Pixel Art Challenge: Go, Carter!


This week, we have a cross-challenge with the Pixel Art Official Discord server, a community originating at the r/pixelart subreddit. Both communities are to re-imagine each other's mascots. For us, that means we are tasked produce high quality version of their mascot character named Carter:

They have come up with many variations of him over the years (for inspiration)

They will be the first to admit that Carter leaves a lot to be desired from a pixel art perspective. This is our chance to help them out and fix that!

Next week, once the challenge is over, expect a news post to showcase their versions of the PJ Nerd for everyone to see

Canvas Size - Min 50x50. Max unrestricted.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

As an additional note, did you know PJ has its own discord server?

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Mandrill @ 2/19/2018 04:44  |    11


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Ails (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 2/20/2018 21:22

Man, all those defining features!

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 2/19/2018 20:25

Hey, thanks for that additional clarification! I especially like that first and fourth image, haha

Elk (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 2/19/2018 18:58

Im in

Mechanic4Games (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/19/2018 18:34

the main thing about carter is the messy eyes and headshape, also technically the king isnt Carter the king is called Porter but its in the same spirit as carter. The best way to classify Carter is probably the messy shape of everything, heres some variations of him that people made in a Carter-themed daily challenge on pixcord:
I find this one to be really creepy tbh

Carter also shoots lasers apparantly

Heres a cowboy-themed carter that was made for a game


Sometimes carter has had a jelly-bean body

Carter is in a game as well

and then heres... infinicarter

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 2/19/2018 14:41

The original Carter is the first image. Everything else is a variation off of that

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 2/19/2018 12:03

I would guess just skin  and eye color, and I want to say a wide head and no nose, but the king one breaks that.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 2/19/2018 09:45

You can now view the Nerd challenge announcement here (if you've already opened the invitation in the news post above), and the submissions here.

Gourami (Level 1 Thug) @ 2/19/2018 08:36

Looks like a Carter Challenge to me 

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/19/2018 07:50

what are the character's stable attributes?

ArmyFrog (Level 5 Captain) @ 2/19/2018 07:48

Gourami...what is this?

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