Character Design Challenge #182- Walk Like An Egyptian

egyptian_gods_by_katemaxpaint-d8ra9smOk guys, this week your CDC  is to re-imagine one of the gods or goddesses of Ancient Egypt as a superhero or villain. The only restrictions in place are that you must use at least one example of masking, and at least two examples of shading or highlighting. Click on the link for a list of possible options.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck. The contest will close at 9:00am Eastern on Sunday, August 14th

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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 warning. 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.

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

26 Responses to Character Design Challenge #182- Walk Like An Egyptian

  1. Drinkfluid says:

    Ok, so I need to gie my character a backstory to explain the fact she is basically a humanoid cat…thing. Basically, the HighDemon corporation (yes, THAT HighDemon corporation) opened a rift that lead to my main universe thing. One of the side effects of opening the rift was the appearance of more rift-portal-vortex-wormhole…things in other universes. In one of these universes, everyone was an anthropomorphic animal and technology was 100 years ahead of ours (so about 5 years ahead of my main universe thing) and there is a more advanced Earth Defense Taskforce. Tjis is one of there members:

    And the goddess they are based on:

    Have a nice contest, and stay determined!

  2. Vampyrist says:

    My take on Ma’at. She is an Egyptian hero who found the Feather of truth, which allows her to judge the hearts of man as good or evil. If they are found evil, she gains the strength to defeat them and bring order to the world.

  3. Xinmodic says:

    The Hero Horus (God Hero of Egypt): An egyptian man who inherits bonds with Horus to save egypt.


    The Evil Creature Apophis (The Devil Snake of Chaos): A dark creature from the realm of chaos, he goes throught the galaxys absorbing suns


    The Evil Demon Kuk/Kuaket (The god of darkness): Part male/frog, part woman/snake, this dark being looks to bring the world back to darkness.


  4. fabricioxaviis says:

    Well, basically, my character is The Goddess Serqet. She is a deadly woman that lives in a forsaken land in the middle of Desert, in a Stunning Shrine where she have her “pets”. Spiders, snakes, scorpions and all kind of venemous creatures, that protect the place. There, she can develop so many types of venoms, extracted of her pets and then she applies to her “tail”, an golden mechanism in your belt that reminds an scorpion tail. She is fast, acrobatic, and can be found dancing in the front garden always awaiting for a victim to enter in her lair and become the dinner of her babies.
    If you’re lost in the desert and find some Shrine that looks like an Oasis, surrounded by plants and animals with an pretty woman inviting you inside, do should not approach.

    Her appearance ->

  5. hawk007 says:

    Here’s Anubis, the god of the dead, made into a supervillain. I’m assuming he doesn’t need an introduction?

  6. Candruth says:

    Guess I’m up against hawk007 on this one 😛


  7. Kicktar says:

    A new take on Serqet, goddess of venom and medicine alike; her touch may heal or wither.

  8. cliff says:

    (I KNEW I should have entered earlier, 3 cats, 2 of them Bast.:)
    but great entries so far)

    Entry #1

    This super hero incarnation of Bast was born to 2 mortals

    Leon, an Egyptiantologist
    Abigale, Abbie, Feline Zoologist

    The two met flying to Egypt. They talked on the flight and immediately bonded.They continued to see one another and fell in love,which led to marriaage and eventually a child who they named Eleanor.

    Alias(es): Leanor, Lea, Elean, Ellie, Elle, El, E (depending on who is talking to her)
    Ellie modeled through college and got a buisness and communication degree, with that and her charm, looks, poise and fashion sense she is the PR person: the face and voice for her parents endeavers.

    Elle was sent Egyptian artifacts by her father from Bubastis city and temple of Bast

    Being reunited with the artifacts gave Ellie amazing energy, taking effect as to give her the ability to call on the power of Feline Mimicry: ability to use a feline’s keen senses, or see and hear through any cat’s eyes and ears, to have catlike agility, running, leaping, climbing, claws, teeth, a lion’s strength, a cheetah’s speed, feline communication, feline summoning as well as others.

    She heals herself or others quickly, with a few licks of her tongue
    She apparently has 9 lives

    Her family, being in danger, she goes to find them, and free them

    Fortunately or unfortunatly during the 3 days of the full moon she changes into a were-panther, wether she wants to or not.

