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Create an image that depicts someone/something being affected by cartoon physics. Example.

I recommend creating an animated piece, but it's entirely optional.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 25.
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 skamocore @ 8/31/2015 00:02  |    4
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The Pokepalettes 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 Pokepalettes forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2015 00:01  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2015. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtVince Oblansky - game mock-up by Thu
#2 Pixel ArtTBA Desert Tileset by slym
#3 Pixel ArtBalloons by Mrmo Tarius
#4 Pixel ArtVultus horrificus by Mandrill
#5 Pixel ArtDark Souls GBC demake by ryumaru
#6 Pixel ArtSand Trap by Adcrusher
#7 Pixel ArtAbandoned Church Dungeon by skeddles
#8 Pixel ArtPixel_Dailes logo by Thu
#9 Pixel ArtPoisonous Canyon by Squirrelsquid
#10 Pixel ArtErde Mockups by ||||
Posted by jeremy @ 8/26/2015 03:00  |    1
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Create a portrait that fits into a tall canvas. Perhaps they have a mohawk, maybe a long neck, it's up to you.

Your image should show above the shoulders of your character. Your character should take up the majority of the canvas' space.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64 (width) x 128 (height).
Colours - Max 15.
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 skamocore @ 8/24/2015 00:02  |    3
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The Sun/Moon/Earth 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 Sun/Moon/Earth forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/24/2015   |    2
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Pixel Dailies ran a massive collab this week. Over 100 entries created a massive megaman-style boss select screen. View HERE

Posted by eigenbom @ 8/18/2015 03:17  |    3
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This week, we want you to pick one of the Pokemon palettes from this handy generator. You can create whatever you want with the palette - as long as it isn't Pokemon-related!

Make sure to mention in the description which sprite you got your palette from.

Note: a sprite's darkest colour (often #000000) doesn't appear in the generated list — don't forget about it! (Thanks to Damian for spotting this)

Optional Bonus Challenge: Pick the first palette that's generated when you click the link.

Canvas Size - Max 240 x 240.
Colours - Use all and only the colours from your chosen sprite.
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 skamocore @ 8/17/2015   |    11
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The Kid-Friendly Shooter 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 Kid-Friendly Shooter forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/17/2015   |    0
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Create a humanoid or animal personification of one of the following:

  • The Sun
  • The Moon
  • The Earth

It can be presented in any way you want: a portrait, a sprite, incorporated into a scene, etc...

Canvas Size - Max 180 x 180.
Colours - Max 20.
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 skamocore @ 8/10/2015 00:01  |    9
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The Exploded Diagrams 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 Exploded Diagrams forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/10/2015   |    0
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In 1982, as new wave and queer punk were invading the Toronto music scene, computer programmer and artist Bill Perry brought a desk-sized computer to an artist-run video production centre called Trinity Square Video. While the music stuck around, the art created on that computer has been almost completely forgotten. LINK

Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/22/2015 09:39  |    0
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Shadows of Adam art director, Doppleganger, has finished his three part series on budgeting the art costs of an RPG.
Check it out to see everything that goes into an indie RPG. -
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Posted by Doppleganger @ 7/21/2015 19:52  |    3
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With Kickstarter finally available in Germany, Benitosub (Coder) and Cyangmou (Artist) decided to start a funding campaign for their Twinstick-shooter Tower 57 project.

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Posted by Cyangmou @ 8/3/2015 17:38  |    14
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Create a mock-up of a non-violent shooter game - It should be clear that enemies aren't being killed or wounded.

It can be a side-scrolling shooter, a top-down shooter, first-person shooter, it's up to you.

Examples are Splatoon (shooting coloured ink at opponents) and Super 3-D Noah's Ark (feeding animals).

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 32.
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 skamocore @ 8/3/2015 00:02  |    7
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The Aftermath 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 Aftermath forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/3/2015   |    0
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A discussion of pixel art's graphical barrage on contemporary media.

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/23/2015 07:18  |    2

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