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An exciting new project is the works. It's called The Joint and it's an isometric apartment building that you can create your own room for. Currently, we are discussing all the options in our forums and we'd love to have your input before the launch.
All you iso pixelists get over to the forums now!
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/11/2005 21:20  |    1
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

For those who have been missing Family Guy since it's cancelation after only 3 seasons, buckle up... because it's coming back with a new season this Sunday 9/8c ON FOX! Immediately following will be the second episode of the all new American Dad (by the creators of Family Guy).

In the words of Quagmire: Giggidy-goo... allll right!

http://www.fox.com/familyguy/

http://www.fox.com/americandad/

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/28/2005 13:06  |    15
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Follks over at www.deviantart.com must love us pixelartists because they've devoted a whole issue of TWENTY to us. Featured are 20 active pixel artists in deviantart. I must say that I'm honored and humbled to be a part of the list. Do check it out and visit the other featured pixel artists homepages.

Read the article at http://news.deviantart.com/article/17443/

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/29/2005 16:52  |    6
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Why? Why not! A bunch of other losers did in Windsor, Ontario

http://www.qwantz.com/posterchild/

Posted by pixelblink @ 6/15/2005 17:49  |    3
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Courtesy of Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES — James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and motion pictures who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died early Wednesday. He was 85.

Read more

(Thanks to Ensellitis for providing the news flash)

Posted by pixelblink @ 7/20/2005 18:27  |    5
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Since All Hallows Eve is coming up soon, we have decided to hold a contest in conjunction with the folks over at deviantART.

The contest is pretty straight forward. Create an scene from or inspired from your favourite Halloween/horror themed movie in the template provided.

Ch-Ch-Check it out

Posted by pixelblink @ 10/1/2005 20:56  |    3
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There is now a write up and official section up at deviantART about the Pixelween contest, a joint effort between our two awesome sites.

For those who don't know, Pixelween 2005 is our Halloween contest this year. Members are asked to create a scene from or inspired from their favourite Halloween/Horror movie inside the provided template. Make sure you read the rules

PRIZES:
  • 1st: 1-year dA subscription, $40 in deviantDOLLARS*, dA t-shirt of your choice**
  • 2nd: 3-month dA subscription, $20 in deviantDOLLARS*
  • 3rd: 3-month dA subscription, $10 in deviantDOLLARS*

Entries will be judged on the usual criteria: quality, creativity, how well the rules are followed, and how your skills blow us away.

Both experienced pixelists and pixel-virgins are welcome to enter into the contest! It's all for fun, first and foremost. We can't wait to see what you guys have to show us.

I told y'all there'd be prizes... w00t!

Check eeet!

* - deviantDOLLARS can be used anywhere, such as at the dA print store or getting more subs for yourself or others if you choose to share the love!

** - Due to the limited edition nature of deviantWEAR t-shirts, it may not be the shirt your heart desired because of availability issues. It has to be in stock at the time of your winning, in other words.

Posted by pixelblink @ 10/7/2005 16:54  |    8
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What do you get when you take the idea of a Litebrite and mix it with just another reason classic gaming still rocks? .S! (dot S) While most of the following site is in Japanese, I'm sure you can easily navigate your way through it. Create your own classic video game characters by pushing the pins through the holes (you can do it, I know you can!) Actually, when viewing the actual product in some pictures, it looks quite lame, but I thought it was worth showing anyways.

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Posted by pixelblink @ 10/10/2005 23:06  |    1
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If you thought A New Hope was the shizz nizzle, check out The Empire Strikes Back in all its simplistic pixelled glory!

Check it!

Brought to you from http://www.barbelith.co.uk/

Posted by pixelblink @ 10/25/2005 21:10  |    10
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The scare-fest ended last week and finally the winners were decided upon. Check out halfliquid's official announcement over at deviantART. The judging was difficult (especially since we couldn't get all the judges together in one place at the same time) but, in the end, 3 excellent and horrific masterpieces were chosen upon:

Official dA prizes will be handed out accordingly as well as some prizes to some runner-ups which will be announced I'm sure by Halfie over there.

Check out all the submissions the way they were meant to be seen at the Official Pixelween Page. Thanks to all who entered. It was a blast to see some awesome pixels from all you guys n gals.

