Character Design Challenge 197: 300! This…is…HeroMachine!

Ok folks. Through what could be a combination of black magic and new math, CDC 197 is, in fact, the 300th CDC. So it is time to pull out all the stops, and give us your best HM skills and tricks.


Your challenge is to create a warrior prepared for battle. It can be male, female, human, alien, mech…whatever you like, but you get one entry only.

All entries must be in by 9am on Sunday, December 4th.

Each entry will be included in a week long poll posted later that day. You will be able to vote for your favourite three entries once a day. Voting will close at 9am on Sunday, December 11th. Results will be hidden until voting closes.

The winner will receive a first class ticket to the HeroMachine Hall of Fame courtesy of Jeff Hebert himself!

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).




20 Responses to Character Design Challenge 197: 300! This…is…HeroMachine!

  1. JR19759 says:

    @djuby- Do you think you could specify what you mean by warrior exactly? Are we talking fantasy/ medieval style stuff with swords and armour? If so, what would the alien equivalent be? Can we do warriors with guns? Do we even need armour? Can we do a modern day warrior who’s just in street clothes but has a weapon? Are soldiers counted as warriors?
    p.s. sorry for the question overload.

  2. djuby says:

    It is a person or being going into battle. Can be fantasy with swords and armour or a modern day soldier with firearms, or anything in between. The alien equivalent could be a lifeform that is part of an invasion force. I left the description vague so that there were not too many restrictions. Just do what warrior means to you, and let the voters decide.

  3. JR19759 says:

    @djuby- cool, just asking so we don’t get tonnes of the same question throughout the rest of the thread.
    Anyway, might as well enter.

  4. Suleman says:

    I still can’t create new HM content, so I’m just entering one of my more recent pictures. This contest is really up my metaphorical alley, so I feel sad that I can’t make something truly new for it. Oh, well. Maybe some day we will have a pro wrestling themed contest.


  5. PrimeLionstar says:

    This is the first CDC that I’ve entered since either 2012 or 2013 so I’m excited to get back into this!

    My entry is named Epsilon. He is the child of a succubus and a human-mutate. As his mother died in childbirth she summoned her mother who leads the Aegis Guarde (angelic-like beings who protect earth from threats that are caused by other Ascended-beings) to take him to the Aegis Plane and raise him. There he is trained in the art of combat and becomes the only one able to wield the sword of Gla’Esse, an ancient weapon forged of the shards of the destroyed homeworld where the Celestials originally came from. Whoever bears this ancient weapon is destined to slay the ultimate source of evil whose true name is currently unknown and is only known as The Bird of Death. As the inevitable arrival of The Bird of Death approaches Epsilon carries the burden of leading the army that will destroy The Bird of Death and bring forth peace to the universe as it crumbles around him.

  6. kellkin says:

    I give you the Samurai Warrior, ready for battle with his fierce spirit Dragon.

  7. kellkin says:

    I just realized I posted an unfinished version of my pic. Here is the final version…

    The Samurai and his spirit Dragon

  8. Arioch says:

    Oh, well, I have 2, for once…I might as well participate, the more the merrier! 😀

    First is bodyguard

    And then Roberto

  9. djuby says:

    Oh, well, I have 2, for once…I might as well participate, the more the merrier!

    You are limited to one entry. Which one do you want to use?

    First is bodyguard

    And then Roberto

  10. ross wrighr says:

    A New Challenger Approaches…


  11. Lucariofan1 says:

    Here is my warrior Evelyn Quinn, a scavenger from a future wasteland.

  12. Arioch says:


    Oh, I don’t care, I don’t expect to win XD
    Picks the… (roll dice) 2nd one.

  13. djuby says:

    Good response so far. Just a couple more days to enter. For those who have not entered, Have a look through your own collections. Chances are pretty good that you have an existing piece you could enter.

  14. melmo44 says:

    A battle-ready warrior? That’s right up my alley! And it’s a good chance revise the character’s armor and fix the things that I didn’t like. Win-win.

    Quick bio: Though of Celt and Saxon blood, Evera grew up far from her homeland. She learned the tales of the Greeks moreso than of her own people, and alongside that learned fighting, battle tactics, and to harness her inherent magic. She was shipwrecked in a vicious storm and left with no memory of herself and only the sword on her back. She joined an army of mercenaries led by Ares, the god of war himself, on the strength of her skill. Later, she become the Commander of her unit, the Hydras, and helped to rebuild them after a devastating loss. Evera fights in plate and mail and her preferred weapons are sword and shield, though she carries two daggers with her as well. She also proudly wears homages to the Greek legends: a crested helm, a scarlet Spartan cloak, and the lambda painted on her shield, making her a striking figure on the battlefield.

  15. cliff says:

    Hawthorn, Satyr Ranger

    His Satyr Band was wiped out by Orcs while he was awasy
    On his return he found his wood ravagded and his people killed, he vowed to get his revenge and become a Friend of the Forest, Guardian of the Glade a Warden of the Woods,
    He already knew much about woodland survival, but he learned but he learned actually Rangercraft from a Human Ranger named Keith Greenwood and traveled his a Human Druid, a Elven Fighter, Mage, a Pixie Rogue, a Centaur Bard

    Hawthorn trees
    Hawthorn is respected as a tree of enchantment under the protection of

    the faery realms. It’s also said
    “Hawthorn is burned to purify
    And to draw faerie to your eye.”

  16. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Poll will be up shortly.