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Paul Robertson, creator of Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 and the music video for Architecture in Helsinki's Do the Whirlwind has officially released his new pixel film Kings of Power 4 Billion %

*also Posted by HMC
Posted by skamocore @ 3/23/2008 18:45  |    12
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtFlying lesson for destined to crawl by Fool
#2 Pixel Artsaturation to the max by vierbit
#3 Pixel Art+ Major Kiel + by ElectroNico
#4 Pixel Arttitlescreen for a shmup by vierbit
#5 Pixel ArtDark Cloud 2 by JinnDEvil
#6 Pixel ArtIs that a...BIRD?! by Dex
#7 Pixel Artfruits in the dark by vierbit
#8 Pixel ArtApple and Pear Still Life by Calv
#9 Pixel ArtBig tiles-Field by Jiang
#10 Pixel ArtSavage World Mockup by big brother
Posted by skamocore @ 12/16/2008 00:51  |    6
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The Two-Colour Scene pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Pixel Wave by Calv
French Leaf (Challenge) by big brother
Zen, In 2 Colors. by geminoid


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Two-Colour Scene forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    3
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    1
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Stickman challenges you to choose a month of the year 2009 and make a calendar page.

Canvas Size - Template:


Colours - Maximum 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

The forum will have a template of all 12 months for you to use as a reference.

You may use a template for your entry or make your own version, but it must stick to the template size.

Anyone creating all 12 calandar pages will be awarded with a 'gold star' in their profile, in addition to the ribbons (quality and effort counts).

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

Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    11
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The Stock Character Portrait pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

CrazyDoc by vierbit
Mad Scientist by Badassbill
A Bored Pirate - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Stock Character Portrait forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: 2009 Calendar.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    0
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Pick any challenge from 2008. Whether you missed a good one or started but never finished. This is your chance, no excuses :D

Nothing you have submitted to a challenge already, only unfinished, never seen entries. Also, make sure you list the challenge name and the rules in your description for rule checking, please.

The forum will have a list of challenges from 2008.

Note: gold stars will not be handed out for anyone making (or continuing to make) 12 '2009 Calendar' entries this week.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    4
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The 2009 Calendar pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

August by Lackey
Calendar - JAN 2009 by pain
Calendar - MAY 2009 by pain


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 2009 Calendar forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/5/2009 01:46  |    1
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/5/2009 02:38  |    7
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Challenge winner Adarias challenges you to create a music game mockup for the Nintendo DS. It can be any kind of music game. The more ridiculous the better!

For instance, you could make "Folkmetal Alchemist," a game in which two players mix spells in time to have an alchemic dual, or "Piccolo Rodeo" in which the player charms bulls by use of his flute. 

You must use both screens.

Canvas Size - Template:
 DS-template.png picture by tumble_weed

Colors - Unrestricted.
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 @ 1/5/2009 02:38  |    17
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The Free Your Hard Drive pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Elk's 2D Fighting WotLK RPG by Elk
Fallen Knight by cocefi
Bubble Light by Sev_4


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Free Your Hard Drive forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/12/2009 03:48  |    0
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/12/2009 04:21  |    2
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This week you are free to make anything you want, as long as it fits the theme of "bubbles". We won't be too strict on this, as long as it is clear that it actually fits the theme.

Canvas Size - Maximum 200x200.
Colours - Maximum 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 skamocore @ 1/12/2009 04:22  |    21
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The Music Game DS Mockup pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

SQUIRRELTASTIC! by Squirrelsquid
Raving Rabbids version of Rock o_O' by Sev_4
DS Mock-up Challenge: Love Song by Saporion


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Music Game DS Mockup forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Theme: 'Bubbles'.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    3
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The one and only Lollige challenges you to draw something old of your liking (old people, old technology, old buildings, etc...), using just black, white and one other color of your choice.

