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This week it's your task to animate an object or character that transforms or evolves into another. These can be your favorite pokemon, transformers, or werewolves, but you're also welcome to keep the subjects simple and instead go crazy on those transition effects!

Animating can be a lot of work, so to keep it simple the canvas is small.

Canvas Size - Max 64x64
Colours - Max 32
Transparency - Optional
Animation - Required


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Hapiel @ 7/26/2021 01:21  |    4
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The Figure of Speech 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 Figure of Speech forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 7/26/2021 01:20  |    0
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Yes, it is an another RPG party challenge but with a twist (pun intended). This time we want you to choose an existing musical group and draw sprites of it's members.

It doesn't matter if it is a rock band, jazz group, hip-hop squad or a string quartet. You can make them into standard RPG classes (ex.: James Hetfield - Barbarian, Kirk Hammet - Wizard, Lars Urlich - Thief) or into different races (ex.: Paul McCartney - Wood Elf, John Lennon - High Elf, George Harrison - Dark Elf, Ringo Star - Dwarf), or completely made-up classes (ex.: Scary, Sporty, Baby, Ginger, Posh).

If you don't want to draw all of the members, because you want to portray only those important ones and skip the bass player, or you have chosen Slipknot, please consider a minimum number of three sprites. No single performers allowed.

Character, and their RPG roles descriptions, would be highly appreciated.
 
 
Clarification for tricksters: All the sprites have to be separate, and present together on at least one frame of the whole animation.
 
 
Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 33. Including transparency.
Transparency - Required. Must be used to separate each sprite.
Animation - Optional.



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

Posted by gawrone @ 7/19/2021 02:41  |    8
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The Villain Sprite 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 Villain Sprite forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 7/19/2021 02:37  |    2
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This week, challenge winner sjd_sjd_ asks you to pixel a simile (no, not a smiley) as if it's literal. A simile is a metaphor or a way of figurative speaking, such as "Face like a dropped pie", "Grinning like a shot fox" or "Off like a frog in a sock". You can pixel any simile from any language including your own but make sure to write down what it is and what it means in your description. You can draw it as a scene or as a sprite.

Canvas size: Max. 120x120
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 Gecimen @ 7/12/2021 00:35  |    1
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The CGAngster 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 CGAngster forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 7/12/2021 00:35  |    0
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This week we want you to depict your favourite villain of all time (of any media) as if it was a sprite from a game. If you take inspiration from an actual game, let us know in the description!

Canvas size: 100x100px max
Colours: 16 max (Transparency included)
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 Christoballs @ 7/5/2021 01:22  |    9
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The Movie Mockup 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 Movie Mockup forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 7/5/2021 01:20  |    0
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This week, pixel a small-time criminal or con artist, using one of the three classic CGA palettes below:

Mode 0 (high)


Mode 1 (high)


Mode 2 (high)

Canvas size: Exactly 150x150.
Colours: Exactly 4 (from one of the 3 CGA palettes)
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 @ 6/28/2021 01:03  |    0
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The Tamagotchi 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 Tamagotchi Demake forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 6/28/2021 01:03  |    0
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Create a game mockup based on an existing movie. You could try to depict a specific scene, or just catch the general vibe from the location and the characters. Please mention the movie that you chose in your description.

Bonus challenge: Pick all your colors from a single camera still of the movie you selected.

This idea was originally submitted by cjlm123

Canvas size: Max width: 264px, max height: 120px. (This is standard 70mm aspect ratio. But feel free to go smaller.)
Colours: Max 48.
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 @ 6/21/2021 00:04  |    2
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The Take Pride in Your Avatar 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 Take Pride in Your Avatar forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 6/21/2021 00:03  |    0
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Tamagotchi was introduced a quarter of a century ago. Not every "vintage" toy with LCD screen included pixel art, but this one did. This week we are going to honour that viral toy of the late 90's.

