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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2021.

Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Harpy's Hollow/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Harpy's Hollow/pixelart

Harpy's Hollow
by Reo

Sunset/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Sunset/pixelart

Sunset
by ink

Lavender Town/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Lavender Town/pixelart

Lavender Town
by cure

The Dead Prince - Steam background/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

The Dead Prince - Steam background/pixelart

The Dead Prince - Steam background
by Christoballs

UNTOMBED - REVEAL TEASER/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

UNTOMBED - REVEAL TEASER/pixelart

UNTOMBED - REVEAL TEASER
by Reo

Therizinosaurus/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Therizinosaurus/pixelart

Therizinosaurus
by aamatniekss

Roses/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Roses/pixelart

Roses
by Evsailey

pride/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

pride/pixelart

pride
by came2slide

Autumn moonrise over mountains/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Autumn moonrise over mountains/pixelart

Autumn moonrise over mountains
by Lastandir

Metroid 2 cave remake/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Metroid 2 cave remake/pixelart

Metroid 2 cave remake
by beetleking

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Posted by Adarias @ 12/28/2021 07:25  |    5
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Hello again!

You can now browse through the Secret Santa Gift post, available on the PJ forums:

https://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=27286


Happy holidays and see you next year

Posted by Christoballs @ 12/28/2021 07:22  |    2
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This week we want you make a dancing animation with exactly 3 frames and exactly 3 colors. You can draw a single person or multiple, or even creatures or robots. It can be an existing dance or something cool or stupid you come up with

Colors: Max 3 + trans (4 total), only from the palette below

 

Canvas: Max 120x120 px max

Transparency: Required

Animation: Required, exactly 3 frames.



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 12/27/2021 03:30  |    0
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The Wummer & Sinter 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 Wummer & Sinter forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Gecimen @ 12/27/2021 03:31  |    0
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Over at the PJ Discord we did a collaboration using a painting as a template.

Here is the result:
 


And the painting it was based on can be found here. It is the Mariage Feast at Cana, previously attributed to Jeroen Bosch.
 
More info about the project is in this twitter thread. And do join the PJ Discord server for future projects like these!
Posted by Hapiel @ 12/22/2021 15:34  |    6
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Hohoho!

This year's Secret Santa gifts will be revealed on stream, before being added to the PixelJoint gallery!

The stream will take place on:

December 23rd, 3PM CET


At:

https://www.twitch.tv/chrisdballs

See you there

Posted by Christoballs @ 12/20/2021 11:30  |    18
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This week we want you to pick an old sprite and reinterpret it by their pixel placement. Taking liberty to extrapolate the original intention in favor of weirdness. Make sure to link the original sprite in the submission description.

See some examples that Jinn found here.

Colors: Max 20

Canvas: Max 150x150 px

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 Christoballs @ 12/20/2021 02:23  |    4
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The Sock Puppet 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 Sock Puppet forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 12/20/2021 05:12  |    0
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It's that strange time of year where the seasons change, but not equally in all places. Those on the southern hemisphere are approaching summer, whilst the northeners can already feel the cold of winter arriving.

Can you create a scene which has some elements of winter, and some of summer? For example, you could draw sunbathing people in the snow, or an ice skating ice cream vendor..

To keep it simple (since you are all working on secret santa too), you can only use 5 colors and a small canvas.

Colors: Max 5 (6 when using transparency)
Canvas: Max 100x100 px
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 @ 12/13/2021 01:49  |    4
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The Pluviophilia 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 Pluviophilia forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 12/13/2021 01:48  |    0
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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 these fancy trophies

 
November's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Wayuki
  2. b236
  3. Theoden


And November's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Reo

Posted by Hapiel @ 12/12/2021 12:49  |    2
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This year's Secret Santa is now open!

For those who have signed up to the event, you have until December 22nd to finish your gifts!

Follow these submission instructions carefully, to not spoil any surprises:

  • When you've finished your gift, first choose Submit Pixel Art from the main site and upload your gift wrap (see Gift Wrap section here) as the preview (small) image and do not upload anything else. The description should only say “secret santa” and should not include the name of the person you’re gifting, at least until Christmas Eve.
  • Note: For the Secret Santa purposes, you can upload the template gift wraps below. Still, custom wraps rock!
  • Now, send your real gift to Christoballs by PM, Discord or email. You can use imgur.com, or if you can't, you can send it to c.m.kelsall@protonmail.com. We will edit and change your pixel art submission with the real one, so we can reveal all presents at the same time. Please don't post your gift anywhere else before 24th, that would spoil the surprise.

    This year's participants:
    - AdamF
    - ambivorous
    - b236
    - Bicho Cerote
    - Blashed
    - bypatryk
    - Christoballs
    - Clovvach
    - Eggy
    - gawrone
    - Gecimen
    - Hapiel
    - IceZeeKay
    - Irenaart
    - jeremy
    - lion95
    - marceles
    - Maye
    - Mirre
    - mupixl
    - orangemagik
    - pixl_person
    - pyrometal
    - QueenKami
    - Quiara
    - Reo
    - Salvatore
    - Sarahboev
    - Sazdx
    - SeDiceBisonte
    - shm31
    - sjd_sjd
    - skamocore
    - sushy
    - Theodote
    - tnr_12
    - Trigonomancer
    - Umbohr
    - Valentin Gendallf Krek
    - Veksell
    - vrine
    - Weerdmeester
    - Weulkin
    - Yogurt
    - yuanhai
    - zedOFF
    - zombieMode
     
Posted by Christoballs @ 12/7/2021 03:33  |    5
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Let's make a sock puppet 64x64 icon. It may look like a famous character or just have a simple, generic sock puppet appearance. If you want, you can make it resemble yourself and use it as your Pixel Joint avatar.

Colors: max 32

Canvas: exactly 64x64

Transparency: none

Animation: none



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by gawrone @ 12/6/2021 01:45  |    0
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The Pillow Shading on purpose 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 Pillow Shading on purpose forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 12/6/2021 01:43  |    0
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Deep within Pine Cone Forest, the adventurous Ayla and her adoring dog Falafel often made their coolest discoveries. Until one day, deep inside the forest, Ayla and Falafel stumbled upon an ominous, steel-and-stone tower... Now Falafel is being held captive by maniacal Dr. Kobushi and his henchmen and Ayla has to save him through 100+ levels of mind boggling labyrinthine levels.

With 100% pixel art graphics by Gecimen, Dr. Kobushi's Labyrinthine Laboratory is now on Kickstarter! Be sure to check it out!

Posted by Gecimen @ 12/1/2021 10:01  |    5

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