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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for May 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

dark mother/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

dark mother/pixelart

dark mother
by Reo

Dancer Remade/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Dancer Remade/pixelart

Dancer Remade
by Vagrant

Night and Day/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Night and Day/pixelart

Night and Day
by Sarahboev

Khezu/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Khezu/pixelart

Khezu
by SovanJedi

Tower/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Tower/pixelart

Tower
by a3um

Akira/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Akira/pixelart

Akira
by Winoma_s

Water lilies/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Water lilies/pixelart

Water lilies
by jeremy

No borders/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

No borders/pixelart

No borders
by jeremy

TMP2.tiff/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

TMP2.tiff/pixelart

TMP2.tiff
by zikHappy Birthday 4/3

Awake at Dawn/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Awake at Dawn/pixelart

Awake at Dawn
by Drea

Posted by Adarias @ 6/18/2021 05:39  |    2
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There is a Mortal Combat gaming pixel art collab started by Ivan Chernov aka Vanhunter and our fellow jointer Andylittle on Russian social network, and it is going international!
 
Calling up for pixel pushers to take a bite. Pick up and pixel an available character from Mortal combat series, add at least 3 frames of idle animation,
optionally an entrance animation and prove yourself invincible.
 
So far there are 27 super cool participants, and we're hoping more will join!
 
Check here for more details.
Read the full post...

Posted by Fool @ 6/14/2021 08:50  |    1
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Tamagotchi was introduced a quarter of a century ago. Not every "vintage" toy with LCD screen included pixel art, but this one did. This week we are going to honour that viral toy of the late 90's.

Using the provided template, pick a character, enemy, etc... from an existing, modern video game and make it fitting the 32x32 screen only. On the screen, only use the 3 LCD colors from the provided palette.

Some form of animation is required. Design the enclosure paint, buttons and logo using any other colours you like. You may not alter the shape of the toy.

Example of a finished product:


Canvas size: Exactly 64x64, use the template
Colours: Max 16 (including the 3 LCD colors and transparency)
Transparency: Required
Animation: Required



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:23  |    3
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The Oldschool Self-Portrait 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 Oldschool Self-Portrait forum thread for more information.

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Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:19  |    1
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Hooray, the PJ Discord Server is 1 year old!
One year of engaging chatter, great feedback, fun collaborations, and getting to know your fellow PJers even better.
 
If you haven't yet, feel free to hop in and join the conversation on Discord
 
To celebrate this mini milestone we're organising a small collaboration, making a group picture of ourselves and our characters. It's only been one day, but this is it so far:

You're welcome to take part, so hopefully see you on the server!
 
Posted by Hapiel @ 6/11/2021 13:05  |    13
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This week, in order to celebrate the pride month, we ask you to make a new avatar for yourself in the shape of a heart; this heart below in particular. It can be about anything you like.

Canvas size: Max 64x64 px.
Colours: Max 8.
Transparency: Required. Outside the heart must be left transparent.
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 @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    5
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The Fantastic Fauna 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 Fantastic Fauna forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    0
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies

 
May's top commenter awards go to:
  1. vrine
  2. CELS
  3. Hapiel


And May's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Fool

Posted by Christoballs @ 6/2/2021 03:04  |    7
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This week we want you to depict yourself using one of the following palettes:

EGA default (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)


Commodore 64


MSX
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/495292294887637003/848662937870794812/3og-thumbnail.png

Apple II

Canvas size: Max 150x150.
Colours: Use only colours from the chosen palette.
Transparency: No.
Animation: Optional



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:03  |    3

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