Well, that certainly was a most enjoyable contest. Everyone was on top form and all of the entries were excellent. Some were funny, some were creepy and some… no, all were plain awesome. And that just makes it even more difficult for me to decide who the winner is going to be.So, even though we have no poll this week, let's get a run down of my top 5 shall we.
AMS- Golden Guardian
My reaction to this one was priceless. For those of you that don't know, Golden Guardian was one of my first superhero characters to has been created using Heromachine, so when I saw this entry I was thinking "he hasn't has he?". Then I click the link to the image and squee a lot. Yes there were entries for this contest that were more impressive visually and technically, but what impressed me the most here was the fact AMS put thought into doing something that would be special to me.
Same as with AMS' entry as to why this one is here. Cliff went back to my PUP and old Sharing Day videos to find references for this. Also, this was the first entry that made me exclaim out loud "wow, I'm impressed".
MadJack- Hamhung Tablet
Does anyone really need me to explain why this one is in the top 5? The attention to detail is something else (the flipping webcam light in the top centre for frogs sake, and the chrper feed). The whole thing looks so real.
What's not to be impressed with here? You know, I first saw this pop up in my subscriptions feed on DeviantArt in thumbnail size before I saw it on here. At first I didn't see who had done it and I thought it was done by one of the non-Heromachine artists I follow rather than it actually being Heromachine. Then I saw who it was and thought "wait, that's actually Heromachine?" clicked the thumbnail and was very impressed.
I think the thing that impressed me most about this one was the background. The silver and gold is so eye-catching and the symbolism just makes it even more engrossing. Factor that in with one of the best heads I've seen in the 'machine and a superbly simple costume and you have a sure fire hit.
And that's how you know you've had a good contest, when people like Candruth and Vectorman, who are pretty much always in the poll for any contest they care to enter, don't make the top 5. And a shout out has to go to Wolvie316, whose first entry into any contest was this week and he certainly made an impression.
So now comes the moment of truth. Now obviously the real winner of the contest is me, because you lot did all this awesome art just to impress me, but deciding which entry impressed me the most is incredibly hard. I'm torn between MadJack and Nug, one is a better picture but the other I like more. I honestly have no idea how Jeff used to do this every week.
Ok, I've decided to go with my gut and give the win this week to Nug. Congrats Nug, here's you no-prize, and a huge well done and thanks to everyone who entered this week. See y'all on Monday.
Astonishing, what a list to have to choose from. Congrats nug, well done everybody else, the level of skill and attention to detail on here is astounding!
I don’t believe it!!! Is it OK if I share my no prize with everyone who entered? I was extremely impressed with this CDC! … So much so I started not to enter. A lot of power users showed up for this one, and some new talent appeared that I thought might win. Man, JR, I would have hated to be you, judging this. I am truly honored! Merci Monsieur! Amazing job to everyone who entered!!! Truly amazing!! 😀
Hamhung tablet! Man with woman on shirt! Woman with bizarre robes! A superwoman! A FLIPPIN’ PALADIN! Why I can’t do this good is CONFUSING!
Holy. Crap. These are amazing!!!
Congrats on the win Nug
Thanks Wolvie! You should definitely enter more contest! Do you have a gallery in the forums here? Or possibly one on Deviant Art?
I certainly didn’t envy JR this week, everyone knocked it out of the park.
Thanks Nug. No I don’t have a gallery but I’ve been stalking you and the others on here and deviantart for awhile now. I prefer lurking in the shadows lol
Congrats Nug – and thanks JR for all you do…and deal with.
Thanks Iscarioto, Melmo, and Djuby. Much appreciated! 😉
@Wolvie316 Lurkers are ok here… I think 90% of the community may operate like yourself. To have talent like that and to not show it off though… that’s just a shame.
I am so honored to be in the top 5 with so much great company here. I am also honored I was the first tht make you say “wow. I’m impressed” on this contest.
I shared so much of the entries with my firend John, saying l9ook at this it’s awesome.
But I’m not surprised Nug got the win. Firecracker was breathtaking.
Well done everyone!!1
Congratulations to all! JR, I’m glad I wasn’t you having to judge this, but I think you made excellent choices.
First, amazing stuff entered by all. Just the sheer variety of subject matter was entertaining. Candruth’s creepy Merman, MadJack’s realistic tablet, Yin’s awesome Hemera, all of the OCs… Really good highlights of what HeroMachine can do and the creativity of Heromachiners themselves.
@Nug: Firecracker is incredible. Her costume is sleek and original with a simple scheme. The yellow flare and lighting of her powers really pop against the black and silver. Congratulations!
@wolvie316: Willkommen! I started using HM for my own OCs and RPG characters. Great first impression. Please enter more contests if you don’t have a gallery so we can learn more of your universe.
I was very active with HM until Halloween of 2013. My health took a really drastic turn so I had to step into the shadows myself. As Nug said, the majority of HM is lurkers with a core fun and friendly active membership. I am looking forward to rejoining when my physical (and financial… :/) health permit.
Good fortune to all!
:O :O my jaw literally hit the floor when i seen this post i can not believe am in the top 5 the sheer talent and amazingness of all the entries was unreal congratulations to everyone for that also well done to Nug for the win, well deserved ! and last of all congratulations and thank you to JR here is to another 100 !!
Good contest, guys. JR: May you have many more . . .
Congrats, Nug. Impressive work from everyone. What Atomic Punk said.
Very nice stuff everyone. Very nice job with Firecracker, Nug👍
Well deserved. Firecracker is amazing 🙂
I love when people bring their A-game. Big ups to everyone!
Thanks to everyone for your comments! Much appreciated!
@The Atomic Punk Good to see you make an appearance! It’s good to know you still alive and kicking. If I find some finances, and some good health I’ll be sure to pass some your way!
@ RobM, HG, DiCicatriz, Yin, CD, Vect… That means a lot coming from you guys! 🙂
All of them are very cool and showed real effort. I agree with the final choice. Well done, Nug.