This week we are making 4 items for a game, where the protagonist has a very specific diet. You need to make four 32x32px item spritess which make a coherent set, and consist:
1) An item that heals 10% of health.
2) An item that heals 50% of health.
3) An item that fully restores all players health.
4) A poisonous item. Something that can empoison, hurt, kill, or disgust the player, and take some or all of their health. An oposite of the diet. Something that specific character cannot eat, or don't want to eat.
The chosen diet have to be specified in the description, but it can be something real or fictional. It can be a raw meat diet, lacto-uovo vegetarian, frutarian, keto, paleo, but you can also imagine a diet of a small rodent that cosnists only insects, or human body parts diet for a monster, or blood for a vampire, or energy for some cosmic being. You can even go into such fantasy as breatharian diet :) Just keep the set of analogue items in 3 levels of strength and 1 anti-food.
Example - the player is a vampire so the items are: a drop of blood, a vial of blood, a barrel of blood, a flask of holy water.
Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100 (includes four 32x32 sprites)
Colors - Max 9 (8 + transparency)
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional.
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
A northern hemisphere centered challenge, but hopefully everyone will find it interesting in some way.
This week we are pixelling a landscape of a time between winter and spring, so we need to see things like partially melted snows, sharp sun, and vegetation in state between long dead and almost brought to new life.
Canvas Size - Max 250x150 (horizontal).
Colors - Max 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2023.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!
This is our second yearly survey, where we hope to learn more about the pixel artist community.
Afterwards we will publish the results on Lospec, you can view last years results here.
Take the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSch48tN8gTF-Mf3-TqYqw6HUsZ_Pd7wxRfcNo5xGvugQOrVHw/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.830074701=PixelJoint
This weeks challenge is going to be straight-forward.
Draw a sprite of a pro wrestler wearing an animal mask and a championship belt (so it have to include a shiny metal and a lot of muscle). You also have to use fishfighters8 palette.
If you have no idea what this is about, Tiger Mask manga would be a good example.
We thank CELS for every single challenge idea used in this combo.
Canvas Size - max 100x100.
Colors - Max 9 (palette + transparency).
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.
The Group picture collab was our way to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of PJ Discord Server. It went great so we've decided to make it an annual event to visualise how our Pixel community grows and changes! Read the post about it here, and see the final result here.
The Official 2023 Pixel Joint Group Picture is open, and the topic is Photo Board. We will be making polaroid photos of ourselves and combine them all into one huge compilation. This compilation will be hosted as a photo board for all to see!
1) Choose one of six templates of a polaroid photo. You are allowed to flip it horizontally, so there are 11 possible photo alingements
2) The dark square is your photograph area. You can completely change the surface of it (including the backgound colour) but not it's shape - after you choose your template, you have to stick to the square tilt it has. Draw yourself or your character, avatar, any form of representation of yourself, and the surroundings significant to you, whether it is your room, your workplace, your safe space, your favorite place or your imaginary dream world, but try to make it look like a photograph. It doesn't have to be contemporary with polaroid technology. You can be a princess in a medieval castle or posing with your alien friend on a space ship. Time travel and alternate reality travel is allowed.
3) The bright border of the polaroid cannot be changed in shape or colour, but you are allowed to scribble or write on it to enchance your photo with additional information. Try to imitate pen, pencil, highlighter, sharpie, typing machine, printer or any other tangible means.
4) You can use our sample pins and adhesive tape but not edit them - we want the photoboard to be a coherent whole. These are the only things which can partially stick outside of the polaroid template.
5) You have to use the Lost Century palette only.
6) There is a soft deadline on 9th March 2023.
We will be discussing the collab and collecting finished entries on a dedicated channel on discord server. It will also be a great place to post your wips and get feedback. Join us and have fun!
This week, we would like you to make an animated top down game mockup, where the movement of the screen is upwards, just like in retro arcade games such as Raiden, Spy Hunter or SWIV. You need to draw at least a player controlled sprite in it, but you are not limited to any sort of theme, cars, planes, mechs, spacecraft, ships or lazer dinosaurs are all welcome.
Canvas Size - Exactly 100x160, vertical.
Colors - Max 16, only colors from AdigunPolack's palette below.
Transparency - No
Animation - Required
The RPG Tea Party 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 RPG Tea Party forum thread for more information.
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!
And January's most favourited award goes to:
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