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This week we want you to depict yourself using one of the following palettes:

EGA default (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)


Commodore 64


MSX
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Apple II

Canvas size: Max 150x150.
Colours: Use only colours from the chosen palette.
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 Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:03  |    3
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The Petite Panorama 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 Petite Panorama forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:02  |    0
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The Longest Road on Earth is out on Steam and Android/iOS! It's a monochromatic pixel art adventure published by RawFury and developed by Brainwash Gang. The game features four different wordless narratives with a collection of heartfelt songs. Pixel art has been developed by pixel artists Edu Verz and Atskaheart. Music has been made by Beicoli.

The game combines different shots, from open panoramic city views to detailed descriptive close ups. Pixel art has been the best visual approach to produce this contrast between suggestion and description by playing with different resolutions.

Posted by AtskaHeart @ 5/27/2021 05:50  |    8
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Aseprite keeps getting better and better.

This new update brings lots of cool features including tile support, new palette control options and cleaner tranformations.

It is available through the beta channel on Steam.

You can watch the trailer here: Aseprite Trailer (YouTube)

Posted by Theoden @ 5/27/2021 02:13  |    4
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There has been numerous applications for image to pixel art transition but Pixel Art Workshop is developed over years by a veteran pixel artist Mbeytekin and brings numerous tools for different styles of pixelization. It's quite effective, too. You can find it on Steam.

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/24/2021 13:15  |    5
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Depict a fantastic creature out of its natural habitat, like a cockatrice under water, or a kraken in a forest, for example.

Canvas size: Exactly 100x100
Colours: Exactly 16
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 Christoballs @ 5/24/2021 00:39  |    0
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The Evolved into Chickens 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 Evolved into Chickens forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 5/24/2021 00:39  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Lost in Dunes/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Lost in Dunes/pixelart

Lost in Dunes
by andylittle

Ancient Beekeeper/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Ancient Beekeeper/pixelart

Ancient Beekeeper
by Jinn

Tetranadon/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Tetranadon/pixelart

Tetranadon
by SovanJedi

abandoned and overgrown/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

abandoned and overgrown/pixelart

abandoned and overgrown
by giJo

Terra x2/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Terra x2/pixelart

Terra x2
by Vagrant

Monsters pack for Despot`s game/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Monsters pack for Despot`s game/pixelart

Monsters pack for Despot`s game
by andylittle

Carp diem/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Carp diem/pixelart

Carp diem
by JustFredrik

Botanist rank icons/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Botanist rank icons/pixelart

Botanist rank icons
by jeremy

4 Seasons/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

4 Seasons/pixelart

4 Seasons
by cjlm123

D... Frogs playing poker, and a crocodile/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

D... Frogs playing poker, and a crocodile/pixelart

D... Frogs playing poker, and a crocodile
by zedOFF

Posted by Adarias @ 5/19/2021 12:28  |    4
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After the success with Tiny Towers, we now present Petite Panorama.

Draw a nice outdoor view on narrow horizontal canvas. Here are some suggestions for subjects, but also feel free to come up with your own: a bridge, a mountain ridge, a main street block, a park or a coastline.

Canvas Size - Width: Minimum 64px, wider is allowed too. Height: Exactly 16px
Colors - Max 16
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 Gecimen @ 5/17/2021 00:05  |    0
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The Unusual Pet 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 Unusual Pet forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 5/17/2021 00:05  |    0
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Over the last few weeks, Pixel Dailies was hosting a massive collaboration called "Pixel Tactics", and more than 300 entries were made!

 
You can walk around between the sprites on this website.
 
Congratulations to all the artists!
Posted by Hapiel @ 5/13/2021 08:44  |    3
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All we know about dinosaurs are how their skeletons look like and what they evolved into: colorful birds. With this in mind, artists are trying to reimagine what dinosaurs actually looked like. Now it's your turn.

Take any species of dinosaurs and draw its sprite, imagining what it actually looked like. Was it colorful? Did it have a beak? Feathers or a fluffy fur maybe? For the sprite, you need to use Gyhoket's 15 color palette that won 3rd place in PrehISOria palette competition. The sprite can be from any perspective.

Canvas Size - Max 160x160.
Colours - Max 16 including transparency. Only use colors from this palette:


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 Gecimen @ 5/10/2021 00:11  |    0
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The Museum pieces 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 Museum pieces forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/10/2021 00:10  |    1
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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

 
April's top commenter awards go to:
  1. CELS
  2. Taks
  3. Siskan


And April's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) andylittle

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/5/2021 02:29  |    8
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Depict a scene or sprite of someone walking a not so common animal. (Can be an existing animal or a fictional one. Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial).

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 15.
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 Hapiel @ 5/3/2021 00:01  |    0
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The Player 2 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 Player 2 forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/3/2021 00:01  |    0

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