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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  |    0
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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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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2021.

Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

The Attack of Flora/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

The Attack of Flora/pixelart

The Attack of Flora
by jeremy

Bride of Flora/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Bride of Flora/pixelart

Bride of Flora
by jeremy

Princess Evelyn/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Princess Evelyn/pixelart

Princess Evelyn
by Cyangmou

Chronicles of 2 Heroes/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Chronicles of 2 Heroes/pixelart

Chronicles of 2 Heroes
by aamatniekss

Halloween 2021/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Halloween 2021/pixelart

Halloween 2021
by Wolfenoctis

A piece of nature./pixelart#6 Pixel Art

A piece of nature./pixelart

A piece of nature.
by Luca

The attack of the squeaker/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

The attack of the squeaker/pixelart

The attack of the squeaker
by Wayuki

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1/pixelart

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1
by Mirre

Flora/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Flora/pixelart

Flora
by jeremy

Ecruteak at night/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Ecruteak at night/pixelart

Ecruteak at night
by Zaebucca

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Posted by Adarias @ 11/21/2021 10:11  |    1
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I drew a set of pixel cards, you can find them in my gallery, and in October I got them printed on professional Casino Classic material. Before selling them all over the world I would like to hold the giveaway, so you can win one of 3 decks!

Be a winner of #okee playing cards in the give away on Twitter
Just RT and FOLLOW to win!
Results in December 4 at 18:00 GMT on my YouTube

Three decks will be given to some of my followers randomly. Take part and get a chance to win one of them!

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Posted by Okee @ 11/21/2021 04:15  |    0
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This week you have to use some kind of dithering! Do you like the mathematically perfect geometric type, do you create new stylish textures, or do you manage to mix 2 or more colors in a completely original way? You are encouraged to experiment, go wild!

The theme is dunes, some kind of dune or desert or drought landscape, optionally with characters in them. Other than that, there are few limitations, so you can apply dithering in the way you think suits best.

Colors: max 32
Canvas: Any size, but the ratio must be 1:2 or 2:1. So width is height * 2 or height / 2, for example if your height is 50px the width can be either 25px or 100px.
Transparency: no
Animation: optional

Please post in the comments your favorite dithered pieces from the gallery to serve as inspiration!



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Hapiel @ 11/15/2021 01:03  |    6
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The Blink of an Eye 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 Blink of an Eye forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 11/15/2021 01:02  |    0

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We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal".

Martin Luther King, Jr., Unknown Source

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