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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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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Faces in palettes 3/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Faces in palettes 3/pixelart

Faces in palettes 3
by jeremy

A glimpse of freedom/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

A glimpse of freedom/pixelart

A glimpse of freedom
by jok

The cursed Knight/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

The cursed Knight/pixelart

The cursed Knight
by vierbit

Isometric Environments/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Isometric Environments/pixelart

Isometric Environments
by Trick17

Hidden Beach/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Hidden Beach/pixelart

Hidden Beach
by cure

Ori and the Pixel Forest./pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Ori and the Pixel Forest./pixelart

Ori and the Pixel Forest.
by Luca

Wooddo, animated/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Wooddo, animated/pixelart

Wooddo, animated
by Fool

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories/pixelart

Pegmode - Eastern Retrograde Memories
by IjjoTho

Underwater life/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Underwater life/pixelart

Underwater life
by Jinn

Red Dragon/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Red Dragon/pixelart

Red Dragon
by Emperor_Pixel

Posted by Adarias @ 2/20/2021 15:52  |    5
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Our latest collab Planet ISO is finally complete. Gawrone has become the all time record breaker with an incredible number of 19 tiles in total!!

The new palette compo for our next ISO collab -which is medieval themed- has already begun, be sure to participate!

You can drop the name suggestions for the medieval collab here. The only rule is that it has to have ISO within the name just like our previous collabs - ISOtopes, PrehISOria and such.

Posted by Gecimen @ 2/16/2021 05:21  |    17
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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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Pixeljoint is holding another palette competition which is open to everyone and is quite simple.

Submit your 14 color unique + original color palette HERE!
The winning palette will be used in PJs next ISOcollab and for the first time, we are revealing the theme beforehand: MEDIEVAL. Other award winning palettes may also be used in other events and challenges.

This is also your chance to add a rare trophy to your profile.

Competition closes in 2 weeks, February 28, 2021. (OPEN)

Posted by Gecimen @ 2/12/2021 15:53  |    3
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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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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

 
January's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Theoden
  2. StevenM
  3. Hapiel


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

Posted by Hapiel @ 2/3/2021 01:49  |    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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