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A short while ago Edge has released a 212 page special called "The Art of The Pixel" which features 24 contemporary pixel artists such as Junkboy, jalonso, huZba, cocefi, Gary Lucken, Johan Vinet, and ptoing. There is a page of info on each artist where they answered questions regarding pixelart as well as images from popular oldschool pixel games interspersed throughout the magazine.

You can either see if you can pick it up at a local store or order it online at:

https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/gaming-guides-and-specials/the-art-of-the-pixel/

Posted by ptoing @ 8/27/2016 09:14  |    1
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PJer Zizka needs your Steam Greenlight support for his pixel art educational platformer.
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Posted by jalonso @ 8/25/2016 09:22  |    3
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Last week would have been H.P. Lovecraft's 126th birthday. So, inspired by his short story The Colour out of Space, create an image that depicts an impossible colour.

It's entirely up to you and your creativity as to how you go about depicting an impossible colour...

Canvas Size
- Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Exactly 16.
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 @ 8/22/2016 00:01  |    2
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The The Republic of Monstova 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 Republic of Monstova forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/22/2016   |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2016. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtPokemon RedBlue Revamp by Jinn
#2 Pixel ArtRainy day by beetleking
#3 Pixel ArtTeddybear by orangemagik
#4 Pixel ArtEagle Island BGs by skittle
#5 Pixel ArtCosmia's Study by AlcopopStar
#6 Pixel ArtTower by orangemagik
#7 Pixel ArtDuelyst Spells by JerryPie
#8 Pixel ArtAdventurer by ArtArcade
#9 Pixel ArtJungle Cave Background by Pukahuna
#10 Pixel ArtTrippycats by mwambi
Posted by Mandrill @ 8/19/2016 08:06  |    2
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Create an image using just nine of these 'traditional colours of Japan' - exactly one colour from each series.

Canvas Size - Max 100 (width) x 150 (height).
Colours - Exactly 9.
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 skamocore @ 8/15/2016   |    2
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The Sportrait 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 Sportrait forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/15/2016   |    0
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The newest nation to join the Olympics is the Republic of Monstova - a mysterious country populated with fantastical creatures, from dragons to ghosts. The Monstovan census has reported all kinds of mythical creatures and monsters - but not a single human.

Create a sprite of a Monstovan athlete partaking in an Olympic sport. It can be a standalone sprite or it can be incorporated into a scene or mock-up.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 20.
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 @ 8/8/2016 00:01  |    0
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The Planes of Existence 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 Planes of Existence forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/8/2016 00:01  |    0
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Well, it's Olympics time again. So this week, create a portrait of any sportsperson or athlete, past or present.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64.
Colours - Max 16.
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 skamocore @ 8/1/2016 00:01  |    7
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The Nouveaubot 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 Nouveaubot forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by skamocore @ 8/1/2016   |    0

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