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Character Design Challenge #– 533 -Family Business

Your challenge is to create a family of heroes/villains. This can mean a few things. A parent and child, parents and many children, sibling duo, whatever you want! As long as you create at least two characters who are related to each other somehow. Bios are appreciated but not required. Please submit all your characters at once so I know they are meant to be counted as one entry.

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 make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
Thia challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, December 17 Voting will start then.
Here is what is changing:
• Challenges will start weekly on Sunday at 1pm Eastern
• Challenges will close on Saturday of the same week at 6pm
• After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
• You must assign first, second and third place
• If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.
• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3
• You cannot vote for your own entry
• Voting must be completed by 11am Sunday.
• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge .Simply email me your challenge topic to dwjuby@cogeco.ca by 12:30 pm on Sunday.
• Perhaps most importantly, this means that I can enter CDCs again

CDC 532 – Voting begins.

First a refresher on how the voting works.
After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
You must assign first, second and third place
If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.

This week's entries:

Ice woman by Scott Weyers


Eos by NerdandProud


and Skeleton Warrior by Scott Weyes.

Voting will end tomorrow (Sunday) @ 1pm

Character Design Challenge #– 532 -Face Value – Show Us Your Skillz

Your challenge this week is to create a portrait.(from the shoulders up please)
It can be male or female, human or not 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 make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).
Thia challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, December 3. Voting will start then.
Here is what is changing:
• Challenges will start weekly on Sunday at 1pm Eastern
• Challenges will close on Saturday of the same week at 6pm
• After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
• You must assign first, second and third place
• If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.
• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3
• You cannot vote for your own entry
• Voting must be completed by 11am Sunday.
• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge .Simply email me your challenge topic to dwjuby@cogeco.ca by 12:30 pm on Sunday.
• Perhaps most importantly, this means that I can enter CDCs again

CDC 531 WINNER!

Hello!  Back from vacation down south and ready to get back to business.

So great villain entries this week, but Djuby's SYNESTRAH steals the win with a great piece.

Awesome colors, great item selection.  The man is back with a vengeance!

Let me know what you would like to see for your prize, David!

Thanks to all who participated!

Cheers!

CDC #531 – VILLAINMACHINE!

VILLAINS!

Let’s give the bad guys/gals the spotlight.  This week’s challenge will be to design a villain that looks to conquer all.

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.

  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted. 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.
  • We have the right to delete any post that we believe crosses this line without warning.
  • Only post characters that have been created solely using HeroMachine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because we're 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.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image and not to a hosting jump page.

 

 

This challenge will close at 6 pm on Sunday, November 27th. I will be judging this contest and the winner chosen by me (Andrew Smith). Winning entry will be awarded a character concept reinterpreted by me that is/was created and chosen by the winning artist.

 

Good Luck!

CDC #530 – BLACK ADAM

Moving on from Black Panther to Black Adam, your challenge this week is to create a superhero character that uses magic. Any kind of magic!

Can be a hero, anti-hero, villain, etc., but must use some kind of magic as their main power.

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.

  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted. 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.
  • We have the right to delete any post that we believe crosses this line without warning.
  • Only post characters that have been created solely using HeroMachine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because we're 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.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image and not to a hosting jump page.

This challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, November 12th. I will be judging this contest and the winner chosen by me (Cody Merrill). Winning entry will be awarded a character concept reinterpreted by me that is/was created and chosen by the winning artist.

Good Luck!

Character Design Challenge #529 – Celebrating the Black Panther

In celebration of the upcoming "Wakanda Forever" motion picture, your challenge this week is to create a cat/feline themed character. Male, female, alien, hero, anti-hero or villain the choice is yours. No need for highlights and shading if your not comfortable with those techniques. The winner will be chosen based on the originality and quality of the characters concept(s).

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.

• No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted. 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.

• We have the right to delete any post that we believe crosses this line without warning.

• Only post characters that have been created solely using HeroMachine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because we're 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.

• Please make the link go directly to the image and not to a hosting jump page.

This challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, November 5th. I will be judging this contest and the winner chosen by me (Scott Weyers). Winning entry will be awarded a character concept reinterpreted by me that is/was created and chosen by the winning artist.

Good Luck!

Results for CDC #528 – Happy Halloween!

Nice turn out this week with 5 entries.  All keeping to theme and some wild concept ideas.

Thank you for everyone's participation!

Winner this week is....

 

The Witch by Scott Weyers.

Congrats Scott!  Great non-traditional witch.  Loved the whole construction of the piece.  Using the zombie faces in the smoke balls clinched it.

Let me know what you have in mind for your prize.

Cheers!

 

CDC #528 – Happy Halloween!

Halloween is around the corner!  The challenge this week is to create a traditional Halloween themed monster.  Vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein, mummies, ghouls and etc are all acceptable concepts to choose from.

Keep it creative in putting it in a modern spin, love child of 2 themes, comedic or something totally new!  No need for highlights and shading if that is not in your wheel house.  Judging will be on strong, creative concepts and ideas!

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.
    • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted. 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.
    • Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This challenge will close at 6 pm on Saturday, October 29th.

I will be judging this contest and the winner chosen by me (AMS).  Winning entry will be awarded a character concept reinterpreted by me that is/was created and chosen by the winning artist.

 

Happy Halloween!

WINNER announcement for CDC #527….

After adding up the scores from the votes, the winner is....

WORF!!!

Scores were Worf with 31 pts, ams with 30 pts, Nerdandproud with 13 pts and Ian Healy with 6pts.

Congrats!!! Next, as the rules were written by Djuby...

• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3.  (*As David is on the mend, I can fulfill the prize if he is unable)

• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge.  Simply email me your
challenge topic to dwjuby@cogeco.ca by 12:30 pm on Sunday.

Worf,  you are up to producing the next challenge topic.