Weekly Pixel Art Challenge : Illuminated Initials

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The Illuminated Initials 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 Illuminated Initials forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 7/25/2022 00:29  |    0

Today we celebrate the second anniversary of PJ discord. A lot of time had passed and many characters were typed. For the current challenge we will go back in time, long before we could type, to medieval iluminated initials.

Choose one letter from the alphabet and paint an initial using colours from the Rich14 Palette that Christoballs has made from illuminated manuscripts:


We also share this example of a person counting pixels, just to be sure we are on the same page:

The medieval period is our inspiration, but we are not limited to it. If you want to use a letter from an other alphabet than latin, go for it. If you are not interested in medieval aesthetics or themes, you can go with gothic horror, cyberpunk, anime, postapocalyptic, superhero comic books, stone age or whatever your imagination will surprise us with. Just remember that there have to be one large, recognisable letter and it have to be wildly decorated with a character or characters, animals, monsters, flowers, skulls, computers, clockwork mechanisms, elemental magic spells... and the list goes on ad infinitum.

Canvas: Exactly 100x100.
Colours: Max 14 (use the provided 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 gawrone @ 7/11/2022 02:51  |    4

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