Pop Quiz – The Devil Is In The Details


The focus of this week’s pop quiz is detail: pure and un-simple. To demonstrate this you will create an elaborate sword and shield combo that only the most powerful and esteemed warrior would carry into battle. I don’t want the warrior, his/her armour or helmet, just the sword and shield.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

So get ready to mask, shade and highlight your heart out! You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image(like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, October 25th.

9 Responses to Pop Quiz – The Devil Is In The Details

  1. hawk007 says:

    Here’s mine. The Dragon Cleaver set. Powerful enough to destroy dragons.

  2. Keric says:


    My version of armed to the teeth sword and shield.

  3. fantasyman says:

    Behold… The Dragon Weapon set!!!

    Forged by the dragon scales, Arcane powers of Master Wizards, and unbreakable steel that can slice
    any thing, including the sun!!


  4. Lef says:

    Here ya go

  5. Lef says:

    http://orig02.deviantart.net/69eb/f/2015/298/c/9/sword_shield_by_flash99gr-d9eaxkr.png Sorry about the two comments… For some reason the link didnt paste on the first..

  6. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Great work! Winner will be posted Monday.

  7. melmo44 says:

    Ack, too late! Darn time zones!
    Well here’s a freebie on me 🙂
    Created for the great-grandmother of my character, Aura, who was the mighty Queen Areta, a peerless Warrior.