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/6/2005 22:55  |    6
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Today marks the one year anniversary of Pixel Joint opening to the public. I suggest you all take the time to give Sedgemonkey some honor in building and organizing the largest online gallery/community of pixel artists ever. What started out as a blog/icon site has grown into an ever-changing collaborative community. Props go out to my main man Sedge!
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/11/2005 21:01  |    21
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Boston MIT Media Lab asked eBoy to create something nice for their student lounge. Using 20,020 bricks, the students built up an original design provided by eBoy.

Crazyness!

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/23/2005 21:17  |    11 | Source
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Seems like River City Ransom is getting mentioned everywhere these days. Winamp has just released their very own RCR skin not to mention a few other retro game skins for their media player.

Just to name a few. Check out the Winamp website for more game skins

P.S. Somebody should make a PJ themed skin. Any takers?

Posted by pixelblink @ 11/30/2005 16:24  |    14
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I hope everyone is getting fat on their holiday turkey and other holiday goodies. Pixel Joint wishes everybody a Merry Christmas, not to mention a Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadhan

In the spirit of giving, Blueberry Pie has created a holiday-themed game for you all to try out. It's a penguin-killing good time! Try Xmess today!

And, in case I don't hear from you all before, have yourselves a very safe and happy New Year as well

Posted by pixelblink @ 12/25/2005 19:36  |    6
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Tad Stones, who is supervising director and supervising producer for the two upcoming straight-to-DVD Hellboy animated movies, continues to update the blog for the projects and has revealed a first look at the animated Abe Sapien. Read the blog for more information on its progress.

Side note: Some character design work was partially done by a great comic artist, Cheeks (aka Sean Galloway), who is also a member at deviantart. Check out his gallery.

Posted by pixelblink @ 1/20/2006 14:54  |    1
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Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (genuises behind the successful comedy/horror flick, "Shaun of the Dead," as well as the Channel 4 comedy series still mostly unknown to the majority of people in North America called "Spaced.") are now in the production phase of their new movie. The movie is a buddy cop-type in the same... ahem... vein as SOTD. It will star Simon Pegg as police constable, Nicholas Angel and Nick Frost as Danny Butterman. A wide array of popular and talented British actors fill in the rest of the slots and it looks like it should be another great success for the two writers.

Read more on the upcoming movie (set for release in Feb '07) as well as other news on the cast of Spaced at their official website

Posted by pixelblink @ 3/10/2006 00:26  |    14
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If you have been living under a rock for the past six months or so or just don't give much attention to the world of pixels beyond this site, you've probably missed out on the action and progress that is called King of Spriters 2006!

Scuba Steve and many of the regulars over at Pixelopolis have been involved in developing their own characters to add to this pixel endeavor for the past little bit and it has been unleashed for all to see.

Behold the mighty pixel! (by clicking the appropriate link doofus)

Posted by pixelblink @ 3/27/2006 19:48  |    16
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or at least he saved some folks from a strange series of events. This awesome 8 minute short film will give you insight as to the true power of a turntablist. Check out doubleedgefilms then click on Spin at the top and then click Watch It at the bottom left. Can you say "aww yeah"? Hells yes!

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/1/2006 01:06  |    2
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According to articles posted at Zap2it.com, the live-action movie version of The Transformers is actually beginning to take flight! Read on my fellow 80s nostalgic bretheren:

LOS ANGELES -- Three more actors will be joining DreamWorks' big-screen live-action adaptation of the futuristic robot adventure "The Transformers."

Tyrese Gibson is still in negotiations to co-star alongside confirmed actors Rachael Taylor and Amaury Nolasco in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Posted by pixelblink @ 5/15/2006 22:19  |    7 | Source
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Perhaps I'm a bit late in providing this news and if you're a true hardcore Spidey comic fan who hasn't heard the news yet, please do not read on!

For everyone else, read the full story as told in the New York Post

Spider-Man first burst into the scene way back in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy #15. Fans all over the world have seen him reincarnated in various forms over the past 40+ years - from comics, to a number of animated cartoons, to the live action movies.

Spider-Man 3 swings into theaters May 2007.
Posted by pixelblink @ 6/29/2006 16:29  |    15
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The rumor's have it! The next Batman movie, entitled The Dark Knight, will begin production in 2007 and will feature none other than Heath Leger as The Joker. Returning will be Christian Bale as Bruce/Batman and Christopher Nolan is once again set to direct.

