Pop Quiz Winner!

A little better turn out from last time which is great, but you guys are making this very tough. All of these entries are so creative and unique.

First we have Black Tarantula by Mr. Nobody: Really cool and graphic; love the hypnotic background and the squad of little demons.


Next is Silver Lady by Melmo: Very unearthly look and like the pattern work.


Blunt Object's Madam Satan: very interesting colour combination and the creation of the skirt layers is quite cool.


Another Silver Lady - this time by Geno: taking her into the realm of TV was a great idea. Sort of an evil...or more evil...Long Island Medium.


And last, but not least, Whirling Dervish by Brons: great work on the pose and robes.


I've gone back and forth a dozen times on this, but the win this time goes to Geno for Silver Lady. The whole image is striking and is a very interesting take on the character.

(To illustrate how tough this was, I have rewritten the previous paragraph three times...with different winners!)

Congratulations Geno, and thanks to all who entered.

5 Responses to Pop Quiz Winner!

  1. Geno says:

    Thanks djuby! This definitely was a close one. I though Melmo’s Silver Lady used a lot of small details to convey the alien nature of the character (she’s from Venus), especially her face, the shape of the head/neck, and even the gold thing at her waist. Mr. Nobody’s Black Tarantula has a great bold color scheme and a creepy face. Blunt Object’s Madam Satan also achieved a really creepy face along with some nice, unique costuming work. And last but not least, Brons did a great job with the whirling effect on his Whirling Dervish. All that in the time constraints of a pop quiz. Kudos to everyone!

  2. Herr D says:

    Nice work ev1–I wish I had had time to work on an entry! I had twenty minutes to rough out a plan with six interruptions. Eccchh, I might post mine on my thread anyway if I finish it.
    @djuby: Sorry I couldn’t get in, man. I like these.

  3. ams says:

    This would have been my entry if work, kids and mother-in-law taking over my computer didn’t interfere with my ‘machining. Cheers! http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ams-MR.-EYE-pop-quiz.png

  4. The Atomic Punk says:

    All these for a Pop Quiz? Quick thinkers and very talented HMers!

    @Mr. Nobody: My favorite entry. Black Taruntula is wicked enough but all the other elements make the eye move about the picture for a real hypnotic effect. Those demons are so cool!

    @Melmo: Silver Lady looks retro-chic. I could see SL stuffing Ellen deGeneres away and taking her place. The dress is great. The background pops. Her stern expression adds to her camera-readiness.

    @Blunt Object: I agree with djuby. Your choice of green and black really catch the eye. The mask and hat really sell a “neon gothic horror” vibe.

    @Geno: Congratulations! The framed off-center close-up set the scene. Almost as if she’s being introduced on a newscast and the camera pans to her. “People of earth, I bring a message of peace from Venus.”

    @Brons: The flow of the robes work well. The tornado demonstrates the swooping motion of the hand. Of course, there is the notable wind-swept tassel.

    @ams: Now that is eye-popping! That collar really frames the head nicely.

  5. Brons says:

    Congratulations to Geno.

    It was fun working on my own entry, and I really enjoyed everyone else’s.

    Good quiz, djuby.