Adarias @ 2/17/2019 18:42 commented on Big Bird

@schog Backend improvements are top priority for the Sedge, site's sole maintainer in terms of code.  Any frontened adjustments besides simple things like copy will have to wait for the next major version of the site.  Hopefully though with the new version will also open things up for additional developers to pitch in, and we do keep track of feedback :)

Adarias @ 2/15/2019 19:14 commented on Plague Boy

I’m approving this; however it would be great if you could edit to use 1x zoom, as we have tools to zoom in.  The piece is also very small; it’s ok for an avatar, but we look forward to seeing more complete works from you ;) 

Adarias @ 2/3/2019 20:35 commented on George Bush in Mother

Was this intended for the weekly challenge?  Because I believe it fits the specs.

Adarias @ 1/20/2019 16:45 commented on Pierogi Western

I'm your bilberry, colleague!

Nicely done

Adarias @ 1/19/2019 07:09 commented on pizza boi

Hi @masha, welcome to PixelJoint.  Usually we don't add pieces in with large plain backgrounds if they don't appear to be part of the work.  Would you consider editing this peice to use a transparent background, or modify the background to feel more connected to the work?

Adarias @ 1/16/2019 04:47 commented on Telephone Pole

Hi @Woodsartspace, welcome to pixel joint!

There's no need to zoom the image, as our controls will do this automatically.  We've allowed it as you're new here and the work is very ncie, but it would be great if you could edit the works to use 1x versions.

Adarias @ 1/3/2019 18:48 commented on Duckweed

@8 bit adventurer as my earlier comment mentioned, at its core it’s a repeating wave of pixels that offsets the underlying image 1px on the y axis.  I masked certain areas like the branch to keep them stationary, and I did cleanup by hand where the effect created jagged shapes or strays.

Adarias @ 1/1/2019 16:22 commented on electric froggo

Bizarre, in a great way :)

Adarias @ 1/1/2019 16:01 commented on Greyt-Bit Palette Example

Really cute and fun; aesthetically reminds of a cross between Harvest Moon and Earthbound.  The palette looks like it should make prioritization a nightmare, so it's cool to see the range you got out of it even with relatively flat fills.

Adarias @ 1/1/2019 12:20 commented on Me Avatar

@PixelCod while it may not be a fit for the challenge, the gallery always appreciates new works!

Adarias @ 12/31/2018 11:54 commented on Monica

@ParkerBabyDiaperCompany it could just be the way she's sitting on her jacket.  If I push it back behind her and show more of her shorts, it might read better.  She'll get grass on her bum, but that's way beyond any level of realism we care about ;)

Adarias @ 12/31/2018 05:26 commented on Me Avatar

As a chronic procrastinator, I always enjoy this one. 

For those curious the first 2018 challenge is Pantone Ultraviolet — anything between then and now is fair game!

Adarias @ 12/29/2018 14:26 commented on Duette's Transformation

Hey @TheGoldenBow(L), this piece is a fun one but we don't usually allow complex transparency.  If you edit the piece to omit the transparent elements, or simply make them opaque, I'll be happy to approve it.

Adarias @ 12/29/2018 14:25 commented on First Scene

Hi @VanessaPink, I really enjoy this piece and would like to add it to the gallery.  However as @IllusionOfMana pointed out, we don't usually allow large frames or scaled previews.

If you edit the preview to be a cropped (instead of scaled) version, and considerd shrinking the black border, I'll be happy to approve the peice.

Welcome to PJ :)

Adarias @ 12/23/2018 14:40 commented on Character Profile for Shooter

I assume this was added to the weekly by mistake, and have removed it from the challenge.  Thanks folks.

Adarias @ 12/17/2018 16:52 commented on Robot Zorro Stubbybot

Thanks, @Skeddles! 

Adarias @ 12/2/2018 06:13 commented on Pixelotl Portrait

The handling of the hair here is really phenomenal.  It's always a struggle to balance form, movement, and delicacy, and white hair is particularly unforgiving because you can't rely nearly as much on gloss.  Great work!

Adarias @ 12/1/2018 13:29 commented on lilmonk


When unspecified, canvases can be in either orientation.  Otherwise we will write for instance 100 (horizontal) by 200 (vertical).  We will also include "exactly" when we care to.  So "Max 100x200" means either orientation, with smaller canvases allowed.

Portraits can have a border per the rules.  Sprites should be on a transparent BG, and the Sprite and Portrait should not overlap.

Rules are strictly applied to the large "detail" versions; typically small "preview" versions that show up in the queue have more leeway as long as they don't violate the spirit of the competition.

Adarias @ 11/5/2018 10:55 commented on Mini Cooper S

Oh man, trying to make an overworld in 16 colors is like trying to write a novel with 16 words.

Should be a good challenge!

Adarias @ 11/4/2018 13:43 commented on Llama

Is there a particular set of rules or tiles/characters you've used to create this?

Fun piece either way :)

Adarias @ 11/1/2018 08:59 commented on Sofia

Simple and sweet :)

Adarias @ 10/27/2018 10:54 commented on Forest Background

I never noticed how funky this piece is (those flowers!), nor how pleasantly crisp and readable it is, in spite of the heavy blending.  Sometimes the HOF slider brings something fun around :).

Adarias @ 10/27/2018 10:45 commented on Big Bird

@ParkerBabyDiaperCompany yes, most of the conversation not directly about a given piece of art moved to discord.  Personally I think it is a better format; the chatterbox sometimes encourages diatribes over dialogue. 

The separation between the gallery site and the discord server can make PJ look less active, but only superficially; We have as much gallery engagement (new works, ratings, comments) today as we have ever.

Adarias @ 10/27/2018 10:28 commented on Big Bird

@gizmonicgamer sorry about the wait.

Our goal is to make sure every piece gets fair exposure.  There are only 6 spots on the front page for new works, and peices on the front page get considerably more attention.  Once a piece leaves the front page, views fall off dramatically unless it comes back around in the weekly, monthly, or hof views.  We add a max of about 25-30 pieces per day, allowing each new work about 4-6 hours in the spotlight.

As far as the order of approval, we try to keep things first-in-first-out, but there are some exceptions.  We try to fast-track things like challenge entries, which have a deadline, while pieces that might stretch the guidelines might wait a little longer for the community to vote them in or out.

The good news is that the site has been highly active the last few weeks.  Between Octobit, some great weekly challenges and other activity, we've had pretty high volumes.  The bad news is that this can mean longer queue times.  But rest assured, it is statistically better to wait an extra day or two in the queue than it is to miss out on your front-page time.

Adarias @ 10/27/2018 10:12 commented on Big Bird

@Eishiya, as far as we're concerned, any pixel art news is fair game.  If you want to submit it as a new link, feel free!  You could also message the artist if you want to be sure.  We'd be happy to post it once submitted.