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Character Design Challenge #502 – Triple Play!


Your challenge this week is to use the items pictured above to create an original HeroMachine character.
There are two caveats: All three items must be used at least once, and the three items must be used as something other than what they are. For instance, the glove can be used as anything except a glove. Be creative and have fun.
Prize: a version of your character by yours truly.
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, August 1st at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #501 – The Good…the Bad…and the Sidekicks!


Summer is here and I will be spending the month of July out of town visiting family. So I wanted to leave you folks with a CDC that would run for 4 weeks.

Your challenge this month is to create a 4 characters using Heromachine…1 good character, 1 bad character, and 2 sidekicks (1 for each). Prizes will be given for best “good”, best “bad”, best “good” sidekick and best “bad” sidekick, so there can be as many as 4 winners for this CDC

Prize: a version of your character by yours truly.

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, July 25th at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #500 – Show Us Your Best!


This week in honour of CDC500, we celebrate HeroMachine and those who enjoy her.

Your challenge this week is to create a character using Heromachine…any kind of character at all. Can be male, female, human, alien, biological, mechanical, hero, villain, mortal, immortal, living or dead (or living dead). Use your skills and imagination to show us your best work.

Special Guest Judge: Jeff Hebert – that’s right – the creator of Heromachine!
Prize: a version of your character by yours truly.
…AND…
If Jeff thinks the winning entry is worthy. It will be inducted into the HeroMachine Hall of Fame!

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, June 27th at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #499 – The Countdown to 500! – Creative Item Use


Above is a piece that I did for one of JR’s CDCs which limited item use to Backgrounds and Insignias

With CDC #500 just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to run a bit of a skills competition. So part 3 is all about creative item use.
Your challenge is to create an image of your choice using items in Backgrounds and Insignias only.
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, June 20th at 10:00 am Eastern.
*Be sure to drop by and check out next week’s CDC #500. Surprises are in store!

Character Design Challenge #498 – The Countdown to 500! – Posing – Results

There were only three entries this week, and that had me a little bummed...until I saw them! Wow! Wow! Wow! ALl three are brilliant - fulll of tension and energy. Wel done all.

So without further ado, the win this week goes to ...
Ubiquitous Pixel

Seriously at first glance I thought you misunderstood and just drew it. This is utterly amazing.

Character Design Challenge #498 – The Countdown to 500! – Posing


Above is Stachelrochen – a water dwelling villain I did several years ago.

With CDC #500 just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to run a bit of a skills competition. So part 2 is all about custom poses.
Your challenge is to a male or female figure in a custom pose. No colour...no costume…just the figure. Leave the masking lines in if you wish, but please change them to red.
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, June 13th at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #497 – The Countdown to 500! – Colour – results

This wweek's winner is CantDraw. Very creative ... veey Disney

Thanks to all who entered

Character Design Challenge #497 – The Countdown to 500! – Colour


Above is a coloured T-Rex that I did several years ago. Just wanted to see what was possible.

With CDC #500 just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to run a bit of a skills competition. So part 1 is all about colouring skills.
Your challenge is to take an item from the Companions tab and do your best colouring job on it. You can choose any companion you wish. Feel free to highlight, shade and mask to your heart’s content
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, June 6th at 10:00 am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #496 – Two Great Tastes – Pirate Edition – Results

The win goes to....drum roll please...
Scott Weyers

Well done you!
Thanks to all who entered.

Character Design Challenge #496 – Two Great Tastes – Pirate Edition!

This week we are resurrecting the Two Great Tastes style contest where you take one genre and mix it with another. This week, your main theme is Pirates and you can mix that with any genre you like, whether it be Sci-fi, Fantasy, Superhero, Western, Martial Arts, Horror, Anime, whatever. The only extra rule is that you must include a skull and crossbones in your entry in some aspect, for obvious reasons.

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 30th at 10:00 am Eastern.