Play party games with QuizBash app
Play party games with QuizBash app

Pixel Art News

Icon

Draw a character which performs an action, and animate it in just 2 frames. This could be any kind of action, like walking, cooking, washing, punching, as long as you can display it with just 2 frames.

Canvas Size - Max: 100x100
Colors - Max 16
Transparency - Optional
Animation - Yes, 2 frames.



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

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 01:00  |    2
Icon

It's time to vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixelween: The End.

VOTE NOW!
 
Also, Pixelween has finished! The results from the judges will be announced on October 31st.
 
In the meanwhile, consider posting your congratulations to all the participants in the entries thread.
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 01:00  |    0
Icon
The Pixelween: The Conflict 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 Pixelween: The Conflict forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 00:59  |    0
Icon
For the Firefox users here: FixelJoint is.. well.. fixed, again!
 
Improve your Pixel Joint experience by installing this addon, created by EdJr. Some layout adjustments, extra features, and a nicer comment editor which has unique smileys from various PJ members!
 
It was always working still for chrome, but those who didn't know about it, you can find the extension here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fixeljoint/aiedmlipfjjbagfiiegfnedhmkjninnd
 
In other news, bypatryk recently made a nice script that restyles the forum and adds a global zoom button, which can be found here for Firefox and Chrome.
 
Have fun customizing your PJ experience!
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/25/2020 12:59  |    2
Icon

The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

The Deep/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

The Deep/pixelart

The Deep
by cure

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)/pixelart

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)
by Mirage

Memoria (FF9)/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Memoria (FF9)/pixelart

Memoria (FF9)
by mykar

Never thought I'd See the Day/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Never thought I'd See the Day/pixelart

Never thought I'd See the Day
by OhNoItsMonroe

Pixelween: Everything is quiet/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Pixelween: Everything is quiet/pixelart

Pixelween: Everything is quiet
by cjlm123

Spider tank/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Spider tank/pixelart

Spider tank
by Noahw

Art for "There is no light"  kickstarter page/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Art for "There is no light"  kickstarter page/pixelart

Art for "There is no light" kickstarter page
by Padluka

Swordmaster (human)/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Swordmaster (human)/pixelart

Swordmaster (human)
by OutOfLuckHappy Birthday 8/9

Graveyard/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Graveyard/pixelart

Graveyard
by Wolfenoctis

Tiny Pixel Chimp/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Tiny Pixel Chimp/pixelart

Tiny Pixel Chimp
by SovanJediHappy Birthday 8/25

Posted by Adarias @ 10/23/2020 13:13  |    4
Icon

https://i.imgur.com/e6jDL8T.gif

All weekly challenges until October 25 are part of Pixelween, a contest with prizes. Read the announcement for more information. This is week 4, the last week.

All current entries can be found in this forum post, please let us know if your entry is not displayed correctly!

You will be drawing the last scene of your movie, in which your story ends. You are recommended (but not obliged) to somehow follow up the scene of the first weeks, as your Pixelween entries will be judged together as a whole.

Use one of the following prompts:

  • Demise
  • Possession
  • Barely survive
  • Happily ever after

You are free to interpret these themes in any way you like. Stereotypical horror/halloween tropes and characters are allowed but not required. Please clarify in the description of your entry which prompt you've used.

Technical requirements this week: 4 colors, 3 from the palette below and 1 free choice!

https://i.imgur.com/7Y5MV9g.png

Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 4 (3 from palette and 1 free choice)
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 Hapiel @ 10/19/2020 00:03  |    3
Icon

The Pixelween: The Plot 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 Pixelween: The Plot forum thread for more information.

Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/19/2020 00:01  |    1
Icon

https://i.imgur.com/e6jDL8T.gif

All weekly challenges until October 25 are part of Pixelween, a contest with prizes. Read the announcement for more information. This is week 3, but even if you missed out on week 1 and 2 you can still participate and win!

All current entries can be found in this forum post, please let us know if your entry is not displayed correctly!

You will be drawing another scene of your movie, in which a conflict takes place. You are recommended (but not obliged) to somehow follow up the scene of the first weeks, as your Pixelween entries will be judged together as a whole.

Use one of the following prompts:

  • It strikes
  • It opens up
  • A scream
  • It is right behind you

You are free to interpret these themes in any way you like. Stereotypical horror/halloween tropes and characters are allowed but not required. Please clarify in the description of your entry which prompt you've used.

Technical requirements this week: 5 colors!

Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 5.
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 Hapiel @ 10/12/2020 00:23  |    0
Icon
The Pixelween: The setting 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 Pixelween: The setting forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/12/2020 00:21  |    3
Icon

https://i.imgur.com/e6jDL8T.gif

All weekly challenges until October 25 are part of Pixelween, a contest with prizes. Many prizes have been added since it was first announced! Read the announcement for more information. This is week 2, but even if you missed out on week 1 you can still participate and win!

You will be drawing another scene of your movie, in which the plot develops. You are recommended (but not obliged) to somehow follow up the scene of the first week, as your Pixelween entries will be judged together as a whole.

Use one of the following prompts:

  • Something is watching
  • A crack appears
  • A sudden sound
  • Something appears in the distance

You are free to interpret these themes in any way you like. Stereotypical horror/halloween tropes and characters are allowed but not required. Please clarify in the description of your entry which prompt you've used.

This week you will be using the Japanese Woodblock palette (from polyducks):

https://i.imgur.com/B8uwAgm.png

Technical requirements:

Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - From the given palette only (max 12).
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 Hapiel @ 10/5/2020 00:42  |    7

Quote of the Moment

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt, Unknown Source

Weekly Challenge Countdown

Featured Pixel Artists

Sponsored Products

About Pixel Joint

Pixel Joint is a community dedicated to pixel art. If you are a pixel artist or just a pixel art fan it's worth registering so you can add comments, save favorites, rate pixel art, engage in the forum and submit your pixel art creations.

As of 10/27/2020 4:25:35 AM PT there are 217,388 members who have submitted 88,779 active pixel art pieces, 4,010 news posts, 684 links, 4,475,144 ratings, posted 598,473 comments and saved 685,673 pieces as favorites.

Donate

Want to give some dough back to all those amazing pixel artists? Donations provide prize money for contests, help cover hosting costs and support new initiatives.