Red Planet Day is observed annually on November 28, so we are going to observe it in pixel art.
Use our canvas, and add 8 colours of your choosing (as the number of planets in our system), and your imagination.
You are free to make a photorealistic, actual mars, but you can also make a very "artistic" interpretation with beautiful, exaggerated canyons, or in a style of a cute video game. It can be scientifically factual and contemporary, but also very fictional like including near or very, very far future colonisation, or fantastic alien live. It even don't have be literally a "red planet", you can go with green (after terraforming) or blue (filled with oceans, as some scientist suggest mars were in the past), or you can imagine mars going through a fire volcanic phase or ice globe phase or entirely urbanised by super technically advanced civilisation billion years in the future. Just make it obvious somehow that this is still a Mars we are looking at.
Of course the sky is also your canvas and you can fill it with moons, stars, nebulae, apocalyptical asteroid explosions, spaceships or gigatnic celestial beings, or science fiction megastructures sticking out from the planet surface. But if this is not somethig you want to do, or have no time this week, you can submitt a transparent version with a planet circle only (delete the black sky part of the canvas).
Canvas Size - Exactly 300x300 (use the provided file).
Colors - Max 11 (black and red from our canvas + 8 of your own, and transparency, but only if you decide to skip the sky).
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.
It is that time of the year, so LET'S BEGIN...
This week's challenge is simple. Draw 3 sprites of different autumnal leaves using the Autumn Glow palette made by Sonnenstein. Leaves have to differ by colour and shape.
Canvas Size - Max 200x200.
Colors - Max 21, only colors from the provided palette + transparency.
Transparency - Yes.
Animation - No.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!
The three body problem
Tribute to the Pike Emperor
First case - Investigation.
The King Crab, Captain Claw
Another amazing year of Pixelween! Sooo many amazing entries and most of them were a full series of 4 challenges!
The judges really sweated this time but again, we have a pro team of them, namely:
Last year's winner Jeremy, Prowler from Masters of Pixel Art book series, NeoBerserker the moderator at PixelDalies, PJ members Cyangmou, DawnBringer, Mrmo_Tarius, StevenM and PJ mods Irenaart, Jinn, Gecimen, Hapiel and vrine.
With all that being said, and with real prizes to be given away, I'm sure you're excited who the winners are. So read on!
Mr_Hk_ - Wins a 25$ steam or lospec gift card, a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a game/software key.
5: ink (#1) - Wins a Master of Pixel art ebook, and a game/software key.
6: Lucky90Happy - Wins a game/software key.
ink (#1)- Wins a game/software key.
8: gawrone- Wins a game/software key.
9: spoonsweet - Wins a game/software key.
10: Kita_McKellar_Zarate - Wins a game/software key.
This week we are creating a collection of postal stamps representative for our Pixel Joint community and our love for pixel art.
You can choose any theme you like, whenever it is related to pixel art, or not. Beautiful landscapes, famous painting reproductions, architectural landmarks, classic video games, cute animals, historical figure portraits (Pixel Nerd included) - all are very welcome. Just remember to make sure it is a Pixel Joint stamp by adding some form of a logo or writing at least the "PJ" letters. If you want to add the price of the stamp, use the imaginary pixel currency (for example 10px).
And for the canvas you can choose one from the examples or create your own by using the provided frame tilesset of 16x16 tiles (so the canvas dimensions have to be a multiple of 16px).
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.