CDC #395 – Public Domain – It’s Magic

This week your CDC challenge is to re-imagine one of the public domain magic characters listed at the link below.

The winner  will receive a a HM3 rendering of my version of their winning character.

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  noon Eastern on Monday, January 7th.


9 Responses to CDC #395 – Public Domain – It’s Magic

  1. Papa Goblin says:

    The Fighting Yank!

  2. kellkin says:

    The Darkbringer…

    Formerly a petty thief living on the streets of St. Paul, this unnamed individual encountered a Dark Knight from another universe who imbued him with dark magicks. Now worshipping an actual being known as the Darkness, the Darkbringer has devoted himself to destroying everything Lightbringer stands for and bringing about a new Darkness on Earth.

    Powers and Abilities
    Shadow magics, allowing him to project shadow energy and create constructs from it.

  3. Rekulhs Nathe says:

    I couldn’t help but notice that Captian Marvel better known now as Shazam was in that list it it okay to do him?

  4. djuby says:

    Rekulhs Nathe:
    I couldn’t help but notice that Captian Marvel better known now as Shazam was in that list it it okay todo him?

    Best not to lest you rouse the DC legal team.

  5. kellkin says:

    I just noticed that one of the public domain characters…Charles Necromanson, was made with Hero Machine… lol

  6. Thundersong says:

    After being defeated by Merlin, Nang Tu vowed revenge on him for her defeat, for stealing the “All Seeing Eye” and for killing her Ally Angor/Agor. She used her magic to take the last of Agors’ remaining lifeforce infusing it into her. Taking on the aspects of a spider, she went in search of Merlin, finding him…she stole back the “All Seeing Eye”. She returned home to the Temple and installed the eye, instead of back into the statue on her crown.

  7. Ubiquitous Pixel says:

    Here’s my rendition and kind of total remastering of Mr. Strange. I chose him because he was clearly first made on HeroMachine. He reminds me a bit of Shazam (Captain Marvel) and Dr. Fate.

    Here’s the Original:

    Here’s my rendition:

    I throughly enjoy remastering characters to my vision of them!

  8. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.