Canvas Size- Exactly 100x100.
Colors - Exactly 3. One black (#000000), one white (#ffffff), and one of your choice.
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    20
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The Isometric Alien Building pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Desert building by Sev_4
Something is wrong! by Calv
Solar-Renaissance by Zenobia


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Isometric Alien Building forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Clowns.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    10
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You are challenged this week to create something using at least 8 colours from this masochistic magenta palette:

TheMagentaPalette3.png picture by tumble_weed

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Min 8 of your colours must be selected from the magenta palette above. You may use other colors in addition to the required magentas.  Any other colours you wish to add are entirely up to you. There is no maximum limit to the amount of colours you can use.
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 @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    20
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtArrgh, I guess by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtHo,ho,HIC !!! (Did someone call Santa?) by 4tochkin
#3 Pixel ArtBackground by Kaiseto
#4 Pixel ArtElk's 2D Fighting WotLK RPG by Elk
#5 Pixel Artold car by LuckyF
#6 Pixel ArtBlasenman by vierbit
#7 Pixel ArtUnit16 logo by iLKke
#8 Pixel ArtSeven Knights by Lackey
#9 Pixel Artslash(animation) by Syosa
#10 Pixel ArtRapnail & Bugs by zi-double
Posted by skamocore @ 2/15/2009 10:28  |    4
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Both Mistress-Jaeden (Pixel Joint gallery) and armaina have become the new Gallery Directors for pixel art over at deviantART.

Congratulations to them both.

Posted by skamocore @ 2/15/2009 22:15  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtClockwork Whistler by iLKke
#2 Pixel ArtRobot wants to play by ptoing
#3 Pixel ArtDigger by big brother
#4 Pixel ArtA Dragon and His Princess by MashPotato
#5 Pixel ArtTei by Panda
#6 Pixel ArtSecret Santa by Fool
#7 Pixel Art4Billion% Horsemen by probertson
#8 Pixel ArtGolden Suprise by jamon
#9 Pixel ArtClouds by Panda
#10 Pixel ArtExecutioner pondering where he put his nose by ptoing
Posted by skamocore @ 3/15/2009 01:11  |    6
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The Two-Faced pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

yellow by jamon
Rorschach Two Faced - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Louis Wain cats by panya


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Two-Faced forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/16/2009 00:26  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: CGA Cyclops.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 3/16/2009 00:26  |    5
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Challenge winner Calv challenges you to create a new video game character by melding two or more existing characters together. You can use any character from any game, but be as creative as possible. You can do it as a portrait, a sprite, a scene or however you want.

Some examples; Mario wearing Master Chief's outfit about to race in an F-Zero machine or Sonic mixed with Blanka.

Make sure you tell us who your characters are and what games they are from.

Canvas Size- Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 36.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

EDIT: If anyone is found using existing sprites and editing them for the challenge, they will be banned. Tracing an existing sprite is also frowned upon and will be considered ripping.

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

Posted by skamocore @ 3/16/2009 00:26  |    28
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The CGA Cyclops pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Sexy Beast! by Stickman
generic cyclobs by vierbit
leisure time at Lipari Island by tomic


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the CGA Cyclops forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/23/2009 00:48  |    1
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/23/2009 00:48  |    1
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This week you're challenged to create the front packaging for a new breakfast cereal called "Pixel Crunch".

Make sure you're not using any existing fonts.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100 (width) x 150 (height)
Colours - Max 48.
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 @ 3/23/2009 01:50  |    21
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The Character Mash-up pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

~Whausha! by Canty
Something seems a little batty by wish04
Bowsendorf by Calv


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Character Mash-up forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/30/2009 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixel Crunch.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 3/30/2009 00:01  |    0
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This week you are challenged to create something using the controversial pillow shading technique.

Canvas Size- Exactly 400 x 100.
Colours - Unrestricted. Because pillow shading can often require a large number of colours, we recommend saving your work in the .png file format this week, as .gif can only handle 256 colours.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

If you are having trouble with this technique have a look at
this handy video tutorial.
 

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

 APRIL FOOLS!


Yes, it is a bit early for an April Fools joke, but this is something that we thought would work better by pulling it off at the start of a challenge week.

 

Happy (almost) April Fools Day everyone! =)

Posted by skamocore @ 3/30/2009 00:02  |    38
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Well it's that time of year again...

Go to another member's PJ gallery, study their pixels, and fool us into thinking that that person made it.

No copies, only 100% original work.
Think style, technique and artistic sensibility.
You must name the pixel artist in your submission.

No real rules this week but find the parameters set by the artist you choose.
This applies to general size, color choices and don't forget to pay attention to preview icons.

Also have a look at the previous two April Fool's Gallery Challenges [1] [2]

(Yes, this is the real Weekly Challenge!)



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 3/30/2009 12:09  |    24
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As most of you would know, the same few artists have been dominating the Hall of Fame for a while now and we believe that this is unacceptable. Therefore we will be removing all of the artwork on the first page of the hall of fame within the next few days. This will hopefully level the playing field a bit and allow for other artists to get the recognition they deserve.

