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Create an abstract representation of a specific piece of music (don't forget to mention what it is!).

As the challenge calls for an abstract piece, avoid identifiable physical objects (no living beings, household items, eggplants, etc...). Try to capture the feelings the music provokes when listening to it; think in terms of patterns; shapes; colours; and, of course, pixel clusters.

Keep in mind that abstract should not be taken to mean excessively simple minimalism. You should put as much effort into this challenge as you would with any other.

For some inspiration: An abstract music visualizer for iTunes.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Create an animated piece that is in time with the music.

Canvas Size - Exactly 128 x 72. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 12.
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 7/21/2014 12:05:00 AM | 19 comments | Share
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The Palettebots 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 Palettebots forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 7/21/2014 | 1 comments | Share
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2014. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtVikings Tavern by albertov
#2 Pixel Artsmart Snow White by WSX
#3 Pixel Artjames of htrones by jeremy
#4 Pixel ArtWhere's Mario? by Hiuru
#5 Pixel ArtRyuko & Senketsu Transformation by eclep
#6 Pixel ArtLive life like a Kamehameha by tyrant
#7 Pixel ArtSirdeka Forest by NoeL
#8 Pixel ArtDirty Depths in-game screenshot by albertov
#9 Pixel ArtMarino by Eldboll
#10 Pixel ArtPirate island tileset by feiss
Posted by Gecimen at 7/16/2014 6:25:00 AM | 10 comments | Share
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Create an image using the colours of Germany's flag + a maximum of three other colours of your choice. It can be any subject matter and does not have to relate to Germany or The World Cup.

Canvas Size - Exactly 200 (width) x 120 (height).
Colours - Max 6. Must at least include the colours #000000, #FF0000, #FFCC00 as shown below:

http://i.imgur.com/C6D6I81.png

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 7/14/2014 12:11:00 AM | 8 comments | Share
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The Green Lantern Sprite 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 Green Lantern Sprite forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 7/14/2014 | 0 comments | Share
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The latest collection of PJer finds and creations.

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Posted by jalonso at 6/25/2014 5:06:00 AM | 3 comments | Share
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Super Pixel Quest is an html-based comic created by Manjaman.

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Posted by Manjaman at 7/7/2014 4:37:00 AM | 24 comments | Share
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Design one of these robots using its corressponding palette:

Friendbot - Just wants to be your fwiend.

Assassinbot - Could kill you in five seconds flat - even while in sleep mode.


Nervousbot - Is known to suffer from bouts of robo-anxiety, especially around other robots.


Glitchbot - ERROR! ERROR! ERRO-*Bzzzttt* Error message is malfunctioning! ERROR!


Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 100.
Colours - Exactly 4.
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 7/7/2014 12:36:00 AM | 22 comments | Share
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The Rubik's Vision 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 Rubik's Vision forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 7/7/2014 | 6 comments | Share

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