    Here she is fulfilling her aspects of Protector of Family and Cats,with a deep abiding love for both

    * IF you wish to listen, Appropriate music:


    (I admit I named Abigale and Eleanor, from two cats we have lived with. Ellie was a tiny thing with matted eyes that was walking right for a lawn mower, but was seen luckily. Our friends thought she was a chipmunk or something. Since our friends had a dog they brought her to us. We cleaned her up and fed her by bottle and hand, which ever she would take. Now Ellie is is still with us and 11 years old now … and demanding very LOUDLY to be fed right now.)

  9. ross wrighr says:

    First contest entry and attempt at shading/highlighting, so here goes nothing.

    My imagining of Anubis

  10. Drinkfluid says:


    Yeah…I’m not sure whether this counts, as A: Ultras isn’t an egyptian god and B: it doesn’t have shading.

  11. djuby says:

    Drinkfluid: Yeah…I’m not sure whether this counts, as A: Ultras isn’t an egyptian god and B: it doesn’t have shading.

    Had a look. Unfortunately it would not be eligible as it does not fulfill the requirements of the challenge.

  12. hawk007 says:

    Ha, 3 Anubises (Anubi?)? This will be interesting!

  13. Herr D says:

    “Thoth Startled Hearing Smashing Stone Tablets”

    I had a thought about this one. Somewhere or another, be it an external dimension or a distant planet, the being thought of as Thoth might have been listening in while tapping at a relief when humans started being irreverent toward aliens or supernatural beings even greater than himself by smashing the Ten Commandments’ stone tablets. He goes into an ibis’ pose as a defensive reflex, he turns and hunches to defend himself with the hammer, popping the hidden Book Of Thoth unpasted from his headwrap which goes flying into a corner. Dust settles a bit. Silence.

    Then he blurts out, “FINE! Humans. Awwwk!”

  14. Xinmodic says:

    Villian Osiris, using his dark magic he brings back both heros and villians long dead and forces them to fight for him.


    Villian Set, with powers of the desert storms corsing through his body, he has morphed himself into an unknown creature whos only goal is death and destruction.


    Hero Seshat, A once cosmic being who once learned of mans power to “write” vowed to forever protect the lands she now calls home. The mystical papyrus she grows from herself allows her to bring her characters to life to help battle those who wish to destroy all she loves.


    ps. Judge am i posting correctly? I dont want to be disqualified for a technicality.

  15. imbatman123459 says:

    Never done this before! Don’t know what I’m doing! Here’s Ra.

  16. Nick Hentschel says:

    I decided to go with a god who was 1) the most obscure figure imaginable, and 2) so unclear in form, that I could imagine him/her/it as I liked. So, I took the “forgotten Egyptian god” concept that Moon Knight used, and went for the sun, instead of the moon. However, some composition problems cropped up . . . pun intended.
    Overall, I’m lukewarm to my own results, having had a terrible time recreating his “sun-disc” symbol, around which I built the costume. I think I did a good job emulating Cairo/Giza in the background, though, especially on short notice

    ATEN: The Forgotten Sun

    Somewhere in the skies over modern Cairo, a new sun rises . . . a sun not seen in millennia.

    Aten, the Sun, came to use in ages gone by, to bring a new social order and freedom from a controlling priesthood, now itself gone to dust. But that plan was not to be, as an untimely death for his messenger, and a resurgence of the bold ways afterward, brought his revolution to a premature end. But now it is a new age, an age of new terrors for the human race he still loves, and the Sun God WILL help us again, through his new avatar. He will help us not through the ways of kings, but of heroes.

    Aten: The Forgotten God has returned . . . and he’s not taking any crap this time.

  17. djuby says:

    @Xinmodic – postings are fine

  18. melmo44 says:

    Two sisters, born one year apart under auspicious omens had no idea they were special, as these omens had been long lost to time. Both sets of grandparents had left Egypt before the births of their parents, and the two girls grew up like any other western kids. On the day they turned nineteen and twenty, they learned the truth. They were destined to become avatars of the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, the protectors of the Pharaoh. The long-dormant old magic was slowly seeping back into the world, and the girls were tasked in finding and protecting the one who carried the Pharaoh’s blood, and standing against the works of the chaotic ones (Set and Apophis) and the demons. The two girls shed their modern names, taking new ones from history: The eldest took the name Semat, and became the avatar of the cobra, Wadjet, and the youngest became Nebetah, avatar of the vulture, Nekhbet. This, and the inner turmoil that comes of having an ancient goddess live inside you, alienated them from their family, but opened a door of knowledge long closed. They search now for the Blood of Kings (whoever that may be), and any other avatars that may have awoken in the world.

  19. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.