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Do you have a perfect idea for a weekly challenge? Something that is well defined/restricted, but still open to creativity? We would love to use it!

We've made this forum thread where you can submit your idea, or comment with suggested improvements on others. There is no guarantee on if/when/how we might use it, to keep the upcoming challenges exciting and fair for everyone. But if "your" challenge takes place, you are of course welcome to take part too!

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Posted by Hapiel @ 7/13/2020 12:32  |    1
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This year we met a visitor who comes to us every 6766 years. We will hardly be able to enjoy its short-lived brilliance again. In its honor, capture the scene of the celestial passer however you want; the condition is that the comet is the dominant part of the scene.
 

The palette for this challenge is SLSO8:

Canvas Size - 120x100 max, either horizontal or vertical.
Colors - max. 8 colors, only use colors from the SLSO8 palette
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 Hapiel @ 7/27/2020 04:11  |    0
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The Pixel Monsters 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 Pixel Monsters forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 7/27/2020 02:30  |    0
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We have opened an official discord server!

Discord is a chatting service, and we have opened the server to talk about pixel art, get quick feedback, or just general chat about games, hobbies, or anything else you wish to share with fellow PJ members! Right now we are a group of 20 people, and we wish to keep it relatively small, cozy and friendly.

The server is for PixelJoint members only.

Click this link to join! We're looking forward to see you inside :)

Posted by Hapiel @ 7/23/2020 13:46  |    2
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If you were to build your (childhood) dream house, what would it look like? We are taking a nostalgic trip back to the Isocity days, and challenge you to create the isometric building of your dreams!
Here is a tutorial about how isometric projection works, in case you need a reminder.

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200
Colours - Max. 20 colors.
Transparency -  Optional.
Animation - Optional.
Extra requirement - Must be in isometric projection!



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Hapiel @ 7/20/2020 02:12  |    2
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The Nephilim 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 Nephilim forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 7/20/2020 01:36  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

2020/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

2020/pixelart

2020
by Cyangmou

this took way too long/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

this took way too long/pixelart

this took way too long
by MSTRYFE

Monster Pack Vol. 3/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Monster Pack Vol. 3/pixelart

Monster Pack Vol. 3
by cure

Sky Route/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Sky Route/pixelart

Sky Route
by El-Metallico

Le Robot/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Le Robot/pixelart

Le Robot
by Gunpog

Random Sprite Dump 4/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Random Sprite Dump 4/pixelart

Random Sprite Dump 4
by Wolfenoctis

Game mockup/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Game mockup/pixelart

Game mockup
by Yes-I-Do

unidentified cat object/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

unidentified cat object/pixelart

unidentified cat object
by autaro

Ducktales Reanimated/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Ducktales Reanimated/pixelart

Ducktales Reanimated
by redmilion

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 3/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 3/pixelart

Six Fanarts Challenge - pack 3
by SovanJedi

Posted by Adarias @ 7/15/2020 11:25  |    3
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You've drawn monsters with pixels but what if pixels were actually monsters themselves? What would they look like? This week, we want you to design & draw a monster that is somehow inspired by a pixel! You can draw it as a sprite or within a scene or mockup.

Canvas Size - Max. 100 x 100
Colours - Max. 16 colors.
Transparency -  Optional.
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 @ 7/13/2020 06:35  |    3
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The Super Marionette 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 Super Marionette forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 7/13/2020 06:35  |    0
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Just a quick notice:

If you have any kind of issue, please contact a PJ moderator by PM. Do not use the report/contact feature, this is outdated and these messages will almost never be responded to.

You can find a list of active moderators on the About page, feel free to message anyone on that list except for Sedgemonkey. When in doubt, pick Gecimen.  

You can contact us for just about anything: Changing your PJ name, lost account access, issue with another member or a piece of art, questions, etc.

The current contact function is sadly being abused by spammers, and therefor we moderators can't keep up with all the messages.

We're looking forward to help you!

Posted by Hapiel @ 7/5/2020 17:48  |    2
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This week, we want you to draw a scene with one character in an unusual size in comparison to the environment (unusually large or small); as if either the character or the surroundings imply the existence of giants.

Canvas Size - Max. 200x140 (vertical or horizontal)
Colours - Max. 14 colors.
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 Gecimen @ 7/6/2020 02:46  |    0
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The Clowns! 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 Clowns! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 7/6/2020 02:45  |    0
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It's past due but we finally had the chance to feature a pixel artist who has a big presence on the pixel art scene, not only through his art, but also through his social media activity. Thomas "Cyangmou" Fleichtmeir is a 29 y/o pixel artist from Austria and his art is a big influence in contemporary pixel art, especially on the indie game scene. He has also worked on some of the best looking pixel art titles of the recent years.

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Posted by Gecimen @ 7/3/2020 19:16  |    7

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