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I'm pretty sure that each and everyone of you has a favourite animal; I certainly have. There's something about the strength of a lioness or the majesty of an eagle that we all can relate to.

For this week I want you to pick your favourite animal and pixel a tiny sprite.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64
Colors - Max. 10.
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 Mandrill @ 2/12/2018 06:19  |    7
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The 0° 45° 90° 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 0° 45° 90° forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 2/12/2018 06:18  |    0
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This is week's challenge is not only about creating a top-notch piece of pixel art. No, no, I also want you to craft a monochromatic palette.

You can choose from the following colours which have to be the base of your palette. However, choose wisely! Each of the hues has a theme attached to it that doesn't quite fit with what you would normaly connect with it.



Yellow (jungle, forest, fields)

Green (drought, desert, barrens)

Blue (fire, lava, heat)

Red (ice, cold, snow)

Canvas Size - Max. 300x300
Colors - Max. 7.
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 Mandrill @ 2/5/2018 09:10  |    11
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The Hey Bartender! 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 Hey Bartender! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 2/5/2018 09:08  |    0
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The News Icon Competition has finished.

13 Participants submitted a total of 40 icons!
We've already been able to use many of them for news posts like this one, and the others will definitely be used in the future.

Judging was done by your PJ moderators and a few PJ members: Adarias, doctorcello, eishiya, Mr_Hk_ and Theoden

See the results below.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 2/1/2018 15:03  |    5
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Don't worry. You don't have to be good at math for this.

For this week I want you to pixel a piece that solely consists of 0°, 45° and 90° lines which basically means that you can only pixel straight lines. Heaven for all you AA haters out there.
http://www.carseatsite.com/45degrees.png
There is no overall theme given. You can go crazy and pixel whatever you want.

Canvas Size - Max. 250x250
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 @ 1/29/2018 05:03  |    11
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The As Cold As Ice 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 As Cold As Ice forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 1/29/2018 05:03  |    0
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Bring me 2 of my favourite for me and my friend!

For those of us who drink alcohol there's always this one beer, liquor or cocktail which we favour over every other hard drink on this planet. For me that has always been the pilsner brewed in my hometown. That reminds me, I really should get another crate soon...

It's really simple this week. Sit down, become sober and pixel your favourite alcoholic drink.

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x200 (can be rotated)
Colors - Max. 16.
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 Mandrill @ 1/22/2018 04:36  |    11
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The What is Love... 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 What is Love... forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 1/22/2018 04:34  |    0
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What looks like glass, is freezing cold and sank the Titanic? Ice!

If you are able to solve this riddle, congrats! You are as smart as a 4th grader.
I bet, however, that no 4th grader could pixel a piece like I want from you this week.

No huge restriction, just depict ice. A material study, an ice monster or even a fine tumbler of whiskey on the rocks. It's up to you.

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350
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 @ 1/15/2018 05:43  |    8
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The Pantone 2018 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 Pantone 2018 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 1/15/2018 05:41  |    0
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... baby don't hurt me!

I want the most important thing you have, your heart! So pixel it for me.

Canvas Size - Exactly 69x69.
Colors - Exactly 6.
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 @ 1/8/2018 04:42  |    5
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The That's My Gift! 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 That's My Gift! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 1/8/2018 04:41  |    0
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Oh, it's that time of the year again! Pantone have recently released their colour of the year 2018 and it will please you if you like purple.
 

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet


http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180101/553edit7.png

RGB: 95 75 139

Hex/HTML: 5F4B8B

You can do whatever you want just make sure to only use 2 colours with one of them being PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

Canvas Size - Unrestricted
Colors - Exactly 2.
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 Mandrill @ 1/1/2018 06:24  |    4
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The Movie Mania 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 Mania forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 1/1/2018 06:24  |    3
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Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope you are spending some great time with your family and loved ones.

Even though Christmas can be stressful we all experience moments of joy through great food, a few days off and, not to forget, gifts! This week's challenge is as simple as it gets!

Pixel one of the things you've found under the christmas tree. Books, socks or the high-power drill press you've finally got.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64
Colors - Max 4.
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 Mandrill @ 12/25/2017 06:28  |    2
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The Snowy Surprise 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 Snowy Surprise forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/25/2017 06:26  |    1
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This year has been full of great movies and not only the ones that got widespread releases are worth watching but also lots of great indipendent films as well as brilliant stories from the east deserve a place in every movie lover's heart.

For this week I want you to pick your favourite movie of 2017 and pixel away! Sprites, portraits, mock-ups anything goes.


Canvas Size - Max. 300x300
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 @ 12/18/2017 05:45  |    7
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The Pare's Dream 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 Pare's Dream forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/18/2017 05:44  |    0
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It's time for the News Icon Competition!

Every PJ front page news post gets a small icon, for which we search the gallery for 50x50 images. More often than not we can't find something very relevant, and therefor we challenge you all to make some new ones!

You are welcome to make any icon you like.

In this competition you can win a spiffy trophy + points which are rare and will look great in your profile.
+500 Pts+300 Pts +150 Pts+100 Pts for hm.*

This competition will run until the 28th of January.

