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Picture youself in a white room without any objects in it. You begin to look at the walls around you not being able to see any significant details. Suddenly you feel like you and everything starts moving! Weird colours begin to flash brightly und the ground is shaking more and more with every second that passes.

Then.... boom! A loud noise and the room looks exactly like when you first stepped into it; white walls, clean and silent. However, you notice a weird object in the center of the room. Pixel that object!

Canvas Size - Unrestricted
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 @ 5/21/2018 09:01  |    4
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The Insects! 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 Insects! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/21/2018 09:00  |    0
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Anyone who has been a member here at Pixel Joint for some amount of time knows that our pixel art submission rules have not always been very clear. This has caused many misunderstandings over the years as to why certain pieces were admitted into the gallery while some other similar works were not, etc.

In an effort to reduce such problems in the future, your mod team has taken feedback received from the community over the last few months and have written an updated proposed set of rules and guidelines (call it version 2.0). Before these are made official, we wanted to share them with everyone to give you a chance to review and comment.

You can find the new proposed rules here.

We appreciate in advance any input you may have!

Posted by pyrometal @ 5/15/2018 17:55  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2018. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

necropolis
by Deceiver

#2 Pixel Art

GBA Mockup
by slym

#3 Pixel Art

Various spell animations
by JerryPie

#4 Pixel Art

The Collector
by slym

#5 Pixel Art

...
by Deceiver

#6 Pixel Art

Begrudgingly Awoken From Slumber
by Reo

#7 Pixel Art

PUBG: Incident in Severny
by Gas 13

#8 Pixel Art

Pots Collection (WIPs in description)
by shm31

#9 Pixel Art

BOCEANSCENTED
by jeremy

#10 Pixel Art

portrait - commission
by jok

Posted by pyrometal @ 5/15/2018 15:41  |    6
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Ob's stürmt oder schneit...

There's certainly some kind of fascination for these huge machines that move across the battlefield striking fear and terror into the enemy's hearts.

This week I want you to pixel a tiny tank that is more than capable of ruling the battlefield. You can pixel any tank or self-propelled gun you want, just make sure it has tracks and looks cool!

Canvas Size - Exactly. 32x32.
Colors - Max. 12.
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 @ 5/14/2018 08:18  |    5
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The I'm A Machine 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 I'm A Machine forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/14/2018 08:17  |    0
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Insects! They are everywhere.

They bite, sting, scratch or simply run over a surface letting you know that you should really dust off your living room.

This week I want you to pixel some sort of insect, but It doesn't have to be an existing species. You can go crazy and create your very own critter.

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120
Colors - Max. 12.
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 @ 5/7/2018 10:54  |    6
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The Majestic Cats 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 Majestic Cats forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/7/2018 10:53  |    1
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In the year 2525.....

Evolution is fine, but wouldn't it be the ultimate goal to become a perfect organism that does not age and die? However, as we are trapped in out meaty bodies there's just no way this is ever going to happen.

But what if we just could plant our consciousness into a machine?

This week I want you to pixel a portrait of yourself or any other human being as a robot! The shinier the better.

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120.
Colors - Max. 8.
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 @ 4/30/2018 10:30  |    8

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A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Unknown Source

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