Let's hope they don't pull another Hollywood tradition of killing a franchise after the first movie. Read the full scoop at Sci Fi Wire.
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/1/2006 12:38  |    9 | Source
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Big brother ain't watchin' you but you can listen in on what kind of music some of the other PJers listen to. Introducing Last.FM, the "Social Music Revolution" where what you listen to gets scrobbled into various charts on your user page. By joining up with the Pixel Joint group, you can also find out what your buddies here also listen to as well as tuning in to Pixel Joint radio. Currently, with only 9 members, the group won't have a chart listing until we reach 15 members. So sign up today and start scrobbling (whatever that really means).
Posted by pixelblink @ 9/3/2006 22:26  |    7
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It's that time of year again guys 'n gals! Pixelween is back!

This year, we want you to pixel a never before seen battle between two movie villians. The rules are pretty much the same as last year but with a few changes such as no animations, no photo traces, etc.

So far, we don't have any prizes to give out except some point awards and respect, but I am definitely working on getting something going on.

Check out the official Pixelween 2006 page, read the rules and get started! Contest closes on October 29th so get pixelling now.
Posted by pixelblink @ 10/4/2006 12:02  |    16
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/Film has released news detailing that Paul W.S. Anderson is set to write and direct Castlevania, the movie based on the popular Konami video game series. As far as Mania is concerned, the movie has been in production since the middle of this year. I'm assuming with a release for 2007. Anderson, who has directed such see-saw films such as AVP and Resident Evil is sure to have either a major bomb or a major money maker on his hands. If anything, I'm certain it will breathe new life into the Castlevania video game franchise.
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/10/2006 22:59  |    8
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Some of you may have noticed an increase in my posting of humorous and unusual links in the shoutbox recently. This is all due to the discovery of a little thing called StumbleUpon. If you enjoy surfing the web in an effort to entertain yourself and others, this is an awesome tool. Basically you just go to the site, do a quick and simple sign up, and a toolbar is added to your browser. You get to choose from various categories you're interested in and with a simple click of the Stumble! button, you find yourself exploring the internet in a different way. Give it a thumbs up or down and it will create your personalized preferences to choose better pages to... um... stumble upon.

Check eet!
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/14/2006 11:54  |    4
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The Household Animals pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

the cuddly tigercat thats doing my laundry by tomic
Insomnia by FrankieSmileShow
The beast! by inkspot


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Household Animals forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    10
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Thunderstruck.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    7
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In honor of the Roman Empire and the death of its most famous and arguably best leader, Julius Caesar. This week's challenge is limited to 3 colors, red, yellow and black. Size and scope is up to you. Sample things include, Gladiators, warships, chariots, daily life, animals, scenes, weapons, architecture or anything else as long as it retains a Roman 'look'.

PS: It can be any shade of red, yellow and black even default MSPaint colors \o/

Let the almighty Wiki be your guide!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/12/2007 01:35  |    15
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The Close Encounters pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

U.F.O. & Lifebringer Team by [thUg]
Bhal'a'rian pioneers of space travel... by Adam
Bubbleclop on Bajubaju Land... by kakikukeko


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Close Encounters forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 4/2/2007 00:03  |    11
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This week's challenge is brought to you by tomic. Create a piece featuring character(s) illuminated from below by a light source (as in Michael Jackson's Billie Jean video - pic1 pic2).

Rules:

  • Character(s) must be lit from below
  • Canvas max size: 320x240
  • 32 colors max
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/2/2007 00:05  |    21
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The Parallel Worlds pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Game of Gods by Framin
PW by Setzer
Hunters discover new resources. by BlingShyne2


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Parallel Worlds forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 7/30/2007 00:01  |    6
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Dive In.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 7/30/2007 00:01  |    2
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Australia vs the World!  Pixel a battle scene with an Australian character against something else. Brought to you by OMGFossil.
  • Colours: 32 max
  • Animation allowed: yes
  • Size: 150x100 pixels
  • Transparency allowed: yuppers

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 7/30/2007 00:13  |    31
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The Aussie Aussie Aussie! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Black Fella by iSTVAN
KOALA BEAM!!! by Rynen10K
World Heavyweight by Skull


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Aussie Aussie Aussie! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 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: 360º Panorama.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 00:10  |    14
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Pixel an old fashioned western-styled showdown scene

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 180x100
  • Colour Restriction: 16
  • 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 pixelblink @ 8/13/2007 00:13  |    25
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The 360º Panorama pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Burning_Sunrise(panorama) by raynoa
Oldskool fights back! by Starchild
Exploring Antarctica by inkspot


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 360º Panorama forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 00:01  |    9
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From challenge winner jamon comes this week's challenge. A rainy day scene. May be any time of day. Realistic or fantasy.