The artists to have their work removed are as follows: 

Snake
Jaeden
Riva
Fool
lief
buloght
Morganne
neota
Helm
big brother
ryan-gfx
jalonso
ThereIsNoCure
-DE-
robotriot
Wayuki
Tremulant
Gas13

We apologise deeply to the artists who will have their work removed, we hope you understand our position. This was a very difficult decision for us to make. If you are one of the members listed above and feel as though you want to resubmit your artwork after the 'clean-up', then you may do so. But please do not all resubmit them at once, as it may cause the weekly showcase to get a bit clogged.

-Regards, the PJ administration.
 

 APRIL FOOLS PART 2!

Posted by skamocore @ 4/1/2009 23:52  |    78
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The Pixel Crunch pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Pixel Crunch by Labbe100
Pixel Crunch! by Setzer
Sweet Jesus! by Canty


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixel Crunch forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/6/2009 00:05  |    1
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Create an image depicting an Easter Island Moai statue using the palette below.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 16. use only colours from this 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 skamocore @ 4/6/2009 00:06  |    14
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The April Fool's Gallery III pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

iLKke by Arfff
Cream Eclaire by Squirrelsquid
You have to wash my undies! by Jelayer


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the April Fool's Gallery III forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/13/2009 00:04  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Easter (Island).

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 4/13/2009 00:04  |    18
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This week's challenge is to make a recipe. You must not only create the dish in pixelart but must have a written recipe included in your description. The recipe does not need to be real or even edible.

Canvas Size - Max 180 x 180.
Colors: Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 4/13/2009 00:04  |    15
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The Delicious Dish pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Parfait parfaît by Jeremy
Headhunter Delight by cerealkiller54
Chocolate Potato-on-a-stick by Hullabaloo


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Delicious Dish forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/27/2009 00:26  |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Omnivortrait.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 4/27/2009 00:30  |    3
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Last week was the 20th anniversary of the release of the Game Boy in Japan. To celebrate we want you to create your own original Classic Game Boy game. This means an original game that did not exist.

Your challenge entry must include the title screen and at least one in-game screen. You may include extra in-game screens if you want.

Canvas Size - 160 (width) x 144 (height) per screen. Make sure you submit all of your screens together on the same canvas. Minimum 2 screens.
Colours - Use only colours from the provided palette (you may also use transparency between screens):

GBPalette-1.gif picture by tumble_weed

Transparenecy - Optional. Only use transparency between your screens, as stated above.
Animation - No.

 NO DEMAKES

Nintendo's Original Gameboy used 4 levels of grey only. This challenge is a celebration of the Gameboy. The palette is 'look and feel', some screens are yellower, others realm into ochers and browns. Just work with this green, k.



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

Posted by skamocore @ 4/27/2009 00:31  |    37
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 

#1 Pixel ArtTank vol.4 by 4tochkin
#2 Pixel ArtCat and Mouse by big brother
#3 Pixel Artworld's worst navy: austria by tomic
#4 Pixel ArtHide and Seek by Dex
#5 Pixel ArtWonder Boy portraits by Crylar
#6 Pixel ArtFighting Angels Mockup by Kaiseto
#7 Pixel ArtAbout PM by YOYOGiGi
#8 Pixel ArtLB-RPG Enemies by nvision
#9 Pixel ArtViolet by (:3)
#10 Pixel ArtUPDATED: A Wild BOULDERGEIST Appears! by Badassbill

 
Posted by skamocore @ 5/15/2009 01:40  |    7
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The Circled pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Monolithic Circle by Kaiseto
Trick! by Peach
Turret View by Scribblette


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Circled forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/18/2009 00:03  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Cards Alive.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 5/18/2009 00:03  |    3
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This week you're challenged to create both a male and a female from your own fictitious species. You may create a background if you wish, but it is not required. Place your male in the left box and your female in the right box.

Only your own original creatures. This means no Pokemon, no existing animals, no creatures of lore, etc...

No humanoid creatures.

Information about sexual dimorphism (physical gender differences within a species)

Canvas Size - Use Template:

MFtemp11.png picture by tumble_weed

Colours - Unrestricted.
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 @ 5/18/2009 00:21  |    21
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The Cards Alive pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

King of Hearts by cocefi
The King of Clubs - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Queen of Hawtz by MFlanaga


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Cards Alive forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/25/2009 03:57  |    3
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You are invited to revisit our Tales from the Future cyberpunk challenge and pixel a mock up game scene based on both the palette and the title theme from the 3 winners of that challenge.

