Challengewise, the end of this pixel year was pretty darn exciting. After scary Pixelween and cheerful Secret Santa we are covered by splendid art, but we are not over yet. We still have the last annual event to go through so take a short, well deserved rest, and grab your mice, tablets or other tools.
You are going to either finish any unfinished and yet unsubmitted challenge entry from 2022 or make a new entry for a challenge from 2022 you wanted to participate in, but couldn't.
To refresh your memory and make your choice go to Weekly Challenges and check the ALL CHALLENGES column on the right. The first challenge of the 2022 was "The Wide West". Please make sure you write in the description which challenge you chose and make sure you follow it's rules and limitations.
You are not limited to one challenge only. If you can't decide which missed challenge you want to refill, choose no more and just make separate entries for different challenges ;)
Canvas Size - see the corresponding challenge
Colours - see the corresponding challenge
Transparency - see the corresponding challenge
Animation - see the corresponding challenge
Yo ho ho!
Merry Christmas everyone!
This year, not only we got an amazing turn out both quality and quantity wise, but also noone was gift-less at the deadline (thanks to the heroes who made extra gifts!).
This week we do a folloup to a sport event, most are familiar with. Choose a football player (male or female) who is your hero, who you admire, who you like, or (if you are not a football fan, but still want to participate), one you think will look good in pixel art. It can be an active player, a retired one, or a historic figure. If you are really not into real people, you can choose a fictional character, but it have to be a football player (like Captain Tsubasa Oozora), not someone once seen standing next to a ball.
You are allowed to choose if you want it to be a portrait, or an action scene. Follow the apropriate canvas specs. You also have freedom in colour choice but you have to choose 11 colours, becasue that is the rule.
Canvas Size - 80x60 (vertical) for portrait or 100x60 (horizontal or vertical) for action scene.
Colors - exactly 11 (of course).
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!
The Secret Crossroads - mockup
Random Sprite Dump 10
More 30XX Backgrounds
Kanto's Power Plant Redrawn
Castlevania Redrawn (3-7)
The smallest church in Saint-Sa�ns
3 Autumn leaves
Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!
This time we are animating downhill sledding action. This is a slightly northern-hemisphere-centric, wintertime challenge (even if not many see any snow these times) so if you feel excluded, you can slide the sled on sand dunes, or go with a ponton sliding down on a huge water slide in waterpark, or even a some sort of a cart downhill ride?
The idea is that we want to see a character/charatcers sitting/lying/standing on some sort of a vehicle which is moving fast downhill. But we don't want to see the movement of the vehicle itself, but only the character and the suroundings (background, foreground - parallax animation very welcome). So animate things like clothing, hair or fur, trees passed by. Slight movements of the vehicle (like vibrating, bouncing, flattenig due to speed) are acceptable, but don't make it the main focus of the animation. Keep the vehicle in in the same position of the canvas.
Use the Quested Mountain Palette by polyphrog
Canvas Size - Max 130x100 (horizontal).
Colors - Max 12 (use the provided palette).
Transparency - No.
Animation - Required.