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January 20 was penguin awareness day. We weren't aware of the awareness day until after the awareness day. So, we're going to have a belated penguin-related challenge this week: Create an image that features a penguin using exactly three colours.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Avoid using black or white.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Exactly 3.
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 @ 1/27/2014 00:01  |    8
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The Weird Pixels 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 Weird Pixels forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/27/2014   |    0
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The Radiant Orchid 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 Radiant Orchid forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 1/20/2014 00:01  |    0
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Create a sprite base and at least 4 different versions with costume/hair/feature/equipment variants (for a total of 5 sprites). The base doesn't have to be human and/or anything conventional.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
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 @ 1/20/2014 00:01  |    10
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2013. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtDeath Magic by AlexHW
#2 Pixel ArtGotcha! by a3um
#3 Pixel ArtLevel 5 - Desert by vierbit
#4 Pixel ArtBookkeeper's Garden by cocefi
#5 Pixel ArtSecret Santa 2013 by Wolfenoctis
#6 Pixel ArtTurrican II by junkboy
#7 Pixel ArtLunch time by Muxaun
#8 Pixel ArtDesconsolo by Jinn
#9 Pixel ArtTree by beetleking
#10 Pixel ArtThe end is nigh by Muxaun
Posted by jeremy @ 1/18/2014 14:33  |    8
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A new version of Pixel: Art LED on Kickstarter with new features.
Includes the work of several PJers!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/996412530/pixel-led-art

Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 1/11/2014 16:44  |    5
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FontStruct, a completely free online app, creates .ttf files from simple shapes drawn in a grid. It can make pixel fonts and more, so you don't have to manually draw the text in your art mockups.

I converted an old bitmap font I made in about 30 minutes, and now it works in Flash and GraphicsGale. Hooray!

Posted by Innomin @ 1/3/2014 19:41  |    14
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This week, your task is to create a Cthulhu Mythos related game mockup. For example, A space shooter featuring Yog-Sothoth or a dungeon crawler featuring the Old Ones under "the mountains of madness".

Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 200 (height).
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 @ 1/13/2014 00:01  |    14
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The Explosions in the Sky 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 Explosions in the Sky forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/13/2014   |    2
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The colour gods at Pantone have ordained that the colour of the year is Radiant Orchid. So, this week, the task is to use that colour within the orchid shaped canvas shown below.

You can pixel anything you want, you can even just pixel an orchid if you want to be really boring.
 



Canvas Size - Use the template above.
Colours - Max 18. Must use the colour above (#b163a2).
Transparency - Required (only outside the template shape though).
Animation - Optional.




The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/6/2014 08:37  |    8
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The And a Pixel on a Monitor 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 And a Pixel on a Monitor forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/6/2014   |    1
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Hello PJers. I'm an independent game developer, and pixel art fan, and I recently released a new game!

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Posted by ClownAround @ 12/31/2013 21:14  |    6
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Maybe old news for some, but just thought I'd share this neat thing.

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Posted by Opacus @ 12/20/2013 14:34  |    7

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