Your options are as follows:

Future W with this palette:


Failsafe with this palette:


Helldriver with this palette:


Each palette is attached to its own title and you are only allowed to use that single palette. Fewer colours may be used but no more than are listed.

You are encouraged to be original, whilst still invoking the spirit of cyberpunk classics such as Shadowrun, Syndicate, Beneath a Steel Sky, and other purely awesome games from days of yore.

Remember that "cyberpunk" is the main theme here.

Canvas Size - Exactly 320 x 240.
Colors - As listed above. Use as many colours from your chosen palette as you like.
Transarency - No.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
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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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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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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 The Tooth Fairy pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Zahnfee by vierbit
toof fairy by st0ven
The tooth fairy visits young Nicholas by FrankieSmileShow


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Tooth Fairy forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/6/2009 00:01  |    3
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From challenge winner Kaiseto comes this week's challenge. Create either a 1/2 body or a 3/4 body portrait of a character that could be used during a dialogue sequence in a game. Some examples of this are shown here (Clockwise from top left: Disgaea, Disgaea 2, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, The World Ends With You). Remember, the bottom-right image is an example of what not to do.

The character can be anything as long as it is capable of speech. The pixel art should be the character only. Everything outside the character should be fully transparent.

You are to make a portrait that can be used with multiple dialogs; the expression must be suitable for all three of the dialogues listed below:

  • I have lost my crystal, will you find it and bring it to me? 
  • We don't have much time left to save the princess.
  • I am thankful for your help in my quest.

Canvas Size - Max 180 x 240.
Colors - Max 32.
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 skamocore @ 7/6/2009 00:02  |    31
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtScratch my back, would ya'? by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtBook's covers by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtHobo Heaven by Peach
#4 Pixel Artopen your eyes by alkaline
#5 Pixel ArtTeam Fortress 2D by Gas 13
#6 Pixel ArtMMX9 Concept mockup by Snake
#7 Pixel Arttoof fairy by st0ven
#8 Pixel ArtElk's Ark by Elk
#9 Pixel ArtNostalgia's Mirror by Elk
#10 Pixel ArtOur best pilot is a pig?! - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Posted by skamocore @ 7/15/2009 03:24  |    9
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The Multi-Purpose Portrait pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Weekly - Got haemorrhoids but still on the road! by asukicco
Dragon Portrait by Kaiseto
"I have to confide something to you..." by Manjaman


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Multi-Purpose Portrait forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/20/2009 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: Tall Bunyan.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 7/20/2009 00:01  |    2
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This week you are to create an animated avatar. The subject matter can be anything you want.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64 x 64.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Required. At least 16 frames; each frame must be unique. The animation should loop seamlessly.

Note: If you don't have an animation program you can draw every loose frame in any graphics program, save them, and create the animation with iaza or download unFREEz.



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

Posted by skamocore @ 7/20/2009 00:01  |    18
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The Tall Bunyan pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Paully Buns by StickyTape
tall bunyan by onek
American Giant by Perkele


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Tall Bunyan forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/27/2009 00:01  |    0
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Last week was the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew returning back to Earth.

Therefore, we want you to create a scene showing what happened on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission while the cameras were off; what did we not see? What did the astronauts not tell us about?

Be creative - your scene does not need to be entirely realistic (in fact it can be downright ridiculous if you want). For example, you could pixel a scene where Neil Armstrong is sitting on the moon's surface with a laptop and logging onto Pixel Joint.

Don't forget to check out the Apollo 11 Wikipedia article for further information on the moon landing.

Canvas Size - Max 120 x 180. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 36. Use only colours from the palette provided below, you may use transparency. Colours are taken from this image.



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 @ 7/27/2009 00:04  |    13
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The An Animated Avatar pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The scream by Manjaman
Flying Rat Reloaded | The Challenge by Manupix
The Crap Machine by FlyGuy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the An Animated Avatar forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/3/2009 00:01  |    0
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Create a caricature of one of the current world leaders listed on this page. As it is a caricature you should be trying to emphasise and de-emphasise certain characteristics in order to depict your chosen leader. It does not have to be the leader of your own country. Also, please make sure to tell us in your description who your leader is.

Bonus points for not doing Barack Obama*
*not really.

