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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2010. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtConsider The Lilies by cure
#2 Pixel ArtBuddy Cthulhu by LuckyF
#3 Pixel ArtThe end of the Ronin by Adarias
#4 Pixel ArtMr. Wallace Investigates Further by big brother
#5 Pixel Art8 Color Club Faces by ptoing
#6 Pixel ArtWhite Rash by iLKke
#7 Pixel ArtOctoad by cure
#8 Pixel ArtMedusozoa Cucurbitaceae by FrostPumpkin
#9 Pixel ArtStarlight Fields by KORCHA
#10 Pixel ArtHe of the Black Flame by ptoing

 

Posted by jeremy @ 9/14/2010 20:39  |    8
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The ZOMGWEEKLYCHALLENGE4YUU! 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 ZOMGWEEKLYCHALLENGE4YUU! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 11/15/2010 00:04  |    1
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This week, you are challenged to pixel a piece of mechanical or electronic technology that has grown organically. It could be a fungus phone, some form of farmed bicycle, whatever! Be creative.

Canvas size - Max 150 x 150.
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 jeremy @ 11/15/2010 00:05  |    4
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October was dominated by Animation, Mockups and Sea Creatures. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtTerry and his motor. by Stickman

#2 Pixel ArtWank-ish by junkboy
#3 Pixel ArtBig-Footed Migration by Stickman
#4 Pixel ArtTen Tentacles by skamocore
#5 Pixel ArtOctoad and Friends by cure
#6 Pixel ArtVicious Giant Sea Monster! by Delicious
#7 Pixel ArtG TV Comedy Alien by Stickman
#8 Pixel ArtLegend of Zelda Remake by Nether
#9 Pixel ArtChallenge: Commodore 4 by Morganne
#10 Pixel ArtSplish splash by Dusty

 

Posted by jeremy @ 11/16/2010 00:06  |    11
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November was the home of Fantasy environments, Fantastic Creatures and Fabulous Caricatures. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 

#1 Pixel ArtFerret Space Pirate by Kaiseto
#2 Pixel ArtOld age munant ninja turtle by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtLegend of the Hidden Temple by cure
#4 Pixel ArtThe Office by Jinn
#5 Pixel ArtCommander King by big brother
#6 Pixel ArtSuper Crate Box OST back cover by FrankieSmileShow
#7 Pixel ArtOld Forest Background by Doppleganger
#8 Pixel ArtMonster Hunter~!!!! by ivancat
#9 Pixel ArtFind the Halfling by buloght
#10 Pixel ArtGirl on the Water by Pietepiet

 

Posted by jeremy @ 12/16/2010 02:42  |    6
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The IRL RPS 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 IRL RPS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/14/2011 00:01  |    3
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Pixel anything in one of the templates below. The only other requirement is the use of #ff66cc (pink).

Canvas Size - Use one of the templates below (the templates may be rotated):



Colours - Max 32. Must include this shade of pink - #ff66cc.
Transparency - Required. However, the transparency must only be used outside of the heart.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 2/14/2011 00:02  |    27
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January 2011 featured pieces long in the making, luscious environments and stylish sprites. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtThe_Hovel by zi-double
#2 Pixel ArtHow to challenge your dragon by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtTank Vol.5 "Operation S.N.O.W." by 4tochkin
#4 Pixel ArtStar Wars by TheoVision
#5 Pixel ArtSweet Sugar by TheoVision
#6 Pixel ArtBaum Isle by cure
#7 Pixel ArtThe_Guardian by zi-double
#8 Pixel ArtFinal Forest by cure
#9 Pixel ArtBuzz by Jinn
#10 Pixel ArtVampires vs Werewolves by Badassbill

 

Posted by jeremy @ 2/18/2011 22:16  |    7
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The Think Pink 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 Think Pink forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/28/2011 00:27  |    0
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Create a still life which includes devices that run on electricity. This may include (but not limited to):

radios
light bulbs
smoke alarms
electric toothbrushes
Van de Graaff generators

Here is an example of the idea from Cure.

