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“A portrait is a painting in which there is something wrong with the mouth.”
  - E. Speicher
 
The noble King's archmage comes to you with a request you shouldn't decline or let alone talk about. A mystery that would weaken the throne and leave enough room for usurpers and warmongers to appear.
 
The King, who has always ruled for the good of the people, has a long lost child! After years and years of reading old dusy books and engaging in highly dangrous experiments that can only be described as problematic for the ordinary mind,  the archmage has found a method to locate the vital individual simply termed "The Inheritor".
 
However, in order to find his son/daughter the father has to give his blood and you have to use the gift of creativity you always have been known for in the kingdom.
 
Paint a portrait of The Inheritor and save the Kingdom.
 
Before you go the archmage reveales a secret to you that will devestate the king. His child, through a unknown spell when he was abducted, doesn't appear.... well, human in his current state.
 
Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 100
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 Mandrill @ 2/17/2020 04:26  |    0
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The Double Zodiac 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 Double Zodiac forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 2/17/2020 04:26  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

train station/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

train station/pixelart

train station
by jmw327

meeting/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

meeting/pixelart

meeting
by jmw327

Kolonia/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Kolonia/pixelart

Kolonia
by hexcode

Zeus/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Zeus/pixelart

Zeus
by Super17

Why did you leave me. 2019/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Why did you leave me. 2019/pixelart

Why did you leave me. 2019
by Yes-I-Do

Diablo 2 Mockup/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Diablo 2 Mockup/pixelart

Diablo 2 Mockup
by Wolfenoctis

Lyra Dawn - Run Cycle/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Lyra Dawn - Run Cycle/pixelart

Lyra Dawn - Run Cycle
by hexcode

LooPatHer0/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

LooPatHer0/pixelart

LooPatHer0
by Veli

Blasphmous menu screen/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Blasphmous menu screen/pixelart

Blasphmous menu screen
by Holmik

I'm the galactic rat that makes all of the worlds/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

I'm the galactic rat that makes all of the worlds/pixelart

I'm the galactic rat that makes all of the worlds
by Adarias

Posted by Adarias @ 2/16/2020 13:45  |    0
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Slimes, gelatinous cubes, tar monsters, gumballs... Many RPG games & settings, apply to these formless creatures once they run out of ideas. But now, they shall have character! This week, we want you to create 3 sprites of these creatures as a group, RPG party, family or band, preferably drawn on the same sprite base (but not necessarily).

Canvas Size - Max. 300x300
Colours - Max. 32.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 2/10/2020 08:16  |    0
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The BWRY 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 BWRY forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 2/10/2020 08:15  |    0
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The sun, moon and stars have aligned across East and West this week to bring you a very auspicious challenge: the Double Zodiac!
 
You are challenged to combine your* Eastern Zodiac and Western Zodiac signs into a single** celestial being.
 
 
Example Birth Dates for inspiration:
Feb 3 2020: Water Rat (Rat, Aquarius)
June 4, 1986: Twin Tiger (Tiger, Gemini)
December 12, 1954: Horse Archer (Horse, Sagittarius)
 
* You are NOT REQUIRED to use your own birthday or birth year.
** Some signs (Pisces, Gemini) are often shown in pairs; this is fine as long as the Eastern and Western signs are clearly "combined"
 
Canvas Size - Exactly 144 x 144 (Square)
Colours - Max. 24
Transparency - Required
Animation - Optional



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Adarias @ 2/3/2020 08:04  |    1
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The The Arctic Level 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 Arctic Level forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Adarias @ 2/3/2020 07:24  |    0

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