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Calenders show the 20th anniversary of the first studio album by A Perfect Circle, Mer de Noms (Sea of Names). This week, we want you to draw a piece that depicts a scenery of sea, lake or ocean within a circular canvas. The exterior of the circle must be left transparent.

Canvas Size - Max. 200*200
Colours - Max. 16 colors.
Transparency -  Required.
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 @ 5/25/2020 08:21  |    1
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The Side View Super Star 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 Side View Super Star forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 5/25/2020 08:20  |    0
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Teeth and brains rot from them, but no one can resist their sweet taste. Hard, rubber, of all possible shapes and colors. Pixelize your favorite or most beautiful candy as a standalone sprite or the dominant part of the scene.

Canvas Size - Max. 128*128
Colours - Max. 12 colors.
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 Gecimen @ 5/18/2020 08:28  |    0
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The These Boots Are Made for 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 These Boots Are Made for forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 5/18/2020 08:28  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 1/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 1/pixelart

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 1
by SovanJedi

Metroid Illustration/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Metroid Illustration/pixelart

Metroid Illustration
by Mattias Rotman

Monster Pack Vol. 2/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Monster Pack Vol. 2/pixelart

Monster Pack Vol. 2
by cure

Human Trail/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Human Trail/pixelart

Human Trail
by OutOfLuck

Marsh/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Marsh/pixelart

Marsh
by slym

Six Fanarts Challenge/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Six Fanarts Challenge/pixelart

Six Fanarts Challenge
by Emperor_Pixel

Random Sprite Dump 2/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Random Sprite Dump 2/pixelart

Random Sprite Dump 2
by Wolfenoctis

Vagrant Fencer/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Vagrant Fencer/pixelart

Vagrant Fencer
by ||||

Weaver's Burrow/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Weaver's Burrow/pixelart

Weaver's Burrow
by aamatniekssHappy Birthday 3/6

Part of the wall/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Part of the wall/pixelart

Part of the wall
by Ventricle

Posted by Adarias @ 5/15/2020 17:28  |    6
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This week is all about showing one object or living being from a fixed perspective; the side view. You can pixel whatever you like, however, make sure that there is an opaque backround with one single colour only. With the perspective being fixed you can go right in and add all that juicy detail.

You don't have to show both sides!

Bonus Challenge:

Show your object from the back and front

Canvas Size - Max. 250x250 px
Colours - Max. 32 colors.
Transparency -  No.
Animation - Yes.



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

Posted by Mandrill @ 5/11/2020 08:33  |    0
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The Masks! 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 Masks! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/11/2020 08:31  |    1
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Last week was about what we used the most. And this week the challenge will be about what we use the least: Shoes! Draw a shoe - or a pair of them, either as a sprite or as the focal point of a scene. You can go crazy with what kind of shoes you want to draw.

Canvas Size - Max. 110x110 px
Colours - Max. 14 colors.
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 Gecimen @ 5/4/2020 08:10  |    0

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