Canvas size - Exactly 150 x 200. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 12.
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 jeremy @ 2/28/2011 00:28  |    3
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The The Animalphabet 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 The Animalphabet forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 3/7/2011 00:01  |    0
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Jinn wants you to pixel yourself hanging out with your favourite artist, it could be any type of artist you want (painter, singer, actor, whatever) just as long as they aren't a pixel artist/another member of this site.

Canvas Size - Max 300 (width) x 200 (height).
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 jeremy @ 3/7/2011 00:02  |    24
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The Me & My Favorite Artist 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 Me & My Favorite Artist forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 3/21/2011 00:01  |    1
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Create an image showing a reflection. It should show something being reflected in the reflection and not just a shiny surface.

Please do not use semi-transparent pixels.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Can you do it without resorting to the reflection-in-water or reflection-in-mirror clichés?

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 175.
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 jeremy @ 3/21/2011 00:01  |    8
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March featured angels, demons and other critters, as well as fantastic landscapes. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtPlanet Rising by Perihelion
#2 Pixel ArtAh / Chu by cure
#3 Pixel ArtS.C.R.E.A.M. Redux by TheoVision
#4 Pixel Artan angel by Vital
#5 Pixel ArtJade Guardian by Kaiseto
#6 Pixel ArtGwaed Diafol (Blood Devil) by robnoyce
#7 Pixel ArtInquisitiveness is Deadly by Cyangmou
#8 Pixel ArtLightning tree by Ergg
#9 Pixel ArtGo Blastoise! by Delicious
#10 Pixel ArtNUDITY - Indias na cachoeira by Jinn

 

Posted by jeremy @ 4/19/2011 20:30  |    5
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The Noise Inhaler 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 Noise Inhaler forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/2/2011 00:01  |    0
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There was probably some kind of notable wedding recently, who knows. Just in case there was, we should bake some cakes to celebrate, well, actually, how about we pixel some cakes instead?

You can pixel any kind of cake - it doesn't necessarily have to be a wedding cake. Any kind of cake that can fit into a 72 x 72 canvas is fine. It can be a full cake, a slice of cake, a cupcake - up to you. It would be a good idea to tell us what cake you're making in your description, a recipe would be nice too :o

Just so we're clear, no backgrounds; just the cake on its own, served on a transparent background.

For some cake ideas, check here; also, here's a whole bunch of delicious examples from the gallery from emlan.

Canvas size- Max 72 x 72.
Colours- Max 12.
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 jeremy @ 5/2/2011 00:02  |    18
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The It's Horrifying! 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 It's Horrifying! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/23/2011 00:02  |    0
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Show us a scene depicting an original city that resides on or just above the clouds.

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 225 (either horizontal or vertical).
Colours - Max 25.
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 jeremy @ 5/23/2011 00:02  |    9
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The A City in the Clouds 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 A City in the Clouds forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 6/6/2011   |    3
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Show a machine that has visibly moving parts; it could be real or something made up. This means that anything from a sewing machine to a mechanical hippopotamus launcher is fine, as long as it's some kind of moving, animated machine.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Actually making the mechanical hippopotamus launcher (as requested in the comments).

Canvas size- Unrestricted.
Colours- Max 16.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Required.



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

Posted by jeremy @ 6/6/2011 00:01  |    22
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May featured fantasy creatures, gorgeous environments, and even a piece or two with a story. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtElk's Deathwing by Elk
#2 Pixel ArtLizard Warrior by Kaiseto
#3 Pixel ArtI Am Legion by cure
#4 Pixel ArtMosquito's Insomnia Hovel by albertov
#5 Pixel ArtSky Mussel by a3um
#6 Pixel ArtAdcrusher v524 - Secret Santa gift by miascugh
#7 Pixel ArtRealm Out of Time by Mrmo Tarius
#8 Pixel ArtLong.Long.ago by marple
#9 Pixel ArtMHP by Santa
#10 Pixel ArtHurry up! by Delicious
Posted by jeremy @ 6/16/2011 23:26  |    8
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The Moving Parts 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 Moving Parts forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 6/20/2011 00:01  |    2
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iLKke challenges you to draw an avatar-sized picture depicting a cat wearing some kind of headgear, with some smoke or steam visible in the picture (for example a smoking pipe, a steaming cup of tea or a bowl of soup).