Using the provided template, pick a character, enemy, etc... from an existing, modern video game and make it fitting the 32x32 screen only. On the screen, only use the 3 LCD colors from the provided palette.

Some form of animation is required. Design the enclosure paint, buttons and logo using any other colours you like. You may not alter the shape of the toy.

Example of a finished product:


Canvas size: Exactly 64x64, use the template
Colours: Max 16 (including the 3 LCD colors and transparency)
Transparency: Required
Animation: Required



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:23  |    3
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The Oldschool Self-Portrait 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 Oldschool Self-Portrait forum thread for more information.

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Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:19  |    1
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This week, in order to celebrate the pride month, we ask you to make a new avatar for yourself in the shape of a heart; this heart below in particular. It can be about anything you like.

Canvas size: Max 64x64 px.
Colours: Max 8.
Transparency: Required. Outside the heart must be left transparent.
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 @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    5
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The Fantastic Fauna 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 Fantastic Fauna forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    0
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This week we want you to depict yourself using one of the following palettes:

EGA default (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)


Commodore 64


MSX
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/495292294887637003/848662937870794812/3og-thumbnail.png

Apple II

Canvas size: Max 150x150.
Colours: Use only colours from the chosen palette.
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 @ 5/31/2021 05:03  |    3
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The Petite Panorama 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 Petite Panorama forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:02  |    0
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Depict a fantastic creature out of its natural habitat, like a cockatrice under water, or a kraken in a forest, for example.

Canvas size: Exactly 100x100
Colours: Exactly 16
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 Christoballs @ 5/24/2021 00:39  |    0
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The Evolved into Chickens 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 Evolved into Chickens forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 5/24/2021 00:39  |    0
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After the success with Tiny Towers, we now present Petite Panorama.

Draw a nice outdoor view on narrow horizontal canvas. Here are some suggestions for subjects, but also feel free to come up with your own: a bridge, a mountain ridge, a main street block, a park or a coastline.

Canvas Size - Width: Minimum 64px, wider is allowed too. Height: Exactly 16px
Colors - 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 Gecimen @ 5/17/2021 00:05  |    0
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The Unusual Pet 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 Unusual Pet forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 5/17/2021 00:05  |    0
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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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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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The Let it meme 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 Let it meme forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 4/19/2021 00:04  |    2
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Following the Ace of Base challenge from 7 years ago, this time we want you to draw the base sprite of a building this time and then draw at least 3 variations (dressed up versions) of it. The building can be drawn in topdown, isometric, side view or any parallel projection. In between the variations must be transparent.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 21 including transparency.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 4/12/2021 00:30  |    0
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The April fools gallery 2021 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 April fools gallery 2021 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 4/12/2021 00:30  |    0
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This week we want you to homage your favourite meme with a pixelart. Maybe you want to honor Harambe with a beautifully crafted portrait. Maybe you just want to Rick your Roll in the best pixel fashion. Be our guest and have fun!

Bonus Challenge: Avoid even thinking of Ugandan Knuckles. Thanks.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 30
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 @ 4/5/2021 00:35  |    7
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The Fantasy Console 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 Fantasy Console forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 4/5/2021 00:35  |    0
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It's time again for this PJ yearly tradition, the April fools challenge!

You're challenged to make a piece in the style of another pixel artist. Who inspires you, and can you fool your audience into thinking the work belongs to them? Please link to the artist you're imitating in the description of your piece.

Also, click here to see last years edition as an example.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - As many as you need.
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 @ 3/29/2021 00:01  |    5
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The World Within a Bottle 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 World Within a Bottle forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 3/29/2021 00:01  |    0
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Welcome to Nerdtendo™! As a new intern in our Design department, you'll be in charge of designing our next handheld console! We want you to come up with a design for our customers to run a fantasy console on our hardware.

