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Over the past 4 weeks you guys have absolutely blown us away by the amazing number of Pixelween entries and their al-round high quality! 55 entries, 84 people who participated to some extend and 226 images in total. That is insane, in the best possible way! Thank you!

How did you like the event? Would you join in if we did this next year? What would you like different? Let us know in the comments of this post.

Judging 55 entries is nearly impossible. Luckily we have an amazing team who pulled it off:

Pixelblink, the organiser of Pixelween 2005 - 2007
Prowler, the creator of the Masters of Pixel Art books
NeoBerserker, the moderator at PixelDalies
Ali Aydin, a TV director / writer (it was a storyboard compo, after all!)

PJ members: Cure, Cyangmou, DawnBringer, Mrmo_Tarius

And your moderators: Gecimen, Irena, Christoballs

With all that being said, and with real prizes to be given away, I'm sure you're excited who the winners are. So read on!

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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/30/2020 10:18  |    0
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Draw a character which performs an action, and animate it in just 2 frames. This could be any kind of action, like walking, cooking, washing, punching, as long as you can display it with just 2 frames.

Canvas Size - Max: 100x100
Colors - Max 16
Transparency - Optional
Animation - Yes, 2 frames.



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

Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 01:00  |    4
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It's time to vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixelween: The End.

VOTE NOW!
 
Also, Pixelween has finished! The results from the judges will be announced on October 31st.
 
In the meanwhile, consider posting your congratulations to all the participants in the entries thread.
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 01:00  |    0
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The Pixelween: The Conflict 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: The Conflict forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/26/2020 00:59  |    0
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For the Firefox users here: FixelJoint is.. well.. fixed, again!
 
Improve your Pixel Joint experience by installing this addon, created by EdJr. Some layout adjustments, extra features, and a nicer comment editor which has unique smileys from various PJ members!
 
It was always working still for chrome, but those who didn't know about it, you can find the extension here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fixeljoint/aiedmlipfjjbagfiiegfnedhmkjninnd
 
In other news, bypatryk recently made a nice script that restyles the forum and adds a global zoom button, which can be found here for Firefox and Chrome.
 
Have fun customizing your PJ experience!
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/25/2020 12:59  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

The Deep/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

The Deep/pixelart

The Deep
by cure

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)/pixelart

Scramble 2020 (commodore 64)
by Mirage

Memoria (FF9)/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Memoria (FF9)/pixelart

Memoria (FF9)
by mykar

Never thought I'd See the Day/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Never thought I'd See the Day/pixelart

Never thought I'd See the Day
by OhNoItsMonroe

Pixelween: Everything is quiet/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Pixelween: Everything is quiet/pixelart

Pixelween: Everything is quiet
by cjlm123

Spider tank/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Spider tank/pixelart

Spider tank
by Noahw

Art for "There is no light"  kickstarter page/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Art for "There is no light"  kickstarter page/pixelart

Art for "There is no light" kickstarter page
by Padluka

Swordmaster (human)/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Swordmaster (human)/pixelart

Swordmaster (human)
by OutOfLuckHappy Birthday 8/9

Graveyard/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Graveyard/pixelart

Graveyard
by Wolfenoctis

Tiny Pixel Chimp/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Tiny Pixel Chimp/pixelart

Tiny Pixel Chimp
by SovanJediHappy Birthday 8/25

Posted by Adarias @ 10/23/2020 13:13  |    4
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https://i.imgur.com/e6jDL8T.gif

All weekly challenges until October 25 are part of Pixelween, a contest with prizes. Read the announcement for more information. This is week 4, the last week.

All current entries can be found in this forum post, please let us know if your entry is not displayed correctly!

You will be drawing the last scene of your movie, in which your story ends. You are recommended (but not obliged) to somehow follow up the scene of the first weeks, as your Pixelween entries will be judged together as a whole.

Use one of the following prompts:

  • Demise
  • Possession
  • Barely survive
  • Happily ever after

You are free to interpret these themes in any way you like. Stereotypical horror/halloween tropes and characters are allowed but not required. Please clarify in the description of your entry which prompt you've used.

Technical requirements this week: 4 colors, 3 from the palette below and 1 free choice!

https://i.imgur.com/7Y5MV9g.png

Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 4 (3 from palette and 1 free choice)
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 Hapiel @ 10/19/2020 00:03  |    3
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The Pixelween: The Plot 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: The Plot forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/19/2020 00:01  |    1
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https://i.imgur.com/e6jDL8T.gif

All weekly challenges until October 25 are part of Pixelween, a contest with prizes. Read the announcement for more information. This is week 3, but even if you missed out on week 1 and 2 you can still participate and win!

All current entries can be found in this forum post, please let us know if your entry is not displayed correctly!

You will be drawing another scene of your movie, in which a conflict takes place. You are recommended (but not obliged) to somehow follow up the scene of the first weeks, as your Pixelween entries will be judged together as a whole.

Use one of the following prompts:

  • It strikes
  • It opens up
  • A scream
  • It is right behind you

You are free to interpret these themes in any way you like. Stereotypical horror/halloween tropes and characters are allowed but not required. Please clarify in the description of your entry which prompt you've used.

Technical requirements this week: 5 colors!

Canvas Size - exactly 130 (horizontal) x 80 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 5.
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 Hapiel @ 10/12/2020 00:23  |    0
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The Pixelween: The setting 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: The setting forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/12/2020 00:21  |    3

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A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating.

Anonymous, New International Version Bible, Proverbs 18:6 (1984)

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