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We are very sorry to inform the pixelart community that this coming Friday will be Pixeljoint's last day on the interwebs.
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Posted by jalonso @ 3/31/2008 19:54  |    93
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Pixeljoint's first repeat challenge is to again go to another member's gallery study their pixels and fool us into thinking that person made it.
No copies, only 100% original work.
Think style, technique and artistic sensibility.
You must name the pixel artist in your submission.

No real rules this week but find the parameters set by the artist you choose.
This applies to general size, color choices and don't forget to pay attention to preview icons.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 3/31/2008 00:20  |    11
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The 7even Knights pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Fallen Knight by AndyOaks
Fallen Knight by Rakszens
Prepare to die! by Vital


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 7even Knights forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 3/31/2008 00:20  |    9
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Posted by pixelblink @ 3/31/2008 00:19  |    0
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As you might have noticed PJ is experiencing some email issues the last couple of weeks. I'm going to work all day today to try and get this figured out. I apologize for the bumpy experience.

Update 3/30/2008:  After nearly a full day's fumbling I finally have the email back on track. If you encounter any email errors please send me a PM and we'll get it worked out.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/29/2008 12:30  |    7
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Photoshop Express is available to download for free from the Adobe website.  Unfortunately it only has the most basic functions available, but some may find it useful. They are making it available free in the hopes that you'll upgrade to one of the more expensive versions.

https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html
Posted by Wiredgirl @ 3/28/2008 10:43  |    7 | Source
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Who knew that technology a fair number of us have in our house
is capable of providing an absolutely massive tablet (Kind of)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s5EvhHy7eQ

Posted by Saboteur @ 3/25/2008 12:44  |    16 | Source
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Challenge winner mobichan  this week challenges you to choose a hero, creature or God from Roman or Greek mythology and pixel a scene showing them in a private moment.
For example, Zeus could be in the toilet, Venus could be putting on curlers. Mercury could be cross-dressed, a drunk Neptune, etc.

GOOD HERO/CREATURE/GOD LIST IS IN THE FORUM THREAD

Canvas Size: Fixed 128 wide x 90 high (no smaller, no bigger)
Colors: 12 or less
Animation: May be used
Transparency: None

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 3/24/2008 04:21  |    6
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The Album Cover Art pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

soundsoiso by tomic
Pixel Art Challenge: Album Cover Art by motuwe
Red: End of Silence by Broli


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Album Cover Art forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/24/2008 00:14  |    17
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: 7even Knights.

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/24/2008 00:14  |    37
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Paul Robertson, creator of Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 and the music video for Architecture in Helsinki's Do the Whirlwind has officially released his new pixel film Kings of Power 4 Billion %

*also Posted by HMC
Posted by skamocore @ 3/23/2008 18:45  |    12
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtTank vol.3 by 4tochkin
#2 Pixel ArtR U sure your mom let me stay? by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtSTOMP STOMP STOMP by FrankieSmileShow
#4 Pixel ArtRoadkill market leftovers by Fool
#5 Pixel ArtFantasy_Homestead by zi-double
#6 Pixel ArtTerrifying Monsters by ThereIsNoCure
#7 Pixel ArtAdvance wars: Kitchen force by Gas 13
#8 Pixel ArtCanine warriors outing by emlan
#9 Pixel ArtTrapped by mobichan
#10 Pixel ArtIn Admiration of the Monument by Zephiel87
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/17/2008 22:05  |    12
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Pick a number from one to 7even below.



Pixel a medieval knight* (yes, we know, the page and the squire are not technically knights yet :p)
from one of the 7even titles and palettes (no mixing around).
(This portrait may be realistic or cartoony.
It may be a game sprite, a stand alone piece or a scene (this may include a background)

RULES
• Must use the 7even colors in the palette
(no black and white).
• You have 7even days to complete the challenge
(not 7even days from when you read this or begin pixelling. Sunday at midnight)
• Canvas Size 7even pixels by 7even pixels
(jk, 100px x 100px exactly)
• No Transparency allowed.
(a perfect square full of opaque pixels)
• No animations.
(nothing moving but motion may be implied)

In case its not obvious this challenge comes from 7even

This week also has a background competition, the first 7even members
with a stupid question will be eligible for a 7even day and 7even night vacation to...

...BANSVILLE!!!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 3/17/2008 04:49  |    51
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The Wide Pixels pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Greg Bear's Eon by surt
The Naked Sun- Isaac Asimov by Delfos
Gardens of the Moon by thesalus


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Wide Pixels forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/17/2008 00:19  |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Album Cover Art.

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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/17/2008 00:19  |    3
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Hey good people. I think I'm finally ready to move the server this weekend. Reminder: the PJ Wordpress blog will be where I'll post in case the wheels come off the wagon.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/13/2008 23:07  |    16
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This week's challenge is a combined idea from challenge winner Lackey and countach.
Remake or re-envision an existing Album Cover in pixelart.

JUST THE COVER
(first silly question goes to skamocore )
(second silly question goes to 7even )

(first whiny comment goes to skeddles )



Canvas Size: 100x100minimum , 200x200maximum
Colors: 64 maximum
Animation: no
Transparency: No, as all the square canvas must be used.

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

Posted by jalonso @ 3/10/2008 04:16  |    29
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The A Real Work of Art pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Daliclok by Larwick
American Gothic by panya
Warhol's Campbell Soup by 6dof


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the A Real Work of Art forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jalonso @ 3/10/2008 04:13  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Wide Pixels.

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Posted by jalonso @ 3/10/2008 04:13  |    3
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From challenge winner Stickman comes this challenge.
Choose the title of an existing book or novel (from the bible to Harry Potter) and pixel an original cover (no refs) for it emulating this vintage console using the Amstrad CPC palette and using only a 1x2 pixel brush (no single pixels).

The book title must be included in your entry, author may be included



Size template with 1x2 grid (vertically only, grid goes the other way for landscape)

This means 160x200 measured in single pixels but pixelled using double pixels (1x2) as a coloring unit.



Color Palette - 16 colours from fixed palette (no 1 bits ;)
Canvas Size - 160x200 horizontal or vertical
No transparency
No Animation

Reference Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amstrad_CPC
http://members.chello.at/theodor.lauppert/games/pf-cpc.htm
http://www.gfxzone.org/articles/cpc_graphics-article_01.html

There is a link to a tutorial about making 1x2 brushes in MSPaint, see the links page.
*many unnoticed links are there too so no direct links, ya lazy bums :p

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 3/3/2008 05:01  |    41
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The Who Killed Mr. Body pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

A Little Nightcap by mobichan
Who killed Mr. Body? by Delfos
Clue Gets PWND by cerealkiller54


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Who Killed Mr. Body forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/3/2008 00:08  |    5
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