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After 32 years of duty Microsoft is planning to kill off MS Paint with this year's Autumn/Fall Creators Update. I think we can all relate to Paint in a way, whether good or bad.

There is a good chance that your first piece of pixel art was done with the help of MS Paint. For this week's challenge we want you to go back to one of your first pixels and recreate it with all your now acquired knowledge about rendering, colours and AA.

Make sure to put a link to the original artwork in the description.

Canvas Size -  Unrestricted.
Colors - Max. 32.
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 @ 7/24/2017 05:58  |    10
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The Here's looking at you kid 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 Here's looking at you kid forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/24/2017 05:56  |    0
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European Speedrunning Assembly (aka ESA) is live on https://www.twitch.tv/esamarathon (live until the evening of 29th of July).

http://www.esamarathon.com/images/esa/europeanspeedrunnerassembly.png
It's a European gaming-marathon, just as GamesDoneQuick, but takes place in Sweden (Växjö) and includes a major Super Smash Bros. tournament during the final weekend!

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Posted by Lakelezz @ 7/23/2017 03:51  |    3
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

The sun of the party
by Yes-I-Do

#2 Pixel Art

Bunker
by Yes-I-Do

#3 Pixel Art

Ram Skull
by Jinn

#4 Pixel Art

Frog/Glenn HD
by Jinn

#5 Pixel Art

MiniBatman
by andylittle

#6 Pixel Art

Chilling at the bonfire
by Cannonbreed

#7 Pixel Art

FordStan
by Jinn

#8 Pixel Art

Ninja Turtle Action
by Adcrusher

#10 Pixel Art

Incommunicado
by cure

#9 Pixel Art

Minotaur
by vazovski

Posted by pyrometal @ 7/16/2017 21:09  |    2
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This year's LowRez  game jam is starting soon! Developers and Artist will have two weeks to make a full game in a 64x64 pixel window starting July 31st.. You can work in teams or solo. Check out the links below for more information.

Here is the link to the official page on itch.io.

Game Jam Page.

Community Link, for finding a team or joining the discussion.

If you're not into making a game, you can still participate by playing the games at the jam's closing. Last year there were over 300 entries!

Posted by awestsecurity @ 7/17/2017 09:32  |    1
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When flesh turns into steel the term "cyborg" is not that far away. However, this week we are not talking about hybrids. We want you to go full machine!

Play god and create mechanical life. Just make sure that there is or was a real-life counter part in existence. No dragons or monsters allowed.

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350.
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 Mandrill @ 7/17/2017 03:31  |    6
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The Deluxe Chess Set 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 Deluxe Chess Set forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/17/2017 03:30  |    0
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No doubt, we all have a favourite movie. Whether it's Ash defeating the Army Of Darkness or Doctor Zhivago (1965, of course) finally being alone with Lara in the Taiga. There is always one scene or character that really strikes us.

Take such a character or iconic shot from you favourite movie and pixel it. How you depict it is up to you. A portrait, sprite or whole scene, everything goes.

Canvas Size -  Unrestricted.
Colors - Max. 32.
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 @ 7/10/2017 06:37  |    11
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The No Ma! It's a Comic! 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 No Ma! It's a Comic! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/10/2017 06:36  |    1

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The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything.

Guy Forsyth, Waking Life (2001)

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