CCC - Character Compounding Contest! (Round Fifteenth: Palla, Catria and Est)

Sure thing.

i got all of them when i save image why is that?

Complete before the deadline.


Taking into account @CanDy’s suggestion, I extended the deadline from the 15th to the 20th.
It was done directly after I read the message but wasn’t addressed publicly.
I’m sorry if that wasn’t made clear sooner. I’ll mention it once more, the deadline for this round is now the 20th of February 2023.

I wish you all a wonderful day.


Dracoknight Palla:

Also a jank fullbody



Welcome to the 15th round of CCC voting!

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

Round 1: 44 entries submitted by 21 contestants.
Round 2: 21 entries submitted by 13 contestants.
Round 3: 34 entries submitted by 14 contestants.
Round 4: 49 entries submitted by 15 contestants. The biggest round yet!
Round 5: 39 entries submitted by 13 contestants.
Round 6: 20 entries submitted by 9 contestants.
Round 7: 12 entries submitted by 7 contestants.
Round 8: 24 entries submitted by 10 contestants.
Round 9: 26 entries submitted by 19 Contestants
Round 10: 24 entries submitted by 10 Contestants
Round 11: 20 entries submitted by 12 Contestants
Round 12: 25 entries submitted by 10 Contestants
Round 13: 11 entries submitted by 4 Contestants
Round 14: 11 entries submitted by 5 Contestants
Round 15: 16 entries submitted by 5 Contestants

Today’s vote is for your favourite Palla, Catria, or Est!

Pick your favourite contestants! Vote for everyone you like!
  • Est
  • Wasdye
  • image
  • 初代三姐妹
  • palla

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Who will win? This poll will conclude in about three days! Let’s get to voting! Pick as many as you like!

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@RedBean wins first place, followed by @Plant_Academy being second.
Considering we delayed the deadline and that February is a shorter month, I don’t think we’ll have time for voting the third character, I hope no one is disappointed by this decision, however, it will return next time unless I receive feedback to remove it and have a different format.
Anyway, here are the characters they have chosen for the next round:

Camilla, Elise and Felicia from Fire Emblem Fates!

Next round will begin on March 1st of 2023


Camilla for sure doesn;t have enough artwork yet

Elise, though.


mind you, this is by no means a complaint, just expressing my opinion.

while we can always see some cool stuff once in a while due to the contest variation rules (the amount of sprites people did before for Fates was ridiculous), we should also consider this: if you put a popular character on display, you’re bound to have more people willing to make mugs for them, otherwise with the less popular ones it’s no surprise that we get less interest and motivation to do stuff.

don’t get me wrong, doing FE portraits is always good for both spriting/editing practice and increasing repo assets at the same time, but it is also true that working on the “usual” characters that have already been done to death and beyond, over and over again, can eventually become quite boring in the long run.

some people also prefer doing non-FE stuff when they feel like doing so, since there’s an ocean of other videogame franchises out there.
maybe having different contests based on different videogames could open even more doors for spriters, not sure if something like that has already been tried and tested before.
now we even get AI generators for portraits, so that could be another resource to consider.

options are many, actually. all it takes is just to give them a try i guess.


I just don’t see why all the mugs have to share a “theme” for the recent CCCs. No offense meant to any of the recent winners but I enjoyed the CCC when there was a variety of different characters to choose from for these contests.

sorry but I’ll pass this one as well.

Personally I would like to have at least one gba character

Apologies if I’m a little late and bordering necroposting, but I wanted to give my two-cents about what was mentioned before.

The characters chosen are chosen because the winners chose those characters (besides the 3rd community voted character). If you want different characters, you simply have to win and choose them yourself. Obviously, that’s easier said than done, but it’s a reward for the winners. It’s there to motivate you to do your best and make quality mugs, which in turn, further helps the community with said quality mugs.

Side note, I don’t know who needs to hear this, but telling yourself “But I’ll never be able to win” is not a good mindset.

  • You’re relegating yourself either to failure or avoidance. If you don’t try at all, then yes, you won’t be able to win. If you try, but with zero conviction and assume it won’t do well, you won’t bother much and be lax with your work; but if you try your best to make a good piece, there’s always a chance of success.
  • Even if you don’t get first or second place, the experience still makes for practice, especially if you’re giving it your all. It makes for a learning experience and gives the community something of effort to use, and yourself something to be proud of regardless.

If you don’t like the characters chosen, nobody is forcing you to participate. There’s been several rounds I’ve been interested in joining, but ultimately decided not to because I didn’t care for the characters. Not everyone is going to like the same characters, and that’s fine.

As for the want for at least one GBA character, I’m not sure what that would achieve. Sure, it’ll make splicing and editing a little easier, but that doesn’t mean you can’t splice and edit GBA mugs to look like non-GBA characters. I think people would appreciate more creative and unique splices than edits of the pre-existing mugs, but that may just be me.

Anyways, sorry for the wall of text. There’s more I could say, especially on the previous paragraph, but I’ll bite my tongue for now. Thanks for reading.


Also very sorry for not participating this round despite basically setting the theme. Art motivation has been kicking my ass, so I didn’t find the time to make anything.


I support your point,BuskHusker.
The purpose of my participation in this activity is to see more good works.Several times, to be honest, I am quite happy because of your artwork-for example, the theme of Minerva I picked,I was looking forward to your showtime!


You know what, imma insert myself in the fray as well and support busk’s overall point

Heck just look at round 13 of the CCC, all GBA characters but it was the least competitive round, being only 4 submitters +me included, which made me reach to a conclusion to not vote for me during that round in fear that I would pick uninteresting characters again. I don’t think making it atleast 1 GBA character would make any difference too. (and now I felt like picking felicia is making me reconsider my decision)



It seem the bipolar situation (all gba character and no gba character)will lead to the same result

we can’t blame people to make their character choice as well as we can’t blame people not participate the contest, fair enough

good luck for keeping ccc alive, but if ccc end up being inactive like frog ang gamer , just let it be.
we cannot stop the unavoidable fate

I think this’ll be my final response for this thread
imo, I think what the CCC is currently suffering similarly is burnout (like me \o.o/) if that makes sense. When you focus on something continuously, people will reasonably get tired of it and lose motivation (speaking from experience kek). Simply, the solution is perhaps give it some time to breath (maybe instead of 2 weeks, give it like a month or month and a half of breathing time) so that once it’s back, people are recharged and ready to sprite again (Or it could be the same as before and as if as nothing changed).
Also I think most people are also busy with their irl as well sooo-


Thank you all for the feedback, it really helps.
I might follow @Plant_Academy’s advice and spread out more each round of the CCC. I don’t know what the major part of the community wants and explicitly sharing your point of view contributes to making the CCC more enjoyable for everyone.
At the end of round sixteen, after deciding on the third character, I’ll also add different polls in another post to choose how the following rounds should be (frequency of each round, character options, etc…)
Hopefully, together, as a community can create and/or improve a format that appeals to everyone.