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Sup pixel-heads? We hope all of you are OK and you don't let the lockdowns get in the way of your creativity! Cause it's once again time for our ever popular yearly April Fools Gallery challenge!

For those who do not know the rules yet, the idea is to study the PJ gallery of another pixel artist. Look at the techniques they use, the colours they pick, the subject matters they gravitate towards, etc... Then once you feel like you have a grasp of that person's style, create an image that will fool us into thinking that it's theirs.

Don't forget to mention the name of your chosen pixel artist in your description!

Previous April Fools Gallery challenges can be found here: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 Gecimen @ 3/30/2020 13:56  |    3
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The Two Seasons 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 Two Seasons forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/23/2020 09:32  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Princess Hamela/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Princess Hamela/pixelart

Princess Hamela
by Mermaid

Medivh/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Medivh/pixelart

Medivh
by brullov

Johto Memories/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Johto Memories/pixelart

Johto Memories
by Zaebucca

Descent/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Descent/pixelart

Descent
by Reo

Dragon's Crown Mockup/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Dragon's Crown Mockup/pixelart

Dragon's Crown Mockup
by Wolfenoctis

Majora's Mask Demake/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Majora's Mask Demake/pixelart

Majora's Mask Demake
by Pik

Pestilent Bluffs/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Pestilent Bluffs/pixelart

Pestilent Bluffs
by aamatniekss

Porco Rosso Pixel Scene/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Porco Rosso Pixel Scene/pixelart

Porco Rosso Pixel Scene
by Pik

Betty Bootstrap - Old Sprites/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Betty Bootstrap - Old Sprites/pixelart

Betty Bootstrap - Old Sprites
by hexcode

The Northern Mountain/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

The Northern Mountain/pixelart

The Northern Mountain
by SovanJedi

Posted by Adarias @ 3/18/2020 12:35  |    0
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Remember the Doom Guy, that makes facial expressions and shows the damage level on him from a tiny window at the bottom of the screen? This week, we want you to create an animated portrait with 5 or more different emotions and/or damage levels.

Canvas Size - Max 80x80
Colours - Max 16
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Required. At least 5 frames.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 3/16/2020 05:05  |    9
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The The Elephant In The Room 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 Elephant In The Room forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/16/2020 05:05  |    0
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This week is all about the weather with the challenge being pretty simple.
 
If you live in the Northern hemisphere pixel a landscape that transitions from Winter to Spring. For all the pixel people in the Southern hemisphere it goes from Summer to Fall.
 
You can pixel anything you like as long as there is a transition between the two seasons.
Size: 200x300 max
Colours: 32 max
Transparency: none
Animation: optional


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 3/9/2020 11:50  |    3
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The The Monster RPG Party 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 Monster RPG Party forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 3/9/2020 11:05  |    0
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"Belinsky was just like Krylov's Inquisitive Man, who didn't notice the elephant in the museum...."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons

Often Pixel Art focuses on teeny tiny sprites, but today we want you to think bigger.  A lot bigger.  Picture a full-sized elephant hiding, successfully or otherwise, in an interior setting!

You may choose to represent a scene, or as a collection of objects.

Canvas Size - Max 192 x 128, horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 28.
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 Adarias @ 3/2/2020 12:49  |    0

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