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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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Pixeljoint has had a twitter account for ages, but we've never really used much...until now!

To let everyone know we're in action, for the next 24h hours we'll be retweeting all pixel art shared on twitter with the hastag #pixeljoint ! Really anything you want to be shared, old and new works.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 2/22/2018 10:14  |    4
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European Speedrunning Assembly (aka ESA) is live on https://www.twitch.tv/esamarathon (live until the evening of 24th of February).

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Posted by Lakelezz @ 2/21/2018 08:31  |    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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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2018. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

Ignis and Eric
by Fleja2003

#2 Pixel Art

Featherfall
by Fleja2003

#3 Pixel Art

The Den
by exocet

#4 Pixel Art

Shadows of Adam Monster Compilation
by -DE-

#5 Pixel Art

Dying Breed
by cure

#6 Pixel Art

Faces in palettes 2
by jeremy

#7 Pixel Art

The Queen's Mercy
by shm31

#8 Pixel Art

Omo Tribe
by Mr_Hk_

#9 Pixel Art

"Elinor" Concept
by Vagrant

#10 Pixel Art

Ambush
by Koyot1222

Posted by pyrometal @ 2/16/2018 20:00  |    5
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PJer and master of clean clusters A2J2TIWARI has interviewed Mandrill on his Blog and has done a fine job of looking through the pixel jungle behind the monkey-named man.

Interview of a Legend - Mandrill

Posted by A2J2TIWARI @ 2/13/2018 01:01  |    16
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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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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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