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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2021.

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

A sprout./pixelart#1 Pixel Art

A sprout./pixelart

A sprout.
by Luca

S.T.A.L.K.E.R./pixelart#2 Pixel Art

S.T.A.L.K.E.R./pixelart

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
by brullov

anxious/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

anxious/pixelart

anxious
by came2slideHappy Birthday 8/1

Soup/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Soup/pixelart

Soup
by cjlm123

Pho/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Pho/pixelart

Pho
by jeremy

Adjudicator/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Adjudicator/pixelart

Adjudicator
by Fleja2003

mockup - Explore screen/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

mockup - Explore screen/pixelart

mockup - Explore screen
by Winoma_s

Resting Place/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Resting Place/pixelart

Resting Place
by Fleja2003

Skycutter./pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Skycutter./pixelart

Skycutter.
by Luca

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal/pixelart

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal
by Weerdmeester

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Posted by Adarias @ 10/20/2021 14:24  |    0
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After several months of development my first full release game is finished and ready for download!
The game can be downloaded for free on Itch.

Download Cozy Days (Itch.io)

Cozy Days is a relaxing sandbox game featuring a peaceful house with a warm and cozy fireplace at its heart. 

Throw chunky logs into the fireplace, light a few candles and enjoy the crunchy crackling of timber and the soothing dance of glowing tiny pixels as the midi based retro music plays in the background. 

Cozy Days simply provides a calming hygge ambiance for relaxing, studying, reading, sleeping and meditating.

You can also organize the items in the house to create your personal space. 

I wish you all cozy days! :)

Posted by Theoden @ 10/19/2021 01:28  |    14
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The Pixelween: The Attack of 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 Attack of forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/18/2021 10:20  |    0
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

This weeks sequel is about the bride of [...]. We can't wait to see how you'll creatively apply this to your themes!

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 32, use this palette:

This is the Sheltzy32 palette which we've been using for all of Pixelween2021
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 @ 10/18/2021 00:34  |    0
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EDIT: This post finally contains the full list of participants! Thanks for a record-breaking week!

The Beginning 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 The Beginning forum thread for more information.

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/11/2021 11:47  |    0
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for a sequel for your movie franchise, and this sequel is the Space Edition! You could title it "[...] In Space" or something similar and the story obviously takes place somewhere not on earth!

It should be a continuation of your previous movies, but if you did not yet submit an entry for previous Pixelween rounds you're free to pick any subject to put in space.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 16, use this palette:

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 @ 10/11/2021 00:38  |    4
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The The Beginning 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 The Beginning forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/11/2021 00:37  |    8
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for a sequel to your first movie, and this sequel is titled: "The Attack of [...]", with the thing attacking being the subject of your previous poster.

For example, if your first movie was called "Blood", your sequel should be called "The Attack of the Blood". With some themes this will be easier than with others, so modify your theme if needed and we trust on your creativity to find a fitting solution. If you did not yet submit an entry for Pixelween round 1 you're free to pick any subject as attackers.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 8, use this palette:

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 @ 10/4/2021 00:10  |    25
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It's time to vote for the latest pixel art challenge: The Beginning.
 
There are 234 entries, this is crazy, thank you all so much for joining!

VOTE NOW!
 
Please vote, we need as many votes as possible to get a fair result.
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/4/2021 00:07  |    15
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The CGAmbl3rs 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 CGAmbl3rs forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/4/2021 00:07  |    3

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To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

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