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"Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine" is a book project by Andreas Wallström about the C64 with lots of interviews of people who helped create the machine as well as game makers and demo sceners, and of course pixel art as well.

The campaign is running for another week and could need a bit of a boost.

Have a look at the campaign page and see if it tickles your fancy.

Posted by ptoing @ 4/22/2017 07:35  |    0




Hi everyone, Eagle Island is now on Kickstarter for anyone interested. Check it out!


Posted by skittle @ 4/20/2017 15:44  |    6

You've been clamoring for it and here it is! This is PixelJoint's (almost) yearly April Fools Gallery challenge but with a twist!

Your task: Create a piece while immitating the style of another pixel artist.

The idea is to study an other pixel artist's style, techniques, color usage, etc and try to fool us into thinking the piece you create is theirs! (Note: Outright plagiarism will not be tolerated)

Bonus challenge: Make your piece Easter related in some way. Extra points will be awarded to those who do .

Make sure to mention the name of your chosen pixel artist in your description.

Previous April Fools Gallery challenges can be found here: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 skamocore @ 4/17/2017 23:20  |    6
The SHMUP! 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 SHMUP! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pyrometal @ 4/17/2017 04:58  |    1

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

#1 Pixel ArtKF map by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtCopper Death by skittle
#3 Pixel ArtPixel Dailies #1: Link by Vagrant
#4 Pixel ArtHidden Cathedral by Shon7291
#5 Pixel ArtBanjo-faced Pocada by cure
#6 Pixel ArtSamus Aran, Bounty Hunter by Cyangmou
#7 Pixel ArtRoyal Fish by ArcadeHero
#8 Pixel ArtDungeon for a roguelike by Sohei
#9 Pixel ArtSpear Girl Pin Up Pixel Dailies by TRUEvector
#10 Pixel ArtMutant Monotony by skeddles
Posted by pyrometal @ 4/15/2017 06:04  |    0

A new pixel-art t-shirt design challenge will open soon at Threadless. Let's do this, PJ!

However before you rush to post your fave pixel pieces, take the time to think hard about what makes a good t-shirt design, as opposed to a good piece of art (pixel or otherwise). Great shirt designs usually have a strong underlying concept, and make use of the shirt background color as a prominent design element. Beware of boxy (rectangular) designs that don't have a good reason for boxyness (such as fake film posters, comics pages etc).

The challenge opens a week from today, and should last for 2 more weeks. You can already ask for feedback on the Threadless forums. Trigger warning: it can be a tough crowd to please out there!

Also be aware that chances of print are very slim, well under 1%. Do this as a chance to compete and improve, not to make easy money. Now pixel away!

Posted by Manupix @ 4/14/2017 07:34  |    9

PJs next isometric collaboration has begun in the forum.
This time, we are going to build a pirate island(s). First time this round, the borders must end with water. Anything related to the general pirate feel is cool. Several examples are: caves, buildings, forts, piers, ships (floating or not), pirates , palms, treasures, ghosts, skeletons, and any fantasy element as long as they are pirate-y.
Welcome to the ISObbean. Yaaaarrrrrr!

This project features Dawnbringer's's award winning palette.

Read all the details and the project rules HERE

Posted by Gecimen @ 4/14/2017 03:23  |    2

Hello guys, check out this game we were making non-stop for the past 2.5 years. Its called iDracula: Genesis, and development finally reached the point we are ready to announce it. We're also undergoing Greenlight, so if you wish to vote for us, please do.


Posted by andylittle @ 4/11/2017 04:58  |    1

Hello fellow pixel artists,

I got a hint that some lady is selling some of our pixels as listing at etsy.com;
Some of her listings look very familar to me. One certain submarine too familar.
(already reported)

Happy Hunting.

Posted by tomic @ 4/10/2017 12:01  |    19

Depict an object that's got complementary colours to its real-life counterpart with the backround being in the colour that this object normally has.

What are complementary colours?


Bildergebnis für complementary colours

Canvas Size - Max. 100 x 100.
Colours - Max. 16.
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 @ 4/10/2017 01:06  |    12

Quote of the Moment

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.

James Joyce, Unknown Source

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