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Create an idle animation of a sprite; but exaggerate it a little. Breathing, shaking limbs, dust from the ground, anything you can think of. Organic, spiritual, mechanical, anything goes.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Required (sprite background).
Animation - Required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 8/14/2017 05:03  |    4
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The Good Bye Old Friend 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 Good Bye Old Friend forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 8/14/2017 04:29  |    0
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An interview with 1041uuu, whose pixel art has stretched far and wide from Twitter to Tumblr, and beyond. 

Link to Interview: https://www.pixivision.net/en/a/2686

Posted by Strazt @ 7/28/2017 17:37  |    4
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With George A. Romero passing away recently we have not only lost a man who wore scuba goggles as glasses, but also one of the inventors of the zombie genre. His first 3 films featuring "Of The Dead" in the title are considered to be horror classics.

In order to pay some tribute reimagine one of your favourite characters from a movie, series or game as a drooling zombie.

Canvas Size - Max. 150x150.
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 @ 7/31/2017 05:41  |    8
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The Machine Nature 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 Machine Nature forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/31/2017 05:40  |    0
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After 32 years of duty Microsoft is planning to kill off MS Paint with this year's Autumn/Fall Creators Update. I think we can all relate to Paint in a way, whether good or bad.

There is a good chance that your first piece of pixel art was done with the help of MS Paint. For this week's challenge we want you to go back to one of your first pixels and recreate it with all your now acquired knowledge about rendering, colours and AA.

Make sure to put a link to the original artwork in the description.

Canvas Size -  Unrestricted.
Colors - Max. 32.
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 @ 7/24/2017 05:58  |    25
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The Here's looking at you kid 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 Here's looking at you kid forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/24/2017 05:56  |    0
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European Speedrunning Assembly (aka ESA) is live on https://www.twitch.tv/esamarathon (live until the evening of 29th of July).

http://www.esamarathon.com/images/esa/europeanspeedrunnerassembly.png
It's a European gaming-marathon, just as GamesDoneQuick, but takes place in Sweden (Växjö) and includes a major Super Smash Bros. tournament during the final weekend!

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Posted by Lakelezz @ 7/23/2017 03:51  |    3
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

The sun of the party
by Yes-I-Do

#2 Pixel Art

Bunker
by Yes-I-Do

#3 Pixel Art

Ram Skull
by Jinn

#4 Pixel Art

Frog/Glenn HD
by Jinn

#5 Pixel Art

MiniBatman
by andylittle

#6 Pixel Art

Chilling at the bonfire
by Cannonbreed

#7 Pixel Art

FordStan
by Jinn

#8 Pixel Art

Ninja Turtle Action
by Adcrusher

#10 Pixel Art

Incommunicado
by cure

#9 Pixel Art

Minotaur
by vazovski

Posted by pyrometal @ 7/16/2017 21:09  |    2

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