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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

bullshit shrine thing
by skittle

#2 Pixel Art

New Tristram Mock-up
by brullov

#3 Pixel Art

Town
by Yes-I-Do

#4 Pixel Art

Plague Rat
by Terrormisu

#5 Pixel Art

Incident
by Yes-I-Do

#6 Pixel Art

pixel carrier
by tomic

#7 Pixel Art

Matees! Welcome to Pixilart
by Fleja2003

#8 Pixel Art

Cthulhu
by Cyangmou

#9 Pixel Art

Snake Eater
by 2DForever

#10 Pixel Art

Abandoned Temple
by shm31

Posted by pyrometal @ 9/25/2017 19:26  |    1
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A bit of shaving cream, a sharp razor and water is all you need to give your manly hairy face a completely fresh and new look.

This week is all about shaving!

Create two portraits of the same person with and without facial hair. You don't have to pixel completely different pieces; adding some kind of facial hair to your clean-shaven portrait is enough to enter. However, in order to make your entry more interesting you can, for example, change the facial expression or hairsyle.

Canvas Size - 200x100.
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 Mandrill @ 9/25/2017 06:50  |    2
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The Tiny Warriors 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 Tiny Warriors forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/25/2017 06:49  |    2
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33 1/3 RPM, 12", grooves.

There's something magic about records pressed on vinyl. It's not only the rich sound but the feel of holding a piece of music history in your own hands as well.

This week, you have the chance to cut your own record. Use the attached template below and add as many grooves as you like. The grey part is reserved for the label which you can use to express your creativity.

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170918/3jfj9wwc.png

Canvas Size - template.
Colors - Max. 16.
Transparency - template.
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 @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    9
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The Cars 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 Cars forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    0
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Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.

- Conan

As much as we've learned to live in peace and have more or less respect for other human beings you can't deny that there's a lingering thirst for fighting & competition in every single one of us.

Rather than knocking on your neighbour's door and putting your recently acquired Kung-Fu skills to test and maybe loosing some teeth in the process, just sit down and pixel a tiny, tiny warrior.
 

You don't have to stick to swords and bows, mere fists or even guns are allowed as well.

Canvas Size - Max. 32x32.
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 @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    11
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The Crime Scene Investigation 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 Crime Scene Investigation forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    0
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Your favourite music playing, lowered windows and sunny weather. Driving can be such an enjoyable thing. We all have something to reminisce about when it comes to cars.

This week it's all about our beloved 4-wheeled vehicles! I want you to choose and pixel one of the following things.

  1. Your very first car
  2. Your current car
  3. A car you always wanted to have

The way you depict the car is up to you. You can create a sprite, a scene, a mock up or more of an technical drawing etc.

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 @ 9/4/2017 06:13  |    9

Quote of the Moment

We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.

Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow

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