Design brief:

The handheld console must have:
- a d-pad
- a screen
- 4 buttons

You must choose one of the runner-up palettes of the 14-colour palette competition to draw your piece:

- Janinhus

- Mirre



- Jinn



- Drea


BONUS: A mockup onscreen, animated or static, is a welcome detail.

Canvas Size -100x100 px
Colours - max 15
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 Gecimen @ 3/22/2021 03:08  |    1
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The Perfect Fit 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 Perfect Fit forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/22/2021 03:07  |    0
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This week, we want you to draw something within a glass object, such as a ship or house in an 'impossible bottle', a snow globe or something displayed in a bell glass.

Canvas Size - Max 120x120 px
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 Gecimen @ 3/15/2021 03:22  |    0
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The Turntable 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 Turntable forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/15/2021 03:22  |    0
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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  |    2
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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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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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This week, we want you to imagine & pixel the Commodore 64 demake of an existing game that wasn't actually released for Commodore 64. You can add/remove/change any features of the game as you want. You do not need to stick with one of the C64 graphic modes, however:

Optional bonus challenge: Meet the criteria of one of the graphic modes of C64.

Canvas Size - Exactly 320x200 px, horizontal.
Colours - Max. 16 use the C64 palette:

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 Gecimen @ 2/15/2021 02:11  |    1
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The Pixie pixels 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 Pixie pixels forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 2/15/2021 02:06  |    0
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This week we want you to create an image that displays the use of a single pixel in a unique color
Could be a glowing eye, a spark, a shiny reflex, your call!
 
If you choose to make an animation, the unique color pixel has to be present in all frames (although it could move around).
 
Canvas size - Unrestricted
Colours - Max 5 (one of these must be used only on a sigle pixel and nowhere else).
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Christoballs @ 2/8/2021 01:27  |    0
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The Grocery Store Ghost 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 Grocery Store Ghost forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 2/8/2021 01:26  |    0
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This weeks theme is sprite sprites!

You will be creating 2 sprites of a sprite, pixie, fay or fairy. The two sprites need to be the same character, drawn in two different sizes. One needs to fit on a 64x64 canvas, the other on a 16x16 canvas.

Both sprites will be submitted on one larger canvas, max 100x100. You don't need that much room, but this way you keep some space between the sprites if that helps to present them better.

For an example have a look at this image from Damian, obviously these are 3 sprites (and not pixies) but you only need 2.

Bonus challenge: Also add a 32x32 version of your sprite! (so 3 in total)

Good luck with your pixie pixels!

Canvas size - Max 100x100.
Colours - Max 20. Use the same palette for both sprites.
Animation - No.
Transparency - Yes, required.



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

Posted by Hapiel @ 2/1/2021 01:47  |    0
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The The Dungeon Level 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 Dungeon Level forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 2/1/2021 01:46  |    0
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Your colleague says there is a ghost in the grocery store... the only thing we know is that it's tall, but what does it look like?

For this challenge, your entry will have to be done in tall pixels, which means each pixel is doubled only in height, and not in width (1x2 pixels rather than 1x1 pixels in size).

You'll be using Karina's "Grocery Store Ghost" palette from the Rejected Palettes list: https://sites.google.com/view/rejected-palettes/palette-list

Rejected Palettes is a database for palettes which have not been considered good or useful, yet have creative potential.

 

Canvas size: 100x200 export size (as displayed on PJ), so 100x100 tall pixels
Colours:
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 Christoballs @ 1/25/2021 01:31  |    7
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The Tile it up 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 Tile it up forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 1/25/2021 01:14  |    1
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The level challenge is back with its 5th installment! We've done the desert, we've done the jungle, now it's time to make the most creepy of them all - the dungeon. This week, we want you to design a mock-up of a new, original video game showing a dungeon, catacombs, sewers or tombs level. For this particular game you are restricted to 11specific colours, these colours are shown below.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 11. Must use only the colours from the palette below:



Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

Previous level challenges: Underwater, Lava, Desert, Jungle



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 1/18/2021 01:26  |    2
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The Designer furniture 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 Designer furniture forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 1/18/2021 01:26  |    0
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Have you ever get to design your own Tileset? No? Now's your chance!
This week we want you to create an original tileset composed of at least 4 different tiles. Any type of tileset will do; rpg, platformer, shooter, your call! 
 
