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Create an image that shows some kind of a mysterious glow. Remember, this challenge is basically about lighting.

edit: it seems a lot of people are misunderstanding the term 'mysterious'. From dictionary.com: "3. of obscure nature, meaning, origin, etc.; puzzling; inexplicable." Light sources from generally known and explainable circumstances do not constitute mysteriousness!

Canvas Size - Min 100x100.
Colours - Unrestricted. But must contain BOTH black (#000000) AND white (#ffffff).
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 skamocore @ 6/29/2009 00:02  |    10
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The Egads! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

It's simple... - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Egads! A Clue! by The B.O.B.
egads - tomatocide! by unicorngirl


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Egads! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 6/29/2009 00:01  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: The Tooth Fairy.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 6/29/2009 00:01  |    6
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Newgrounds.com, a site that used to be only for flash movies/games and music, has now added an art section.

Users can submit up to 20 works of art, and then if an established artist likes your work, they will add it to the gallery. The gallery has 5 sections: Ilustration, Fine Art, 3D Art, Pixel Art, and Other.

You can also choose to allow people to use your art for their works, like games or movies. Really just another way to get your art seen, and by possibly different people. I know some of you already know about it, because I've seen some recognizable art there. They also have a very nice upload/crop system.

Newgrounds News post about the gallery:
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1072217

Newgrounds Pixel Art Gallery:
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/category/pixel-art

Posted by skeddles @ 6/24/2009 12:14  |    28
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The Side Ship pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Elk's Ark by Elk
mushroom fantasy by Pixelarg
Our best pilot is a pig?! - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Side Ship forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Egads!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    6
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Pixel your own interpretation of the tooth fairy. You may include a background if you wish, or you may simply draw the character, leaving the background transparent.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 20.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    16
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This is a follow-up to the news post below by Evilagram.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 6/15/2009 01:55  |    19
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for May 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtP.O.D by TheInquisitor
#2 Pixel ArtPlagued - GB Challenge by jalonso
#3 Pixel ArtPixelblink - Failsafe by Adarias
#4 Pixel ArtMonolithic Circle by Kaiseto
#5 Pixel ArtBlueball Crab by jalonso
#6 Pixel ArtThe King of Clubs - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
#7 Pixel ArtElk's Doodle Interpretation Worm-Thingy by Elk
#8 Pixel ArtKing of Hearts by cocefi
#9 Pixel ArtAPH picnic by emlan
#10 Pixel ArtTiepolo Conception by AlexHW
Posted by cure @ 6/16/2009 00:10  |    12
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surt challenges you to pixel a scene that could be captioned with the word "Egads!" using only the default EGA 16 colour palette.

A caption containing "Egads!" in the image is encouraged, but optional.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egads

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

Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors: Max 16. Use only colors from the default EGA palette:

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 jalonso @ 6/15/2009 00:16  |    19
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Side Ship.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by jalonso @ 6/15/2009 00:15  |    22
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The Gates of Heaven/Hell pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Hobo Heaven by Peach
World's Worst Security by TheInquisitor
The gate to Hell! by Game & Watch


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Gates of Heaven/Hell forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jalonso @ 6/15/2009 00:14  |    9
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As of the official implementation of Gecko version 1.9.2, there will be a tag implemented that chooses the resizing algorithm used on a page, allowing you to choose between Nearest Neighbor (direct resize, no blur), Bilinear Filtering (low quality blur, which is currently used), or Bicubic Blur (high quality blur, what photoshop uses). Meaning that we'll no longer have blurry pixel art when we resize.

https://developer.mozilla.org/En/CSS/image-rendering

This is the official documentation. It'll be stuck in along with HTML 5, meaning that you can probably try out the new tags in the current Firefox 3.5 beta.

The tags to be added into the CSS styles are as follows:

img[src$=".gif"] { image-rendering: -moz-crisp-edges; -ms-interpolation-mode: nearest-neighbor; }
img[src$=".png"] { image-rendering: -moz-crisp-edges; -ms-interpolation-mode: nearest-neighbor; }

For an invidual image you'd use this code (can be factored into the  BBcodes in the forum, and the display for individual images on the site):

<img style="-ms-interpolation-mode:nearest-neighbor" alt="images/WhateverAlt.jpg" src="images/Whatever.jpg"/>

The code will be fully implemented in Firefox 3.5, but as mentioned above, you can try it out now in the beta version.

Posted by Evilagram @ 6/13/2009 20:40  |    13
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Finally it come to an end: the great work made by PulkoMandy and Yrizoud, the two lead developers of grafx2, finally completed the TODO list left by the Sunsted Design team that in 1999 abandoned the project.

Grafx2 is a bitmap program born to emulate Deluxe Paint or Brilliance, now it can run under most of the operating systems available today, like Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and even Amiga OS among many others.

The program is stable and filled with a lot of tools and functions, it's shipped with a great palette editor and it's freeware and open source!

Check it out on its home page!

http://grafx2.googlecode.com

Posted by Peach @ 6/13/2009 16:11  |    10
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The Scenes from the Future pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Pixelblink - Failsafe by Adarias
scenes from the future challenge by ramazing
Stickman Vs Tomic - HellDriver! by Stickman


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Scenes from the Future forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 6/8/2009 00:04  |    5
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Posted by cure @ 6/8/2009 00:04  |    10
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This week Lollige challenges you to create a space ship sprite in side view.

Some examples:
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/17107.htm
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/4640.htm
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/13825.htm

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colors: Max 16.
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 cure @ 6/8/2009 00:04  |    19
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The The Creatures Noah Forgot pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Blueball Crab by jalonso
Creature gold creature by Pixelarg
forgotten species by ramazing


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Creatures Noah Forgot forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 6/1/2009 02:30  |    10
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Challenge winner cocefi challenges you to pixel a scene showing the grand doorway to the other world. The scene must contain an entrance gate or doorway of some sort.

A lone staircase leading up to the sky or down to darkness doesn't count (but the door to your brother's hellish room does!).

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colors - Maximum 32.
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 skamocore @ 6/1/2009 02:30  |    9
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