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 240 x 140 vertical or horizontal
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: Allowed
  • Color Palette: 32 color max

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 00:01  |    11
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Peter Stemmler and Nana Rausch, the German artists responsible for the popular pixel and vector site, Quickhoney, have been recently interviewed by the folks over at Format Magazine.

Have a read!
Posted by pixelblink @ 8/20/2007 22:18  |    12
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written by Aleiav

Pixel art is a considerably new art-form, which tends to attract people who are considerably new to art. People fall into art through dolls, making icons, making sprites, etc. and are often unaware of the artistic atmosphere that goes on in many communities. While some communities don't have this type of artistic atmosphere, Pixel Joint is one of the forums that do. And for those of you who are new to it, it may require a little adjustment. But with this program, hopefully you can transition into the art world easily.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 9/6/2007 11:14  |    26
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The Oh Noes a Nightmare pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

BABAROOGAAA! - spookygranny! by jamon
Oh Noes a Nightmare by phob
"Last night of the artist" by Radek


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Oh Noes a Nightmare forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 9/10/2007 00:14  |    3
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Pixel something depicting your personal acronym of The B.O.B.'s name.
  • Colors: 32 max
  • Size: 320 x 240 max
  • Transparency: allowed
  • Animation: allowed
Examples:
  • Big Old  Bear
  • Beans on Bananas
  • Baby on Bench
  • Baffling old Bastard
Keep it clean-ish and no hitting below the belt!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 9/10/2007 00:16  |    22
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Gas13 joined PixelJoint on January 21, 2005. Since then he has certainly made an impact around here and his gallery shows daring and experimentation worthy of study by all, from the newest to pixelart to seasoned pros.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 10/3/2007 13:15  |    25
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All challenges aside, I am still sponsoring this years Pixelween competition. Huzzah! You have a much longer time to compete and complete this contest than the weekly challenges. So there's no excuses.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 10/4/2007 10:12  |    40
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The contest is open until October 29th at 12am PST.

I neglected to mention it in my original post. Oops! My bad!
This should quell any and all sense of panic for those that thought they only had until Oct. 15th to submit.

Once again, there will be prizes (TBA) as well as a fancy page set up as in previous Pixelweens.
Posted by pixelblink @ 10/6/2007 20:17  |    4
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With only 9 more days to go, I thought some of you might need some more motivation. So, without further adieu, I present the prizes:

First Place
Second Place:
Third Place
Posted by pixelblink @ 10/20/2007 12:34  |    8
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Thank you to all that entered this years Pixelween contest. There's some awesome entries and it will take a couple of days or so to figure out the winners. Stay tuned for the final results!
Posted by pixelblink @ 10/30/2007 05:16  |    3
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Thank you to all who took part in this years Pixelween competition. There were some great entries but there can only be 3 winners sadly.


Read on for the results...
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Posted by pixelblink @ 11/3/2007 11:42  |    23
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The Food Warrior pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Warriors by Adarias
Eggplant wit dat .9 by ThereIsNoCure
Challenge: Daikon Warrior by Packrat


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Food Warrior forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 11/19/2007 00:19  |    14
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Spoiler* Alert.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/19/2007 00:19  |    7
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PixelJoint is very proud to feature Adarias the youngest pixel artist to be featured by PixelJoint so far. He is proof that age has nothing to do with pixel art prowess. The following conversation was held over a few weeks time via PMs. Some time lags occasionally happened because my pony, Pixiedust, requires so much of my attention. Originally I intended to have an informal conversation in very general terms with Adarias but the subject of color quickly overtook us and because Adarias has so much to share with us and his take on things are so thorough, I focused on this topic for the most part. Enjoy the wisdom he provides.
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Pixeljoint's first repeat challenge is to again go to another member's gallery study their pixels and fool us into thinking 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.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/31/2008 00:20  |    11
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The 7even Knights pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Fallen Knight by AndyOaks
Fallen Knight by Rakszens
Prepare to die! by Vital


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 7even Knights forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 3/31/2008 00:20  |    9
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Challenge winner, The B.O.B., has another challenge for everyone!

