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Adam, winner of the You Rad-Tad Misfits! challenge wants you to create something based on a fictional sport or on an existing one in a fictional setting.

Colors: exactly 32! No more, no less
Canvas size: 160x120 minimum, 320x240 maximum, horizontal or vertical
Transparency: not allowed
Animation: allowed



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 4/28/2008 05:08  |    20
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The Depth of Field pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Depth of field challenge - overly cutified monkey by DayDream
Old Clock by Oke
zupervisor (no killer. challenge filler.) by tomic


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Depth of Field forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2008 00:56  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Label It.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/28/2008 00:56  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtCat of Gold by iLKke
#2 Pixel Artcharlie rebuilding the station by tomic
#3 Pixel ArtMedusa's Entanglement by mobichan
#4 Pixel ArtMarbleface by Larwick
#5 Pixel ArtMind-Diver by Larwick
#6 Pixel ArtDaliclok by Larwick
#7 Pixel ArtTrain Tileset by lifern
#8 Pixel ArtThe Fallen Knight by AndyOaks
#9 Pixel ArtSchnecke by ThereIsNoCure
#10 Pixel ArtMÖRKÖ (Unfinished) by Evil-Ville
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/27/2008 12:17  |    14
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Dear members of Pixeljoint,

We ask that you refrain from submitting collaborated works as well as creating any collab accounts until further notice. The PJ staff are continuing to discuss and develop the site and, until such notice, will remain firm against any further submissions as such.  Please keep in mind that this is not a criticism of any members or their works -- we're simply trying to determine the best way to deal with collaborations.

Thanks for your support.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/23/2008 17:39  |    25
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Pixel the label for a fictional beverage (Only the label itself not the bottle/can/container).
Think about the product you are creating as well as who you are marketing it to. Create an original logo while refraining from using existing fonts.

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 150x200
  • Colour Restriction: 32 max
  • Animation: No
  • Transparency: none
  • No existing fonts allowed


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:08  |    7
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The You rad-tad Misfits! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Go Team No Evil! Go! by Adam
heroes of the valley by Jaeden
Breaking Laptops Team by Rakszens


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the You rad-tad Misfits! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:05  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Depth of Field. Please remember that you're voting based mainly on the rules of the challenge and not just because a piece "looks cool"

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:05  |    5
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Double wide pixel challenge winner surt challenges you to pixel a scene in which depth of field (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field) plays a major role.

Subject matter and execution is up to you and your imagination.

Rules:
  • Colours: 32 max
  • Canvas Size: 256 x 256 max
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: Allowed


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 4/14/2008 05:19  |    17
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The April Fools Gallery II pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

zoepfchen by tomic
Densetsu no bobuchu - bob in Bubleland by madPXL
fish in the sky by Oke


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the April Fools Gallery II forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/14/2008 00:14  |    5
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/14/2008 00:14  |    0
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Finally fixed the issue with the detail pixel art viewer. My apologies for the long delay in getting that back up and running.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/13/2008 02:32  |    8
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Consolidated some old pixel art video links into one section for the hell of it tonight.

Enjoy!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/11/2008 00:53  |    9
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/11/2008 00:39  |    3
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Terrific collection of pixel art ads:

http://filmblender.com/category/technique/pixel/
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/11/2008 00:01  |    1
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Challenge winner, The B.O.B., has another challenge for everyone!

It's simple, create a team of superhero misfits. Use your creative juices, and create a team bonded by their unique traits. Each of them has to have some trait that bonds the team as a whole, yet have characteristics that make them unique in themselves.

  •  colors: 32 max
  •  size:250 x 200 pixels is the max
  •  minimum of 3 characters in the piece (to be called a team)
  •  animations: allowed
  •  Transparency: NO
  •  CHARACTERS CANNOT BE AN EXISTING CHARACTER OF ANY SORT!

Design-wise, you're as free as a bird: i.e., don't have to be humans, can be anything, just as long as it has enough life in it to presume some type of character.

Follow the rules, and have fun kiddos!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/7/2008 15:16  |    21
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The Ancient Chill-Out pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Medusa's Entanglement by mobichan
Splish Splash... by Tremulant
CHALLENGE: Ancient Chill-Out; "Eris" by Morganne


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Ancient Chill-Out forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/7/2008 00:51  |    1
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Japanese package designers have really gone the extra mile and taken UPC barcodes to the next level.

The site is all Japanese so navigating is a little confusing. Just click on the dots and you'll see the galleries.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/6/2008 12:11  |    8 | Source
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There's up to $10,000 in tuition awards for an in-game design, concept art and a pair of essays for any girl enrolled at an Art Institute being given out by Sony. Plus, the grand prize winner will get a paid design internship at one of the four SOE studios across the US. This is nothing to sneeze at, as getting a game design job is nearly impossible for newbie designers.  Somebody must have just realized over 50% of the people playing games,  especially casual games which are largely pixel based, are female.

For more info see the following link:

http://www.station.sony.com/girl/
Posted by Wiredgirl @ 4/2/2008 18:22  |    19
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From Drawn.ca:

"...the work of Arjan Westerdiep, who created the image in MS Paint in a process that took him 560 hours. Arjan’s website allows you to click around the entire piece and watch it get drawn pixel by pixel."

Worth a look for sure.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 4/1/2008 23:27  |    17

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