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This week, we want you to pixel electric! Draw a sprite or a scene that involves visible electric current. It may be something usual like a cable or plug; or something completely unreal such as electric coming out of hands.

Canvas: Max 120 x 160 (horizontal or vertical)
Colors: Max 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 Gecimen @ 1/31/2022 03:02  |    0
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The 3 Steps to become animals 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 3 Steps to become animals forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Christoballs @ 1/31/2022 03:03  |    0
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This week we want to to paint a cover for your favourite book. It can depict a scene from the book or just a neat design.

Canvas: Max 175 x 230
Colors: Max 30
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 Hapiel @ 1/24/2022 01:08  |    15
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The The Wide West 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 Wide West forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 1/24/2022 01:07  |    0
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This challenge comes from 1-2-3 Dance! winner Yuanhai. Remember, if you win a challenge you get to pick a future challenge if you message a moderator, but even if you're not a winner and just have a cool idea we'll gladly take it in consideration!

Divide your canvas horizontally into four equal parts.
Draw a fruit or vegetable on the first section.
Draw an animal in the last section.
In the second and third section you draw the transition process between fruit and animal.
That is, turn your fruit or vegetables into animals in 3 steps!

Canvas: Max 100 x 100 per section. That means final art max 400 x 100.
Colors: Max 8
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 Hapiel @ 1/17/2022 01:43  |    6
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The Clean Your SDD 2021 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 Clean Your SDD 2021 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 1/17/2022 01:43  |    1
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(moderator note) Wowza, our last awards of 2021! Last year was full of challenges, and I don't just mean the weeklies...but it was also marked by an astonishing amount of master-class pixel art produced by Pixel Joint artists new and old. I hope as we celebrate these top 10 works from December, we also take a moment to appreciate everyone who created art last year, and contributed to keeping this community vibrant.

- Christie

The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Gorge Spectre/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Gorge Spectre/pixelart

Gorge Spectre
by Reo

Best friend/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Best friend/pixelart

Best friend
by brullov

lost circus/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

lost circus/pixelart

lost circus
by AdamF

The Final Boss/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

The Final Boss/pixelart

The Final Boss
by Raphis

Lagiacrus/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Lagiacrus/pixelart

Lagiacrus
by SovanJedi

Warrior Priest of Sigmar/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Warrior Priest of Sigmar/pixelart

Warrior Priest of Sigmar
by Mandrill

Secret Santa 2021/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Secret Santa 2021/pixelart

Secret Santa 2021
by jeremy

Forest in the Dark/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Forest in the Dark/pixelart

Forest in the Dark
by hydrogenpixel

Time Out/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Time Out/pixelart

Time Out
by TheSarge

Lost in Nowhere/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Lost in Nowhere/pixelart

Lost in Nowhere
by critikill

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Posted by Adarias @ 1/15/2022 13:56  |    3
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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! 

 
December's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Wayuki
  2. yuanhai
  3. QueenKami
       
And December's most favourited award goes to:

Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Reo

Posted by Christoballs @ 1/12/2022 02:25  |    4
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Create a wild west scene scene or character using double wide pixels.

This challenge comes from PJ member sjd_sjd_

Canvas: Max 320 (width) x 200 (height). This is the export size, so 160 wide pixels max.
Colors: Max 16, selected from this Amstrad CPC palette (so don't use all colors)

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 Hapiel @ 1/10/2022 01:30  |    11
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The 1-2-3 Dance! 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 1-2-3 Dance! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 1/10/2022 01:29  |    2
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Happy new year pixel-heads! Have you missed a challenge from the past year? Did you start but couldn't find the time to finish? This week, we want you to pick any weekly challenge from 2021 and make an entry (check the ALL CHALLENGES column on the right. The first challenge of 2021 was Unexpected Visitor).
Please make sure you write in the description which challenge you chose and make sure you follow it's rules and limitations. Have fun!

Canvas Size - see the corresponding challenge
Colours - see the corresponding challenge
Transparency - see the corresponding challenge
Animation - see the corresponding challenge



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

Posted by gawrone @ 1/3/2022 00:55  |    6
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The Weird Remake 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 Remake forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 1/3/2022 00:52  |    0
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Greetings! And Happy New Year!

I put together a little survey for pixel artists (and beyond) to try to get some insight on our communities. It includes things such as what software you use, when you started, what communities you use most, etc. At the end we'll release an overview of the data we've collected with everyone.

So if you have time, please take this quick google survey.

Thanks!

Posted by skeddles @ 1/1/2022 13:02  |    4

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