Find all the rules and details in the forums

 
 

Posted by Hapiel @ 12/15/2017 13:54  |    0
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Winter is finally here and people in the northern hemisphere have the chance to build a snowman in all shapes and sizes.

Two pieces of coal a top hat and a carrot are the things one usually needs to give the snowy fella a face and therefore personality.

This week, however, I want you to go a bit crazy and form a snowman's face from unusually objects! The more unfitting the better.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100x100
Colors - Max 6.
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 Mandrill @ 12/11/2017 06:49  |    3
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The Amazing Moustache 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 Amazing Moustache forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/4/2017 06:29  |    1
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It's been quite a long time since we had a "pixel what you see" challenge. The wonderful picture below shows a piece from Gecimen's 21 months old daugther Pare.

Interpret her artwork and pixel what you see. You are free to rotate or flip the image as you please.

Inspiration links Galt's World - Natalie's Drawing - Pearl's Story - Drawer Geeks!

Canvas Size - Exactly 240 x 175 (either horizontal or vertical).
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 @ 11/27/2017 04:42  |    16
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The Mega Man 2 Boss 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 Mega Man 2 Boss forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 11/27/2017 04:42  |    3
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It's hairy, it's old and it comes back once in a while. No, I'm not talking about Sean Connery I'm talking about moustaches!

Movember is finally here, and Hapiel wants you to pixel some amazing moustaches. Portraits are preferable but a walking and talking patch of facial hair would work just as well.

By the way, have you ever heard of the World Moustache Championships?


Canvas Size - Unrestricted
Colors - Max 12.
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 @ 11/13/2017 05:40  |    6
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The Grim Reaper 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 Grim Reaper forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 11/13/2017 05:40  |    0
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No matter if you are a seasoned veteran or newbie when it comes to video games, chances are that you have played one of the Megaman games.

JerryPie wants you to create a Mega Man 2 Boss portrait and sprite with the original NES restrictions and colors.



Portrait: Can use as many colors as you want.

Sprite: Can be in any pose, but must be 32x32 max and fit within the square boundaries. Must only use 5 colors max. (The background behind the sprite can be any color and does not count as one of the 5 colors. But it must be a solid color.)


Format: Use the provided template, and NES colors.



Bonus challenge: Use the original Mega Man 2 font when creating your boss name.


Canvas Size - Overall template: Exactly 94x60, Sprite (Right) Exactly 32x32
Colors - Portrait (Left) Unrestricted., Sprite (Right) 5 Max.
Transparency - Yes.
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 @ 11/6/2017 04:38  |    9
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The Mushroom 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 Mushroom forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 11/6/2017 04:38  |    2
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Death, Grim Reaper, Pale Death, Angel of Death, Steve Buscemi; there are many names to describe the one that gets us all.

But have you ever wondered how he gets to you? PJer Irenaart has and she wants you to depict him on the most craziest and the most ridiculous transportation device you can imagine. From the vacuum cleaner to rubber duck it's only important that is hilarious... and scary!

Canvas Size -  Max. 666x666.
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 @ 10/30/2017 08:30  |    8
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The Hands! 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 Hands! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/30/2017 08:30  |    2
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Mushroom.

- Mr. Mushroom

Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom mushroom mushroom. Mushroom, mushroom mushroom mushroom? Mushroom.

Mushroom, mushroom, mushroom Gene Hackman, mushroom mushroom, mushroom mushroom. Mushroom mushroom, mushroom.

Mushroom!
 

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x100.
Colors - Max. 4.
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 Mandrill @ 10/23/2017 04:47  |    21
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The I think I'm dying 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 I think I'm dying forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 10/23/2017 04:47  |    0
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Time for another anatomy challenge, but with a twist!

If there is one thing that really makes you break your pencil in half with sheer rage it's failing at drawing hands. So just lay back, relax and pixel the weirdest hand you can; 4 noodly thumbs, 2 middle fingers and no palm? Why not.

Just make sure that your hand is somewhat functional.

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200.
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 @ 10/16/2017 08:45  |    2
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The Desktop 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 Desktop forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/16/2017 08:44  |    0
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Why stop when you can have a second pizza, or a third?

We all had to experience the tormenting pain that's the result of overeating at least once in our lives. A feeling that can only be described as some stage of dying a slow and painful death.

This week, I want you to pixel a sprite to convey this feeling. The character doesn't have to be human. A cyclops that has eaten too many Greeks (sorry about that Greeks) for instance is just as good.

Canvas Size - 64x64.
Colors - Max. 16.
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 Mandrill @ 10/9/2017 05:03  |    2
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The Nice And Clean 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 Nice And Clean forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/9/2017 05:02  |    0
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Lock the taskbar!

This week I want you to depict a desktop with all that goes with it. Bars, icons and of course a neat backround. You can get creative or recreate your own desktop. (poor example)

Canvas Size - Exactly. 300x160.
Colors - Max. 32.
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 Mandrill @ 10/2/2017 05:47  |    2
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The Records 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 Records forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 10/2/2017 05:47  |    0
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A bit of shaving cream, a sharp razor and water is all you need to give your manly hairy face a completely fresh and new look.

