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PJs next isometric collaboration has begun on the forum.

This time, we will draw an alien planet! This includes all sorts of aliens, civilized or monster, alien buildings or nests, humans landing and/or exploring, spaceships or UFOs, alien habitat, alien geography (e.g. flying isles), laboratories, and everything sci-fi. Hello aliens, we come in peace!

This project features AdigunPolack's award winning palette.

Read all the details and the project rules HERE.

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/29/2019 06:56  |    2
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Lospec.com, a website with tools and resources for people creating restrictive digital art (created by PJer skeddles) now has user accounts!

Customize your profile with your name, bio, avatar and links to your social media, now including your PixelJoint profile.

When you join you'll be added to our Users Directory where you'll be listed with our other members, including your social links. If you mark yourself as a pixel artist, you'll also be included on or Pixel Artists List. More features will be gradually be added to profiles, so reserve your handle to make sure no one else does!

Sign up is quick and easy, just head to Lospec.com and click sign up at the top.

Posted by skeddles @ 5/28/2019 10:28  |    5
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After moulding 1.4 billion crayola crayons, Emerson Moser revealed that he is color blind. Obviously this didn't hold him back! This week, we want you to create a piece that involves something related to at least one of the color names below, using these 8 crayola colors, plus "paper" white (#ffffff).

Canvas Size - Max. 300 x 200 (vertical or horizontal)
Colours - Max. 9 (The colors below)


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 Gecimen @ 5/27/2019 03:35  |    5
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The AK-40.047 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 AK-40.047 forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/27/2019 03:34  |    0
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Announcing the results of yet another extemely competitive color palette competition:

First Place - AdigunPolack - AAP-MajestyXVII
 
Second Place - 0xDB - 2019_04_22_0xDB_01
 
Third Place - Drazile - DRZ17A
 
Honorable Mention - Mordfikosz - 12bit
 
Honorable Mention - DimWiddy - DW17

Honorable Mention - SoloSalsero - SLSO-CLR17
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/20/2019 15:46  |    21
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It's been a while, but the time has come to do another challenge that is for all you animators out there!

In order to keep the challenge simple enough for everybody you don't have to animate a large piece. However, your animation must have at least 4 frames with more to be added if you feel confident enough.

The overall theme is yours to choose, just make sure you meet the requirements.

Let's make those pixels move!

Canvas Size - Exactly. 64 x 64
Colours - Max. 16
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required. (4 frames minimum)



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 5/20/2019 10:42  |    0
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The The Coolest Thing Ever 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 Coolest Thing Ever forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Mandrill @ 5/20/2019 10:40  |    0
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Reddit's /r/PixelArt is hosting another pixel art contest!

The theme is portraits at 128x128 using Adigun Polack's AAP-Splendor128 Palette.

The entries will be compiled into a video like our last contest, and the winner will receive a $40 USD digital gift card for Amazon.com.

For more information on rules and how to submit, check out the thread on reddit.

Thanks everyone, hope to see some great submissions with this one!

Posted by skeddles @ 5/16/2019 09:56  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2019.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

The last station/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

The last station/pixelart

The last station
by andylittle

Its not our Earth anymore/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Its not our Earth anymore/pixelart

Its not our Earth anymore
by andylittle

Z. Dragon/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Z. Dragon/pixelart

Z. Dragon
by Adarias

Amoura Nocturra/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Amoura Nocturra/pixelart

Amoura Nocturra
by Fleja2003

Resident Evil 2 Demake/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Resident Evil 2 Demake/pixelart

Resident Evil 2 Demake
by Wolfenoctis

Dolomiti/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Dolomiti/pixelart

Dolomiti
by pixelflag

Glade/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Glade/pixelart

Glade
by SovanJedi

Final Kirby Bosses/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Final Kirby Bosses/pixelart

Final Kirby Bosses
by SnugBoat

Pacific Grove | Slym Pixels/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Pacific Grove | Slym Pixels/pixelart

Pacific Grove | Slym Pixels
by Adarias

Black Hole Hand/pixelart#{i} Pixel Art

Black Hole Hand/pixelart

Black Hole Hand
by SovanJedi

Posted by Adarias @ 5/17/2019 04:58  |    1
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This week, we want you to pixel a sprite for a futuristic gun (rifle, pistol, cannon, etc.) that you can expect to see in a shooter game's inventory. You can draw a ballistic weapon, beam gun or just go wild such as a sludge thrower. Side view is suggested but any perspective is ok as long as it can fit in an inventory.

Optional: If your gun has a feature such as acid or electricity, you can animate it.

Canvas Size - Max. 200 x 200
Colours - Max. 20
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 Gecimen @ 5/13/2019 05:24  |    0
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The Up for a challenge? 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 Up for a challenge? forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/13/2019 05:17  |    0
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Retro shooter with old school pixel graphics, 'Foreign Frugglers' now has a Steam page! If you are interested in this project, Fruggle that wishlist button!

Posted by UltimoGames @ 5/4/2019 02:41  |    0
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A simple challenge, trust me.

Create a sprite of the "Coolest Thing Ever"

Keep it simple and pick a thing that already exist and you think is just too good not to have or go creative and pixel  an all-in-one device suitable for every purpose!

You may even pick the finished thing as your avatar for a week if you want. (10kb limit for avatars!)
 

Canvas Size - Exactly. 64x64

Colours - 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 @ 5/6/2019 13:07  |    2
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We finally have a date for the launch of the new Pixel Joint: September 30, 2019. Some features might be stripped down to start, but the site will be actively developed for the first time in years so any limitations should be temporary. 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/6/2019 10:22  |    11
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Many great entries have already been submitted, but there's still room for yours!

Your chance to submit your 17 color unique + original color palette ends May 7, 2019.

The winning palette will be used in PJs next ISOcollab. Other award winners may also be used in other events and challenges.

All entrants get a rare trophy added to their profile.  Very nice!

ENTER HERE!

Posted by Adarias @ 5/6/2019 04:19  |    0

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