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This week we want you to take any (good-aligned) character and turn them into a villain.
It can be a sprite, a scene or even a game mockup, that's up to you!

Canvas: Max 150 x 150
Colors: Max 8
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 Christoballs @ 2/28/2022 01:52  |    0
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The Beaufort scale 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 Beaufort scale forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Christoballs @ 2/28/2022 01:52  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Forest/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Forest
by Yes-I-Do

castle/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

castle/pixelart

castle
by echerry

Warriors: Twilight/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Warriors: Twilight/pixelart

Warriors: Twilight
by vrineHappy Birthday 0/2

battle scene/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

battle scene/pixelart

battle scene
by echerry

Monster Collection/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Monster Collection/pixelart

Monster Collection
by Papermoon

The Green Knight/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

The Green Knight/pixelart

The Green Knight
by jeremy

Our Lady of Viticulture/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Our Lady of Viticulture
by jeremy

Dr. Pib Sangler - Animal or Person?/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Dr. Pib Sangler - Animal or Person?/pixelart

Dr. Pib Sangler - Animal or Person?
by FishyMint

The year of Tiger/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

The year of Tiger/pixelart

The year of Tiger
by Add.317

Frasier: The videogame/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Frasier: The videogame/pixelart

Frasier: The videogame
by 2DForever

Posted by Hapiel @ 2/22/2022 13:44  |    3
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A collab has been going on at the PJ discord, we've been making terraced houses on a sloped street. See the current entries here at wepixel.art.

But for any good pixel town we need more than just houses. You are challenged to make a non-residential building, such a shop, office, hospital, fire department, museum, you name it!

For this challenge we'll be using a wider template then normal, to have these buildings stand out a bit. They will still have to use the same scale and palette as the other buildings.

Scale and palette:

For the building, use this template. The height is only the max height, you are allowed to make a building that is less high (but not less wide).

You notice there already is a street included in the template. You are free to modify the street as you wish, but please make sure that it can still connect nicely to the street of an adjacent house.

A submission for this challenge will be included on the collab page at wepixel.art as well, unless you specifically request us not to (leave a note in the description or DM me).

Canvas: Width: exactly 128px. Height: Max 152px, min 56px (see the template)
Colors: Max 18 + transparency, only from the palette above.
Transparency: Required, under the road and optionally above the building (don't draw the sky)
Animation: Optional

Bonus challenge: Hide cats on or in the building.



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

Posted by Hapiel @ 2/21/2022 01:03  |    20
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The RTS faction 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 RTS faction forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 2/21/2022 01:02  |    0
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This week we want you to draw a character and make 3 different animations of it, and then present them in a row, next to eachother. The required animations need to portray 3 different wind forces, using only moves of the character garments, hair, facial expressions, eventually objects held by the charatcer. No backround or background items are allowed (like rain, snow, falling leaves, flags, bending trees, etc.). The 3 stages are as follows:

 
1) light air, 2) breeze, 3) gale.
 
You have to use the the Thunderstorm Beneath the Summit palette, created by airy disc.
 
 
The canvas needs to be used as three 64x64 squares, set in a row horizontally, each one for each animation. You can separate them with some framing or not, add descriptions or not. This is entirely up to you.
 
 
 
 
Canvas: Exactly 64 x 192 (horizontal), (or 64x256 if you decide to do bonus challenge)
Colors: Max 12 (use the provided palette
Transparency: Required
Animation: Required
 
 
Bonus challenge 1: Instead of animating all 3 stages with the same number of frames, make an interesting sequence (example: 1st animations 6 frames, 2nd 4 frames, 3rd 3 frames, everything in a 12 frame sequence)
 
 
Bonus challenge 2: Add another 64x64 square to the row and add another animation with even stronger wind force "storm".



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

Posted by gawrone @ 2/14/2022 03:43  |    3
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The AC/DC 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 AC/DC forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 2/14/2022 02:32  |    0
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This challenge comes from previous challenge winner specialmin64

This week we want you to pixel your own RTS faction. Draw at least one building and at least one unit in the style of classic real time strategy games (Starcraft, Age of Empires, Command & Conquer, etc.) Choose any of popular themes (history, s-f, fantasy etc.) or invent your own. It doesn't have to be war related. Use top-down or isometric perspective.

Canvas: Max 256 x 128 (horizontal)
Colors: Max 32
Transparency: Optional
Animation: Optional

Bonus challenge: Make your assets look like those old school prerendered 3d assets, for example like in starcraft.



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

Posted by gawrone @ 2/7/2022 02:08  |    2
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The Book Cover 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 Book Cover forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 2/7/2022 00:23  |    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 the fancy new trophies! 

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

Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) echerry

Posted by Christoballs @ 2/1/2022 02:58  |    2

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