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Has it ever happened to you? Playing with your trusty old NES and suddenly...screen flickering, frames tearing and artifacts all over the place.

PJer and former challenge winner SnugBoat wants you to create "glitch art" which is basically art that looks like the computer screen has crashed or something went wrong with the graphics card.

Here is a piece. Snug pixelled to let you know what he means.

Canvas size: Max. 256x240

Colour Count: Max. 12

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 @ 9/24/2018 10:29  |    3
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The Paint it Black! 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 Paint it Black! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/24/2018 10:29  |    0
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This weekly is about your favourite historical person.

I want you to take your Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela or Cesar and pixel a sprite that represents this person.

Canvas Size: Exactly. 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 @ 9/17/2018 10:56  |    1
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The The World Outside 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 The World Outside forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 9/17/2018 10:56  |    0
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PJs next isometric collaboration has begun on the forum.
Our subject this time around is prehistoria! This includes everything prehistoric or, well, ancient. Stone age people, tribal people, dinosaurs (and all beasts of old times), hunting/gathering, evolution, ancient buildings, towns & wonders, lost civilizations, cave life, ancient monsters, ancient aliens and any other kind of fantasy element, as long as you can say this existed in our dark ages.

This project features Night's award winning palette.

Posted by Gecimen @ 9/13/2018 09:27  |    2
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Announcing the results of the most neck-to-neck palette comp ever (we needed an extra judge to break the four-way tie).
First Place - Night

Second Place - Drazile

Third Place - Gyhoket

Honorable Mention - AdigunPolack

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Posted by Gecimen @ 9/12/2018 01:45  |    10
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Not only red doors are meant to be painted black! This week’s challenge is a bit different. I want you to pick somehting that is usually quite colourful and convert it into a dark and obscue version of it. Think of a black flamingo with boots and rivets.

Canvas Size - Exactly. 100x100
Colors - Max. 7.
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 @ 9/10/2018 09:53  |    3
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The Think Small 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 Think Small forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/3/2018 10:11  |    3
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Imagine you are locked up in a tiny room with only a chair and a small but clear window. You have been in that room for more than a decade without any contact to the outside.

I want you to depict  that window and what is behind it from your view.

Canvas Size - unrestricted.
Colors - Max. 31.
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 @ 8/27/2018 11:12  |    3
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The Dream Sequence 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 Dream Sequence forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/27/2018 11:12  |    0
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Welcome to the world of miniatures and model kits! It is quite the task to take something as huge as an aircraft carrier and make it small enough to fit in your hands.

This week I want you  to take something really, really huge and make it really, really tiny.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64.
Colors - Max. 13.
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 @ 8/20/2018 11:19  |    4
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Pixeljoint is holding another palette competition which is open to everyone and is quite simple.
Submit your 15 color unique + original color palette.
The winning palette will be used in PJs next ISOcollab. Other award winners may also be used in other events and challenges.

Add a rare trophy to your profile.

Competition closes in 2 weeks, August 28, 2018. (CLOSED!)

Forum Thread

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Posted by Gecimen @ 8/13/2018 01:58  |    2
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The The Change 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 The Change forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 8/13/2018 06:23  |    1
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Falling asleep isn't easy sometimes. However, if you are lucky enough you might have a wonderful dream that you can recall the next day.

This week I want you to dig deep and depict a scene from a dream/nightmare that you can still remember. Playing cards with Abraham Lincoln or being chased by an elephant that wields swords with its trunk.

Canvas Size - 300x300.
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 @ 8/6/2018 05:43  |    10
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The 3-colour Reflections 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 3-colour Reflections forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/6/2018 05:42  |    0
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Former challenge winner and top-notch pixel artist Fleja2003 has a great weekly for you!

Every person has a character arc. With time, experiences, or better understanding we all change as a person someway. Pixel a drawing that tells a story of this change in a way that is meaningful to you.

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 @ 7/30/2018 04:32  |    12
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The Candyman 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 Candyman forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/30/2018 04:31  |    0
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This week is a real challenge!

Reflections are hard to pixel, but what do you do if you only got 3 colours to mess with?
I want you to put your pixel skills to the test and depict a scene that has a water reflection in it.

You can pixel what you want just make sure to only use 3 colours!

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200
Colors - Exactly 3
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 @ 7/23/2018 10:58  |    0
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The Tiny Houses 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 Houses forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/23/2018 10:58  |    1
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Sweeter than sweet and a real joy for every child. Candy! This week I want you to pixel your favourite candy, but with a twist! It has to be alive.

Try to add arms, eyes and everything it needs to become a real boy. 

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120
Colors - Max. 7
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 @ 7/16/2018 10:43  |    2
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The The X-Files 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 The X-Files forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/16/2018 10:43  |    0
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It's monday and we are back with another "Tiny" challange.

This week I want you to pixel some sort of building. A skyscraper, a primitive hut or just a shell some sea-based creatures live in.

