Author Archives: djuby

Character Design Challenge #495 – Basic Black!


Your challenge this week is to reimagine the Golden Age of comics character Black Angel as a bad@$$ modern day hero.
Copy and paste the following link will take you to her page in the Public Domain Wiki.

https://pdsh.fandom.com/wiki/Black_Angel

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.
Enter as often as you like.
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 (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 files 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, May 16th at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #494 – Pandemic! – Results

The win this week goes out to MrZigFreud for his amazing character Pandemic.

Lovely rendering and a faschinating back story to boot. Well done you!

Character Design Challenge #494 – Pandemic!

Royalty-free stock illustration of an evil coronavirus with sharp teeth and with hands up in the air like a monster trying to scare someone away.

Your challenge this week is to create an original hero or villain who has risen from the Covid19 pandemic. Maybe their power is Zoom calls. Maybe they hoard toilet paper. Perhaps they are hobby enthusiasts. Just have fun with it.
Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.
Enter as often as you like.
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 orPNG (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 on Sunday, May 2nd at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #493 – Power Up! – Results

This week's winner is AMS with his incredible Blitz.

This is next level work! Well done you.

Thanks to all who entered.

Character Design Challenge #493 – Power Up!


Your challenge this week is to create an original character with electricity based powers..
Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.
Enter as often as you like.
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 orPNG (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 on Sunday, April 18th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #492 – Triple Play – Results

This was a very tough one to call and I went back and forth between two entries for two days.

The winner of CDC 492 is...

Thundersong!

This is a really lovely piece of work. and the use of items is quite inspired Well done you!

Character Design Challenge #492 – Triple Play


Your challenge this week is to use the items above as part of a character of your choice.
You can use these 3 items as many times as you wish, but here are two caveats:
You must use each of these items at least once.
The item must NOT be used for its’ intended purpose. Ie: A belt can be used for anything…EXCEPT a belt.
Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.
Enter as often as you like.
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 orPNG (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 on Sunday, April 4th at 10:00 am Eastern

The Future of Character Design Challenges

Due to diminished interest in the CDCs, they will no longer run on a weekly basis. Instead, upcoming CDCs will run every two weeks. The next CDC will be announced on March 25. If the entries increase in number, I am more than willing to go back to the weekly schedule.

Thanks,
djuby

Character Design Challenge #491 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part 9 – Results

This week's winner is Watson Bradshaw

Character Design Challenge #491 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part 9

A lone wonan stands in a misty underground tunnel

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character. This week we tackle the mysterious Apparition.
Hero Name: Apparition
Real Name: unknown
Age: unknown
Powers: The ability to walk through solid structures of any kind, magic
Backstory: ?
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
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, March 21st at 10:00 am Eastern