Character Design Challenge

CDC Battle Royale

We’re proud to introduce to you:
the SIX FINALISTS of our SINS vs. VIRTUES character design challenge! Big thanks for all the amazing submissions!

Envy by @kauris_art
Wrath by @goagarts
Gluttony by @davidschneiderart
Justice by @gabrielpirchenfellner
Prudence by @defec7
Fortitude by @kityria

VOTE NOW for your favorite on our DISCORD CHANNEL #cdc_battle_royale and help them win a One by wacom graphics tablet – sponsored by CG Shop Austria!
The winner will be announced at the end of the conference – so tune in everyone!

The Challenge

In keeping with this year’s conference theme, we proudly introduce the SINS vs. VIRTUES CHARACTER DESIGN CHALLENGE. You are invited to design a character depicting either a sin or virtue.

Choose from the following:

SINS (Charcter facing right): Pride, Greed, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Gluttony, & Sloth

VIRTUES (Character facing left): Prudence, Justice, Temperance, or Fortitude

Feel free to do your own research and expand your options.


  • The character needs to strike a fighting pose (3/4 or side view)
  • Place your character on a plain white background
  • Characters maybe either 2D drawings or 3D renderings
  • The character should be an original design – do not depict characters from properties you do not have copyright for
  • Running, floating, or flying poses are also encouraged
  • Yes, characters may use props (swords, magic wands, etc.)
  • The character can be anything you want (demons, angels, zombies, dinosaurs, superheroes, robots, aliens, vikings, koalas, politicians, monsters, ANYTHING!)

Challenge organizers reserve the right to edit out any entries they deem to be inappropriate… so keep it clean, folks!


To submit you’ll need to post your artwork on instagram, using the hashtag #PIXEL14CDC The Grand Prize is a One by Wacom Tablet, generously provided by CG ShopAustria!

DEADLINE: Friday November 12th, 23:59 (Central European Standard Time)

By submitting your work, you’re okay with us using it on social media, we are not gonna use it for anything besides promotional purposes.

Out of all the submissions, a jury will nominate 3 SINS and 3 VIRTUES to compete against each other in a FINAL BATTLE, the winning artwork will be decided by YOU!

Starting Saturday, November 13th, you’ll have 24h to VOTE for your favourite artwork on our DISCORD CHANNEL – the winner will be announced on Sunday 14th at the end of the conference.

If you have any questions regarding the challenge, you can ask them directly in our #character-design-challenge Discord Channel. We encourage you to upload WIPs and to connect with your fellow artists there as well ! To stay updated regarding the challenge, please follow us @pixel.vienna on instagram.

We wish everyone Good Luck and fun with the challenge!