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The Stock Character Portrait pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

CrazyDoc by vierbit
Mad Scientist by Badassbill
A Bored Pirate - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Stock Character Portrait forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: 2009 Calendar.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    0
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Pick any challenge from 2008. Whether you missed a good one or started but never finished. This is your chance, no excuses :D

Nothing you have submitted to a challenge already, only unfinished, never seen entries. Also, make sure you list the challenge name and the rules in your description for rule checking, please.

The forum will have a list of challenges from 2008.

Note: gold stars will not be handed out for anyone making (or continuing to make) 12 '2009 Calendar' entries this week.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2008 00:01  |    4
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Jason de Caires Taylor has a very interesting sculpture gallery; situated entirely underwater. He uses a special cement finish on his sculptures that promotes the colonization by coral and other marine life, giving it a very old, very surreal appearance.

Check it out!
Posted by HMC @ 12/19/2008 16:27  |    6
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Just in time for Christmas, it’s the full version of 8-Bit Jesus: Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games. This full release contains 18 tracks total, including improved variations of a few of the original nine! Please be sure to check out the new amazing cover art for the full release, designed by Jude Buffum.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/24/2008 00:01  |    3
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The Two-Colour Scene pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Pixel Wave by Calv
French Leaf (Challenge) by big brother
Zen, In 2 Colors. by geminoid


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Two-Colour Scene forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    3
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    1
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Stickman challenges you to choose a month of the year 2009 and make a calendar page.

Canvas Size - Template:


Colours - Maximum 12.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

The forum will have a template of all 12 months for you to use as a reference.

You may use a template for your entry or make your own version, but it must stick to the template size.

Anyone creating all 12 calandar pages will be awarded with a 'gold star' in their profile, in addition to the ribbons (quality and effort counts).

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

Posted by skamocore @ 12/22/2008 00:02  |    11
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I know a lot of pixelation members browse over here at Pixel Joint, so i think it's a good idea to let you all know to hurry up with your secret santa submissions if you took part this year. You have very little time left! Make sure to get them to Panda (via PM over at Pixelation) as soon as you're done.

The deadline is the 23rd of December!

DO NOT SUBMIT THE PRESENT HERE AT PJ UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS.

Link:
The official thread over at Pixelation

Best of luck.
Posted by Larwick @ 12/21/2008 17:09  |    5 | Source
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http://www.vimeo.com/2285329

Check out this music video I did for this kid DJ I-dee. He combines turntablism and old school hip-hop techniques with video game samples and references. Needless to say, working on a video for songs like that was my cup of tea.

I KNOW it's hybrid PA/NPA mostly - but it's SNES inspired, so that makes it legit :D. I really hope the SNES fans here will enjoy it.

Make sure you check out his video for "The right" on his vimeo channel - it's a song built on a Final Fantasy sample.

Posted by Mykola @ 12/16/2008 03:07  |    15
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtFlying lesson for destined to crawl by Fool
#2 Pixel Artsaturation to the max by vierbit
#3 Pixel Art+ Major Kiel + by ElectroNico
#4 Pixel Arttitlescreen for a shmup by vierbit
#5 Pixel ArtDark Cloud 2 by JinnDEvil
#6 Pixel ArtIs that a...BIRD?! by Dex
#7 Pixel Artfruits in the dark by vierbit
#8 Pixel ArtApple and Pear Still Life by Calv
#9 Pixel ArtBig tiles-Field by Jiang
#10 Pixel ArtSavage World Mockup by big brother
Posted by skamocore @ 12/16/2008 00:51  |    6
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This week you're challenged to create a stylised portrait of a stock character. The more stylised the better! Make the character easily identifiable as the stereotype he/she is.

Pick one of these stock characters:
  • Wise old man*
  • Mad scientist
  • Pirate
  • Caveman*
You may not use an existing character. For example, if you were making a caveman, you can't just pixel Fred Flintstone. It has to be your own interpretation of a caveman character.

*Even though these characters are listed as being male, you may make female versions of them if you like.
ie. Wise old lady/Cavewoman.

Canvas Size - Exactly 80x80
Colours - Exactly 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 pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:42  |    12
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The Casting Shadows pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Anakin's Shadow - Star Wars - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
NIGHT TERROR!1! by geminoid
simone shadows dream by Rhamnys


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Casting Shadows forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:22  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Two-Colour Scene.

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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/15/2008 00:22  |    1
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Some spiffy 8-bit game inspired 3-D art.

http://dotter.exblog.jp/
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 12/9/2008 11:57  |    8
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You are challenged this week to pixel a two coloured scene. The scene can be anything you like. Some examples: a kitchen on the moon, a microscopic pretzel factory, an underwater rave party, etc...

Last minute edit: it must be a SCENE! Just having an object or character on a blank background doesn't count as being a scene!

Canvas Size - Up to you
Colours - Exactly 2. Choose two out of these six:
challengepalette.png picture by tumble_weed
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 pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:11  |    11
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The Fun Matrix pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Naughty Panda - Updated by -ViC-
Spooky mummy by FrostPumpkin
The other "Why so serious?" by Leroy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Fun Matrix forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:10  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Casting Shadows.

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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/8/2008 00:10  |    8
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Challenge winner vierbit challenges you to pixel a scene which features objects casting shadows. The scene can depict anything; humans, animals, cars, trees, geometric forms etc... as long as the focus is on shadows and shadow play.

some examples:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peter_hasselbom/2247470354/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifemagic/381701981/
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/8842.htm
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/15376.htm

Colors - exactly 8
Transparency - No
Canvas Size - exactly 150x150
Animation - allowed but not necessary.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:08  |    9
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The HUBRIS pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Ninjas can dance too! by JinnDEvil
lol by ui_
The Hubris Boogie by Calv


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the HUBRIS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:07  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Fun Matrix.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 12/1/2008 00:07  |    6

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