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 There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

-  Oscar Levant

You look at his palette:



You ask yourself what to do with it. You contemplate and are still unable to find an answer. You follow your daily routine but can only think of these 4 hues. You feel strange looking at anything green or brown. You wake up in sweat every morning living through a night of nightmares. You can't eat, relax or sleep. You slowly lose the ability to see other colours. You suddenly notice that you are being driven insane!!!

And then it hits you! This is the solution to it all! You just have to........

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350.
Colors - Exactly 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 @ 8/21/2017 04:17  |    11
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The No More Room In Hell 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 No More Room In Hell forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/21/2017 04:15  |    0
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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  |    5
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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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