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What was back in the days looked down upon has now become a world-wide phenomenon. Boosting the need for good illustrators and artists all over the globe.

Comics are on the rise!

Former challenge winner and well-respected PJer, fan of comics and good illustrations Arcade Hero wants you to create either a page or cover of a comic.

You can make up your own story or take a hero from an existing universe.

Canvas Size -  Max. 300x350.
Colors - Max. 32.
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 Mandrill @ 6/26/2017 05:41  |    5
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The Pixel Perspective 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 Perspective forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/26/2017 05:40  |    2
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GraphicsGale by HumanBalance Ltd, a long time popular pixel art editor, as just changed its licensing from shareware to freeware on June 18th!

Check out the tool here if interested!

Posted by pyrometal @ 6/19/2017 19:59  |    12
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It's strong, it's sturdy and it's deep within our bodies. No, I'm not talking about your soul or self-confidence! It's bones. 206 hard-as-hell structures that keep your adult body upright and mobile.

This week, pixel one or more bones. It doesn't have to be human bones. You can even depict a full bovine skeleton if that's your thing. Just make sure that there is no tissue.

Canvas Size -  Max. 150x150.
Colors - Max. 13.
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 Mandrill @ 6/19/2017 06:46  |    5
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The It's Getting Hot 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 It's Getting Hot forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/19/2017 06:45  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for May 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

iDracula "Brotech-231"
by andylittle

#2 Pixel Art

Bunker
by Yes-I-Do

#3 Pixel Art

Scarface
by Yes-I-Do

#4 Pixel Art

Redroach
by Yes-I-Do

#5 Pixel Art

Links House BotW
by JJoploo

#6 Pixel Art

Join our Guild! We have cake!
by Jinn

#7 Pixel Art

2B
by 7even

#8 Pixel Art

Marsh Landscape
by aamatniekss

#9 Pixel Art

Professor
by Yes-I-Do

#10 Pixel Art

Empty
by Yes-I-Do

Posted by pyrometal @ 6/15/2017 17:21  |    6
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Having a bad time? Feeling down? Or are you merely living in the southern hemisphere and have to deal with the approaching winter? Just change your perspective, they say, and everything will be fine again.

No overall theme given. Pixel anything of your choice (scene, object, person, etc) using 3 point perspective!

Canvas Size -  Max. 333x333.
Colors - Max. 16.
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 Mandrill @ 6/12/2017 08:34  |    4
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The Choose your Weapon! 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 Choose your Weapon! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/12/2017 08:31  |    0
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Summer is approaching and the temperatures outside finally allow to wear shorts and t-shirts again.

 

Depict a typical summer-themed scene with the palette below. Eating ice cream, going for a swim or spending some time with friends in the park, it's up to you.

 

Canvas Size - Unrestricted

Colors - Exactly 4.

Transparency - No.

Animation - No.

 

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170605/rbot2tp4.gif

 

 

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

Posted by Mandrill @ 6/5/2017 06:15  |    20

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Things do not change; we change.

Henry David Thoreau, Unknown Source

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