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A terrific article by a photographer on the subject of imitation, Refs, copies and plagiarism.

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 5/5/2015 7:00:00 AM | 5 comments | Share
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The 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 Earth forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 5/4/2015 | 0 comments | Share
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Create a mock-up of an original video game showing a screen from an outer space level.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 11. Must only include colours from the palette below:



Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore at 5/4/2015 | 6 comments | Share
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Wyrmsun is an open-source RTS game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction.
The project is led by Andrettin and features the art from b_o, Jinn, Leo B, and other talented artists, the complete list of artists can be found here.

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Posted by Jinn at 4/30/2015 3:28:00 PM | 6 comments | Share
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The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

16 Color Palette Comp ends this Wednesday post HERE before deadline. CLOSED!

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Posted by jalonso at 3/31/2015 5:49:00 AM | 6 comments | Share
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The Starburst 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 Starburst forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 4/27/2015 | 1 comments | Share
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This week, we want you to create something that prominently features a pattern (that is, a repeated decorative design). Your pattern could be a textile, the decoration on an object, or just some repeated element in your piece.

An example is this piece by MashPotato.

Canvas size - Max 222 x 222.
Colours - Max 22.
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore at 4/27/2015 | 9 comments | Share
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Time for another Pixeljoint palette comp which is open to everyone and is quite simple.
Submit your 16 color unique + original palette. Hex values must be included.
 
The winning palette will be used in PJs next forum collab and a spiffy trophy added to your profile.
+1000 Pts+500 Pts +250 Pts+100 Pts
* Honorable mentions may be given for this contest as needed.

See the forum thread to post your entry and read the rules HERE

Comp closes, April 29, 2015. CLOSED!

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Posted by Gecimen at 4/22/2015 6:50:00 AM | 19 comments | Share
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2015. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtKingshypp Szpite by Thu
#2 Pixel ArtImminence by Mrmo Tarius
#3 Pixel ArtThus Spoke The Dragon by Cyangmou
#4 Pixel ArtPihouse by Manupix
#5 Pixel ArtStarscream/RAM by Thu
#6 Pixel ArtAbandoned Warehouse by dm404
#7 Pixel ArtPlaying card: Back and Face. King of Hope deck - Firsstlaszt Pasage. by Thu
#8 Pixel Artfrogfrog by yaa
#9 Pixel ArtBabaduk's Dungeon by Sohei
#10 Pixel ArtFlying Steampunk Monster by Charlie_pl
Posted by Gecimen at 4/21/2015 5:49:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
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Hey Earthlings, April 22 is Earth Day. This one's a little more complex than usual, so make sure you're clear on the rules.

Pick one word from each of the categories shown below (environment, time, weather) and create a scene that depicts those three words (e.g. a forest scene at night, while it's raining).

To determine the exact amount of colours you can use, add up the numbers in the brackets. For example, if you pick forest/nighttime/raining, then you'd use exactly (2+2+1) 5 colours.

Environment:

  • Mountains (1)
  • Forest (2)
  • Beach (3)

Time:

  • Daytime (1)
  • Nighttime (2)
  • Dawn or dusk (3)

Weather:

  • Clear (0)
  • Raining (1)
  • Snowing (2)

Canvas Size - Max 220 x 220.
Colours - Min 2; Max 8. See above for details.
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 at 4/20/2015 12:12:00 AM | 14 comments | Share

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