Canvas Size
 - Max. 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 @ 7/9/2018 10:43  |    0
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The Aphrodite 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 Aphrodite forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/9/2018 10:42  |    0
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Beginning in the 50s sightings of UFOs ord flying saucers haven't declined. Even though footage is mostly blurry and shaky it's still utterly fascinating to watch.

This week I want you to pixel a photo or video footage of an UFO sighting.

Canvas Size - Max. 250x250
Colors - Max. 21
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 @ 7/2/2018 10:32  |    0
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The My little book 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 My little book forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 7/2/2018 10:31  |    0
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No being is more beautiful than the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She stands for love and beauty like no other.

This week I want you to imagine and depict her in a way you see fit. Portraits, sprites, everything goes.

Canvas Size - exactly. 64x64
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 @ 6/25/2018 09:20  |    1
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The Dead 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 Dead Boss forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/25/2018 09:19  |    0
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There are almost as many books and stories as people on earth. From Kafka's The Metamorphisis over Lovecraft's dark worlds to Stephen King's insane stories.

This week I want you to take your favourite book/story and pixel something inspired by it. Please make sure to put the title of your book/story in the description.

Canvas Size - Max. 400x400
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 @ 6/18/2018 08:32  |    1
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The Rain 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 Rain forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/18/2018 08:30  |    0
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We all love beating bosses in video games. We shoot, stab, smash, bludgeon them and make them explode.

This week I want you to pixel a sprite of an already beaten boss character. From humanoids over monsters to machines, everything goes!

Canvas Size - Max. 100x100
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 @ 6/11/2018 09:52  |    0
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The Cacti 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 Cacti forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/11/2018 09:51  |    1
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I just love a rainy night...
- Eddie Rabbitt

There's something  wonderful and relaxing about rain, especially when it's already dark outside.

For this week's challenge I want you to depict rain. You are free to do whatever you want, Portraits, scenes or even sprites. Just make sure that there's some sort of rain in your pixel.
 

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 @ 6/4/2018 06:37  |    2
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The What is that? 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 that? forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/4/2018 06:37  |    0
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Eleven artists took part in the teamwork competition, for which the participants had to submit line art, and then had to finish someone elses line art to which they were randomly assigned!

This competition was judged by PJ members and moderators: Cyangmou, Jinn, Dawnbringer, slym, skeddles, skamocore, pyrometal, Mandrill and myself (Hapiel)

The winners:

First place goes to Jeremy (lines) and Arkan85 (colors)

Second place goes to Nevercreature (lines) and Jeremy (colors)

Third place goes to jackhummer (lines) and JerryPie (colors)

All of the other particicpants receive a participation trophy, check them out here!

Thank you everyone for taking part, and congratulations to the winners! I hope we can organise more interesting collaboration events in the future, feel free to suggest some!

Posted by Hapiel @ 5/30/2018 05:40  |    3
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They sting, are green and don't need much water to stay alive. Something that is that resilient must have a lot to talk about.

This week I want you to pixel a cactus that has come alive. You can do a sprite, portrait or basically anything you want, it's up to you.


Canvas Size
 - Max. 100x100.
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 @ 5/28/2018 11:40  |    5
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The Tiny Tanks 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 Tanks forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/28/2018 11:39  |    1
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Picture youself in a white room without any objects in it. You begin to look at the walls around you not being able to see any significant details. Suddenly you feel like you and everything starts moving! Weird colours begin to flash brightly und the ground is shaking more and more with every second that passes.

Then.... boom! A loud noise and the room looks exactly like when you first stepped into it; white walls, clean and silent. However, you notice a weird object in the center of the room. Pixel that object!

Canvas Size - Unrestricted
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 @ 5/21/2018 09:01  |    4
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The Insects! 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 Insects! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/21/2018 09:00  |    0
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Ob's stürmt oder schneit...

There's certainly some kind of fascination for these huge machines that move across the battlefield striking fear and terror into the enemy's hearts.

This week I want you to pixel a tiny tank that is more than capable of ruling the battlefield. You can pixel any tank or self-propelled gun you want, just make sure it has tracks and looks cool!

Canvas Size - Exactly. 32x32.
Colors - Max. 12.
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 @ 5/14/2018 08:18  |    5
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The I'm A Machine 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'm A Machine forum thread for more information.

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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/14/2018 08:17  |    0
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Insects! They are everywhere.

They bite, sting, scratch or simply run over a surface letting you know that you should really dust off your living room.

This week I want you to pixel some sort of insect, but It doesn't have to be an existing species. You can go crazy and create your very own critter.

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120
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 @ 5/7/2018 10:54  |    6
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The Majestic Cats 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 Majestic Cats forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 5/7/2018 10:53  |    1
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In the year 2525.....

Evolution is fine, but wouldn't it be the ultimate goal to become a perfect organism that does not age and die? However, as we are trapped in out meaty bodies there's just no way this is ever going to happen.

But what if we just could plant our consciousness into a machine?

This week I want you to pixel a portrait of yourself or any other human being as a robot! The shinier the better.

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120.
Colors - Max. 8.
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 @ 4/30/2018 10:30  |    9
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The Hello, my name is... 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 Hello, my name is... forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/30/2018 10:29  |    0
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There is a countless number of species on this planet. In fact, science manages to discover new species every day.

