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In memory of Chris Cornell, PJer and fan of alternative rock Gecimen wants you to pixel an avatar-sized portrait of your favourite musician.

Optional bonus challenge: Use the portrait as your avatar through the week.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64.
Colors - Max 7.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.



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

Posted by Mandrill @ 5/22/2017 07:24  |    11
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The That's my boy! 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 That's my boy! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/22/2017 07:23  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtOld Farmer and His Two Children by wish04

#2 Pixel ArtBlacksmith shop by Fool

#3 Pixel ArtNuclear walk by Yes-I-Do

#4 Pixel ArtChase by Yes-I-Do

#5 Pixel ArtPikmin 2D Demake by Pik

#6 Pixel ArtFlareon by Risenshiney

#7 Pixel ArtL'Ankou by Exocet

#8 Pixel ArtiDracula Title by andylittle

#9 Pixel ArtIY Redo by SovanJedi

#10 Pixel ArtInternal Conflict by Fleja2003

 

 

Posted by pyrometal @ 5/15/2017 19:45  |    14
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Foreign cultures and their take on mythology have always had a huge impact on art over the centuries. But once in a while there is a creature that goes over the top!

Challenge winner skamocore wants you to draw a kaso-obake - a one-eyed, one-legged umbrella demon.

Canvas Size - Max 160 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours - Max 12.
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 Mandrill @ 5/15/2017 07:53  |    6
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The Animal RPG 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 Animal RPG Party forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/15/2017 07:48  |    0
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Kynseed is a 2D RPG sandbox game, similar to games like Harvest Moon, developed by ex-developers of Lionhead Studio (especially the creator of the Fable series).

 

 

If you want to know more about the project or support it, I leave the link here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405964313/kynseed-a-whimsical-sandbox-rpg-adventure?ref=video

 

 

Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 5/7/2017 20:06  |    3
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What makes a winning smile?

A nice set of teeth? A cute nose? The perfect chin? No, it's none of that!  Create the portrait of an extraterrestrial being smiling at the camera. You can go crazy on the facial features. The more eyes the better.

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x100
Colours -  Max. 16
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 Mandrill @ 5/8/2017 08:18  |    2
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The #ffffff vs. #000000 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 #ffffff vs. #000000 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/8/2017 08:05  |    1
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I’ve finally managed to sneak my way onto Steam Greenlight with my metroidvania Nightkeep. As a direct result of this, the game has received a rather big update. 

Nightkeep is a 2D metroidvania-like platformer with RPG elements set in a fictional medieval fantasy world, accompanied by an original story. You play as Arietta, a huntress. She’s more of a lone wolf and even though hunters usually hunt in groups, Arietta has her own approach.

Greenlight Campaign

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=914989247

When I first joined pixeljoint (2014) I could barely draw lights or shades. I have to thank all great users from the WIP seciton who gave me advice over the years. Because of you I am able to draw things way better now.

With my current skill level, which is far away from perfect, I can still fulfill my dream of making a full custom game.

 

If you like my project, I’d really appreciate support of any sort. I hope this can at least motivate starting pixel artists, if nothing else! It is great to be part of a community such as PJ!

Posted by RebeaLeion @ 4/30/2017 12:27  |    7
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Have you ever asked yourself what your spirit animal is?

Now you have the chance to pixel even three of them! Create a RPG party with the different members being humanoid animals. Try to work in the stereotypical traits of the animals you pixel. For example, the strong bear as the tank or the wise owl casting spells.

Typical characters are:

The warrior
The healer
The engineer
The sorcerer
The thief
The hunter

However, you can make up your own classes.

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350
Colours - 32.
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 Mandrill @ 5/1/2017 04:16  |    27
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The Easter Fools Gallery 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 Fools Gallery forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/1/2017 04:10  |    1

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