This piece by Jalonso may give you inspiration for this challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 8/3/2009 00:02  |    25
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtSay no to booze by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtOnward, Gustav! by Dex
#3 Pixel ArtSeeder by Fool
#4 Pixel ArtBad Company by Kaiseto
#5 Pixel Artthe king of puppets by Syosa
#6 Pixel ArtLedali II -The Crystal Egg by jalonso
#7 Pixel ArtMockup #003 - Coffin Joe by -DE-
#8 Pixel ArtAre you gonna believe it fisherman ? by Ergg
#9 Pixel ArtShall We Go For a Swim? by LadyHazy
#10 Pixel ArtWeekly - Got haemorrhoids but still on the road! by asukicco
Posted by skamocore @ 8/15/2009 17:05  |    15
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The World Leader Caricature pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The great Kim Jong-il by Elk
Weekly - Mi consenta! by asukicco
Un Homme Populaire by Christoballs


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the World Leader Caricature forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/17/2009 00:01  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Final Boss.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/17/2009 00:02  |    2
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Challenge winner asukicco challenges you this week to pixel a musical band comprised entirely of animal characters. You must name the band, the musical genre and every single instrument the members play in the description.

Be creative, like "Quack Punk", "Pig in Japan" or "Winged Sisters". The scene can be a photo for a magazine or a photo taken at a concert, but in both cases all band members must hold their instruments (if you chose the first one, a potential drummer can simply hold his sticks).

Instruments can be fake, and even hybrids between animal and instrument are ok.

Canvas Size - A square canvas; max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 64.
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 @ 8/17/2009 00:02  |    29
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The Final Boss pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Final Battle by Kaiseto
Challenge entry by Setzer
POO OF THE DEATH!!! by SUPAFLOW


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Final Boss forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/24/2009   |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: bANd-IMALS.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/24/2009   |    5
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Lollige challenges you to create a logo using your Pixel Joint username. Your logo must be legible. No pre-existing fonts.

Some logo examples:
[1] [2] [3]

Canvas Size - Height - Max 100; Width - Unrestricted.
Colors - Max 32.
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 @ 8/24/2009 00:01  |    25
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The bANd-IMALS pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

bANdIMALS by ThereIsNoCure
CAT FURY by SUPAFLOW
Alliterative Animals by Jeremy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the bANd-IMALS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2009 00:01  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixel Logos.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2009 05:26  |    9
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Design your own fictional creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream. Try to really think about how the Wilhelm Scream sounds and consider what kind of creature would/could make that noise. The creature must be original and non-humanoid. You may add a background to your image, but it is not required.

For reference, some samples of real life animal noises can be found here and here

Edit: note that the purpose of this challenge is to depict a creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream (for example, the way a pig would oink or a cow would moo - see links above relating to animal sounds) as oppose to depicting a character who is shown as making this noise because they are in agony.

Canvas Size - Max 256 x 256.
Colours - Max 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 skamocore @ 8/31/2009 05:27  |    18
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The Pixel Logos pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Logo by vierbit
dude, i got myself a logo! by tomic
Frost by Frost


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixel Logos forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 9/7/2009   |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Wilhelm Screamer.

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Posted by skamocore @ 9/7/2009   |    6
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Depict a conflict between two characters.

For example: A tennis match between rivals or a brother and sister having an argument etc...

Canvas Size - Max 140 (width) x 80 (height).
Colours - Max 32. Must include pure red (#ff0000).
Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 9/7/2009 00:01  |    8
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The Wilhelm Screamer pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

[UPDATED] Screamin'! by Dex
Screamers of Wilhelm by skeddles
Libidinus Pelicervidus Vulgaris by Manjaman


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Wilhelm Screamer forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 9/14/2009   |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Seeing Red.

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Posted by skamocore @ 9/14/2009   |    0
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All you have to do this week is create a full body image of yourself...but the twist is that has to be done as if you were the opposite sex! ie. Mirre making Mr. Mirre or Jalonso drawing Grandma Jalonso...it can be funny, beautiful, gruesome, or however you see yourself as the opposite sex! It is preferred that you provide a reference image for this challenge, but you do not have to.