Optional Bonus Challenge: for using it as your avatar until the challenge results are announced, and for making it available for use by others.

Examples: [1] and [2]

Canvas Size - Exactly 64 x 64.
Colours - Exactly 8.
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 jeremy @ 6/20/2011 00:01  |    28
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Pixejoint seeks to update the emoticon set used in the gallery and forum and invites all members to have a go at creating this set.

Awards
1st2nd 3rdHonourable Mention
Winning artist gets a shout-out in the PJ About Us page too.

 

 

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Posted by jeremy @ 6/23/2011 21:32  |    19
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The The Lava Level 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 The Lava Level forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 7/11/2011   |    5
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Pixel three real-life isometric animals (must be 3 separate species). Your three animals must be placed on the same canvas and all separated by transparency.

Canvas size - Max 150 x 150.
Colors - Max 26 (including transparency).
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 jeremy @ 7/11/2011 00:01  |    25
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The Rainbow Cheapskate 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 Rainbow Cheapskate forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 8/1/2011 00:01  |    4
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Pixel an original monster that lives underground. Maybe it lives a foot beneath your back yard, or maybe it lives miles below the earth’s surface.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
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 jeremy @ 8/1/2011 00:01  |    14
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The Ye Olde Space Exploration 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 Ye Olde Space Exploration forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 8/8/2011 01:03  |    0
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Create a banknote of a fictional currency. Either side of the note is acceptable.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Enter the challenge twice; one entry showing the obverse (front) of the note and one showing the reverse (back).

Some examples: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Idea courtesy of Jinn.

Canvas Size - Exactly 200 (width) x 100 (Height)
Colours - Max 20.
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 jeremy @ 8/8/2011 01:03  |    18
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The Banknotes 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 Banknotes forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 8/22/2011 00:01  |    3
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Use the colours below to create an image displaying something magic or magical.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - 7 or 8. Use only colours from this palette (plus optional transparency):

the 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 jeremy @ 8/22/2011 00:01  |    28
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Weekly Challenge entries had a strong presence in  July's Monthly Top, alongside some old favourites, an enchanted mockup, something a little more demoscene and a piece with a great WIP thread. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtLevel 4 - Hell! by vierbit
#2 Pixel ArtGuardian of the woods. by Reo
#3 Pixel ArtNEStalgia by Jinn
#4 Pixel ArtLava Dungeon by Adarias
#5 Pixel ArtSuicidal Thoughts by Vital
#6 Pixel ArtGregory faces the dragon by Cyangmou
#7 Pixel ArtLepreCAN, LepreCAN'T! by robnoyce
#8 Pixel ArtAbandonment by Mrmo Tarius
#9 Pixel ArtBaalphraegor's Chamber by Mrmo Tarius
#10 Pixel ArtStarr Knarr! by Mrmo Tarius
Posted by jeremy @ 8/29/2011 21:24  |    8
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The Last Light 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 Last Light forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 9/19/2011 00:01  |    2
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Depict one of your earliest childhood memories.

Canvas Size
- Max 320x200 (either horizontal or vertical).
Colours
- Max 20.
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 jeremy @ 9/19/2011 00:01  |    13
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The Memory 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 Memory forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 10/3/2011 00:01  |    0
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Design your own original propaganda poster (this means no pixel renditions of existing designs). It can be for any cause you like - from real to fictional.

Canvas Size - 150 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours - Max 8.
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 jeremy @ 10/3/2011 00:01  |    6
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The Propaganda 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 Propaganda forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 10/17/2011   |    1
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Design an original time machine device and then show your machine in two different time periods - one on the left side of the canvas and one on the right side of the canvas.
 
So, for example, you could show your time machine on the left in 1900 and the one on the right in 2012.
 
Make sure you tell us which years your time machine is in.

Canvas Size - Use template below; each time period must be contained within one of the two sides.

Colours - 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 jeremy @ 10/17/2011   |    19
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The Ghost Pixography 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 Ghost Pixography forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 11/7/2011   |    0
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Pixel an original character sporting an afro hairstyle.

