#1 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

So here's the deal. There is an obscure character named Dr. Skull whose arch-enemy was the Red Blazer. Here is some 4-1-1 from a public domain character site:

"Dr. Skull was apparently an alien scientist who wished to conquer the earth, and commanded a fleet of spaceships that was successful in bombing Washington D.C. He was a recurring enemy of The Red Blazer who he wished to destroy.

Dr. Skull enjoyed being carried or wheeled around, but he was actually fairly agile. He flew around in a space ship, built a headquarters in the side of a mountain cliff, and possessed a number of technological wonders, including a handheld ray gun. He was a highly intelligent scientist and invented a super drug that made men fearless. He was aided by a small army of human slaves and kept trained animals including an ape named Bolo and a team of huge and vicious tracking dogs."

Here is what he originally looked like:

If ever there was a comic book character from the public domain that was ripe for a re-design, it is this guy.

His name just cries out for something spooky and terrifying, esp as this is the month of October!

Deadline is Tuesday, October 22nd around 11:00 PM Central Standard Time USA.

Any medium accepted.

Looking forward to the awesome entries for this one.

HAVE FUN!

#2 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

If @shatterstar or @the_poet could pin this Public Domain Contest when they have time, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

#3 Edited by The Poet (8164 posts) - - Show Bio
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#4 Posted by BumpyBoo (10618 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea, gotta enter this one ^___^

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#5 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio

Oooooh...ooh-hoo-hoo-HOO!

I need to make time for this one!

#7 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by redscare (480 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in... but it's gonna be hard to do this and not make him look like Megamind. Not because their's a lack of options, but because I really want to make this guy look like Megamind... :)

#9 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@redscare: Maybe if you think along the lines of creepy? Use the skull theme instead?

Remember, as you know, this is a complete re-design of the character. You don't have to make him anything like the original in any fashion! Make him something new, that's the name of the game.

#10 Edited by redscare (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh I'm already done drawing it... I was just joking around.

#11 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@redscare: I didn't see that you wanted to make him look like Megamind! OK< I see. Man, that is fast if you already drew him!

#12 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio

I should have mine in by tomorrow. Fun doing, fun doing.

#13 Posted by Violens (543 posts) - - Show Bio

#14 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio

Would've had this up sooner if it wasn't for...math...

#17 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@armiv2: Holy Pepperoni. That is creepy creepy creepy and totally bad ass. Nice job.

#18 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o said:

@armiv2: Holy Pepperoni. That is creepy creepy creepy and totally bad ass. Nice job.

Thank you, thank you kindly.

#19 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4211 posts) - - Show Bio

By redesign you just meant add a head mirror right? lol

#20 Posted by artiom1q2w (345 posts) - - Show Bio

#21 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@artiom1q2w: I like the first concept and design quite a bit.

#22 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@doomdoomdoom: Funny thing is I had a similar vision in my mind. Wasn't going to use it but for some reason I thought that as well. Kind of funky.

#23 Posted by axel2396 (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is my entry :)

#24 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio
#25 Posted by ARMIV2 (8845 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

We've got some great entries for this Public Domain Re-Design Contest featuring Dr. Skull. Anyone interested in entering, ya gots about 3 days left to do so, and it would be great to see more submissions!

#27 Posted by patzello (457 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in.

#29 Posted by GODofART (409 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Edited by GODofART (409 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright its pretty much done now, about 20 minutes or less worth of work:

Also bones of ruin is my new nickname/signature by the way. Encase anyone was wondering, lol!

Ok, here we go, i started on something...

#31 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@godofart: Which one will be your entry for the contest?

@artiom1q2w: Which one will be your entry for the contest?

#32 Edited by redscare (480 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: On artiom1q2w's art, I think that one is showing his interpretation of the character in a mech suit and the other is a close up of the character engaging the mech suit. It's the same design for the character in both.

Mine will be up tomorrow. 3pm-ish. I drew it like a week ago and totally slacked on coloring it.

#33 Posted by GODofART (409 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: This one:

and here are some cool special effects i added to it:

#34 Posted by redscare (480 posts) - - Show Bio

My re-envisioning of Dr. Skull. The costume is a tattered version of a more formal attire the people of his planet wear. He has the ability of mass suggestion to make other's due his bidding. Hope you like it...

#35 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@godofart: Either you're misunderstanding but you show me one then you add even more variations. I don't know which one you want to add here. Please let me know.

#36 Posted by artiom1q2w (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o said:

@godofart: Which one will be your entry for the contest?

@artiom1q2w: Which one will be your entry for the contest?

the first picture.

@redscare said:

@decept_o: On artiom1q2w's art, I think that one is showing his interpretation of the character in a mech suit and the other is a close up of the character engaging the mech suit. It's the same design for the character in both.

Mine will be up tomorrow. 3pm-ish. I drew it like a week ago and totally slacked on coloring it.

@decept_o is right

#37 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@artiom1q2w: Thank you. I will make certain to post your first picture as the entry for the contest. Appreciate you letting me know.

@redscare: Yes. I know. But he can only submit one image for the contest, same as everyone else. Just needed to know which one he wanted to use. He did reply so now we're clear on it.

#38 Posted by GODofART (409 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o: lol, its says right there "this one" and then "here are some bonus ones just for fun" how in the world are you getting confused by this? lol

#39 Edited by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

@godofart: Really difficult trying to offer up a valid reply to your statement here as I am having trouble discerning if you're trying to be humorous, trolling, or outright wanting to get me irritated. I sincerely hope it is the first one and I am failing with your humor.

You posted SEVEN images. Seven. Then when I ask which one you want to use, you state "this one" but then show several others. You never said, "here are some bonus ones just for fun"---please read your statement. You then said, "and here are some cool special effects i added to it:" and you posed 3 more images.

Under no circumstances am I trying to make this difficult. All I want from you is to know which one image you want to submit as your official entry. I don't want to assume which one it is you want and then post it in the voting thread and then have you get annoyed because I failed to post the right one.

If you don't reply before tomorrow, I am going to go ahead and post the one I think you want to have in the contest despite my reservations. I am trying to be fair and considerate on your behalf.

#40 Edited by Shatterstar (4460 posts) - - Show Bio

@decept_o said:

@godofart: Really difficult trying to offer up a valid reply to your statement here as I am having trouble discerning if you're trying to be humorous, trolling, or outright wanting to get me irritated. I sincerely hope it is the first one and I am failing with your humor.

You posted SEVEN images. Seven. Then when I ask which one you want to use, you state "this one" but then show several others. You never said, "here are some bonus ones just for fun"---please read your statement. You then said, "and here are some cool special effects i added to it:" and you posed 3 more images.

Under no circumstances am I trying to make this difficult. All I want from you is to know which one image you want to submit as your official entry. I don't want to assume which one it is you want and then post it in the voting thread and then have you get annoyed because I failed to post the right one.

If you don't reply before tomorrow, I am going to go ahead and post the one I think you want to have in the contest despite my reservations. I am trying to be fair and considerate on your behalf.

Pretty sure he meant the top one in the orange.

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#41 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

Contest is now closed. Will try to get the voting thread posted soon, may need help. Thanks to all who entered the contest, this was a fun one with plenty of great renditions of....DR. SKULL!

@shatterstar: Yes I do believe it is but just to be 100% safe. I am being a bit of a transparent dummy but am trying to be fair and make certain he gets the one image he wants posted in the voting thread.