Character Design Contest ♯130- You’re backgrounded

The title should give a pretty decent idea of what's going on with this contest. Simple, create a great background. You cannot include any characters in your entry, it's only the scenery I'm interested, so not even people in the background are allowed. Other than that, you have free rein as to what sort of background you can create, and don't feel restrained to just the backgrounds section, there's plenty in insignias and items-right to help here too, and that's just for a kick off.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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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23 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯130- You’re backgrounded

  1. cliff says:

    Entry #1

    I did this autumn scene for Linea for the 2014 Santa Swap. I rather like the way it turned out.

    Entry #2

    I did this Library entrace for Herr D for the 2014 Santa Swap
    It wactually was a bugger bear to do.

    Entry #3
    This is party animal Justin McKinney’s bedroom loft from my Elysium comic idea.
    I figure a picture of a character, wouldn’t actually break the rules of no people. At least I hope.

    Entry #4
    This is the garden shed where the band XYZ hangs out in our Chill 1972 RPG.
    I love the “lived in look”
    also hope the calendar girl doesn’t count against me.

  2. Thomas Martin says:

    Do non humanoid companions count as characters?

  3. JR19759 says:

    @Thomas Martin- No, they don’t.

  4. Garrett says:

    This is an idea I’ve been wanting to create for a while. It’s essentially a supernatural hunter’s trophy room. Nothing copyright here!

  5. JR19759 says:


    Looks like somebody didn’t read the rules properly….

  6. Garrett says:

    Okay. Posting another and I need to know if it’s too much like MadDPac’s latest, because I don’t want any problems at all.

  7. Thomas Martin says:

    A Quiet Night

    Asleep by the Fire

  8. cliff says:

    I am so sorry
    I didn’t see yours before I did mine, but mine has some of the very same elements and I apologize!

  9. Garrett says:

    Entry #3… There’s a Storm Brewing.

    I find myself unable to stop making these backgrounds. Sorry!

  10. kjackson says:

    no worries. im not mad or anything. i just shows that two great minds think alike 😉
    besides, your is better. i didnt even THINK about the reflection until i saw yours….

  11. cliff says:

    Thanks. I agree two great minds but with a single brain cell between them … uhhh wait a minute :/
    LOL 😀
    I have to say there are things I really like about yours too, You have better foreground foliage, and I love your fish better than mine, mine are just shadows in the bottom right corner, you can tell yours are fish. And I like your rock the frog is on. And your mountain is bigger and has thick forest, whereas mine is a smaller tranquil setting, yours has magesty and just a little danger. As is the circle of life going on with the bird possibly going for the frog … or the mouse, and the frog about to lunch on the dragonfly. Great job!

  12. cliff says:

    Entry #6

    I wanted to do several other backgrounds, but people are doing the ones I had planned.
    And not just you Kelly, I was going to do a sea scape, and possibly Nekrotikus the Necromancers throne room, and even though about a locker room that I was going to recreate that I did once …..
    SO I decided to make a new card for the upcoming holiday … Lughnasadh, August 1st/2nd The First Harvest. Primarily a grain: wheat/corn, bread, veggie harvest.
    I should be safe with that. 😀

    I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Harvest

  13. kjackson says:

    thank you so much! that means a lot! XD

  14. JR19759 says:

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