This week is all about shaving!

Create two portraits of the same person with and without facial hair. You don't have to pixel completely different pieces; adding some kind of facial hair to your clean-shaven portrait is enough to enter. However, in order to make your entry more interesting you can, for example, change the facial expression or hairsyle.

Canvas Size - 200x100.
Colors - Max. 12.
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 Mandrill @ 9/25/2017 06:50  |    5
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The Tiny Warriors 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 Tiny Warriors forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/25/2017 06:49  |    2
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33 1/3 RPM, 12", grooves.

There's something magic about records pressed on vinyl. It's not only the rich sound but the feel of holding a piece of music history in your own hands as well.

This week, you have the chance to cut your own record. Use the attached template below and add as many grooves as you like. The grey part is reserved for the label which you can use to express your creativity.

http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170918/3jfj9wwc.png

Canvas Size - template.
Colors - Max. 16.
Transparency - template.
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 @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    9
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The Cars 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 Cars forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    0
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Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.

- Conan

As much as we've learned to live in peace and have more or less respect for other human beings you can't deny that there's a lingering thirst for fighting & competition in every single one of us.

Rather than knocking on your neighbour's door and putting your recently acquired Kung-Fu skills to test and maybe loosing some teeth in the process, just sit down and pixel a tiny, tiny warrior.
 

You don't have to stick to swords and bows, mere fists or even guns are allowed as well.

Canvas Size - Max. 32x32.
Colors - Max. 12.
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 @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    11
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The Crime Scene Investigation 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 Crime Scene Investigation forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    0
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Your favourite music playing, lowered windows and sunny weather. Driving can be such an enjoyable thing. We all have something to reminisce about when it comes to cars.

This week it's all about our beloved 4-wheeled vehicles! I want you to choose and pixel one of the following things.

  1. Your very first car
  2. Your current car
  3. A car you always wanted to have

The way you depict the car is up to you. You can create a sprite, a scene, a mock up or more of an technical drawing etc.

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 @ 9/4/2017 06:13  |    9
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The 4-Colour-Madness 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 4-Colour-Madness forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/4/2017 06:12  |    1
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The Gamedev & Art and /r/GameMaker discord channels are having a contest in collaboration.

The contest consist of making a top-down tileset, as in the classic RPGs, like Zelda and Secret of Mana.

The prize consist of Game Maker Studio 1 key and Downwell key! :D

The contest happens mainly on the Gamedev & Art discord.

And the partner discord /r/GameMaker.

Posted by FelipeFS @ 8/30/2017 04:21  |    8
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Create a scene where a crime has been committed and hide at least one clue, such as a weapon, footprints, blood, an ID, etc...

Canvas size - 320 x 200 max.
Colors - 18 max.
Transparency - No
Animation - No

Posted by Gecimen @ 8/28/2017 01:39  |    4
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The Just Idlin! 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 Just Idlin! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 8/28/2017 01:37  |    0
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 There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

-  Oscar Levant

You look at his palette:



You ask yourself what to do with it. You contemplate and are still unable to find an answer. You follow your daily routine but can only think of these 4 hues. You feel strange looking at anything green or brown. You wake up in sweat every morning living through a night of nightmares. You can't eat, relax or sleep. You slowly lose the ability to see other colours. You suddenly notice that you are being driven insane!!!

And then it hits you! This is the solution to it all! You just have to........

Canvas Size - Max. 350x350.
Colors - Exactly 4.
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 Mandrill @ 8/21/2017 04:17  |    14
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The No More Room In Hell 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 More Room In Hell forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/21/2017 04:15  |    0
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Create an idle animation of a sprite; but exaggerate it a little. Breathing, shaking limbs, dust from the ground, anything you can think of. Organic, spiritual, mechanical, anything goes.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Required (sprite background).
Animation - Required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 8/14/2017 05:03  |    5
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The Good Bye Old Friend 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 Good Bye Old Friend forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 8/14/2017 04:29  |    0
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With George A. Romero passing away recently we have not only lost a man who wore scuba goggles as glasses, but also one of the inventors of the zombie genre. His first 3 films featuring "Of The Dead" in the title are considered to be horror classics.

In order to pay some tribute reimagine one of your favourite characters from a movie, series or game as a drooling zombie.

Canvas Size - Max. 150x150.
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 @ 7/31/2017 05:41  |    8
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The Machine Nature 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 Machine Nature forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/31/2017 05:40  |    0
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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  |    25
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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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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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Haha, fools mate!

Challenge your friends with your very own custom designed chess set! All 6 classic chess pieces must be featured: pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, and king.

Canvas Size - Each piece must be no larger than 32 x 128. Size does not include optional labels and background decorations. Total canvas size unrestricted.
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 @ 7/3/2017 09:51  |    12
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The Skulls and Bones 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 Skulls and Bones forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/3/2017 09:51  |    2
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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  |    7
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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  |    3
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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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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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