CDC #394 – Songs of the Season

Taking a seasonal break from heroes and villains, your 2 week design challenge is to create a rendering using HM3 based on a piece of music associated with the holiday season.

Feel like tackling the nativity in Silent Night? A certain red nosed reindeer? The melancholy of Auld Lang Syne? A rousing dreidel game? Now’s your chance.

The winner will be announced on New Year’s Eve, and that winner will receive a one of a kind custom made hero…or villain…of themselves…designed by me.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);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;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at 4pm Eastern on Monday, December 31st.

2 Responses to CDC #394 – Songs of the Season

  1. StarkillerRX says:

    For this one I took inspiration from the Jackson 5’s holiday classic “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”.

    A little boy wakes up in the middle of the Christmas night and is shocked to see his mom kissing Santa under the mistletoe! Of course, “Santa” is none other than his own dad, dressed up to give his kids a surprise.

    For the boy’s design I took inspiration from Michael Jackson himself as a kid.

  2. Thundersong says:

    One of my top 5 songs, this one sung by Bonney M. I tried to create more the Feel of the song, than an actual picture, so it is a bit abstract, but not really. lol and I hope this is the right link? IF not, lmk and I’ll try again. 😉