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This week, we want you to pixel a block of material - any single material in the shape of the first letter of its name. For example an S-shaped stone block or a W-shaped water. Feel free with the material selection, it's perfectly ok to choose a mixture such as soil or even stuff like plants (such as "G stands for Grass"). You're free to make a background or leave it transparent.

Please name your piece in the format of "X stands for Xxx".

Canvas Size - 100x100 max.
Colors - Max 12
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 11/23/2020 00:05  |    0
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The National colors 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 National colors forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 11/23/2020 00:03  |    0
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This week we want you to pick one of the four templates and create a card based on the element associated with it.

Fire (orange) - Air (yellow) - Earth (green) - Water (blue)

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It can be a creature, a spell or anything of your choice.
In the description, you can write what the card does in details, etc.

You can modify the template as you deem fitting, but the card color has to remain similar to the template color.

Bonus Challenge: Make an entry for each element.

Canvas Size - 78 x 100 (same as template)
Colors - Max 25
Transparency - Optional, only for the corners.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Jinn @ 11/16/2020 12:46  |    0
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The Memories of the Past 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 Memories of the Past forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Jinn @ 11/16/2020 12:44  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Skull Study/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Skull Study/pixelart

Skull Study
by DawnBringer

The Blight Thicket/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

The Blight Thicket/pixelart

The Blight Thicket
by aamatniekss

5 Tile High Club/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

5 Tile High Club/pixelart

5 Tile High Club
by Wolfenoctis

Jack is back/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Jack is back/pixelart

Jack is back
by andylittle

The seal was broken.../pixelart#5 Pixel Art

The seal was broken.../pixelart

The seal was broken...
by Reo

#/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

#/pixelart

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by kartonnnyi

Rogue gnome/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Rogue gnome/pixelart

Rogue gnome
by Winoma_s

Let's hunt some ghosts!/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Let's hunt some ghosts!/pixelart

Let's hunt some ghosts!
by DarkfalzX

Back to USSR mockup/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Back to USSR mockup/pixelart

Back to USSR mockup
by andylittle

Cloaked Bone Dude/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Cloaked Bone Dude/pixelart

Cloaked Bone Dude
by Dillerkind

Posted by Adarias @ 11/15/2020 06:13  |    1
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Pick a country and depict something which you associate with that country. That might be a person, a dish, a location, or anything else.

Your palette is the exact colors that you find in the flag of the country in this wikipedia list. No AA colors or inbetween colors, only the main colors of the flag. Colors used in the emblem icons on flags are also allowed to be used, however should there be many colors in a flag then the maximum amount of colors you can use is 8. No extra colors, so for many countries this will become a 2 or 3 color piece.
If you click on the flag name in the list you'll most often find hex color codes in the wiki article about the flag.

The size of your canvas will depend on the flag you pick, it needs to match the same width/heigth aspect ratio as the flag. You can find a list of aspect ratios here. So for example if your flag has an aspect ratio of 2:3 and you make the height 50px, the width becomes 75px. If you don't know how to calulate this: Multiply your height by the number in brackets () on the wiki page. If you choose a flag with an irregular shape your canvas needs to match that shape, and the rest of the canvas is transparent. Maximum height is 80px.

This challenge idea comes from keeling00

Canvas Size - Height: max 80px. Width depends on the height and the flag you choose.
Colors - The main colors of the flag you choose only, as given by the wiki page. Max 8, should there be more colors.
Transparency - Only if the country you choose is Nepal. Otherwise no.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Hapiel @ 11/9/2020 00:30  |    8
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The Two frame action 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 Two frame action forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 11/9/2020 00:29  |    1
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PixelJoint is now going to give two new monthly awards!

There'll be:

- a monthly top comments award, which goes to the member who has commented the most in the month
- a monthly top faves award, which goes to the member who has the most total faves on pieces submitted in the month.


October's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Hapiel
  2. SeDiceBisonte
  3. Quiara

And October's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) andylittle

Congratulations to all of you! See you next month for November's awards!

  PS: Thanks to our new mod Jinn for the lovely award icons (once again).
Posted by Christoballs @ 11/3/2020 01:30  |    20
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Today is the Day of the Dead, and this week we want you to draw the portrait of someone who has passed away, using the palette below by Frosty Rabbid. It can be someone from the history, somoene famous, your relative or perhaps some imaginary person. It does not have to be realistic either.

Canvas Size - Max: 100x100
Colors - Max 8 from this palette

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Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Gecimen @ 11/2/2020 01:37  |    2

Quote of the Moment

"He was obsessed with Nethicite... He’d babble nonsense, blind to aught but the Stone’s power. He’d talk about some ‘Eynah,’ or was it ‘Venat’?...That’s when he lost his heart to Nethicite, lost himself. And I suppose that’s when I lost my father."

Balthier, Final Fantasy XII (2006)

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