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Game Set Watch has a very interesting article up on its site, talking about the strengths and weaknesses of 2D and 3D games. It's totally worth a read if you've ever wondered if developers would ever stop using pixel art in games. Just further proof that there will always be a need for pixel artists!
Posted by Blackbeltdude @ 11/23/2008 14:21  |    24
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: HUBRIS.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 11/24/2008 00:15  |    1
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Challenge winner vedsten challenges you to combine one of the five words on the horizontal axis with one of the five on the vertical axis, and pixel the hell out of it.
The numbers represent the canvas size.

For instance, you can choose to pixel a naughty geek on a 60x60 canvas, a spooky Frog on a 30x90 canvas and so forth...
All canvas sizes are (Horizontal x Vertical)

                      Sick    Naughty   Crazed   'Super'  Spooky
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Frog                90x30    75x45    60x60    45x75    30x90
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Mummy           30x90    90x30    75x45    60x60    45x75  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Panda              45x75    30x90    90x30    75x45    60x60  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Snowman        60x60    45x75    30x90    90x30    75x45  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Geek               75x45    60x60    45x75    30x90    90x30
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'super' as in superhero/supervillain

Rules:
Canvas Size - Fixed, look above
Colors - 16 colors max
Transparency - Not allowed
Animation - Not allowed

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 11/24/2008 00:15  |    30
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The StarWars Poster pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Teletubbie Wars by jalonso
star wars castlevania by r1k
Star Wars Poster Challenge by cthulhu


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the StarWars Poster forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 11/24/2008 00:12  |    4
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A wedding designed around a pixel flower. Check it.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 11/23/2008 02:11  |    11
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The Still Life pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

fruits in the dark by vierbit
Apple and Pear Still Life by Calv
The wonderful watermelon... (version 2.0) by Darth Mandarb


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Still Life forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 11/17/2008 00:30  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: StarWars Poster.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 11/17/2008 00:30  |    0
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Challenge winner Emanu challenges you to use this picture to create an animated sprite, NOT a portrait.
Use the reference picture as the basis for the character. It may be cartoony, realistic or as used in a video game.
Based on the character as you see it (link below), then animate it somehow. Dancing, idle stance, fighting, shooting, whatever goes with your interpretation. Creativity as always, is key.

> reference image is posted in the forum <
Rules:
Canvas Size: 150x150px max
Animation: required, 3 frames minimum
Colors : 16
EDIT: CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION
Up to 16 colors may be used. One color is transparency.

Transparency: If you can do so then please do(this mean yes). Get Giffy from FAQ page or some online utility like www.iaza.com is also good.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 11/17/2008 00:30  |    32
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtSite header by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtTo battle! by cocefi
#3 Pixel ArtAt the End of the World by Opacus
#4 Pixel Art Steampowered steam shower (Steampunk style) V2 by pixelaro
#5 Pixel ArtDead can Dance by withalligators
#6 Pixel ArtWATCHMEN : The Comedian by ElectroNico
#7 Pixel ArtSoul Reaver Remastered by TomF
#8 Pixel Artelephants in autum forest by pixelaro
#9 Pixel ArtZombies! by vedsten
#10 Pixel ArtOdeka: Outdoor Ruins by mozzy
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/16/2008 23:25  |    17
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Challenge winner JinnDEvil challenges you to use the original Star Wars poster as the reference model for your entry.

You will be using the poster as the layout/composition to create a version of the original using other known characters*. You will also add the b/w credits area below the image itself.
*Known characters implies known to most or easily identifiable, not just known to you!
For example:


Template:

Rules:
Color Pallete: As few as possible.
Canvas: Use template for size.
Animation: No
Transparency: No

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 11/10/2008 00:04  |    13
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Still Life.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 11/10/2008 00:03  |    10
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The Pixeljoint Tales pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Pixeljoint Tales: Farmer's Loss by Phrozen
Full Moon by Opacus
A tale, a beast by Ergg


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixeljoint Tales forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 11/10/2008 00:02  |    4
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This week you are challenged to pixel a still life with fruits.
There is no style/theme to this challenge but the fruits are the main objects.

Rules:
Canvas size: 150x150
Color Palette: Must use these 14 colors (all of them)


Animation and Transparency (15th color) allowed.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 11/3/2008 00:03  |    33
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The Isometric Item pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Steampowered steam shower (Steampunk style) V2 by pixelaro
Steampunk Electrical Outlet by fenstalker
Steampunk - High-frequency culinary heating Unit. by PixelKiwi


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Isometric Item forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by cure @ 11/3/2008 00:01  |    6
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixeljoint Tales.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 11/3/2008 00:01  |    4

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