What is a tile you ask? A tile is a picture (usually a square) that can be repeated on X and/or Y axis seamlessly. (And a tileset is a group of tiles of the same theme.)
 
Bonus Challenge: Create a game mockup using those tiles.
 
Canvas size: Max 16x16px per tile (your final piece's size is unrestricted)
Colours: Unrestricted.
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 @ 1/11/2021 02:00  |    12
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The Unexpected Visitor 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 Unexpected Visitor forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 1/11/2021 01:56  |    0
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The pantone colors of the year 2021 are Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (yellow).

You are challenged to use these great colors for a great design. A design of your own designer furniture! A chair, table, shelf, couch, or even home accessories such as a lamp or a plant pot are welcome.

Because I'm feeling generous, you get to use 2 more colors of your choice, and the 2 from pantone:

Bonus challenge: Make the furniture really impractical. What's better than a designer chair you can't sit on?

Canvas size: Max 160x160 (smaller is fine)
Colours: 4, or 5 if you use transparency. 2 colors from the palette, and 2 free choice.
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 Gecimen @ 1/4/2021 01:45  |    0
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The Clean Your HDD 2020 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 Clean Your HDD 2020 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 1/4/2021 01:45  |    0
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You've just come back home, but have forgotten your front door key. You can hear sounds coming from inside - somebody or something unexpected is in your house. What can you see through the keyhole?

For this week's challenge, both the preview file and the detail file are part of your submission. For the preview file, you will be using the keyhole template. Think carefully about what happens outside of the keyhole in the full piece! What you see through the keyhole should be the same scene as the main file (could even be a crop), but should not fully reveal what really is going on.

Restriction: You must use the keyhole template for your preview file, and your full piece (no template, normal square canvas) will be the detail file. Both use the PICO-8 palette.

The detail file will be a 100x100 square.


Canvas size: 100x100 (for detail image)
Colours: 16, PICO-8 palette
Transparency: Only for the preview, around the keyhole template.
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 @ 12/28/2020 01:01  |    1
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The Alien Santa 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 Alien Santa forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 12/28/2020 00:54  |    0
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Happy new year pixel-heads! Have you missed a challenge from the past year? Did you start but couldn't find the time to finish? This week, we want you to pick any weekly challenge from 2020 and make an entry (check the ALL CHALLENGES coloumn on the right. The first challenge of 2020 was Welcome to the Arena).

Please make sure you write in the description which challenge you chose and make sure you follow it's rules and limitations. Have fun!

Canvas Size - see the corresponding challenge
Colours - see the corresponding challenge
Transparency - see the corresponding challenge
Animation - see the corresponding challenge



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 12/21/2020 00:37  |    0
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The Tiny Towers 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 Tiny Towers forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 12/21/2020 00:37  |    0
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Christmas is next week, but did you know it's already Christmas now on other planets?
This week we want you to depict Santa Claus from another planet and its outlandish customs.

You must use at least one pure color (#ff0000 / #00ff00 / #0000ff) 

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Canvas Size - Minimum 100x100
Colors - Max 25. You must use at least one of the colors provided above.
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 Gecimen @ 12/14/2020 01:37  |    9
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The Colorful Wizards 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 Colorful Wizards forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 12/14/2020 01:37  |    0
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It's time for tiny towers! On a very narrow canvas, you are challenged to make some kind of tower structure. Existing, or based on fantasy, however you like.

Canvas Size - Width: exactly 16px. Height: Minimum 64px, taller is allowed too.
Colors - 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 @ 12/7/2020 01:04  |    2

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