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    Posted: 16 March 2009 at 12:26am

CHALLENGE: Character Mash-Up

Challenge winner Calv challenges you to create a new video game character by melding two or more existing characters together. You can use any character from any game, but be as creative as possible. You can do it as a portrait, a sprite, a scene or however you want.

Some examples; Mario wearing Master Chief's outfit about to race in an F-Zero machine or Sonic mixed with Blanka.

Make sure you tell us who your characters are and what games they are from.

Canvas Size- Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 36.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

EDIT: If anyone is found using existing sprites and editing them for the challenge, they will be banned. Tracing an existing sprite is also frowned upon and will be considered ripping.

Edited edit: now in super large coloured bold words for those who can't read properly :P


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Character Mash-up pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!



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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 3:48am
They call him... The Almighty... Cloudio Cario!

->  -> -> ->

...

This is going to be teh awesomeness.

(Mario Mario + Cloud Strife)

Still doing the lines, and haven't "chosen" that color yet, just a fast pick.

EDIT:

LATERS, gotta go for now.


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Quote pixelblink Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 10:22am
please reread the updated challenge rules, everybody :)
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Quote Exquisious Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 10:36am
Here's my WIP:



I call him Kiro, for Kirby/Mario! Suggestions?

EDIT: Go to my topic in the WIP section for updates :)


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Quote Tunc Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 1:01pm
Kirby looks like that when he's eaten mario though : 3

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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 1:11pm

i'm alittle stuck...i'm trying to do a mesh-up of rouge the bat mixed with chun-li. any suggestions?

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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 1:12pm
avoid being obvious 
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Quote Cesque Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 1:22pm
Looks like Kirby and Mario has a kid! Oh wait, /this/ is what happens when Kirby and Mario have a kid! http://www.8bitcollective.com/images/happythattim/Adventures+of+Kirbio+Part+1/

I found that highly amusing. Anyway, I've been working on this today a bit, and so far I have this:



I really need some tips on how to liven it up, make it more interesting and get rid of all that black space...
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Quote LandShark Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 2:04pm
I'm just waiting for some kick-ass sprite artists to come out guns a blazin'
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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 2:30pm
hello i am french,
here is my baby wip, it will be a production, I am only made block them of life

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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 4:45pm
I'm trying to do Sonic/Mickey Mouse.
Suggestions are really welcome!
Obviously is a WIP.


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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 5:56pm
are we allowed to make a nes game mockup for the challenge that includes the character? or do we have to make just a sprite or illustration of it?

because i really wanted to make a nes game mockup. or something similar.
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by x-death

are we allowed to make a nes game mockup for the challenge that includes the character? or do we have to make just a sprite or illustration of it?

because i really wanted to make a nes game mockup. or something similar.


"You can do it as a portrait, a sprite, a scene or however you want."

I'd read that sentence as a yes :)
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Quote sapphira83 Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 7:50pm
ok metaru i'm going for it. will post my first pic tomorrow night
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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 8:20pm
yeah i know but then the character wouldn't be dominant and i don't know how obvious the merge would be. thats why i asked.

Cesque:
well one thing i noticed is that the contrast between the red in his eye and the white is way to much. see according to the rest of the image its on i'm guessing the value is about a 15 difference maybe 20 between color tones. (just a guess i might be wrong) so try to stick to that similar contrast value or else it will stick out to much. also maybe trying to





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Quote Savaril Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 9:30pm
Quote/Lemeza
Cave story/La Mulana



WIP. Sprite style inspired by the Cave Story hi-res sprites


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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 16 March 2009 at 11:55pm
Originally posted by Cesque

Looks like Kirby and Mario has a kid! Oh wait, /this/ is what happens when Kirby and Mario have a kid! http://www.8bitcollective.com/images/happythattim/Adventures+of+Kirbio+Part+1/

I found that highly amusing. Anyway, I've been working on this today a bit, and so far I have this:



I really need some tips on how to liven it up, make it more interesting and get rid of all that black space...

explore  using diferent perspectives instead of a simple sideview.

and i must be honest when i say that kirbio thing makes no sense...
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Quote Calv Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 12:29am
Originally posted by x-death

are we allowed to make a nes game mockup for the challenge that includes the character? or do we have to make just a sprite or illustration of it?

because i really wanted to make a nes game mockup. or something similar.
 
NES game mockup would be fine, so long as you mash up characters and they are present.  I'd call that a scene :)
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Quote Tyvon Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 1:18am
Travis Touchdown/Jack Cayman (No More Heroes/MadWorld)
(UPDATED)


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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 2:40am
Inspired by Metaru's list:



Weighted Companion Tetris Piece :3

EDIT:




They breed quickly... : O


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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 3:28am


WAIT for the BIG ASS SWORD :D! BUSTER FTW!


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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 5:10am
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Inspired by Metaru's list:Weighted Companion Tetris Piece :3

This made me LOL!
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Quote Cesque Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 9:14am
Well, I chose the side view because I wanted to emphasise the whole pacman theme... maybe I'll submit two pieces for this challenge, I have some other ideas.
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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 11:06am


is CRASH and sonic, the enemi is dead
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Quote Syliixus Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 11:09am
Hello ! I'm French like Spirou
 
My Mashup: Yoshi + Hitman = Yosh*tman 47
 
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Quote asukicco Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 12:30pm
I was thinking about two games of the same genre, like Another World and Black Thorne. But I don't know if I have time for this. Mumble.
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Quote Connell Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 12:41pm
Still a fair bit of work to do on this one. Comments and criticism welcomed. (Note, the "ass-hair" has been fixed)
New version. C+C still welcomed.




