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Stefan Bogdanovic, PJ's Mrmo Tarius is a computer graphics designer from Serbia (Belgrade). Mrmo Tarius creates some amazing and unique pixel art. He was kind enough to let me interview him for this revealing feature.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 8/27/2012 23:30  |    25
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The Martian Curiosities 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 Martian Curiosities forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/27/2012 00:05  |    1
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Create a new and original mock-up based on any two of the words/phrases listed below:

  • Prehistoric
  • Minty-fresh
  • Elegant
  • Terrifying
  • Whimsical
  • Psychedelic

So, for example, if you choose 'prehistoric' and 'terrifying', you might create a mock-up of a horror game featuring dinosaurs.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 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 @ 8/27/2012 00:05  |    24
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This week you are to create an image that includes a spider web. It can be presented in any way you like, but it must be clear that the image depicts a spider web.

Canvas Size - Exactly 160 x 120. Either horozontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 24.
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 @ 8/20/2012 00:02  |    2
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Panic Arts (PanicBomber)has published it's first commercial game Didi's Adventure, a point & click adventure with puzzle elements.

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Posted by PanicBomber @ 7/13/2012 15:01  |    2
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The ReSet#8 (France Amstrad oriented Demoparty) graphical compositions were recently posted on Bitfellas. See the entries HERE.

Posted by MacDeath @ 7/9/2012 17:11  |    0
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The International Teletext Art Festival tries to explore TV teletext as a medium. Its restrictions are very similar to pixel art - check out the festival's website HERE or explore featured works on ARD's teletext HERE.

 

Posted by robotriot @ 8/17/2012 10:30  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


Posted by skamocore @ 8/16/2012 15:04  |    7
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The In Circles 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 In Circles forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/13/2012 00:02  |    3
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As you're probably aware, the Curiosity landed on Mars last week - so, we're asking you to pixel a scene showing what curiosities the rover might encounter whilst on Mars. The more far out the better.

You must also hide the Curiosity's pixel logo somewhere in the image - It doesn't have to be red, but it does have to be just one colour. Also, no flipping or rotating!:



Enlarged:
 


Canvas Size - Max 220 x 220.
Colours - Max 22.
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 @ 8/13/2012   |    5
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PJer Nasc launched a new Android application: 'Make Pixel'
A tool for creating pixel art based on patterns.
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Posted by Nasc @ 7/30/2012 09:41  |    8
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Crowdsourcing tee-shirt design website Threadless is hosting a Pixel-art community challenge!
We can't miss this, right! Deadline is September 7th!

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Posted by Manupix @ 8/9/2012 16:27  |    6
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In light of the recent server issues, there won't be a proper challenge this week. Instead, we are going to ask you guys to take on your own personal challenge - it can be whatever you like!

Some possible ideas to consider:

  • Take the first piece in your gallery and remake it.
  • Pick an old challenge you missed and create something using those restrictions.
  • Pick a form of pixel art that is outside of your comfort zone (eg. if you mainly create scenery, try making an animated sprite).
  • Make something using techniques that you have not mastered - or - avoid using techniques that you use often (eg. if you frequently dither, try creating a piece without any dithering whatsoever).
  • Use a style that you have never considered using before.
  • Create a piece that uses colours that you absolutely HATE.
  • Or maybe pixel something in celebration of Pixeljoint's 11th anniversary - which just happens to be today (well, at very least, it's been 11 years since sedgemonkey created his account.)


Keep in mind, this is NOT a weekly challenge, your work will not be voted on, nor does it need to comply with any specific requirements. These are just some suggestions for you to consider.

However, just like a regular challenge, there will be a thread where you can post WIPs etc...

Posted by skamocore @ 8/8/2012 05:26  |    31
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So it appears the server is under control right now, but I'm going to check a few things out just in case. I was on a vacation where I was actually offline (can you believe it?) so you can holler at me for the inability to post the last couple of days. Pretty much the worst timing.

On a somewhat related note... PJ has a Facebook page (which feeds Twitter) and there will definitely be PJ mods besides me in there in the future in case this site seems unresponsive again.

Thanks for your patience and sincere apologies for the mess.

 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/7/2012 20:44  |    3
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The Stock Characters - Part 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 Stock Characters - Part 2 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/7/2012 20:45  |    14

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