Of all the creatures on this planet almost none is as loved and hated by so many people as felines!

This week I want you to pixel some sort of cat. Pets, tigers, lions or even things that are named after cats; everything goes.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64
Colors - Max. 17.
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 @ 4/23/2018 09:37  |    4
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The The 70's 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 The 70's forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/23/2018 09:35  |    2
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This week is a little different! I don't want you to pixel a sprite or portrait, no. I want you to put your calligraphy skills to the test.

Pixel your PJ handle with the coolest and freakiest font you can imagine. Letters made out of bone and flesh, liquid or metal parts, everything goes.

Canvas Size - 100 pixels (hight) x unrestricted (width)
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 @ 4/16/2018 04:55  |    14
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The Tiny Masks! 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 Masks! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/16/2018 04:54  |    1
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Not only since the hit series "The Deuce" the 1970s have had some sort of revival.

Excellent music, politics, weird cloths and fantastic movies. There's a lot to relate to when going back almost 50 years.

This week I want you to take something from that time that sticks out to you and pixel it. Just make sure that there's a connection to the 70s.

Canvas Size - Max. 170x170
Colors - Max. 17.
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 @ 4/9/2018 05:10  |    1
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The April Fools Gallery 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 April Fools Gallery 2018 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/9/2018 05:10  |    0
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Unsatisfied with your face? Don't worry! Just put on a mask.

The practice of putting on an artificial face is not new. Nearly every major ethnic group has created some kind of visage.

This week, I want you to pixel a mask of some sort. You can go as crazy as you want!

Canvas Size - Exactly. 32x32
Colors - Max. 12.
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 @ 4/2/2018 07:26  |    2
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The Game On! 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 Game On! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/2/2018 07:25  |    1
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It's once again time for our ever popular yearly April Fools Gallery challenge!

For those who do not know the rules yet, the idea is to study the PJ gallery of another pixel artist. Look at the techniques they use, the colours they pick, the subject matters they gravitate towards, etc... Then once you feel like you have a grasp of that person's style, create an image that will fool us into thinking that it's theirs.

Don't forget to mention the name of your chosen pixel artist in your description!

Previous April Fools Gallery challenges can be found here: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 pyrometal @ 3/26/2018 00:22  |    7
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The Oi! What R U Lookin' At! 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 Oi! What R U Lookin' At! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pyrometal @ 3/26/2018 00:01  |    0
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N64, NES, Neo Geo, Playstation....

There a almost as many video game consoles as insultingly bad movies about love.

This week, I want you to pixel a sprite of your favourite stationary video game console or handheld.
 

You can be as creative as you want and depict a imaginary special edition/mod with an unique design for instance! Just make sure that you can still recognise what system it is.

Canvas Size - Exactly. 64x64
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 @ 3/19/2018 05:37  |    2
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The I don't feel so well 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 don't feel so well forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 3/19/2018 05:37  |    3
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Enough talk!

- Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian

Sometimes there are situations where words alone are not enough to settle a dispute and all that's left is combat.

This week I want you to depict two beings figthting. You don't have to pixel humans, everything that moves is ok with me.

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 @ 3/12/2018 06:28  |    2
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The Gods & Goddesses 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 Gods & Goddesses forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 3/12/2018 06:26  |    0
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It's quite hard at the moment to find a place in the northern hemisphere where people are not sneezing and coughing.

Why is that you may ask? Some of us have simply succumb to one of the most interesting and tiniest things that roam our planet; bacteria and viruses.

For this week I want you to display a bacterium or virus. Keep in mind that you don't have to pixel a realistic depiction!

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200
Colors - Max. 8.
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 @ 3/5/2018 04:37  |    3
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The Go, Carter! 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 Go, Carter! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 3/5/2018 04:37  |    2
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Almost every culture on this planet has developed their own distinctive mythology. From Norse warriors over Greek mythical creatures to Egyptian gods. There are enough fantastical entities to fill libraries with stories about them.

This week, I want you to depict one of these beings. You can even go for folklore creatures from your own region.

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 @ 2/26/2018 04:33  |    10
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The Tiny Animals 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 Animals forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 2/26/2018 04:32  |    0
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This week, we have a cross-challenge with the Pixel Art Official Discord server, a community originating at the r/pixelart subreddit. Both communities are to re-imagine each other's mascots. For us, that means we are tasked produce high quality version of their mascot character named Carter:

They have come up with many variations of him over the years (for inspiration)


They will be the first to admit that Carter leaves a lot to be desired from a pixel art perspective. This is our chance to help them out and fix that!

Next week, once the challenge is over, expect a news post to showcase their versions of the PJ Nerd for everyone to see

Canvas Size - Min 50x50. Max unrestricted.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

As an additional note, did you know PJ has its own discord server?



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 2/19/2018 04:44  |    12
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The Monochromatic Masterpiece 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 Monochromatic Masterpiece forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 2/19/2018 04:44  |    0
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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  |    9
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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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