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Quote PixelKiwi Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 3:36pm
Tried to go for more obscure characters.

Lady Sylvana Windrunner [Warcraft 3]
Penitent Engine [Dawn of War : Soulstorm]

Very rough at the moment, might not finish in time. Spent most of the time trying to nail the perspective.

It's also missing an arm.






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Quote r1k Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 9:21pm
not sure if Ill have time to finish this for the challange, but heres a quick sketch of my idea.  I want to take the most cliche character (mario) but combine him with someone really unlikely, chun li.



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Quote Metaru Replybullet Posted: 17 March 2009 at 10:03pm
Originally posted by Spirou


Tracing = fail.

PS: also what the eff everyone. half of the images posted here are either mario or mario.


Edited by Metaru - 18 March 2009 at 1:24am
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Quote smk Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 2:37am
Claudio Cario might have to wait as I came up with a really awesome idea that's going to take a lot of time.
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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 3:05am
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Originally posted by Spirou


Tracing = fail.

PS: also what the eff everyone. half of the images posted here are either mario or mario.


And that's why I chose something else:



Behold... Octo-Malcolm!

Or should I name him, Octolm?


Edited by Club Beuker - 18 March 2009 at 3:05am
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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 3:26am
club beuker what characters did you merge? i can't seem to spot either of them.
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Quote Spirou Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 4:45am
Why my participation were not chosen to be competition
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Quote Club Beuker Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 5:27am
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club beuker what characters did you merge? i can't seem to spot either of them.


I merged an octorok (from the Zelda series) with Malcolm (the Antagonist from the Kyrandia series) (images below).

Octorok:


Malcolm:


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Quote AlexWeldon Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 5:46am
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I'm trying to do Sonic/Mickey Mouse.
Suggestions are really welcome!
Obviously is a WIP.


Too much Mickey, not enough Sonic. Give him spiky hair on his ears or something.
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Quote Adarias Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 9:16am


Megaman from eponymous series plus Arthur from Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
And i didn't mess the spelling on the fauld, it's going to read ARTU RIUS (latin name) :P.

Kiwi - looking greaaaat, i didn't know they had brought in Sisters of Battle to DoW? (they aren't called that anymore but i haven't kept up...).  My only concern is that it might end up looking like any othe penitent engine.  how about making the machine itself more elfy? (maybe some wooden elements, or vines for cables/tubes...some wisps flying in and around....you know :D).   also while you're in the sketch stage, you may want to adjust the balance of it, she's toppling badly atm.

edit : it's an awesome original design.  I'd like to see someone get that in card and putty for the tabletops :D


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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 1:31pm
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Originally posted by TheManuz

I'm trying to do Sonic/Mickey Mouse.
Suggestions are really welcome!
Obviously is a WIP.


Too much Mickey, not enough Sonic. Give him spiky hair on his ears or something.

I think you're right!
New WIP:

Shaded a little more, added spiky hair, and deleted arms.
I want to try another pose.
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Quote AlexWeldon Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 2:53pm
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I think you're right!
New WIP:

Shaded a little more, added spiky hair, and deleted arms.
I want to try another pose.


Trouble is now you don't really see the ears, because they're lost against the hair. Why not go with my original idea and make hairy ears? Or make the ears black, so they stand out against the blue... or something?

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Quote TheManuz Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 3:07pm
@alexweldon: i think i'll leave the ear as they are, because they're a really characteristic trait of mickey.
I'll try to use highlights to make them stand more.
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Quote Savaril Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 3:35pm
..Could I get some criticism on my Quote+Lemeza piece?
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Quote Hapiel Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 3:44pm
I was planning on saying something, but not 100% sure about who Lemeza was I stopped writing.
Anyway, if I guess it right, he is from some adventure game I really did not like, was japanese, and still have on my computer. Ill take another look..

Found it. I guess it is La Mulana? The game?

Anyway, because the style and the colors are so cavestoryish it is very hard to see who he is. You could try and mix up the cavestory style lineart you have now with the la mulana colors.
For the rest, I think this one is pretty much finished. You made it yourself quite easy AND limited yourself by doing a character in an existing, working, successful style.
Its your decision if you see that as something good or something bad :)

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Quote LandShark Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 6:23pm

dont't pay attention to the top much, pls. I need help with the legs and body movement, giving him weight and such. any tips?
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Quote Tarenken Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 6:32pm
Wanted to check if this was okay.

^ my WIP. Yes, my handwriting is atrocious.
My question is: is it okay if the mashup character only appears in one panel? The full effect wouldn't be there otherwise.
Mashup: Pokey from Earthbound and a suprise character to be revealed later.
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Quote Nightmare Maker Replybullet Posted: 18 March 2009 at 7:26pm
I was thinking about making Wandash (Wander from SotC + Ash from Evil Dead), but I got tired before reaching half of the lineart lol
Anyway, here's the progress:
(oh, and btw, sorry for my sudden evil dead fever, it's just that I watched it last week and can't stop thinking about it ever since)



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