Challenges Archive

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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  |    2
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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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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for the first movie in your very own horror franchise. Pick a name for your movie, and don't make it too complex as we'll be introducing themes for the sequels in upcoming challenges. For example a one word noun title like 'Chucky' or 'Aliens' will work great.

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

In upcoming challenges you will be extending this movie franchise, so choose it wisely.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 4, use this palette:

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

We're excited to hear who will be joining, let us know in the comments with an "I'm in"!

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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/27/2021 00:41  |    82
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The Delicious Food 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 Delicious Food forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/27/2021 00:41  |    1
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This week, challenge winner sjd_sjd_ asks you to pixel a player avatar for a fictional retro poker tournament using the CGA3 palette from the Rejected Palettes website. This challenge is a spiritual successor to CGAngsters challenge.

Canvas Size: Max 64x64px

Colours: Max 4 only colors from CGA3 palette.

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 @ 9/20/2021 04:52  |    4
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The Back to school! 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 Back to school! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 9/20/2021 04:52  |    0
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Does your mouth water when just thinking about your favorite dish? This week we want you to draw your favourite food with one condition, it must look delicious!

Canvas Size - Max 100x100px

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 Christoballs @ 9/13/2021 01:06  |    3
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The Vroom Vroom 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 Vroom Vroom forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/13/2021 01:04  |    0
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September is the month a lot of people around the world go back to school.
What's the kind of thing you'd see on the first day of class? A prank played on the teacher? An unusual new student, or teacher? An alien invasion?

Draw a classroom scene for this week's challenge, using the Amstrad CPC 464's palette:


BONUS: make the piece a game mockup.
 

Canvas Size: Max 200x200px
Colours: Max 27 of given palette
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 Christoballs @ 9/6/2021 00:09  |    3
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The Unusual X-rays 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 X-rays forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 9/6/2021 00:08  |    0
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What is your ideal mode of transportation?
Draw a vehicle of any kind, like bikes, cars, spaceships, or something new you've just invented, using few colors and few pixels.

Canvas Size - Max 50x50px
Colours - Max 6 + optionally transparency
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 Christoballs @ 8/30/2021 01:44  |    3
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The Senior Citizens Day 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 Senior Citizens Day forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 8/30/2021 01:33  |    1
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Medical staff are constantly sharing their most incredible (anonymous) X-ray findings to our shock and amusement. This week we will pixel some. You can use an existing viral image as refference (link optional) or imagine your own. Anything counts, from top Darwin Awards and strange objects insterted into random body openings to aliens growing inside human bodies or humans growing inside alien bodies. The only limitations to your fantasy, besides canvas size and the palette, are that it needs to include some form of a skeleton or bones and there has to be something at least slightly unusual about that X-ray photo. And remember to give NSFW warning if necessary.

X-ray palette

Canvas Size - Exactly 100x100.

Colours - Max 6 (use the provided X-ray palette, and use the darkest colour as background).

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 @ 8/23/2021 00:32  |    3
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The Reflections! 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 Reflections! forum thread for more information.
Posted by gawrone @ 8/23/2021 00:28  |    0
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August 21st is Senior Citizens Day, (and yes I looked it up after I wrote the challenge, but hey) so this week, we want you to draw your self portrait as if it's from 2041 or even later. You can simply draw your old-self or add possible changes such as eye-patch, cybernetic organs or a post apocalyptic style haircut.

Optional Bonus Challenge - Make the preview equal or smaller than 64x64 px and use it as your avatar.

Canvas Size - Max 100x100 px
Colours - Max 9
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 Christoballs @ 8/16/2021 01:44  |    2
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The Space Hunter 20X5 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 Space Hunter 20X5 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 8/16/2021 00:57  |    0
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This week we want you to depict a scene featuring one or more reflective objects.

Inspiration:
http://www.mschangart.com/uploads/1/3/4/5/13451990/3268330.jpg
Hand with Reflecting Sphere, MC Escher

Bonus Challenge: make the whole canvas the reflective object.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted

Colours - 20 max

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 Christoballs @ 8/9/2021 00:29  |    0
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The Transformation 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 Transformation forum thread for more information.
Posted by Christoballs @ 8/9/2021 00:29  |    0
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Metroid was released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System on August 6th, 1986.

To celebrate this anniversary, this week's challenge is to draw a space bounty hunter, may it be an existing character inside/outside of the Metroid universe, or a completely original character.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100x100

Colours - Exactly 16
Transparency - None
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 @ 8/2/2021 00:55  |    2
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The RPG Band 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 RPG Band forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 8/2/2021 00:51  |    3
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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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