Edit: Transparency is now optional.

Canvas Size - Max 72 x 72.
Colours - 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 jeremy @ 11/7/2011   |    19
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The Afro 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 Afro forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 11/21/2011   |    8
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Use these simplified shapes of France and Sweden to create something using either Manupix's or Noet's award winning palettes.

In the red corner, we have Manupix's palette, from France.
 
 






 
 
 






 
 
 






 

And over in the blue corner we have Noet's palette, from Sweden.
 
Special thanks to Jinn for the idea of using country shapes as a pixel art canvas. Here are two examples to illustrate the idea.

Canvas Size
- Use one of the templates above. You may rotate or flip the canvases as long as you don't distort any pixels while transforming the shape ie. you need to just stick to rotating at 90 or 180 degree angles.
Colours - Max 17. Use only colours from your country's palette shown above (plus transparency). So, if you pick Manupix/France, use the first palette; if you pick Noet/Sweden, use the second palette. No palette swapping.
Transparency - Required. Must only be used outside your chosen country's shape.
Animation - Optional.

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

 

 

Posted by jeremy @ 11/21/2011 00:01  |    32
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2011. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtLeftovers by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtGhostfire by a3um
#3 Pixel ArtFall Mockup by slym
#4 Pixel ArtWhere Trees Go To Die by lolyogurt
#5 Pixel ArtFallen is Babylon by lolyogurt
#6 Pixel ArtMOTS Album Cover by Kaiseto
#7 Pixel ArtPeace, Bro by Jinn
#8 Pixel ArtHaunted Graveyard by Mrmo Tarius
#9 Pixel ArtSwords v3 by Hiuru
#10 Pixel ArtLifemother by Frost
Posted by jeremy @ 12/16/2011 06:14  |    6
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The Colossal Cave Anniversary 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 Colossal Cave Anniversary forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 12/19/2011   |    1
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Create a mockup of an original two colour game. You may use any two colours except pure black or white.

Canvas Size - Max 160 (width) x 120 (height).
Colours - Exactly 2.
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 jeremy @ 12/19/2011   |    12
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The Numbers and Symbols 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 Numbers and Symbols forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 12/26/2011   |    1
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It's the end of the International Year of Forests; so, to close things off for the year, this week's challenge is to create an image depicting at least one dead tree.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
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 jeremy @ 12/26/2011   |    4
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The Old Dead Tree 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 Old Dead Tree forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 1/9/2012 00:01  |    1
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This week you are tasked with reinterpreting one of these classic Hall of Fame pieces:

Crouching Lizard
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1726.htm



http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/1868.htm

Your piece must stand out differently from the one it is based on. Remember, you are just using the content of the original, not the style or colours.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 25.
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 jeremy @ 1/9/2012 00:02  |    20
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The Victory Animation 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 Victory Animation forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/6/2012   |    0
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Create a sprite of an new and original weapon. Your sprite should depict something intened to be a weapon, rather than an existing object just used as a weapon (so a frying pan used as a blunt weapon wouldn't be acceptable).

You're strongly encouraged to think outside the box, so try to think as creatively as possible. Examples: an angry hedgehog on a stick or a deadly moustache.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Max 20.
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 jeremy @ 2/6/2012   |    9
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtCorrupted Lizard God by a3um
#2 Pixel ArtChrono Trigger: Guardia Forest Remake by Jetrel
#3 Pixel ArtRiver Beast by Nate K
#4 Pixel ArtiPhone Mockup I by slym
#5 Pixel ArtiPhone Mockup II by slym
#6 Pixel ArtTropical HQ by Mrmo Tarius
#7 Pixel ArtDeadly fumes by Delicious
#8 Pixel ArtDustycraft! by Dusty
#9 Pixel ArtDroid Warlock by Hiuru
#10 Pixel Artmhp by marple
 
 
Posted by jeremy @ 2/16/2012 05:26  |    4
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The Pixel and Prejudice 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 Pixel and Prejudice forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 2/27/2012   |    0
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Create an image within the diamond shaped canvas below.

