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This year's Secret Santa is now open!

For those who have signed up to the event, you have until December 22nd to finish your gifts!

Follow these submission instructions carefully, to not spoil any surprises:

  • When you've finished your gift, first choose Submit Pixel Art from the main site and upload your gift wrap (see Gift Wrap section here) as the preview (small) image and do not upload anything else. The description should only say “secret santa” and should not include the name of the person you’re gifting, at least until Christmas Eve.
  • Note: For the Secret Santa purposes, you can upload the template gift wraps below. Still, custom wraps rock!
  • Now, send your real gift to Christoballs by PM, Discord or email. You can use imgur.com, or if you can't, you can send it to c.m.kelsall@protonmail.com. We will edit and change your pixel art submission with the real one, so we can reveal all presents at the same time. Please don't post your gift anywhere else before 24th, that would spoil the surprise.

    This year's participants:
    - AdamF
    - ambivorous
    - b236
    - Bicho Cerote
    - Blashed
    - bypatryk
    - Christoballs
    - Clovvach
    - Eggy
    - gawrone
    - Gecimen
    - Hapiel
    - IceZeeKay
    - Irenaart
    - jeremy
    - lion95
    - marceles
    - Maye
    - Mirre
    - mupixl
    - orangemagik
    - pixl_person
    - pyrometal
    - QueenKami
    - Quiara
    - Reo
    - Salvatore
    - Sarahboev
    - Sazdx
    - SeDiceBisonte
    - shm31
    - sjd_sjd
    - skamocore
    - sushy
    - Theodote
    - tnr_12
    - Trigonomancer
    - Umbohr
    - Valentin Gendallf Krek
    - Veksell
    - vrine
    - Weerdmeester
    - Weulkin
    - Yogurt
    - yuanhai
    - zedOFF
    - zombieMode
     
Posted by Christoballs @ 12/7/2021 03:33  |    2
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Let's make a sock puppet 64x64 icon. It may look like a famous character or just have a simple, generic sock puppet appearance. If you want, you can make it resemble yourself and use it as your Pixel Joint avatar.

Colors: max 32

Canvas: exactly 64x64

Transparency: none

Animation: none



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by gawrone @ 12/6/2021 01:45  |    0
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The Pillow Shading on purpose 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 Pillow Shading on purpose forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 12/6/2021 01:43  |    0
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Deep within Pine Cone Forest, the adventurous Ayla and her adoring dog Falafel often made their coolest discoveries. Until one day, deep inside the forest, Ayla and Falafel stumbled upon an ominous, steel-and-stone tower... Now Falafel is being held captive by maniacal Dr. Kobushi and his henchmen and Ayla has to save him through 100+ levels of mind boggling labyrinthine levels.

With 100% pixel art graphics by Gecimen, Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory is now on Kickstarter! Be sure to check it out!

Posted by Gecimen @ 12/1/2021 10:01  |    5
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This week we want you to draw a monochromatic 2-frame animated scene that involves rain; using the Swamp 8-color palette below. You can make any sort of rain as long as the viewer will understand it's raining.

Colors: max 8, use the colors below


Canvas: Max 160x120 horizontal or vertical.
Transparency: no
Animation: required, exactly 2 frames.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 11/29/2021 05:37  |    1
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The Dithered Dunes 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 Dithered Dunes forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 11/29/2021 01:39  |    0
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One of the best pixel activities of the year, Pixelation's annual Secret Santa will be held once again on Pixel Joint this year, due to circumstances (of course with permission from its previous organiser, Atnas). If you'd like to participate all you need to do is hit on this thread and type "I'm in" and note what you'd like or wouldn't like from your Santa this Christmas.
Make sure to sign up before December 6th.

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!

Posted by Christoballs @ 11/21/2021 05:11  |    2
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This week we want you to depict a scene/sprite with at least one part/object pillow shaded. You read it right! We want you to find a good way to use this (lack of) technique.

Bonus Challenge: Make the whole scene/sprite pillow shaded (good luck on that)

Colors: 16max

Canvas: 160x120px max.

Transparency: optional

Animation: optional



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

Posted by Christoballs @ 11/22/2021 03:48  |    4
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The Animals_14 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 Animals_14 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 11/22/2021 03:48  |    0

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