Character Design Challenge #195 – Family Portrait


Your challenge this week is to create a vintage family portrait of at least three characters done completely in sepia tone.

This link will take you to an RBG colour chart so you can get a broader range of colours than HeroMachine offers.

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).

This contest will close on Sunday, November 20th at 9:00am Eastern.



7 Responses to Character Design Challenge #195 – Family Portrait

  1. Suleman says:

    While this picture is pretty old, I felt I could repurpose it for this contest With some color editing. That being said, I don’t think there is nothing wrong with using a Sepia color filter on a picture to enter it into this contest.

    Matriarch Shen and her adopted daughters

  2. William A. Peterson says:

    Actually, Suleman, I think the Sepia tone makes the picture (already quite good) look even more realistic… You’ve set a high bar for a contest that was already tough! 🙂

  3. Herr D says:

    Mr. Bobby “Babyface” McInarry, his wife Clara “Scary Clara,” and Junior or “Dozen” all arrived for consideration at circus tryouts being held at the Wassupwidalladis County fairground. They were selected second, but the cameraman fainted when asked to capture a likeness of the first selected family.

  4. kellkin says:

    Family Portrait

    I changed the boys suit color…much better now.

  5. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly,