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This week it's your task to animate an object or character that transforms or evolves into another. These can be your favorite pokemon, transformers, or werewolves, but you're also welcome to keep the subjects simple and instead go crazy on those transition effects!

Animating can be a lot of work, so to keep it simple the canvas is small.

Canvas Size - Max 64x64
Colours - Max 32
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 Hapiel @ 7/26/2021 01:21  |    4
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The Figure of Speech 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 Figure of Speech forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 7/26/2021 01:20  |    0
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Yes, it is an another RPG party challenge but with a twist (pun intended). This time we want you to choose an existing musical group and draw sprites of it's members.

It doesn't matter if it is a rock band, jazz group, hip-hop squad or a string quartet. You can make them into standard RPG classes (ex.: James Hetfield - Barbarian, Kirk Hammet - Wizard, Lars Urlich - Thief) or into different races (ex.: Paul McCartney - Wood Elf, John Lennon - High Elf, George Harrison - Dark Elf, Ringo Star - Dwarf), or completely made-up classes (ex.: Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, Posh).

If you don't want to draw all of the members, because you want to portray only those important ones and skip the bass player, or you have chosen Slipknot, please consider a minimum number of three sprites. No single performers allowed.

Character, and their RPG roles descriptions, would be highly appreciated.
 
 
Clarification for tricksters: All the sprites have to be separate, and present together on at least one frame of the whole animation.
 
 
Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 33. Including transparency.
Transparency - Required. Must be used to separate each sprite.
Animation - Optional.



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

Posted by gawrone @ 7/19/2021 02:41  |    8
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The Villain Sprite 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 Villain Sprite forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 7/19/2021 02:37  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2021.

Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Beauty and the Beast/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Beauty and the Beast/pixelart

Beauty and the Beast
by Lordz

Motaro, MKCollab/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Motaro, MKCollab/pixelart

Motaro, MKCollab
by Fool

dragon (noodle)/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

dragon (noodle)/pixelart

dragon (noodle)
by came2slide

. . ./pixelart#4 Pixel Art

. . ./pixelart

. . .
by The Silent Artist

My Cousin/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

My Cousin/pixelart

My Cousin
by JorgeVL

Kitty/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Kitty/pixelart

Kitty
by came2slide

Super mario land 2 first level mockup/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Super mario land 2 first level mockup/pixelart

Super mario land 2 first level mockup
by beetleking

_QUANTIC_DUST_/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

_QUANTIC_DUST_/pixelart

_QUANTIC_DUST_
by Mr_Hk_

Scorpion for Mortal Kombat Collab/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Scorpion for Mortal Kombat Collab/pixelart

Scorpion for Mortal Kombat Collab
by andylittle

Skull Pixie/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Skull Pixie/pixelart

Skull Pixie
by Trick17

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Posted by Adarias @ 7/18/2021 10:10  |    2
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After a lot of tinkering, from the depths of my secret Blender quantum-pseudo-pixelart laboratory, I have released a shader(material)-based CRT emulation process for Blender that aims to recreate the "feel" of CRT monitors.

Download it on Itch

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Posted by Mrmo Tarius @ 7/15/2021 08:19  |    4
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This week, challenge winner sjd_sjd_ asks you to pixel a simile (no, not a smiley) as if it's literal. A simile is a metaphor or a way of figurative speaking, such as "Face like a dropped pie", "Grinning like a shot fox" or "Off like a frog in a sock". You can pixel any simile from any language including your own but make sure to write down what it is and what it means in your description. You can draw it as a scene or as a sprite.

Canvas size: Max. 120x120
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 Gecimen @ 7/12/2021 00:35  |    1
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The CGAngster 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 CGAngster forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 7/12/2021 00:35  |    0
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The Pixel Joint Discord character collaboration is now finished.
 
You can view the end result in this interactive website here!
 
Many thanks to all the 58 participants, let's do this again some time.
 
The palette can be downloaded on lospec should anyone wish to use it again.
Posted by Hapiel @ 7/6/2021 14:42  |    6

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