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This week's challenge, PJ Concept Motors,  comes from panorama challenge winner, raynoa. PJ Concept Motors = Pixelling a concept car or vehicle. Vehicle must have connection with some pixelart technique. For example, some zoomed dither technique on the hood, or square pixelled lights, pixelled-dither pattern on wheels, etc. Start your engines!

Rules:
  • Colors - 26 including transparency if used
  • Canvas Size - 190 x 140 max.
  • Transparency - Allowed (www.iaza.com)
  • Animation - Allowed
  • Other - The pixel must contain a 'PJ Motor' label using original pixel fonts. It can be placed anywhere on the canvas but should be artistically placed.

Tips/Refs -
Usually concept cars are drawn in different angles and perspectives, so feel free to experiment with it. Isometric is cool.

Here are some tutorials on concept cars.
http://archive.cardesignnews.com/studio/tutorials/index.php
http://husseindesign.deviantart.com/art/painting-a-car-digitally-7058328

This is a gallery of a concept car designer, for inspiration.
http://husseindesign.deviantart.com/gallery/

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/24/2007 00:40  |    6
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The Biggots of Bavaria pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The B.o.B.( The BEHEMOTH of Burden) by The B.O.B.
Bad Old Bob _ (garndpa maniac) by jamon
Bombs Over Baghdad by konix


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Biggots of Bavaria forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/24/2007 00:10  |    18
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Retro Remake.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/24/2007 00:10  |    4
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Many thanks to Larwick for his spectacular award graphic upgrades (and jalonso, Ensellitis and iSTVAN for paving the way). 
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 22:14  |    27
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2007. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 21:43  |    12
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Pick a scene from from one of your favourite retro games (preferably from the 80s, think NES/C64) and remake it. If you want, you may also change the graphics style, like Bomberman Act: Zero or Emroca's brilliant rendition of the Mushroom Kingdom. Just make sure it's still the same kind of game!

Rules:
  • Canvas size needs to be the same as the resolution the original game ran on (Wikipedia is your friend!). If that's too small for you (the Game Boy's small screen comes to mind), make it twice as big.
  • Colour restriction: 32 colours max


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 00:05  |    18
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The Tales from the Future pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Future W by phob
Failsafe by pixelblink
hell driver by tomic


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Tales from the Future forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 00:03  |    7
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/17/2007 00:04  |    3
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I'm glad to announce that thanks to ptoing and adam atomic Pixelation is back up and fully functional again, and it has moved to a new location as well.

Please update your links to http://pixelation.wayofthepixel.net/
Posted by miascugh @ 9/16/2007 07:25  |    5
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Pixel something depicting your personal acronym of The B.O.B.'s name.
  • Colors: 32 max
  • Size: 320 x 240 max
  • Transparency: allowed
  • Animation: allowed
Examples:
  • Big Old  Bear
  • Beans on Bananas
  • Baby on Bench
  • Baffling old Bastard
Keep it clean-ish and no hitting below the belt!

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 9/10/2007 00:16  |    22
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The Oh Noes a Nightmare pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

BABAROOGAAA! - spookygranny! by jamon
Oh Noes a Nightmare by phob
"Last night of the artist" by Radek


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Oh Noes a Nightmare forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 9/10/2007 00:14  |    3
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Posted by pixelblink @ 9/10/2007 00:15  |    2
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written by Aleiav

Pixel art is a considerably new art-form, which tends to attract people who are considerably new to art. People fall into art through dolls, making icons, making sprites, etc. and are often unaware of the artistic atmosphere that goes on in many communities. While some communities don't have this type of artistic atmosphere, Pixel Joint is one of the forums that do. And for those of you who are new to it, it may require a little adjustment. But with this program, hopefully you can transition into the art world easily.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 9/6/2007 11:14  |    25
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From Parallel Worlds challenge winner Framin comes this week's challenge, "Tales from the Future". Create the Title Screen for a cyberpunk* game.

* Something in good old "Blade Runner", "Neuromancer", "Ghost in the Shell" style.  Think dark streets, razor girls, broken dreams and so on :)

Rules:
  • Colors: 32 max. Monochromatic coloring (doesn't have to be greys) + 1 other color.*
  • Canvas Size: 320x240
  • Transparency: No
  • Animation: No

*Sample coloring style showing a monochromatic scheme with a color added. Notice that the extra color has its own ramp.


Art by Mirre ©

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/3/2007 01:41  |    19
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The Rainy Day pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

A day of rain... by Jiwestone
Rainy Day Kiera by Jaeden
Rainy Day by Perciv@l


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Rainy Day forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/3/2007 01:34  |    2
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/3/2007 01:35  |    6
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I created a new theme for PJ using a kind of flat-minimalistic style. I called it "Pure Joy" (PJ) and I hope you all enjoy. Check it out in the Pixel Joint Themes section.

If you have any suggestion or simply wants to express your opinion leave a comment.
Posted by Animmaniac @ 9/2/2007 13:26  |    18

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