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Hi all, as you might have already read, Sedgemonkey is working on a brand new PJ build.

Besides fixing all of the bugs and drastically improving uptime, this also gives the opportunity to rethink our values and our features and prepare pixeljoint for the next decade.

What do you think should PJ look like? What kinds of art should be in the gallery, and what kind of functionality should it feature?

To collect your answers on both of these questions we've created a small survey . Please help us and fill it out!

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Posted by Hapiel @ 11/21/2017 09:43  |    15
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It's hairy, it's old and it comes back once in a while. No, I'm not talking about Sean Connery I'm talking about moustaches!

Movember is finally here, and Hapiel wants you to pixel some amazing moustaches. Portraits are preferable but a walking and talking patch of facial hair would work just as well.

By the way, have you ever heard of the World Moustache Championships?


Canvas Size - Unrestricted
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 @ 11/13/2017 05:40  |    4
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The Grim Reaper 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 Grim Reaper forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 11/13/2017 05:40  |    0
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Hey everyone, I've been working on this website for the better part of the last year, and it's finally ready to be released.

The idea is to have a bunch of free, useful, online tools for people who create pixel art (and other similar art forms).

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Posted by skeddles @ 11/7/2017 08:02  |    13
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No matter if you are a seasoned veteran or newbie when it comes to video games, chances are that you have played one of the Megaman games.

JerryPie wants you to create a Mega Man 2 Boss portrait and sprite with the original NES restrictions and colors.



Portrait: Can use as many colors as you want.

Sprite: Can be in any pose, but must be 32x32 max and fit within the square boundaries. Must only use 5 colors max. (The background behind the sprite can be any color and does not count as one of the 5 colors. But it must be a solid color.)


Format: Use the provided template, and NES colors.



Bonus challenge: Use the original Mega Man 2 font when creating your boss name.


Canvas Size - Overall template: Exactly 94x60, Sprite (Right) Exactly 32x32
Colors - Portrait (Left) Unrestricted., Sprite (Right) 5 Max.
Transparency - Yes.
Animation - No


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 11/6/2017 04:38  |    9
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The Mushroom 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 Mushroom forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 11/6/2017 04:38  |    2
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Death, Grim Reaper, Pale Death, Angel of Death, Steve Buscemi; there are many names to describe the one that gets us all.

But have you ever wondered how he gets to you? PJer Irenaart has and she wants you to depict him on the most craziest and the most ridiculous transportation device you can imagine. From the vacuum cleaner to rubber duck it's only important that is hilarious... and scary!

Canvas Size -  Max. 666x666.
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 @ 10/30/2017 08:30  |    8
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The Hands! 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 Hands! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/30/2017 08:30  |    2
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Mushroom.

- Mr. Mushroom

Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom mushroom mushroom. Mushroom, mushroom mushroom mushroom? Mushroom.

Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom Gene Hackman, mushroom mushroom, mushroom mushroom. Mushroom mushroom, mushroom.

Mushroom!
 

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x100.
Colors - Max. 4.
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 @ 10/23/2017 04:47  |    21

Quote of the Moment

I could crush him like an ant. But it would be too easy. No, revenge is a dish best served cold. I'll bide my time until... Oh, what the hell. I'll just crush him like an ant.

Mr. Burns, The Simpsons

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