Canvas Size
- Max 250 x 250.
Colors - Max 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 skamocore @ 9/14/2009   |    25
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtSwagga by big brother
#2 Pixel Artdude, get yourself a ferry ticket! by tomic
#3 Pixel ArtThus Have I Heard (MSX palette attempt) by Skurwy87
#4 Pixel ArtExplorer Mockups by Dex
#5 Pixel ArtBattle Car vol.2 "Burning Sunset" by 4tochkin
#6 Pixel ArtVictory and Defeat by TheInquisitor
#7 Pixel ArtThe Deep by Opacus
#8 Pixel ArtDeeper and deeper within the ocean... by Ergg
#9 Pixel ArtThe Final Battle by Kaiseto
#10 Pixel ArtButterfly by Ergg
Posted by skamocore @ 9/15/2009 23:57  |    6
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtHappy Birthday GraFX2 by iLKke
#2 Pixel Arta writer & a dragon by Syosa
#3 Pixel Art[UPDATED] Screamin'! by Dex
#4 Pixel ArtWomanly Me by Xion Night
#5 Pixel ArtResting Robot by Calv
#6 Pixel ArtToo Many Cooks in Hell spoil the Broth by Elk
#7 Pixel ArtAlice by Syosa
#8 Pixel ArtThe Cheshire Cat by Syosa
#9 Pixel ArtWith a Staff, I Guess? by Kaiseto
#10 Pixel Artwestern characters by Scruffs
Posted by skamocore @ 10/16/2009 06:14  |    5
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The Silly Walk Cycle pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Do the Egg Walk! by big brother
Dainty Long-Legs by epoxy
Silly walk by Lollige


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Silly Walk Cycle forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:06  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Windows Se7en.

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Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:29  |    2
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Challenge winner (:3) challenges you to use the photograph template below to pixel a scene where zombie(s) are friendly and not menacing. For example, a Polaroid picture of a person and a zombie playing football or video games together.

Canvas size - Use Template:

Colours - Unrestricted.
Animation - No.
Transparency - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:31  |    18
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The roguelike Dwarf Fortress has been given a pixel make-over in the form of Stonesense, a third-party visualiser for the game which is currently in its third alpha release. Stonesense takes the original ASCII-based graphics and converts them into isometric visuals.

The open source mod is being developed by "Jonask" and "Solifuge" with graphics currently being created by members of the Dwarf Fortress community. Check out the official thread here.

Also, head over to TIGSource for more info, a screenshot and a video of Stonesense in action.

Posted by skamocore @ 11/4/2009 04:32  |    6
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The Zombeh Love pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Zombie girl by vierbit
Will you...........? by Free Camera
Whooops! (PARTY HARD!) by Vital


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Zombeh Love forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 11/9/2009 00:02  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Movember 'Stache.

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Posted by skamocore @ 11/9/2009 00:02  |    8
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Pick one of Arachne's linearts shown in the challenge thread and colour it (don't forget, colouring also means texture/shading etc... too!). Also, make sure you give your newly coloured creature a background.

Links to challenge lineart - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Canvas Size - Maintain the original canvas size. You may flip/rotate the canvas 90° if you like.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 @ 11/9/2009 00:11  |    21
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtWarrior by Vital
#2 Pixel ArtWrath Be My Name by DawnBringer
#3 Pixel ArtNvisionary Shambler by nvision
#4 Pixel ArtBannière by Ergg
#5 Pixel ArtMoonlit Massacre by Dex
#6 Pixel ArtRio de Janeiro after people by Victor Rojo
#7 Pixel ArtBattle Car vol.3 "In mountains after rain" by 4tochkin
#8 Pixel ArtLEVEL GET! by .Anubis.
#9 Pixel ArtTrying Something New. . . by Skurwy87
#10 Pixel ArtDragon by metalidol
Posted by skamocore @ 11/17/2009 05:51  |    9
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The 8 Color Music pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Stuck by DawnBringer
hearing secrets by Petrichor
Loud by DawnBringer


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 8 Color Music forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/7/2009 00:10  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Gears of Summer.

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Posted by skamocore @ 12/7/2009 00:12  |    7
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Challenge winner DawnBringer wants you to pixel a scene of something that you think would or could give you a heart attack! The artist may put him/herself in the image, but it's not a requirement.

Canvas size - Max 200 x 200.
Colors - Max 16. Use only colors from this palette:

<br/><a href="http://i45.tinypic.com/j961x5.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a>

Please make sure you double check your entry fits the color restrictions before posting your submission!!!

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 @ 12/7/2009 00:13  |    7
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The Gears of Summer pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Tactical Combat Beach Soccer by inphy
Robot Drinking Game Bonanza Mockup by Tiger/5T1N9R4Y
robo-volley by d-muerte


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Gears of Summer forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/14/2009 00:22  |    0
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