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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for a sequel for your movie franchise, and this sequel is the Space Edition! You could title it "[...] In Space" or something similar and the story obviously takes place somewhere not on earth!

It should be a continuation of your previous movies, but if you did not yet submit an entry for previous Pixelween rounds you're free to pick any subject to put in space.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 16, use this palette:

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/11/2021 00:38  |    2
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The The Beginning 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! Check out the The Beginning forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/11/2021 00:37  |    8
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for a sequel to your first movie, and this sequel is titled: "The Attack of [...]", with the thing attacking being the subject of your previous poster.

For example, if your first movie was called "Blood", your sequel should be called "The Attack of the Blood". With some themes this will be easier than with others, so modify your theme if needed and we trust on your creativity to find a fitting solution. If you did not yet submit an entry for Pixelween round 1 you're free to pick any subject as attackers.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 8, use this palette:

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/4/2021 00:10  |    25
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It's time to vote for the latest pixel art challenge: The Beginning.
 
There are 234 entries, this is crazy, thank you all so much for joining!

VOTE NOW!
 
Please vote, we need as many votes as possible to get a fair result.
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/4/2021 00:07  |    15
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The CGAmbl3rs 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! Check out the CGAmbl3rs forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/4/2021 00:07  |    3
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies!

 
September's top commenter awards go to:
  1. b236
  2. vrine
  3. SarahBoev
       
And September's most favourited award goes to:

Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Luca

Posted by Christoballs @ 10/1/2021 08:04  |    8
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for the first movie in your very own horror franchise. Pick a name for your movie, and don't make it too complex as we'll be introducing themes for the sequels in upcoming challenges. For example a one word noun title like 'Chucky' or 'Aliens' will work great.

You are free to choose if you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

In upcoming challenges you will be extending this movie franchise, so choose it wisely.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 4, use this palette:

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

We're excited to hear who will be joining, let us know in the comments with an "I'm in"!

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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/27/2021 00:41  |    82
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The Delicious Food 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! Check out the Delicious Food forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/27/2021 00:41  |    1
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Pixelween has returned from its slumber, and it promises rewards for those who endure its horrors!

This year, you will be crafting posters of your own horror film series over the course of four consecutive weekly challenges. Each challenge will be one more part of your series, and all the posters together shall be your Pixelween entry. Call forth your darkest nightmares!

Rules:
To be eligible for the Pixelween prizes, you must submit to at least 2 of the 4 weeklies. As long as at least two of your submissions are on time, you are allowed (but not required) to submit more up until October 24, the final deadline. Having a complete set is not required to win, but the fates favor a finished franchise.
The winning posters will be chosen from all eligible entries by a jury of select PixelJoint members, perhaps with the help of some dark outsiders who for now remain in the shadows...
The weeklies also function as normal weeklies, with the usual prizes. Your success in the weeklies does not influence your chances in Pixelween judging.

Every week there will be a new theme and more colors you can use, and for every poster the canvas size will be 80x120.

Prizes:

  • 1st place will receive a printed Masters of Pixel art book volume of your choice, and a software key.
  • 2nd & 3rd place will receive a 25$ steam gift card OR one item of choice from the Lospec store, a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a software key.
  • 4th and 5th place will receive a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a software key.
  • 6th - 9th (and possibly more) place will receive a software key, see info below.

There are 3 Aseprite, 3 Pixaki, and 3 Pro Motion keys, which will be divided among the top 9 entrants. The highest placing winners get to choose first, and if a winner does not need a software license it will be moved on to the 10th place, and so on.

The winning posters shall be announced on the 31st of October.
All who participate shall earn the rare Pixelween trophy.

How to enter:

To participate, your works need to be submitted to the Pixel Joint challenges, details are in the challenge posts:

The first challenge is: The Beginning (September 27th - October 3rd)
The second challenge will run from October 4th - 10th
The third challenge will run from October 11th - 17th
The fourth challenge will run from October 18th - 24th

If you've missed out on one of the challenges you can still submit your entry to Pixel Joint, as long as at least 2 of the posters are posted as part of a weekly challenge within the deadline.

Will you terrify the judges? Will you show them something hauntingly beautiful?

Should you feel frightened on your own, the community is here for you in the challenge forum threads and in the Pixelween channel on the PJ Discord. You're welcome to share your WIPs, so that we may conquer our fears together!

You can find the results of the 2020 Pixelween here.


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Posted by Hapiel @ 9/26/2021 12:23  |    6
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Zinogre/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Zinogre/pixelart

Zinogre
by SovanJedi

Builder of sandcastles/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Builder of sandcastles/pixelart

Builder of sandcastles
by zch

Woodland Inn/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Woodland Inn/pixelart

Woodland Inn
by Bagrash

"Myth of The Night Sky"/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

"Myth of The Night Sky"/pixelart

"Myth of The Night Sky"
by Luca

Sword guy/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Sword guy/pixelart

Sword guy
by CELS

Ovelia and Delita - Final Fantasy Tactics/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Ovelia and Delita - Final Fantasy Tactics/pixelart

Ovelia and Delita - Final Fantasy Tactics
by NaturalHappy Birthday 7/30

memories lost/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

memories lost/pixelart

memories lost
by ink

Misty Forest Road/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Misty Forest Road/pixelart

Misty Forest Road
by hydrogenpixel

Strawberry War Goose/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Strawberry War Goose/pixelart

Strawberry War Goose
by SovanJedi

beetles/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

beetles/pixelart

beetles
by TofuPxl

Posted by Adarias @ 9/25/2021 13:22  |    4

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