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Let's imagine a paralel world where vegetation has skeletons.

This week's task is to draw a skeleton (or some form of a cross-section where bones are visible) of a plant or fungus. There are no boundaries in style. It can be a sprite, a scene or a "portrait". It can be very cartoonish or hiperrealistic, and it can be anthropomorphic or zoomorphic, but it needs to have at least a skull and a spine. Limbs are diserable, but not necessary if you will go for something like a snake liana for example. For your bones you can take inspiration from animals existing in real world or fiction, or invent your own, but the owner of the skeleton needs to at least somehow resemble something from our Plantae or Fungi Kingdoms (this limitation is only to exclude hacking the challenge like drawing a human and saying "in my fictional world this is a plant"). Go for something like a flower with arms and legs, a mushroom with strange shaped skull, a tree with large chest, and have fun.

The mandatory palette is Forest-16 by Eclipse89
 

https://lospec.com/palette-list/forest-16-32x.png

Canvas: Max 200x200.
Colours: Max 16 + transparency (use the palette).
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 gawrone @ 8/8/2022 04:19  |    0
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The The Inflation Challenge 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 Inflation Challenge forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 8/8/2022 03:31  |    0
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies!

 
July's top commenter awards go to:
  1. gawrone
  2. CELS
  3. Christoballs


And July's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) gawrone

Posted by Christoballs @ 8/1/2022 03:05  |    2
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This week we want you to depict a scene or landscape where clouds take up 3/4 (75%) of the canvas. 

This means (for example) if your canvas is 100x100, 100x75 must be dedicated to clouds. It can be a scene depicting a landscape, a side scrolling game, a character shot etc. Go wild, the rest is up to you PJers!

Canvas: Max 300px width. Height unlimited.
Colours: Max 18
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 vrine @ 8/1/2022 03:11  |    7
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The Beat-o-mons! 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 Beat-o-mons! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by vrine @ 8/1/2022 03:03  |    1
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We as pixel artists have a very small rate of influence on world economics, but we can interpret our surrounding reality and express it in pixel art.

Let's imagine a game protagonist suffering the effects of inflation, and let's help them by making coin powerups, or money bills, or - if you find yourself very inspired and creative - any other physical means of payment, historical or fictional.

It need to be recognisable as a game powerup/collectible item; it needs to be recognisable as a physical currency, and it need to be at least delicately animated, whenever it is just levitating, spinning, shining, or dissaperaing after being picked up.

 

Canvas: Exactly 32x32.

Colours: Max 7 (including transparency).

Transparency: Required.

Animation: Required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by gawrone @ 7/25/2022 00:58  |    0
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The Illuminated Initials 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 Illuminated Initials forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 7/25/2022 00:29  |    0
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Oopsie, we forgot to post the top of May 2022! Here is both May and June at once.


The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Motaro #2/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Motaro #2/pixelart

Motaro #2
by Fool

Endless Masquerade/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Endless Masquerade/pixelart

Endless Masquerade
by VampireDev

Sandbox compilation [1]./pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Sandbox compilation [1]./pixelart

Sandbox compilation [1].
by dethroodHappy Birthday 5/9

Summoning The Wind/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Summoning The Wind/pixelart

Summoning The Wind
by Adarias

Sir Oliver/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Sir Oliver/pixelart

Sir Oliver
by HarveyDentMustDie

Auzom/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Auzom/pixelart

Auzom
by CELS

Freya/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Freya/pixelart

Freya
by pavanzHappy Birthday 5/9

The Day Magic Was Cursed/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

The Day Magic Was Cursed/pixelart

The Day Magic Was Cursed
by Weerdmeester

White Panels/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

White Panels/pixelart

White Panels
by zch

Mountains/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Mountains/pixelart

Mountains
by Janinhus

The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for May 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Apocalypse Paints/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Apocalypse Paints/pixelart

Apocalypse Paints
by shm31

pharos gate/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

pharos gate/pixelart

pharos gate
by Thu

Platformer Mockups/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Platformer Mockups/pixelart

Platformer Mockups
by specialmin64Happy Birthday 4/19

not elden ring/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

not elden ring/pixelart

not elden ring
by echerry

Ambivalent Summoning/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Ambivalent Summoning/pixelart

Ambivalent Summoning
by Amorph

Docks/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Docks/pixelart

Docks
by CELS

Father Dagon/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Father Dagon/pixelart

Father Dagon
by ink

Yog-Sothoth/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Yog-Sothoth/pixelart

Yog-Sothoth
by ink

A Moment of Respite/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

A Moment of Respite/pixelart

A Moment of Respite
by Korban

A Feast for the Goddess/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

A Feast for the Goddess/pixelart

A Feast for the Goddess
by Victor Rojo

Posted by Hapiel @ 7/19/2022 14:52  |    2
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies!

 
May's top commenter awards go to:
  1. syedahumna56
  2. DukeDarer
  3. Xenero


And May's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Adarias

Posted by Gecimen @ 7/19/2022 03:48  |    1

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