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

Homeward by Prophet
yey! by tomic
I am Amaterasu by Barker


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Sweet Dreams forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Nature: FTW!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    3
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Stickman challenges you to think pixel fonts from the pixel artist perspective.
Not as single color bitmaps, but using pixelart techniques to create your typeface.
So, pixel the numbers 0 - 9 and the alphabet in either UPPERCASE or  lowercase
(or both if you're feeling adventurous and have time) in your own creative way.

Colours: More than 2 (excludes transparency) but less than 32 colors.
Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k.
Transparency: Allowed

SPECIAL NOTE: No external AA.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    19
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for May 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtSkull demon by Arachne
#2 Pixel ArtAngel [nudity and gore] by Arachne
#3 Pixel ArtHavoc Zone - Leviathan Dropship by Squirrelsquid
#4 Pixel ArtShaman Rat by buloght
#5 Pixel ArtSHAME! by jamon
#6 Pixel ArtNew Isocity House by Kennethfejer
#7 Pixel ArtGraze by big brother
#8 Pixel ArtOrangular Grief! (Now with AA!) by Stitchy
#9 Pixel Artjust friends by jamon
#10 Pixel ArtDiablo by pain
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/27/2008 13:06  |    5
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Cosmigo has released version 6 of the best pixel program around. Owners of version 5 can upgrade for $39.95

New Features:
  • Simple and Alpha Transparency 
  • Advanced masking 
  • Unimited undo/redo 
  • Layer System incuding onion skinning
  • Realtime Tile Map Creation Engine 
  • Grids engine to use any type of grid including Isometric, Octagon, Box 
  • Extended Color Palette Editor to Cut, Move, Insert or Modify Ranges of Colors 
  • Dozens of Paint Modes including "Formula" to have self defined Manipulation
More information and download here:
http://cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php

and no I'm not being paid to support this product :P
Posted by Akira @ 6/25/2008 03:54  |    7
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From Arachne comes this interesting challenge where you must draw something that has been reclaimed by nature. The idea is to draw some kind of abandoned, man-made structure or vehicle which is turning into a more natural part of the surrounding landscape. For instance, it could be a derelict house with an overgrown garden, or a rusty, sunken boat becoming a coral reef. Also, think of an abandoned city that has been reclaimed by nature over the past century.

Colors: 16 colors
Canvas: any size
Animation: no
Transparency: no


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:40  |    9
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The LETs GET READY TO RUMBLE! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

El Jetel by spiv
El Commie by Krysis
Japanese wrestler Hosaru! by m4rsellino


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the LETs GET READY TO RUMBLE! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:33  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Sweet Dreams.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 6/23/2008 00:33  |    0
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That is, if you don't want to see blurry hand pixeled images. Firefox 3 blurs images once you zoom in on them. From what I've been reading, there isn't an option to switch this "feature" off. At normal zoom, the images seem to hold up fine however, so if you just copy and paste the images into another program to view them, this probably won't be an issue for you. This does of course compromise some of the convenience for sites like Pixel Joint, with its wonderful built in zoom on the site.

Just a heads up to everyone.
Posted by Blackbeltdude @ 6/18/2008 08:56  |    49
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From Equilibrix the winner of the 12 Days of Xmas comes this week's challenge.
Pixel some pleasant dream you've recently had (no nightmares :-))

Palette: Grayscale + 1 other color with it's shades (Sin City style), max. 8 colors
Canvas: Any
Transparency: No

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 6/16/2008 05:00  |    10
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The Pearl's Story pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Pearl's dragon and octopus by m4rsellino 
                  Pearl's Winner Too!!!
She'd gore you without thinking twice! by Doppleganger
the skies by Setzer


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pearl's Story forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/16/2008 00:26  |    5
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Google recently decided to change its favicon*, but, if you noticed it, most of us didn't like this change, maybe because it's different or ..whatever. So unlike most of the companies that avoid user inputs, they opened for suggestions, so here it is!

RULES

  • Resolution: 16 pixel x 16 pixel image
  • Format: .png, .gif, or .ico
  • Size: 5 KB
  • Transparency: 32 bit alpha transparency
  • Deadline is June 20, 2008
  • You must be of a legal age to form a binding contract to participate.
Suggestions to follow before starting:
  • Make the shape and profile visible.
  • Incorporate some or all of the letters in "Google."
  • Utilize the primary colors that are used in the Google logo.
  • Avoid being product specific.
  • Be timeless.
Here you can submit your artwork and find other useful explanations.
Anyway there's a thread on the PJ forum where you can discuss it! :)

*a favicon, also known as a website icon, page icon or urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon)
Posted by Peach @ 6/14/2008 09:44  |    12
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Skull says its time to lace up your boots and create a wrestler! Not just any old wrestler - come up with a completely new one full of character, just like Mexican and Japanese wrestlers!
A vampire? An eagle? A Larwick-style-character-with-a-bomb-for-a-mask?

Pixel them striking a pose, working the mic, walking to the ring or performing their finishing-move; it is up to you!
  • Colors: 16 Max
  • Canvas Size: 225 x 200 max.
  • Transparency: Allowed
  • Animation: If need be.
  • Theme: Mexican or Japanese style wrestler (due to 'character')
Examples - Jushin Liger - Ultimo Dragon - La Parka  .. skull's favourite wrester :p

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/9/2008 00:28  |    15
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The Plants have feelings too! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The tragic end of Tomato by Arachne
SHAME! by jamon
Orangular Grief! (Now with AA!) by Stitchy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Plants have feelings too! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/9/2008 00:11  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pearl's Story.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/9/2008 00:11  |    7
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If you haven't been in the pool or haven't seen the unpixely thread, then you don't know that leel is trying to earn a scholarship. All you gotta do is click on the link and vote. Simple as that.

Normally I wouldn't be interested with such things, but it's for educational purposes.

Vote here!

(Also thanks should go to Metaru for coming up with the idea.)
Posted by greenraven @ 6/5/2008 00:21  |    36
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As some of you might have noticed, Pixelation and quite a few other sites are down atm. This is because there was an electrical gear shorted, causing an explosion and fire in the datacenter where the servers are. About 6000 servers are down because of this, Pix being on one of them. Noone was injured there, so that's good to know. And furthermore no servers seem to have been damaged. Everything should be back to normal sooner or later, but it probably still take a while until everything is back online.
Posted by ptoing @ 6/2/2008 09:03  |    11
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ATTENTION: PEARL KNOWS ABOUT US NOW, see comments!!!

I will try to get her to vote on the closest to her idea, or favorite.
GOLD STAR FOR HIM/HER, besides the weekly ribbons!!!

Another pixel what you see based on Pearl's drawing.



Same size canvas is the only restriction.

EDIT: You may use the image as your base to work from. Tracing shouldn't be an issue.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 6/2/2008 05:33  |    27
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The TV Show Mock up pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

You Can Have More Than My Coke!! by Skull
Sanford and Son Mockup by Zygote
My name is Earl... by joseph_ch


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the TV Show Mock up forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 6/2/2008 00:09  |    3

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