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Hi, I'm skeddles! You might know me as a pixeljoint elder, or from my website, Lospec.

Well after years in the making, and a successful kickstarter, the Lospec Gallery is now open for public use!
 

https://i.imgur.com/bdp5QpI.png


In addition to pixel art, we also accept similar low-spec art forms like Low-poly, Voxel Art and Textmode. Our modern web viewer lets you zoom in on pixel art and create thumbnails automatically.

https://i.imgur.com/xYlidi6.png]

Another great unique feature is "Monthly Masterpieces", which lets you give a boost to the pieces you feel are most important!

It's still being updated constantly, so come check it out! And if you want to support continued development, consider joining our patreon.

Check out the Lospec Gallery now!

Posted by skeddles @ 1/30/2023 11:00  |    0
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After the success with Tiny Towers and  Petite Panorama, we continue the series with Diminutive Dungeons.

Draw interesting, dwindling dungeons using a narrow either horizontal OR vertical canvas - your dungeons might go deep. Some inspirations for themes: fantasy adventure dungeon (like; Dragons & Dungeons, Darkest Dungeon, Dungeon Keeper), prison, underground tunnels and caves, sewers, basement, mines.
 


Canvas Size - Width: Minimum 64px, wider is allowed too. Height: Exactly 16px OR 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 gawrone @ 1/30/2023 00:40  |    2
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The Special Snowflake 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 Special Snowflake forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 1/30/2023 00:29  |    0
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It's time for another edition of RPG Party challenge. We had a number of those in the past and these are only 5 I could find: The RPG Party, RPG Party #2, The Monster RPG Party, Slime Family Gathering, RPG Band.

This time we are using characters from the tea party scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Draw exactly 4 sprites of characters including: Alice, Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse, while depicting each one of them as differnet RPG class archetype of your choosing. In addition to adding specific atributes, garments, items or weapons, please try to keep the characters somehow recognisable as those 4 from the book.
 

For those new to this type of challenge, or unfamilliar with the RPG genre I'm inluding a list of 15 example classes to choose from:

Warrior, Paladin, Barbarian, Archer, Wizard, Necromancer, Healer, Priest, Monk, Druid, Thief, Assassin, Rogue, Ranger, Bard, Beastmaster.

If you want to read some class descriptions or find something unique here is a link to more detailed article.

You are not limited to fantasy specific classes. You can go with Cyberpunk (Netrunner, Decker), Western (Gunslinger, Preacher), Space Opera (Jedi Knight, Space Marine), Postapocalyptic (Wasteland Raider, Nuclear Scientist), or any other genre in which we already have established RPG class archetypes or can have them created.

You can also use any weird class you've encountered in any game, or a classs you've created for your own game, or even invent a class specifically for this challenge, but if so, please describe what it is and what it does.

Canvas Size - Max 300 x 300.
Colours - Max 33. Including transparency.
Transparency - Required. Must be used to separate each sprite.
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 @ 1/23/2023 01:14  |    14
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The STEREOPIXELS 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 STEREOPIXELS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 1/23/2023 01:08  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2022.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Secret Santa 2022/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Secret Santa 2022/pixelart

Secret Santa 2022
by Reo

the black brook/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

the black brook/pixelart

the black brook
by TofuPxl

Logster/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Logster/pixelart

Logster
by Fool

just a rock (study)/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

just a rock (study)/pixelart

just a rock (study)
by echerry

Knight and Dragon/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Knight and Dragon/pixelart

Knight and Dragon
by Wolfenoctis

Dinovember 2022/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Dinovember 2022/pixelart

Dinovember 2022
by SovanJedi

The Prince/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

The Prince/pixelart

The Prince
by Cyangmou

24/02/2022/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

24/02/2022/pixelart

24/02/2022
by Yes-I-Do

Secret Santa 2022/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Secret Santa 2022/pixelart

Secret Santa 2022
by shm31

At home/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

At home/pixelart

At home
by Yes-I-Do


 

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/16/2023 16:07  |    3
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I'm aware that some of you were ambivalent about previous challenge, having both joy (of it being challenging) and pain (for lack of time for it), so this week we are going for something completely different - one of those low entry treshold (easy to make, hard to master) challlenges, which you can do in 10 minutes, but to compete with others you will have to put much more creativity into it.
 

The challenge is to draw a snowflake using only #ffffff white and transparency on 64x64 canvas.

I've provided a template to make it easier, but you don't have to use it, as long as your snowflake will have hexagonal symmetry (the template is wider so we can have clean, pixel art, 1:2 lines).


https://i.imgur.com/2pFusci.gif

Of course, as always, you are allowed to provide as many separate challenge entries as you like.



Canvas Size - exactly 64x64.
Colours - exactly 2 (#ffffff + 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 gawrone @ 1/16/2023 03:12  |    2
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The CMYKaboom! 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 CMYKaboom! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 1/16/2023 02:43  |    0
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Make a stereographic animated GIF of a scene, moving back and forth between two views of the scene to create a 3D effect, like this examples:

Example 1

Example 2


Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colors - Max 24.
Transparency - No.
Animation - required - (Min 2 frames Max 5 frames).

Challenge idea is a collaborative effort of eishiya and  Stickman



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

Posted by gawrone @ 1/9/2023 02:44  |    1
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The Clean Your SSD 2022 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 SSD 2022 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 1/9/2023 01:36  |    0
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New year's eve is behind us but we haven't got a pixel celebration yet.

Fireworks can look beautiful, but not everyone loves them. Excessive amounts launched in dense populated areas can lead to unnecessary stress and trauma in animals, so if you have decided to skip fireworks this year, you can pixel them now, and have that box checked.

Animate firework explosions in the sky, by using 4 CMYK colours only, while black have to be used as background.

Canvas Size - max 223x223.
Colours - max 4 (CMYK, black have to be used as background).
Transparency - no.
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 @ 1/2/2023 02:58  |    0
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The Football Hero 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 Football Hero forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by gawrone @ 1/2/2023 01:28  |    0
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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!

 
October's top commenter awards go to:
  1. gawrone
  2. Artificer-111
  3. SeDiceBisonte


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

Posted by gawrone @ 1/1/2023 09:55  |    2

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