Character Design Contest ♯86- Western Zodiac

Now, back when Jeff ran the CDCs, he did a series of challenges based around the western zodiac. I seem to recall them being quite popular, so lets have another go at them shall we, because I'm sure y'all have improved on heromachine since then. The idea is simple, create a character or a representation of any of the 12 signs of the zodiac (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces).

This week, obviously due to the fixed number of zodiac signs, there is a limit of 12 entries (that's one entry per sign per person) and, as usual, 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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32 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯86- Western Zodiac

  1. Worf says:

    I do remember the first time around, this idea ran a little longer (12 non contiguous weeks) as only 1 sign was represented at a time, but if you want to burn it in a single go, it`s your call, 😉

  2. JR19759 says:

    @Worf- Yeah dude, but back then the contests had much higher participation, thats what you’ve got to remember. Back when Jeff was doing the contests the entry numbers we get on a good week currently would be considered a poor turnout. So the idea here is to give people more choice, so hopefully they’ll enter more. I don’t rightly remember but I think most people only entered one or two pictures per week for the original Zodiac contests. If I did it the same way now and that happened, I’d have all of 4 entries to judge.

  3. hawk007 says:

    This should be fun. I’m only going to do a few. I’ll get started. I probably won’t win, but whatever.

  4. Lef says:
    I decided to give my take on the Zodiac: Aquarius. Hope you enjoy! Sagittarius coming either tommorrow or the day after that and then i will see what i can do 😉

  5. Thundersong says:

    I already started making a few characters for the zodiac, so had them already, never entered them for the previous, because I wasn’t here yet. Some are actually characters for my novel, thus the masks. I attempted to put each one in their element and also use the colors associated with them, a few sites had different colors attributed to the sign, in that case I went and used a few of the colors. So we start with Aries and so on. Hope you enjoy!

  6. DawnHunter says:

    Also posted as a comment on Facebook

  7. cliff says:

    My wife and I are both Aquarians.
    Some may not know, that although called the Water Bearer, Aquarius is an air sign,
    Ganymede, the cup bearer of Zeus, was said to be the original Aquarius.
    It is also said he was the bringer of gentle rains and the source of the Nile.

  8. Skybandit says:

    Since you said WESTERN Zodiac, prepare for steam-punk / fantasy.

    The Natives call it the “Steel Ram.”

    Chief Minnow is ready to charge.

    The Sheriff and the Madam.

    The ship of Capitan Cornelius.

    Undead Mexican Bandito.

    The School Marm is supposed to be virginal.

    The Hanging Judge.

    An albino gunfighter.

    Brave of the Sagittarius Tribe.

    The ex-Pirate captain of the USS Cancer.

    Local orphan hustler.

    The preacher man.

  9. Hexadecimal says:

    Only had time to make two so I chose my zodiac sign (Pisces), and Leo (since the Sun is currently moving through that constellation).

  10. Lef says:
    As promised here is my zodiac sign made with heromachine 3: Sagittarius.

  11. Mukker says:

    I have decided to create a small hybrid of all the Fire Signs. this is mostly the Sagittarius form (the Centaur Archer), but I added the ram horns (Ares) and what should hopefully look like a lion’s mane and ear (Leo).

  12. C.K. Johnson, Jr. says:

    my entry: did not know how or where I should uploaded the picture.

  13. Mad Jack says:

    I’ve taken the opportunity and finally revised my old Zodiac team. But unfortunately I only managed to get 10 out of 12 done, since I was a little sick last week. Oh well, anyway – here they are:

    Taurus aka “Electric Bull”
    Gemini aka “Twinset”
    Leo aka “Lionheart”
    Virgo aka “Venus”
    Scorpio (not really happy with that one)
    Sagittarius aka “Nighthorse”
    Capricorn aka “Antelope”
    Aquarius aka “Whitewater”
    Pisces aka “White Shark”
    Aries aka “Rampage”

  14. hawk007 says:

    Man, I had tons of ideas. But, unfortunately, I thought of them on Thursday. I forgot about them. Now it’s Saturday. They would all take really long to do. So, I only have one. Probably my only one.
    Alpha and Omega, or, as they are known together, Gemini. Twins born with one consciousness. This makes them an amazing crime fighting team. Then they were experimented on, making Alpha control fire, and Omega control ice. This took me really long to make. I hope you like it.

    Sorry they look like replicas of each other. They are. First of all, I thought that made them look more like one being separated into 2. I originally planned Omega to have different arms, but by the time I was done with Alpha, my computer was so laggy I could barely move anything on Heromachine.

  15. hawk007 says:

    Not really sure what the time zone is for the blog. Since it’s 10:00 here, I’m going to assume that it’s not midnight yet. So, here is Scorpio. Actually, his name is Scorp.
    After buying a cursed item, he was turned into Scorp. An insane man that can control all arachnids and turn into a giant, scorpion-type creature.

  16. JR19759 says:

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