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This week we want you to create two (or more sprites) that fit perfectly one into another, filling all the voids in contact. Please depict the sprites both by themselves and connected (can be in the preview or description if you want).

Example:
vQf8GMk.gif (132×139)

Canvas Size - Max 64x64px per sprite.
Colours - Max. 20
Transparency -Needed.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Christoballs @ 3/8/2021 01:08  |    1
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The Link to the Present 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 Link to the Present forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 3/8/2021 01:05  |    0
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The Johto Redrawn collaborative project is a pixel art re-imagining of the Johto region, from the Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal games, released between 1997 and 2001 on Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
The goal of the project was to redraw the entire Johto region in the contirbutors' own sprite styles, not unlike a reanimation collab.

It was started and coordinated by pixel artists audrey, Dewdneym, Foofarawr and PJ user Zaebucca!


The project has now reached a close, so you can look at the whole map on its dedicated website:


http://retroredrawn.com/johto/

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/1/2021 14:53  |    6
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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

 
February's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Drea
  2. Hapiel
  3. SeDiceBisonte


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

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/2/2021 01:11  |    0
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Create an animation of something rotating around its own axis! Any axis is allowed, as long as your animation has at least 2 unique positions that can't be made by flipping or rotating the canvas.

Example: 
Cart Racer

Bonus challenge: Use an odd number of frames.

Canvas Size - Max 64x64.
Colours - Max. 20:
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Yes, required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 3/1/2021 04:19  |    0
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The C64 Demake 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 C64 Demake forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/1/2021 04:19  |    1
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For The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary, we want you to redesign Link's classic NES sprite:
https://www.spriters-resource.com/fullview/8366/


This challenge is based on the same premise as "The New Bomber" challenge we had back in 2014, which you can check out if you want some inspiration:
https://pixeljoint.com/pixels/poll.asp?id=1395


The sprite must be original work - no sprite edits will be accepted. Feel free to change style and game genre, too!

Canvas size: Max 48x 48.
Colours: Max 8.
Transparency: Required, don't forget it counts as a colour!
Animation: Optional.



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

Posted by Christoballs @ 2/22/2021 01:13  |    0
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The Precious pixel 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 Precious pixel forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Christoballs @ 2/22/2021 01:12  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Faces in palettes 3/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Faces in palettes 3/pixelart

Faces in palettes 3
by jeremy

A glimpse of freedom/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

A glimpse of freedom/pixelart

A glimpse of freedom
by jok

The cursed Knight/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

The cursed Knight/pixelart

The cursed Knight
by vierbit

Isometric Environments/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Isometric Environments/pixelart

Isometric Environments
by Trick17

Hidden Beach/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Hidden Beach/pixelart

Hidden Beach
by cure

Ori and the Pixel Forest./pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Ori and the Pixel Forest./pixelart

Ori and the Pixel Forest.
by Luca

Wooddo, animated/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Wooddo, animated/pixelart

Wooddo, animated
by Fool

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories/pixelart

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories
by IjjoTho

Underwater life/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Underwater life/pixelart

Underwater life
by Jinn

Red Dragon/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Red Dragon/pixelart

Red Dragon
by Emperor_Pixel

Posted by Adarias @ 2/20/2021 15:52  |    5

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