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Pixel a scene that is exactly 3 times wider than it is high - So, for example; 64 x 192 or 50 x 150.

Even though the canvas size is unrestricted, it is advised that you stick to relatively small sizes in order to avoid biting off more than you can chew...

Canvas Size - Unrestricted - but width must be 3 x the height.
Colours - Max 32.
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 @ 1/30/2012 00:01  |    14
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The Ears 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 Ears forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/30/2012   |    0
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Create a sprite of a new and original character performing a victory animation. This could be anything from a thumbs up to a fist pump to a backflip.

For this challenge, just show the character by itself with a transparent background.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 16.
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 skamocore @ 1/23/2012 00:02  |    12
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The Mimic Me 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 Mimic Me forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/23/2012   |    0
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With Wikipedia, Reddit and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) protesting via website-blackouts, this seems like a good time to explain those 4-letter acronyms. Don't worry, I'll keep it short! (under 500 words).

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Posted by PixelSnader @ 1/18/2012 15:59  |    15
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2011. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtSanguo Mockup by llshadow
#2 Pixel ArtThree Heads Are Better Than Two by Delicious
#3 Pixel ArtMausoleum Melody by TheInquisitor
#4 Pixel Artsilence by Dex
#5 Pixel ArtCreep this ! by Riva
#6 Pixel ArtSneaky Cat by Super17
#7 Pixel ArtBorstl's Battle - Mockup by Cyangmou
#8 Pixel ArtNumb3r5 by Jinn
#9 Pixel ArtYe Olde Tree [EDIT 3] by ThePixelKnight
#10 Pixel ArtVampires vs Werewolves Mock-ups by Badassbill
Posted by jalonso @ 1/18/2012 18:59  |    15
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The Weight 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 Weight forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/16/2012   |    2
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In the same theme as the Hands and Feet challenges, this week you are challenged to pixel something with the human ear as the focus.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 21.
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 @ 1/16/2012   |    4
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This week you are tasked with reinterpreting one of these classic Hall of Fame pieces:

Crouching Lizard
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1726.htm



http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1868.htm

Your piece must stand out differently from the one it is based on. Remember, you are just using the content of the original, not the style or colours.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 25.
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 jeremy @ 1/9/2012 00:02  |    20
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The Old Dead Tree 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 Old Dead Tree forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 1/9/2012 00:01  |    1
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The people at Fox Retro Italy have made a great pixel promotional video for some classic shows, don't miss it!

Check it out here!

Posted by T-Mind @ 12/19/2011 08:34  |    5
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The Pixel Art Guild interview Luc Bernard, an indie game developer whose games often feature pixel art about his views on the medium and its place in game development. Pixeljoint members Badassbill (Shane Gill), Tyvon Thomas, Jonathan McGuire and Larwick are all noted to have worked with Luc.

Check out the feature HERE.

Posted by Badassbill @ 1/1/2012 04:06  |    3
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Pixel something demonstrating an unexpected weight. So, for example, someone being crushed to death by a feather.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
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 @ 1/2/2012 00:01  |    10
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The Two Colour Game 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 Two Colour Game forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/2/2012   |    4

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