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PixelJoint is now going to give two new monthly awards!

There'll be:

- a monthly top comments award, which goes to the member who has commented the most in the month
- a monthly top faves award, which goes to the member who has the most total faves on pieces submitted in the month.


October's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Hapiel
  2. SeDiceBisonte
  3. Quiara

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

Congratulations to all of you! See you next month for November's awards!

  PS: Thanks to our new mod Jinn for the lovely award icons (once again).
Posted by Christoballs @ 11/3/2020 01:30  |    20
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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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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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https://i.imgur.com/v82W0Me.png

The Johto Redrawn collaborative project is a pixel art re-imagining of the Johto region, from the Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal games, released between 1997 and 2001 on Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
The goal of the project was to redraw the entire Johto region in the contirbutors' own sprite styles, not unlike a reanimation collab.

It was started and coordinated by pixel artists audrey, Dewdneym, Foofarawr and PJ user Zaebucca!


The project has now reached a close, so you can look at the whole map on its dedicated website:


http://retroredrawn.com/johto/

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/1/2021 14:53  |    6
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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

 
February's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Drea
  2. Hapiel
  3. SeDiceBisonte


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

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/2/2021 01:11  |    0
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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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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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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

 
March's top commenter awards go to:
  1. 8Nephila8
  2. Theoden
  3. SeDiceBisonte


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

Posted by Christoballs @ 4/3/2021 09:48  |    3
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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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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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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

 
May's top commenter awards go to:
  1. vrine
  2. CELS
  3. Hapiel


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

Posted by Christoballs @ 6/2/2021 03:04  |    7
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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 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 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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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  |    1

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