Doctor Who (updated August 5th 2012)

Doctor Who (updated August 5th 2012)

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Doctor Who (updated August 5th 2012)

Title: Doctor Who (updated August 5th 2012)
Pixel Artist: Carnivac  (Level 8 Shodan :: 21237 points)
Posted: 6/7/2008 15:28
Palette: 53 colors
Statistics:  35 comments    39 faves    5 avatars

Updated 5th August.  For new sprite additions please check the actual site at from time to time.  Thank you.

Update 5th August 2012:
Second Doctor

Update 10th April 2012:
New Dalek Paradigm

Update 21st February 2012:
Cyberman (Cybus)

Update 8th February 2012:
Sixth Doctor

Update 29th January 2012:
Eleventh Doctor (Green Coat)

Update 1st June 2011:

Update 3rd May 2011:
Eleventh Doctor (Area 51)

Update 2nd May 2011:
Canton Everett Delaware III

Update 27th April 2011:

Update 23rd April 2011:
Peri Brown

Update 21st April 2011:
Sarah Jane Smith (SJA)

Update 28th January 2011:
Kandy Man

Update 28th August 2010:
Amy Pond

Update 8th July 2010:

Eighth Doctor

Update 17th June 2010:

Raston Warrior Robot

Update 15th June 2010:

Eleventh Doctor

Update 9th June 2010:

Vincent van Gogh

Update 29th May 2010:

Rory Williams

Update 21st April

Seventh Doctor

Revamp 20th April

Nyssa (Snakedance)

Update 19th April

Gwen Cooper

Update 18th April


Update 17th April

The Master (Delgado)

Revamp 16th April

Sontaran General Staal

Revamp 15th April

Third Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor

Revamp 14th April


Revamp 13th April

First Doctor, First Doctor (Black & White), The Master (Ainley) & Zygon

Revamp 12th April

Death's Head

Revamp 10th April

Jenny, Rose, Turlough & Tegan

Revamp 9th april 2010

Nyssa & Adric

Revamp 8th april 2010

Fifth Doctor

Updated 7th april 2010

Added Fourth Doctor and Eleventh (Raggedy) Doctor

Update 4th april 2010:Right I'm updating the actual graphic file to include all the sprites I've done so far. These are all Doctor Who characters from the classic series, the modern series and the comics. They use only colors from the NES palette but do not use the NES colors per sprite limit. It's mainly a practise for me to work with a set palette while trying to pixel sprites that are recognisably based on well known characters, most of whom are live action.


My friend Schu has also done some great sprites in the same format and they can all be seen at the Doctor Who - Retro Sprite gallery at

where it also shows who each character is and at the bottom when they were added (in case you notice any slight style changes over time)


Doctor Who is property of the BBC. These sprites are the property of Carnivac (me)


I've seen several DeviantArtists use some of these to make bead sprites from and that's cool but please credit me and let me know too as I like to see them and actually would like someone to make me some to stick on my wall



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Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 10/28/2015 13:48

It's been over 3 years since I updated this piece.  I've done a few more sprites since then such as War Doctor, Clara, 12th Doctor which are on my deviantart.  It just got tedious constantly updating the large image. :P

saulc12 (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 10/28/2015 05:53

Keep up the fantastic work on this - superb detail.

jimlockey (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/18/2013 05:55

 100 types of cool

Beeblebrox (Level 5 Captain) @ 1/19/2013 21:31

Nicely Done, I love that you have included all the doctors.

Revolver1 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/29/2012 12:52

I wish this was a game i could play. it's incredible how much some of these resemble the characters and actors.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/21/2011 13:06

Centurion Rory is one of the many, many WIP ones I have to get around finishing someday.  I'm annoyed at myself that I still haven't finished the Brigadier I started a year ago, even when he died a couple months ago.

greenraven (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 4/21/2011 11:54

I think Van Gogh looks a little too calm. Could stand to look a bit more deranged.

And you should totally do centurion Rory to go along with police Amy. XD

Fud0 (Level 1 Gangster) @ 3/25/2011 04:33

This is really, really good, all miniaturizations are very recognizable.

John Pertwee and David Tennant  in particular have that immediate "hey i know who this is" effect.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 12/13/2010 01:40

Yeah some of them have been real difficult to get a good likeness of and I have some unfinished ones I set aside for a while such as the sixth doctor (though Schu has one on our joint Doctor Who gallery), leela, sarah jane and the brigadier.

