Character Design Challenge #341 – Checkmate!

A few years ago a contest was run in the forums where entrants designed their take on classic chess pieces. I could not remember who initiated it,but JR assures me that Hammerknight originated the contest  so kudos and thanks to you sir! Here are two of my entries for the original contest; the white and black pawn.

So your challenge this week is to design your version of a chess piece.

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. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, October 15th at 9:00am Eastern

12 Responses to Character Design Challenge #341 – Checkmate!

  1. Brons says:

    For no particularly obvious reason, I decided to genderbend my set, and so, the Whte Bishop:

  2. Acruxas says:

    For a Norse themed set perhaps.
    The Black King:

  3. cliff says:

    Just in time for her to make her most powerful moves at the politacal board this International Coming Out Day (Oct 11)
    we have
    Diamunde – The White “Drag” Queen of Sparkles and Feathers
    She needs no armour or sword.
    She is armed with wit and flash to control men’s minds, and when that doesn’t work her tongue and her claws to rip them to shreds.

  4. cliff says:

    What Queen is without her is without her Pawn(s)

    (I hope he is OK, he’s not naked and nothing is showing past a PG. But I will understand and be OK if you do need to delaete him.)

  5. cliff says:

    Entry the 3rd 🙂

    And every good Queen needs an Evil nemesis

    The Black Deamon King

  6. melmo44 says:

    The Queen is powerful, and she will defend her King.

  7. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.

  8. WillyPete says:

    A bit late now, but got a 404 when clicking this link..
    No idea what happened.

    For a Norse themed set perhaps.
    The Black King:

  9. djuby says:

    A bit late now, but got a 404 when clicking this link..
    No idea what happened.

    Not sure what happened. I remember seeing it. It was done using version 2.