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Has it ever happened to you? Playing with your trusty old NES and suddenly...screen flickering, frames tearing and artifacts all over the place.

PJer and former challenge winner SnugBoat wants you to create "glitch art" which is basically art that looks like the computer screen has crashed or something went wrong with the graphics card.

Here is a piece. Snug pixelled to let you know what he means.

Canvas size: Max. 256x240

Colour Count: Max. 12

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 @ 9/24/2018 10:29  |    3
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The Paint it Black! 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 Paint it Black! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/24/2018 10:29  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2018. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

Karr
by Finlal

#2 Pixel Art

Flute Player
by Night

#3 Pixel Art

Seals of Fence 2.0
by Rhamnys

#4 Pixel Art

Magnolia
by slym

#5 Pixel Art

dream sequence
by jok

#6 Pixel Art

...
by Deceiver

#7 Pixel Art

Dungeon Crawler Animated
by OpoTerser

#8 Pixel Art

Rincewind, Twoflower, Luggage, Imp and Kring
by Jinn

#9 Pixel Art

Herbert tries to fish
by wzl

#10 Pixel Art

Little Red Riding Hood
by pixelflag

Posted by pyrometal @ 9/23/2018 04:38  |    1
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This weekly is about your favourite historical person.

I want you to take your Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela or Cesar and pixel a sprite that represents this person.

Canvas Size: Exactly. 64x64

Colors: Max. 16

Transparency: Required

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 @ 9/17/2018 10:56  |    1
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The The World Outside 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 The World Outside forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 9/17/2018 10:56  |    0
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PJs next isometric collaboration has begun on the forum.
Our subject this time around is prehistoria! This includes everything prehistoric or, well, ancient. Stone age people, tribal people, dinosaurs (and all beasts of old times), hunting/gathering, evolution, ancient buildings, towns & wonders, lost civilizations, cave life, ancient monsters, ancient aliens and any other kind of fantasy element, as long as you can say this existed in our dark ages.

This project features Night's award winning palette.

Posted by Gecimen @ 9/13/2018 09:27  |    2
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Announcing the results of the most neck-to-neck palette comp ever (we needed an extra judge to break the four-way tie).
First Place - Night

Second Place - Drazile

Third Place - Gyhoket

Honorable Mention - AdigunPolack

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Posted by Gecimen @ 9/12/2018 01:45  |    10
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After much discussion, the pixel art submission rules have officially been updated! You can read them at the top of the submission page. Should you have any questions about the interpretation of any of these rules, please contact one of us on your moderation team!

Posted by pyrometal @ 9/9/2018 16:00  |    9
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Not only red doors are meant to be painted black! This week’s challenge is a bit different. I want you to pick somehting that is usually quite colourful and convert it into a dark and obscue version of it. Think of a black flamingo with boots and rivets.

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x100
Colors - Max. 7.
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 @ 9/10/2018 09:53  |    3

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