Character Design Challenge 196 – Big Time!


Your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the Public Domain Giant Characters found in the link listed below.

 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 27th at 9:00am Eastern.


11 Responses to Character Design Challenge 196 – Big Time!

  1. StarkillerRX says:


    A member of the royal family of an alien race descendent from dogs, he was sent to Earth after WWII to help with the post-war rebuilding, he became hooked on Earth’s superhero culture and decided to be a hero himself with his new partner, a robot known as The Hydrant.

    In addition to super strenght, canine abilities and a high tech spaceship, Great Dane has the power to grow 100 feet tall.

  2. cliff says:

    Green Giant


    “Rising to tremendous heights in his mysterious green costume and gravity defying device. The Green Giant strides ever onward to eliminate all evil …”

    Virtually nothing is known about the superhero known as The Green Giant.

    His powers come from his belt, which include completely bullet-proof, super strong, growing to tremendous size (able to stand 15 stories in the air at his tallest) and flight.

    His surname is Brentwood and he works at a brokerage firm.

    MUSIC: Land of the Giants – Main Theme (First Season)

    ENTRY #1

  3. kellkin says:


    Original version.

    Here is my version of Cerebex….upgraded

    With the latest technology, Cerebex has become more powerful than ever before. With highly advanced weapons, reinforced shield matrix armor, that is impervious to all projectial, and energy weapons, Cerebex is an unstoppable force of distruction.

  4. Nick Hentschel says:

    I offer you breaking news from the world of monsterology, as scientists have finally determined the hidden meaning behind the LOCH NESS MONSTER’s 80+ years of dedicated photobombing:

    As you can see, I didn’t even try to make this into an artistic statement. But it took very little effort to choose Nessie, as a follower of the Ness controversy from waaaayyyy back. In particular, I realized that HM3’s selection of backgrounds made it easy to emulate a view of *Urquhart Castle*, the picturesque ruin on the shores of the loch, where a large share of Nessie sightings are alleged. So I just set the scene, built a monster, and set it up like a picture frame.

  5. Legatus says:

    Gryla lives in a cave in Iceland and she comes for naughty children to cook her delicious children stew around Christmas time.

  6. Herr D says:

    ‘hitler’s rex’ is a designation given to an unnamed character. I’ve dubbed it ‘Das Maschine’ for the ‘Big Time’ contest. Here we have it catching a rocket fired at it.

  7. melmo44 says:

    Just a quick entry, I went with Reptisaurus! Here he is, ready to rampage again after the military has tried to destroy him using the mechanical dragon he was in love with. That doesn’t sound completely insane out of context at all :p


    My entry-

  8. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.