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Title: Kandyman
Pixel Artist: Cilein  (Level 5 Irish Elk :: 3410 points)
Posted: 12/12/2010 05:03
Palette: 19 colors
Statistics:  7 comments    0 faves    0 avatars

Some exam time procrastination resulted in this little guy. I thought he was called the 'Kandyman' - that's what poor research brings back (Kandyman is from Doctor Who), so it's Bertie Bassot - I just knew him as the mascot for liquorice allsorts. I plan on making a game mockup inspired by the 'Monster of a Dessert' challenge, I realized I'd need a player character as I'd only really thought about enemies. I drew up a sketch of a trenchcoat-wearing, gun-wielding, hatted character but realised he would take from the sweets/dessert theme - in my efforts to make him more desserty I came across photos of liquorice allsorts and this popped to mind so I struck him to the pose I had planned and had a go at it.

There was no specific reference, I just double checked what sweets he was made of.

I plan on making the full mockup when I'm free of exams so hopefully that will come along in the near future!


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Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 1/29/2011 14:53

I pixelled the Doctor Who Kandy Man, hehe.  He's in my gallery as part of my updated Doctor Who sprite set if you're interested

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 12/13/2010 05:46

Haha epicness! Most cool people are nerds these days ;), I heard about that, would be an epic event. I'd love to do comic-con some year!  Haven't seen the trailer but have seen stills, you know the shark is going to be some awesome bit of random, Matt Smith's episodes are nearly all brilliantly written!

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 12/13/2010 01:46

Yeah, I'm a big fan of all Who.  You oughta see my PS3's hard drive. It's got over 600 episodes of the main series, plus the spin offs plus various random bits (animations, Who themed episodes of quiz shows, charity things, the Peter Cushing movies) and also a lot of the audio stories.  And yeah Smith is among my 3 favorites of all time, easily my fave of the modern era guys and I do love his series theme (the new brass bit at the beginning is a nice catchy build up). I'm gonna try get me a ticket to the Doctor Who Experience just so i can photograph myself in one of the TARDIS sets (they have three different ones, Davisons, Tennants and Smiths) with my Sonic Screwdriver.  God that makes me sound like a nerd.  Again I'm ok with that.  Anyways the christmas special is on in a couple weeks.  Trailer looks good.  Still wondering what the heck is with the flying shark.

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 12/12/2010 14:53

Yeah I noticed that, lovely collection you've got - I had a big negative preconception of what Doctor Who was all about for years, then last winter my brother got me to watch the "Blink" episode, a month later I'd seen all the modern seasons, it's pretty addictive. Loving the new theme music and Matt Smith's portrayal! Thanks for the sprite comments, I love working with bright colors!

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 12/12/2010 13:53

Yeah when you view Bertie Bassett and the Kandyman side by side you can easily tell which ones which but if you're not that familiar with either one they can seem like the same thing as they're both based on the same brand of sweets. Anyways the Kandyman is from the 7th Doctor story The Happiness Patrol which is also notable for seeing the TARDIS having it's blue exterior covered in pink paint.  Hm, I know rather too much about Doctor Who, both classic and modern series. I'm ok with that.   Anyways this sprite looks appealing and I like the colors.  You've got me tempted to actually sprite the Kandyman for my Doctor Who sprite collection.

Cilein (Level 5 Irish Elk) @ 12/12/2010 11:35

My bad, but an interesting correction. Paying attention would have paid off - image searches for references, I assumed they were the same thing when I saw some photos of a guy in a big costume that was pretty dang similar entitled "kandyman", those must have been screens from Doctor Who. I've not seen too many of the older series (just some Tom Baker, then Eccleston onwards), but that sounds like a fun villain.

I'll keep the title, it's how I thought of him as I worked through this, and can remind me in future :P

Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 12/12/2010 09:47

Actually the mascot is called Bertie Bassett.  The Kandyman was a villain in Doctor Who that resembled the character enough that the BBC assured Bassetts he would never appear again.

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