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All we know about dinosaurs are how their skeletons look like and what they evolved into: colorful birds. With this in mind, artists are trying to reimagine what dinosaurs actually looked like. Now it's your turn.

Take any species of dinosaurs and draw its sprite, imagining what it actually looked like. Was it colorful? Did it have a beak? Feathers or a fluffy fur maybe? For the sprite, you need to use Gyhoket's 15 color palette that won 3rd place in PrehISOria palette competition. The sprite can be from any perspective.

Canvas Size - Max 160x160.
Colours - Max 16 including transparency. Only use colors from this palette:


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 @ 5/10/2021 00:11  |    0
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The Museum pieces 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 Museum pieces forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 5/10/2021 00:10  |    1
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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

 
April's top commenter awards go to:
  1. CELS
  2. Taks
  3. Siskan


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

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/5/2021 02:29  |    8
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Depict a scene or sprite of someone walking a not so common animal. (Can be an existing animal or a fictional one. Terrestrial or Extraterrestrial).

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 15.
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 @ 5/3/2021 00:01  |    0
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The Player 2 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 Player 2 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 5/3/2021 00:01  |    0
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What is your favorite work of art? You are challenged to recreate a famous painting or sculpture in pixel art, but with a very small palette. Could you do the work justice with only 4 colors?

Please link to a picture of the original in the description!

Canvas Size - Max 200x200
Colours - 4 (or 5 if using transparency) .
Transparency - Optional, if you're drawing a statue for example.
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 @ 4/26/2021 01:07  |    4
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The All Your Base Are... 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 All Your Base Are... forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 4/26/2021 01:07  |    0
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Player 2 characters are often a wackier sibbling of the main hero. I'm talking about characters like Luigi, Knuckles, Diddy kong.

My own favorite character is Spaz, it was so obvious to me that he was much more fun than Jazz Jackrabbit and as I was the older sibling at home I always could make sure that I got to pick him first.

This week 's challenge is to draw a player 2 character. But if your favorite game doesn't have one, you're welcome to design a player 2 character that would be suitable for that game! Please do let us know which game it is based on, of course.

Canvas Size - Max 64x64.
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 Hapiel @ 4/19/2021 00:04  |    1

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