Cilein (Level 5 Detective) @ 12/12/2010 15:00

The Tardis, Matt Smith's, Tennant, Van Gogh, heck all of them are more than recognisable, love how much detail you've got in here. Spriting known figures is risky, looking worse than it should if you can't pull it off often, not a problem for you guys though, - well impressed.

Tuna Unleashed (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/15/2010 20:46

oh shit, i gotta say the new tenth doctor is awesome

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/12/2010 11:32

yeah like i said she's done various characters too that I haven't shown here but are on the main gallery page of these sprites.  Every sprite is named under it with Schu or my name depending on who did it.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/12/2010 11:30

Yep, C. is Schu. Evrything is alright and the sun is shining.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/12/2010 11:28

The smirk wasn't meant to be in there.  It was a joke bit for someone.  The Fifth Doctor didn't smile much but then given the high death toll in some of his stories he didn't have much to smile about.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/12/2010 11:27

Wasn't being serious.  More curious.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/11/2010 02:09

gotta ask her, it's been a while since she was sending me the link on im...

and don't be so serious - i was never saying that you ripped anything.

Tuna Unleashed (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2010 17:51

its probably just me, and anyhow i only just noticed that you got rid of the smirk, which helps a lot. i tend to work better under limitations which leaves me a bit partial to them, but overall the quality of the revamps is better.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/10/2010 17:39

Actually the old head looked hardly anything like him. It wasn't even his head originally, just a random doodle of a blond guy which I then quickly turned into a fifth doc sprite going by memory of what he looked like (hadn't seen a pic of him in years so I got some of it wrong) to make a quick pixel present for a friend as she's a big fan of his. She actually agrees the new sprite is far more accurate and seemed to make her happy.

I don't think I can do actual NES graphics these days. Both these (using NES palette) and my main game project (using a modified NES palette) both started off much stricter with NES sprite limitations but I just get bored with how they looked and want more colors in because these aren't actually on the NES.  I prefer working with a set palette rather than a few colors per sprite.  Perhaps it's cos I learnt to sprite on systems that never had such a stupid color per sprite limit.  Even my 1984 Amstrad CPC didn't.  I think I like how NES graphic artists (such as those who did Batman and Shatterhand) made great use of the limitations but I don't think I like NES graphics themselves.

Tuna Unleashed (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2010 17:06

'fraid i'm not. it was mostly the head i liked better, it legitimately looked a lot like him and something about the way you did the hair was really stylish looking. eh, maybe its just me. either way, the revamps are coming out really nicely overall, even if they're losing some of their NEStastic charm.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/10/2010 16:30

please be joking.  The old fifth doctor sprite was an embarrasing piece of crap with poor color usage and slightly out of proportion to everyone else and barely accurate at all.  I prefer to regard it as a style prototype.  I'd always hated it and finally got around to fixing what I so disliked about it.  Thanks for the compliment about the rest though.

Tuna Unleashed (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/10/2010 15:59

i liked the old version of the fifth a lot better but these are still fantastic

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/10/2010 13:11

Well show me the site you've seen then.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/10/2010 12:53

not really sure what her online-names are. my bad sorry.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 4/10/2010 11:31

You mean Schu?  She has her own sprites which I haven't put here as that's her own but she has them on my Doctor Who gallery.

schrumpfkopf (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 4/10/2010 11:01

err - did i see them on charlottes site somehow?

bobusdoleus (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/27/2010 19:14

Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, Legendary superdoctor of awesomeness. 'The one which had a scarf,' indeed. :)

DoomDoom (Level 5 Detective) @ 8/8/2008 10:11
Exellent work for these tiny sprites!!!

saggiofilosofo (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/19/2008 01:08
Awesome characterization! Exellent work!

Chaos Design (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/10/2008 14:12
DR Who is great and so is ur work expecially with the dog bot.

Gunstar_Red (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/8/2008 04:32
lol, it's john pertwee isnt it, well they look similar, kinda, lol.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 6/8/2008 04:05
But I haven't done Troughton yet :(

Update to the site : Tenth Doctor is now present.  Cue hordes of screaming fangirls...

sharprm (Level 4 Deputy) @ 6/8/2008 00:15
Cool idea. I want to see the one which had a scarf. Are the girls hunching forward? I don't know.

Darth Mandarb (Level 10 Operative) @ 6/7/2008 21:54
Not (at all) familiar with the show/series ... but I dig the style!  Good job!

Gunstar_Red (Level 1 Rookie) @ 6/7/2008 18:20
Your Patrick Troughton looks exactly like him!!!

zi-double (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 6/7/2008 16:47
hm very nice ... simple fantastic for my taste. Will be glad if you have more free time :)

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