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https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/326/1*JlTUlDv-Hh5H_mVbR65HHg@2x.pngFellow PJer and archivist of everything pixel art Matej "Retronator"Jan has not only been running a successful website with numerous projects most of you should be familiar with www.retronator.com/ but also a youtube account that's worth checking out.

Every month he manages to compress the most important things that happen in the world of pixels into his

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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/17/2017 09:04  |    2
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Time for another anatomy challenge, but with a twist!

If there is one thing that really makes you break your pencil in half with sheer rage it's failing at drawing hands. So just lay back, relax and pixel the weirdest hand you can; 4 noodly thumbs, 2 middle fingers and no palm? Why not.

Just make sure that your hand is somewhat functional.

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200.
Colors - Max. 16.
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 Mandrill @ 10/16/2017 08:45  |    2
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The Desktop 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 Desktop forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/16/2017 08:44  |    0
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Please join us in congratulating our two latest additions to the mod team! Wish them luck and thank them for volunteering their time to help with the management of PixelJoint! (we really needed the extra hand)

Hapiel Hapiel
JerryPie JerryPie

Posted by pyrometal @ 10/14/2017 15:45  |    13
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Hey there good pixel artists. I wanted to take a moment to apologize for the lousy performance of the server the last few days. I attempted to switch us over to a new setup, but had to roll back to this clunker server due to our reliance on a long dead tech stack.

On a positive note... we have plans for a BRAND NEW build (the half-hearted work on PJ v3 isn't worth salvaging) starting October 22 when I export a DB schema for Benoit 'pyrometal' Durand to start work on a new forum. I will start work on the main site build weekends starting November 4th. 

Many thanks to Benoit, Daniel 'Hapiel' Simu and Gokce 'Gecimen' Cimen for pushing the new PJ forward!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/14/2017 12:46  |    13
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Why stop when you can have a second pizza, or a third?

We all had to experience the tormenting pain that's the result of overeating at least once in our lives. A feeling that can only be described as some stage of dying a slow and painful death.

This week, I want you to pixel a sprite to convey this feeling. The character doesn't have to be human. A cyclops that has eaten too many Greeks (sorry about that Greeks) for instance is just as good.

Canvas Size - 64x64.
Colors - Max. 16.
Transparency -  Required.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 10/9/2017 05:03  |    2
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The Nice And Clean 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 Nice And Clean forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/9/2017 05:02  |    0
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Lock the taskbar!

This week I want you to depict a desktop with all that goes with it. Bars, icons and of course a neat backround. You can get creative or recreate your own desktop. (poor example)

Canvas Size - Exactly. 300x160.
Colors - Max. 32.
Transparency -  No.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 10/2/2017 05:47  |    2
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The Records 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 Records forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/2/2017 05:47  |    0

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