DESIGN A CHARACTER - Season 9 - Style challenge ~ WIN SBD

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## Hey fellow Steemians and artists,

it´s time for another #designacharacter contest!
We had another great week and I´m excited for the next to come :D

Since it´s our 9th season (yeah I´m sure you realized the change in the title 😉) of this Contest I found out, to hold the contest on a weekly base is a little too fast.
For both, the artists and me.

As you maybe know, there is much going on in my life at the moment, and I´m sure for a lot of our artists its the same.
Many artists whose entries I would loove to see, told me on our Discord they did not find the time to make an entry till the deadline.

So I decided to give us more time!

The time depends on the contest theme and complexety, and will change from season to season. I will do a few promotion posts in that time, to promote the entries and to gather some votes for our contest. As always, the SBD rewards of every seasons contest posts will fund the prize.

Sponsor Announcement


I have another great news for you!
Thanks to the genorous @krazykrista from @whaleshares
I am happy to announce, that I can add
100 Whaleshares per week(!)
to our prize pool.
Our grand winner will get 50% of the whaleshares in the prizepool
and 2nd and 3rd place 25% each. :)

What are whaleshares?
Whaleshares are basically tokens to buy votes from whales like @officialfuzzy 😁
Each token is worth 1% upvote so you can decide how much weight you want to give to the upvote. Your post will then be upvoted by that whale giving you a significant boost in your payout for that post.

In THIS POST you can read how to use your whaleshares and everything that´s important.

Thanks again @krazykrista!

And now let´s start our

Design A Character Contest - Season 9
Style Challenge

The Contest

This contest is open to artists of any level, background and drawing style.
Traditional Art will be accepted as well as Digital art.
Every season I will post a new challenge and want you to design your own character based on the given theme.

Every season contest will have one challenge of the following themes:

ThemeWhat is it all about
Shape ChallengeDesign one (or more) character(s) based on one (or more) given shapes
Style ChallengeDesign a character in the style of an given artist, series or studio
Color ChallengeDesign a character based on a given color sheme
Theme ChallengeDesign a character based on a given theme
Reimagine ChallengeReimagine a given character

The judging

This season of the Contest begins on Thursday the 22nd of March and will run for 2 weeks.
Deadline for the contest is
Thursday 5th of april After that I will post my personal Top 3 and allow steemit users to vote for the final placements.

The Prizes


The winners will be announced on next Friday and will be rewarded with
70% of all SBD raised on that weeks #designacharacter contest-posts.

The prizes will split up as follows:

🥇 1st Place40% of the SBD Rewards of this weeks #designacharacter contest-posts + 1 @trophy-token and 100 whaleshares
🥈 2nd Place20% of the SBD Rewards of this weeks #designacharacter contest-posts + 1 @trophy-token and 50 whaleshares
🥉 3rd Place10% of the SBD Rewards of this weeks #designacharacter contest-posts + 1 @trophy-token and 50 whaleshares

So keep upvoting and resteeming the contest-posts, to make the prizes as big as possible ;)

The Rules


  • HAVE FUN!!
    That´s the most important thing ;)
  • All entries must be submitted before Thursday 5th of April at 7PM UTC.
  • Upvote and Resteem this post
  • Design a character based on the theme given
  • Make a post of your own for your entry
  • You can make up to 3 Entry-Posts for every style
  • Make sure to add #designacharacter as your first tag
  • In your post describe the medium/the process a bit if possible
  • Post the links to your entries in comments of this post, so other participants and myself can find it.
    If it's a character that you did not create it will not be accepted.
  • No Pre Existing Original Characters
    Every artwork must be new and made for this contest.
  • All entries must be original works of art

Additional Info

If you have suggestions for this contest, or want to be a sponsor and/or guest judge, I´d be happy if you contact me via discord (w0olf#9231) or Steemit-Chat!

But now to this weeks Challenge:

This weeks theme is the Style Challenge:

The Style Challenge works like this:

In the Style Challenge, I will give you three different Styles.

1.) One cartoon/manga/comic Artist, Series or Studio Style
(e.g. The Simpsons, Bill Watterson, Disney, Frank Miller...)

2.) One Modern Days Artist Style
(e.g. Luis Royo, Jean Giraud, H.R. Giger, @beekart ;) ...)

3.) One Classic Artist Style
(e.g. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol...)

You can make up to three characters/entries per given Style.
Bonus in judgement will be considered if you try to make one character in all three different styles!


