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One of the best pixel activities of the year, Pixelation's annual Secret Santa will be held once again on Pixel Joint this year, due to circumstances (of course with permission from its previous organiser, Atnas). If you'd like to participate all you need to do is hit on this thread and type "I'm in" and note what you'd like or wouldn't like from your Santa this Christmas.
Make sure to sign up before December 6th.

Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!

Posted by Christoballs @ 11/21/2021 05:11  |    2
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This week we want you to depict a scene/sprite with at least one part/object pillow shaded. You read it right! We want you to find a good way to use this (lack of) technique.

Bonus Challenge: Make the whole scene/sprite pillow shaded (good luck on that)

Colors: 16max

Canvas: 160x120px max.

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 Christoballs @ 11/22/2021 03:48  |    3
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The Animals_14 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 Animals_14 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 11/22/2021 03:48  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2021.

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

The Attack of Flora/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

The Attack of Flora/pixelart

The Attack of Flora
by jeremy

Bride of Flora/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Bride of Flora/pixelart

Bride of Flora
by jeremy

Princess Evelyn/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Princess Evelyn/pixelart

Princess Evelyn
by Cyangmou

Chronicles of 2 Heroes/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Chronicles of 2 Heroes/pixelart

Chronicles of 2 Heroes
by aamatniekss

Halloween 2021/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Halloween 2021/pixelart

Halloween 2021
by Wolfenoctis

A piece of nature./pixelart#6 Pixel Art

A piece of nature./pixelart

A piece of nature.
by Luca

The attack of the squeaker/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

The attack of the squeaker/pixelart

The attack of the squeaker
by Wayuki

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1/pixelart

FINS: Pixelween 2021: Week 1
by Mirre

Flora/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Flora/pixelart

Flora
by jeremy

Ecruteak at night/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Ecruteak at night/pixelart

Ecruteak at night
by Zaebucca

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Posted by Adarias @ 11/21/2021 10:11  |    1
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I drew a set of pixel cards, you can find them in my gallery, and in October I got them printed on professional Casino Classic material. Before selling them all over the world I would like to hold the giveaway, so you can win one of 3 decks!

Be a winner of #okee playing cards in the give away on Twitter
Just RT and FOLLOW to win!
Results in December 4 at 18:00 GMT on my YouTube

Three decks will be given to some of my followers randomly. Take part and get a chance to win one of them!

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Posted by Okee @ 11/21/2021 04:15  |    0
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This week you have to use some kind of dithering! Do you like the mathematically perfect geometric type, do you create new stylish textures, or do you manage to mix 2 or more colors in a completely original way? You are encouraged to experiment, go wild!

The theme is dunes, some kind of dune or desert or drought landscape, optionally with characters in them. Other than that, there are few limitations, so you can apply dithering in the way you think suits best.

Colors: max 32
Canvas: Any size, but the ratio must be 1:2 or 2:1. So width is height * 2 or height / 2, for example if your height is 50px the width can be either 25px or 100px.
Transparency: no
Animation: optional

Please post in the comments your favorite dithered pieces from the gallery to serve as inspiration!



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Hapiel @ 11/15/2021 01:03  |    6
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The Blink of an Eye 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 Blink of an Eye forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 11/15/2021 01:02  |    0
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We all loved the horror month, but is there something completely different that we also love? Something that could help us move on? What is an oposite of inanimated scary movie posters? Of course it's ANIMATED SPRITES OF CUTE ANIMALS!

To make things more interesting this week's challenge will be a variant of a random palette challenge. The colours are not random per se, but their choice criteria has little to do with actual colours - those are the colours with animals in their names.


The list in alphabethical order:

#54626F black coral
#C19A6B camel/lion
#FFFF99 canary
#c41e3a cardinal red
#81613c coyote brown
#A7F432 lizard green
#979AAA manatee
#74C365 mantis
#FDDDE6 piggy pink
#00CCCC robin egg
#FA8072 salmon
#59260b seal brown
#DBD7D2 timberwolf
#8a9a5b turtle green


Animals_14 palette:

animals_14


Canvas Size: Max 80x80
Colours: Max 15 (14 from the palette + transparency)
Transparency: Required.
Animation: Required.
Cuteness: Required. (You can choose a predator but it has to look cute not scary).

Bonus challenge: - draw one of the animals from the colour name list.



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

Posted by Hapiel @ 11/8/2021 02:09  |    0
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The Pixelween bonus: Crossove 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 Pixelween bonus: Crossove forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 11/8/2021 02:09  |    0

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Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

Confucius, Unknown Source

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