Take a long, horizontal canvas and draw a sprite of a famous game character in the middle (like Mario, Lara Croft, Link, Samus, Gordon Freeman, Doomguy...etc). It doesn't have to look exactly like the original, but it have to be recognisable. Then draw the same character as a baby on the left and as elderly on the right. Try to make the age differences look most obvious as possible. You can draw the baby in diapers, with a pacifier, crawling or even sitting in in a stroller, and the elder with grey hair, arched back or and using a cane.
If you choose a child-like character (like Little Sister from Bioshock) draw it on the left and add an adult version and elder on the right, and if you choose an old lookong character (like Geralt of Rivia) add it on the right, and add baby and younger adult version on the left. Just follow the pattern of 3 stages in live of a game character, from a child to their old age, from left to right.
Canvas Size: Max 300x100 (horizontal).
Colours: Max 33 (including transparency).
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2023.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!
This week we are having another quasi-random palette challenge.
Similarly to the Animals_14, all of the colors in this palette are named after flowers (names and hexes from here). FLOWERS is the topic of this week, and you are free to choose if it will be a sprite or scene. But, since the whole challenge is in managing a weird palette, you have to use at least half of the colors. Otherwise there would be a loophole of drawing 1bit image ;)
Colors in alphabetical order:
Cherry blossom #FFB7C5
Canvas Size: Max 180x180
Colours: Min 9, Max 19 (18 from the palette + transparency)
Bonus challenge: - draw one of the flowers from the colour name list.
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
"Fire Emblem" is a 30 years old Tactical RPG saga. The different episodes of this series have, therefore, been released on various platforms, but many consider the Gameboy Advance to be the best of them.
So, this week's challenge aims to answer the question :
“What would have happened if the last Fire Emblem had been released on the GBA ?”
To answer it, you will have to create 2 sprites of 1 of the characters, from the last opus, “Fire Emblem: Engage”, in the style of GBA Fire Emblem Games.
You can pick any character (not flying) and must stay true to its character design.
The two sprites should be a "Map Sprite" and an "In Battle Sprite", with size limits of 32x32 and 64x64 pixels respectively.
Note that units on the ground with different poses and armor sizes will not occupy the same space.
Useful links including list of characters and sprite examples.
Canvas Size - 100 x 100 (includes one 32x32 sprite and one 64x64 sprite)
Colors - Max 16 (15 + transparency)
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.
This challenge was creataed by LeMecha20
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!
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This is just a loud reminder that only 9 days left to submit your pixel polaroid to our Photo Board Collab. Every PJ member is invited. If you want to be forever included on our wall of photos, and get a trophy, you need to finish your entry until 9th march 2023.
Here are few examples of entries already posted in the gallery. We have more of complete ones as well as WiP's in dedicated PJ Discord channel #photo-board-collab. Come and see, and join us.
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