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Jinn (João Victor Gonçalves Costa) is a 21 year old computer graphics student from São Paulo, Brazil who joined Pixeljoint in August 2008. He is a book editor by day and a pixel artist in his free time; he began drawing on paper from early childhood, eventually migrating to digital drawing and pixel pushing.

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Posted by jalonso @ 5/31/2011 05:58  |    28
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The Zarblay Xemplok 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 Zarblay Xemplok forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/30/2011 00:02  |    1
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Much like the Mid-Canvas Void challenge we ran a while back, the goal here is to pixel something using the provided template. You must, however, include a single solid coloured area - indicated below by the highlighted green square. The highlighted section can be any colour you want; it doesn't necessarily have to be #00ff00 / green.

You may rotate the canvas if you like; this means that the top, right, bottom, or left hand side could contain your solid-colour area.

Perhaps, most importantly, unlike the previous challenge, your image doesn't have to relate to fruit (but it can if you want).

Canvas Size - Use template:

the image

Colours - Unrestricted. Keep in mind though, that your chosen side canvas section must only be one solid colour.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 5/30/2011 00:02  |    12
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New member Mike Scott (mikdog) recruited several PJ members for an 8bit pixel animated music video collaboration. Just featured in Kotaku... Pixeljoint gets credited too!

Goldfish - We Come Together: see it HERE

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Posted by mikdog @ 5/24/2011 15:57  |    35
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In a new research paper, Microsoft’s Johannes Kopf and The Hebrew University’s Dani Lischinski describe a new algorithmic method for converting pixel art into sweet, smooth vectors.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/24/2011 11:46  |    22
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Indie game developer and artist albertov (winner of this month's 4th place pixel) has just released Mosquito's Insomnia for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring beautiful 100% pixel art graphics showcasing his unique style and original color palettes.

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Posted by albertov @ 5/23/2011 12:26  |    2
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The It's Horrifying! 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 It's Horrifying! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/23/2011 00:02  |    0
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Show us a scene depicting an original city that resides on or just above the clouds.

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 225 (either horizontal or vertical).
Colours - Max 25.
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 jeremy @ 5/23/2011 00:02  |    9
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A new tower climbing platformer has been released to promote the fast-approaching theatrical release of The Hangover Part II in US theaters on May 26. The environments are NPA, but the character and object sprite animations feature pixel goodness by one of PixelJoint's own, StickyTape (aka Argyle).

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Posted by Argyle @ 5/18/2011 17:21  |    17
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April was a month dominated by characters in scenery. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

Grandpa, it was this big by junkboy
The Cap socks Hitler! by The B.O.B.
Dark by Kaiseto
Mosquito's Insomnia Title Screen by albertov
Horny Chieftain by iLKke
Great Squidfish Crusade by Mrmo Tarius
Firewood Invasion by a3um
Sunset of a Human Life by a3um
Walk on the Wild Side by jalonso
Goodbye to the Ancestors by Mrmo Tarius

 

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/18/2011 11:13  |    13
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Create an image of a character called "Zarblay Xemplok", a native of the planet Spectrus. You must pixel this character using only the ZX spectrum palette. Here is all the known information about your character - Zarblay has:

  • A large nose.
  • Two tentacles.
  • Three eyes.

You may present the character in any way you want, from a facial portrait to a full body image. But whatever you choose, Zarblay must be the main focus of the piece. Your piece must also show all three physical characteristics listed above.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Use real ZX spectrum restrictions. Have a look at this guide, created by Ptoing.

Canvas Size - Max 256 (width) x 192 (height).
Colours - Max 15; Use only colours from the ZX spectrum palette:

the image

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



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

Posted by skamocore @ 5/16/2011 00:01  |    13
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The The United Cakedom 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 The United Cakedom forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/16/2011   |    0
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Well, this is a bit embarassing. New members haven't been able to comment for the last couple weeks due to a CInt overflow bug. Apologies new PJ members. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/14/2011 10:43  |    12
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This pixel artist (Andy Helms) has life pegged... "silly artwork that is only serious about not being serious". 

Check it.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/12/2011 10:57  |    1
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Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga showcases an 8-bit interpretation of the range of women's fashion, from dresses and professional suits to athletic styles and sweatshirts, in the pixel-patterned fall/winter 2011/2012 collection of his fashion company anrealage. The line debuted during Japan Fashion Week.

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Posted by Jinn @ 5/11/2011 12:28  |    18
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Your challenge this week is brought to you by Delicious. He wants you to create a mock-up of a horror video game!

Your mock-up must at least include a central character (the player) and a HUD. Also, the environment should be some-what gloomy, but it's not required, as long as there is something in the mockup that could categorize it as a horror game.

Check out herehere and here for some ideas.

Canvas size - Unrestricted (Single Screen) Multiple Screens for same game allowed.
Colors - Max 25.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

RULE EDIT: for those making multiple screens and want space between screens using trans color is ok for a total of 26.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 5/9/2011 00:04  |    21
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The Easter Clusters 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 Easter Clusters forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/9/2011   |    1
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There was probably some kind of notable wedding recently, who knows. Just in case there was, we should bake some cakes to celebrate, well, actually, how about we pixel some cakes instead?

You can pixel any kind of cake - it doesn't necessarily have to be a wedding cake. Any kind of cake that can fit into a 72 x 72 canvas is fine. It can be a full cake, a slice of cake, a cupcake - up to you. It would be a good idea to tell us what cake you're making in your description, a recipe would be nice too :o

Just so we're clear, no backgrounds; just the cake on its own, served on a transparent background.

For some cake ideas, check here; also, here's a whole bunch of delicious examples from the gallery from emlan.

Canvas size- Max 72 x 72.
Colours- Max 12.
Transparency- Required.
Animation- Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 5/2/2011 00:02  |    18
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The Noise Inhaler 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 Noise Inhaler forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/2/2011 00:01  |    0

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