

    hope you gonna like it

  2. JR19759 says:

    @Mega-Lion- Dude, posting links to images in your computers documents or desktop won’t work because I can’t get onto your computers files. You need to upload the picture to a hosting site, such as photo bucket or the forums, and then open the image in a new tab and post the link to that page.

  3. Suleman says:

    I’m entering Lucia Luna into the contest.

    Also, before I post my other entries:
    Would these poses (standing, facing forward, but not entirely vanilla) qualify for this contest?

  4. JR19759 says:

    @Suleman- first one no, second one yes.

  5. Suleman says:

    Okay, following Nug’s example, I’m gonna enter a whole bunch of characters. These are all of my entries:

    Lucia Luna

    The Batters:


    Lady Mammoth:


    Sumotori turned yakuza:

    Rose Garner

  6. Cliff says:

    Goat Boy Piper
    Was originally made for the Animal theme character contest,

    but I missed the deadline, so I tinkered with him and made

    him even better .

    I did even add the holes to the pipes 😀

    One of my favorites: Wondering Willie, the Blues Satyr

    Texas Ranger
    I did this for a Texas contest, but Jeff stopped having the

    State themed ones.

    Red Warrior leading the charge

  7. Cliff says:

    This may be my all time personal favorite HM3 pose composition I’ve done, it needed the most creativity on my part,
    I love the new landscape backgrounds, as well as he the
    new Insignia shapes, that helped me make this beefcake pin-up …
    The King of the Jungle

  8. Cliff says:

    I don’t think I’ve posted these before.

    Satyr Spearman

    Auletes the Satyr Piper Bard and fans

    Here is a Satyr back shot

    Dustdevil – mysterious acrobatic Halfling hero

    Vincent the Circus Arial Acrobat Contortionist.

    Rod Falconi aka the Pink Falcon
    my gay version of Nightwing

    Elemental Lad
    changing sand to water

    Healer Priest of Asclepius the God of healing

    The Oni
    Oni was originally made for a Friday Night Fights, but I never made it to the round he would have been in. I have liked the character so much, I have done him is several poses for contests, even did just the mask most recently.

    Jungle Lord
    This was an early shading exercise, I thought he came out pretty nice, but I don’t think I’ve ever enter him in a contest.

  9. Suleman says:

    Actually, please use this newer version of Lady Mammoth:

  10. JR19759 says:

    I can already tell I’m gonna have to do an honourable mentions for this weeks contest, because obviously I can’t include two images from one person in the poll and you guys have got some really cool and creative poses going on already. Keep ’em com in’ guys.

  11. Herr D says:


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    Device: Disposables, Both Listed Stolen
    Subject: Triad Hit Request For Mbumbwe
    Assassin–Blond Fury
    SpecSign: Possible Communique From Operative Known Only As Yokai[/b]

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    So, if you please, SWING BY, timed carefully, while waiting, leave him standing, cut off all that is left so that everyone will see his side, and leave the diamond chip earring that he wears on his shoulder. Please be quick, as assurances from those at our level should never be in doubt.
    BlondFury: Minimum seven hours preparation and travel. Situation possible within thirty hours, guaranteed within one hundred. Multiple conditions lend an exact response. For the lack of doubt, and the elegance of a single stroke, I humbly request triple the average fee.
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    Enclosed photo taken at TS201308240157 by covert op, NOC redacted at this security level. Pursuit unsuccessful despite likely dislocation of left shoulder. No collateral. Wire, fake hair, shredded cotton fibers recovered from scene. Cover story in place.

    “When fighting is only done to the death, people are much more POLITE.”

    –This was a pose I did on a self-dare; ’twas fun.

  12. WillyPete says:

    Honorable Mentions? With the number and quality of entries I’m seeing already, you might need multiple Polls, and a Head-to-Head Final! This one seems to have garnered an amazing level of interest! I’m glad I don’t have to pick the Winner! 😉

  13. Vectorman316 says:

    The Gentleman of the Mist. No one knows where he comes from, but they do know that he only bows to those who are already doomed

  14. Syzyx says:

    A crazy cat lady.

  15. Jawsabi says: Das ma treant. I hope I didn’t enter to late. :T

  16. Suleman says:

    One more from here as well.

    The Constrictor and “Granny” Bonnie Carver

  17. JR19759 says:

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