Canvas Size - Use template:

Colours - Max 13.
Transparency - Required. Use only outside the template.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 2/27/2012   |    32
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The Seeing Diamonds 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 Seeing Diamonds forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 3/12/2012   |    0
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Depict somebody/something being jealous of someone/something.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted
Colours - Max 32. Must include pure green (#00ff00).
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 jeremy @ 3/12/2012 00:01  |    39
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel Artthe edge by vierbit
#2 Pixel ArtMr. Tuff Guy by The B.O.B.
#3 Pixel ArtLegend of Link by Jinn
#4 Pixel ArtDemon Defense by TomF
#5 Pixel Art"Gonna need a bigger boat" by Wayne
#6 Pixel ArtMonsterboy in Wonder World by surt
#7 Pixel ArtMountain view by Reo
#8 Pixel ArtLegacy by Super17
#9 Pixel ArtFrontier by Xamllew
#10 Pixel ArtZelda Mockup by Faceless
 
 
Posted by jeremy @ 3/18/2012 02:43  |    1
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Due to the recent downtime, the challenge has been extended by a week. Additionally, it has been updated to:

Depict somebody/something being jealous of someone/something.

Posted by jeremy @ 3/20/2012 00:10  |    9
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Welcome to the real 5th April Fools Gallery challenge.

After a year's break, we've changed things around a little; this year, we're asking you to create a piece of pixel art in the style of one of PJ's featured pixel artists. So pick one of the following artists:

then create a piece based on what you've learned about their techniques, background, inspirations, etc... from reading their interview and browsing their gallery.

No list of restrictions this week; pick what restrictions are appropriate for your chosen artist. Just make sure your entry is entirely your own work and that you name the pixel artist you are attempting to emulate in your description.



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

Posted by jeremy @ 3/26/2012 00:01  |    47
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The April Featured 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 April Featured Gallery forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 4/9/2012   |    1
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Pick a real life animal - other than a bunny (or any other lagomorph) - and depict them with a basket containing Easter eggs.

So, for example, you could show an 'Easter Dolphin' delivering eggs to scuba divers.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 15.
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 jeremy @ 4/9/2012   |    9
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
#1 Pixel ArtStalker by a3um
#2 Pixel ArtSkaven's Journey by a3um
#3 Pixel ArtThe Itsy Bitsy Spider... by The B.O.B.
#4 Pixel Art! by cure
#5 Pixel ArtJealous Jellyfish by Mrmo Tarius
#6 Pixel ArtRobo HD by Jinn
#7 Pixel ArtIsometric TF2: badlands by Gas 13
#8 Pixel ArtA Tax Collector & A Dragon by Sohei
#9 Pixel ArtSky Utopia by Drazelic
#10 Pixel ArtThe Fray Bat by The Fry Bat
Posted by jeremy @ 4/20/2012 15:41  |    2
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The The Easter Notbunny 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 The Easter Notbunny forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 4/23/2012   |    1
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This week we want you to pick a maximum of 12 colours from the Microsoft Office palette (shown below) to depict something small.

It could be toy car, bacteria, a chihuahua etc... just as long as it's something that could reasonably be considered small in comparison to an average-sized human.

Canvas Size - Max 192 (width) x 96 (height).
Colours - Max 12; Use only colours from the Microsoft Office palette shown below:



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 jeremy @ 4/23/2012   |    9
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The Not-Particularly-Big-Soft 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 Not-Particularly-Big-Soft forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/7/2012   |    0
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Create an advertisement in any format you want (billboard, TV advertisement, banner ad, etc...) for some kind of futuristic piece of technology.

Canvas Size - Unresticted.
Colours - Max 35.
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 jeremy @ 5/7/2012   |    2
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The Ad To The Future 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 Ad To The Future forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/21/2012   |    1
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Make an icon for a new and original game - à la the ones found on Steam (examples below).

Pick from one of these two sizes:

184 x 69; example:


-or-

120 x 45; example:


Canvas size
- Exactly 184 x 69 or Exactly 120 x 45.
Colours - 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 jeremy @ 5/21/2012   |    3
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The Clashin' Fashion 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 Clashin' Fashion forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 6/11/2012   |    4

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