It's simple, create a team of superhero misfits. Use your creative juices, and create a team bonded by their unique traits. Each of them has to have some trait that bonds the team as a whole, yet have characteristics that make them unique in themselves.

  •  colors: 32 max
  •  size:250 x 200 pixels is the max
  •  minimum of 3 characters in the piece (to be called a team)
  •  animations: allowed
  •  Transparency: NO
  •  CHARACTERS CANNOT BE AN EXISTING CHARACTER OF ANY SORT!

Design-wise, you're as free as a bird: i.e., don't have to be humans, can be anything, just as long as it has enough life in it to presume some type of character.

Follow the rules, and have fun kiddos!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/7/2008 15:16  |    21
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The You rad-tad Misfits! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Go Team No Evil! Go! by Adam
heroes of the valley by Jaeden
Breaking Laptops Team by Rakszens


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the You rad-tad Misfits! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:05  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Depth of Field. Please remember that you're voting based mainly on the rules of the challenge and not just because a piece "looks cool"

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:05  |    5
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Pixel the label for a fictional beverage (Only the label itself not the bottle/can/container).
Think about the product you are creating as well as who you are marketing it to. Create an original logo while refraining from using existing fonts.

Rules:
  • Canvas Size: 150x200
  • Colour Restriction: 32 max
  • Animation: No
  • Transparency: none
  • No existing fonts allowed


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/21/2008 00:08  |    7
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Dear members of Pixeljoint,

We ask that you refrain from submitting collaborated works as well as creating any collab accounts until further notice. The PJ staff are continuing to discuss and develop the site and, until such notice, will remain firm against any further submissions as such.  Please keep in mind that this is not a criticism of any members or their works -- we're simply trying to determine the best way to deal with collaborations.

Thanks for your support.
Posted by pixelblink @ 4/23/2008 17:39  |    25
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The Label It pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Crunchy™ Soda by Larwick
Yellow Snow by Jaeden
Oasis Juice by FlyGuy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Label It forum thread for more information.
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and Tomic wants the proof from you - on 35mm!

Pixel a scene in which extraterrestrials on a trip to earth are caught on camera. your pixel can be everything from a blurry 1960s ufo sighting photograph (like these ones here) to a group picture with alien, just be creative.

  • Colors: 32 max
  • Canvas Size: 4:3 ratio, but 320x240 max
  • Transparency: None
  • Animation: None


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 5/5/2008 00:42  |    21
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The LETs GET READY TO RUMBLE! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

El Jetel by spiv
El Commie by Krysis
Japanese wrestler Hosaru! by m4rsellino


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the LETs GET READY TO RUMBLE! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:33  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Sweet Dreams.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:33  |    0
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From Arachne comes this interesting challenge where you must draw something that has been reclaimed by nature. The idea is to draw some kind of abandoned, man-made structure or vehicle which is turning into a more natural part of the surrounding landscape. For instance, it could be a derelict house with an overgrown garden, or a rusty, sunken boat becoming a coral reef. Also, think of an abandoned city that has been reclaimed by nature over the past century.

Colors: 16 colors
Canvas: any size
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 pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:40  |    9
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The View From A High Place pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Colinas verdes - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Emogirl by BlazeAce
towers of the colossus by FrostPumpkin


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the View From A High Place forum thread for more information.
Posted by pixelblink @ 9/8/2008 00:35  |    4
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Handy pixelgrapher zi-double challenges you to pixel a historical memorial or monument from your town or country. No more than that, either - just the monument, no surrounding scene. It has to be a structure that only serves as a monument - so, for example, no churches turned monument. Make sure you post a reference link in the description so that your entry can be compared to the real thing.
Isometric work is encouraged but not required.