Here are some examples from our 1st Style Challenge:

Given Style

Disney´s "Gravity Falls"
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST - Week 5 - Style Challenge ~ Gravity falls by @tiemposdificiles
Design A Character week 5 - style challenge - meet Lupina! by @jillustrations

Given Style

Marko Djurdjevic
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST - Week 5 - Style Challenge by @renascence

Given Style

Max Ernst
DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST - Week 5 - Style Challenge by @renascence

All together

DESIGN A CHARACTER CONTEST - Week 5 - Style Challenge Reimagined Characters by @lildebbiecakes

Check out the contest for the other entries!

And this weeks Styles to choose from are:

1. Comic artist Mike Mignola

Mignola is known for creating the "Mignola-verse" for Dark Horse Comics, a collection of titles including Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and various spinoffs (Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder, etc.).
He has also created similarly themed titles for Dark Horse including Baltimore, The Amazing Screw-On Head and Joe Golem, Occult Detective.

For reference check out his Art

You can use color in your design but try to create an image that works well in black & white too.

2. Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi

American fantasy artist, motion picture producer and children's book creator/author.
In the gaming industry, he is best known for his work in the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering and on the Planescape product line for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
DiTerlizzi created The Spiderwick Chronicles series with Holly Black, and was an executive producer on the 2008 film adaptation of the series.

For reference check out his Art

And last but not least, a famous painter from the city where i was born...

3. Painter Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Klimt's primary subject was the female body,and his works are marked by a frank eroticism. In addition to his figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, he painted landscapes. Among the artists of the Vienna Secession, Klimt was the most influenced by Japanese art and its methods.

For reference check out Google Pictures

I hope you have as much fun as last in the last style challenge!

So, I wish u happy drawing!

I´m really looking forward to your entries!!

And now let´s gooooo!

If u have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments. :)

Have a nice day and steem on!



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hehe I can't even think about the contest.. :D
but good luck for others and will check other's art here...

Really nice contest!! I love Mike Mignola :-) So here is my submission :

Hi @w0olf and all! Here's my entry :) Wrote a short story for them as well! Do give it a read.

The Fire Princess and the Goat Deity


Here is my entry #1, I´ll try to make at least another one!. Thanks @w0olf for organising the contest.


Here is my first entry Mignola styley :)

This is such an inspiring contest omg * ___ * Hope to see amazing turn out !!!


oooh... the styles for this challenge are super intruiging... can't wait to see the entries!

Hello @w0olf and everyone! may I submit my entry:
These are Otto and Lianna, two characters done after Mike Mignola's style.

I will soon post a post on my blog that features them. thank you dear steemians and have a great weekend soon!


Your entries are in! Looking forward to your post! And don't forget to add the #designacharacter tag ;)


these are great! yay!


Here is my submission Mignola's style.
Hellboys's grandaughter. She looks prissy haha! That is bound to deepen the layers of the story of how she works her personality features in with her extraordinary talents.artflow_201804041224_kindlephoto-888667362.jpgartflow_201804041224_kindlephoto-888710672.jpg

This is going to be a tough one. As I understand the rules, you can make us much as 9 entries?


Exactly :D Up to 3 entries per style!

This is my first entry for style 1. / I plan to make 1 more entry for one of the other 2 styles.

Great post, I like it. Your post very used for all steemian in the world..

Hi this is my first time out but I made a post on my works.

This is my second entry for style 2. / I chose my own style. I hope it's valid.


Not exactly valid. You should choose one style of the three given artists. (Mignola, DiTerlizzi and Klimt)
That's how the challenge works ;) Anyways, great artwork @omdesign! :)


Since beekart was given as one of the examples for Modern Days Artist Style, I thought it just had too be unique style. But no problem, Will change it too Klimt style. Thanks again for the contest.


Oh these were just some general examples for the style challenge. This week's style challenge are the three artists introduced under "And this weeks Styles to choose from are:" ;) Looking forward to your Klimt entry :D


Translating with google and all this names, had me a bit confused :D Will do my best to get it right.

Here is my submission, Tony's Styleartflow_201804010834.jpg
I have been trying to find the "resteem" button on your post to put it on my page, to no avail. help please lol. I did put a link to the challenge in my post however!

Oh i'm very happy and i want to join :)

Hello, here is my post. inspired by Mike Mignola. Hope you like. Thank you.


here is my last submission! Thanks for the inspiration @wOolf! four peices that otherwise wouldn't have come into existence as well as pushing my personal style into other arenas. So without further ado, here is Bellatrix Lastrange and Lord Voldemorte's child Oonaugh raised by Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest.artflow_201804051146_kindlephoto-961668591.jpg
Mignola's style.
here is the link