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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. OPEN!

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Posted by Gecimen at 4/22/2015 6:50:00 AM | 16 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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The Cerulean City Pixel-Con 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 Cerulean City Pixel-Con forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 4/20/2015 | 1 comments | Share
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Create an image using only the colours of the four Starburst Original flavours.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Exactly 4. Use only the colours shown below:



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 4/13/2015 12:02:00 AM | 18 comments | Share
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The Change of Mind 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 Change of Mind forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 4/13/2015 | 3 comments | Share
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Animation website LoopDeLoop hosts a bi-monthly animation challenge.

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Posted by Manupix at 4/7/2015 6:24:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
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PJs latest isometric collaborative project is finally complete.
98 tiles, 39 collaborators, created between Sept 13, 2013 and April 6, 2015.
The final image and collaborator list can be seen HERE
This project features Erstus' award winning 13 color palette.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this collab and provided so much help to others in this 24 page thread.
Especially Gecimen for his 'above and beyond' vigilance and supervision.

Posted by jalonso at 4/6/2015 5:04:00 AM | 16 comments | Share
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Based on this April Fools' prank, this week's challenge is to depict a character dressed as Misty from Pokemon. Reference image.

Let's see if we can beat them at their own game and create more than 116 Misties.

Your character can be anything (even non-humanoid), as long as it's clear that they're dressed as Misty.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64.
Colours - Max 11.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - 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 4/6/2015 12:01:00 AM | 16 comments | Share
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The And then Suddenly... 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 And then Suddenly... forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 4/6/2015 | 0 comments | Share

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