Colours: 32 Max
Canvas size: 200 x 200 Max
Transparency: Yes
Animation: No
Reference link required!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 9/8/2008 00:36  |    19
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtSite header by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtTo battle! by cocefi
#3 Pixel ArtAt the End of the World by Opacus
#4 Pixel Art Steampowered steam shower (Steampunk style) V2 by pixelaro
#5 Pixel ArtDead can Dance by withalligators
#6 Pixel ArtWATCHMEN : The Comedian by ElectroNico
#7 Pixel ArtSoul Reaver Remastered by TomF
#8 Pixel Artelephants in autum forest by pixelaro
#9 Pixel ArtZombies! by vedsten
#10 Pixel ArtOdeka: Outdoor Ruins by mozzy
Posted by pixelblink @ 11/16/2008 23:25  |    17
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The HUBRIS pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Ninjas can dance too! by JinnDEvil
lol by ui_
The Hubris Boogie by Calv


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the HUBRIS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:07  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Fun Matrix.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:07  |    6
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Challenge winner vierbit challenges you to pixel a scene which features objects casting shadows. The scene can depict anything; humans, animals, cars, trees, geometric forms etc... as long as the focus is on shadows and shadow play.

some examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter_hasselbom/2247470354/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifemagic/381701981/
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/8842.htm
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/15376.htm

Colors - exactly 8
Transparency - No
Canvas Size - exactly 150x150
Animation - allowed but not necessary.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:08  |    9
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The Fun Matrix pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Naughty Panda - Updated by -ViC-
Spooky mummy by FrostPumpkin
The other "Why so serious?" by Leroy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Fun Matrix forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:10  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Casting Shadows.

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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:10  |    8
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You are challenged this week to pixel a two coloured scene. The scene can be anything you like. Some examples: a kitchen on the moon, a microscopic pretzel factory, an underwater rave party, etc...

Last minute edit: it must be a SCENE! Just having an object or character on a blank background doesn't count as being a scene!

Canvas Size - Up to you
Colours - Exactly 2. Choose two out of these six:
challengepalette.png picture by tumble_weed
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 pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:11  |    11
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The Casting Shadows pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Anakin's Shadow - Star Wars - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
NIGHT TERROR!1! by geminoid
simone shadows dream by Rhamnys


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Casting Shadows forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:22  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Two-Colour Scene.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:22  |    1
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This week you're challenged to create a stylised portrait of a stock character. The more stylised the better! Make the character easily identifiable as the stereotype he/she is.

Pick one of these stock characters:
  • Wise old man*
  • Mad scientist
  • Pirate
  • Caveman*
You may not use an existing character. For example, if you were making a caveman, you can't just pixel Fred Flintstone. It has to be your own interpretation of a caveman character.

*Even though these characters are listed as being male, you may make female versions of them if you like.
ie. Wise old lady/Cavewoman.

Canvas Size - Exactly 80x80
Colours - Exactly 16
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 pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:42  |    12
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The Theme: 'Bubbles' pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Blasenman by vierbit
The Maker by Ergg
Earth 2374 by Leroy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Theme: 'Bubbles' forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Old..

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    8
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Create an isometric building that you would expect to find on a strange alien planet.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Maximum 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 pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    10
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The Old. pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

old car by LuckyF
Old Man by metaldev
One Tough Old Geezer by ptoing


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Old. forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 2/2/2009 00:02  |    1
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Lollige challenges you to draw an original clown (no Batman's Joker or any other known character), using the Commodore 64 palette. Using actual C64 restrictions is allowed, but not required.

Canvas Size - Maximum 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors - Exactly 16. Use the commodore 64 palette:



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 pixelblink @ 2/2/2009 00:04  |    18
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 

#1 Pixel ArtA Cloudy Day by Dex
#2 Pixel ArtReturn to Savage World Mockup by big brother
#3 Pixel ArtQuest by Fool
#4 Pixel ArtPeregrine Falcon by Panda
#5 Pixel ArtZiggy Screens by TomF
#6 Pixel ArtTown House by PixelKiwi
#7 Pixel Artyellow by jamon
#8 Pixel ArtAliens by ThereIsNoCure
#9 Pixel ArtLB-RPG Portraits by nvision
#10 Pixel ArtRorschach Two Faced - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil  

 

Posted by pixelblink @ 4/17/2009 00:40  |    15

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