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Pixeljoint is proud to present you yet another much-anticipated artist feature with long time PJ member and multi-award winner, vierbit! While mostly silent, most of you know and admire his pixelart. Today, we break the silence!

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Posted by Gecimen at 5/17/2015 4:34:00 PM | 19 comments | Share
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Shadows of Adam art director Doppleganger, recently made some blog posts detailing his experience on the project.

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Posted by Doppleganger at 5/19/2015 6:25:00 PM | 4 comments | Share
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The A r c h i p e l a g o 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 A r c h i p e l a g o forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 5/25/2015 | 1 comments | Share
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Create a character animation within a 16 x 16 canvas. A nice example from the gallery by AdamAtomic:

Canvas Size - Max 16 x 16.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by skamocore at 5/25/2015 | 15 comments | Share
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DYA Games (albertov) has a new game Super Star Path with some awesome pixelart many are already familiar with.
The game needs your help and support on Steam Greenlight.

Posted by jalonso at 5/19/2015 4:44:00 AM | 3 comments | Share
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2015. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtThree-Tenth Kingdom - Czargorod mockup by Thu
#2 Pixel ArtWinter Forest by Momofumi
#3 Pixel ArtA Space for The Unbound - prologue - by Hal-Sacchi
#4 Pixel ArtAuro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure PC title screen by DinoFarmBlake
#5 Pixel ArtStarburst Dwarven War-Face by Mandrill
#6 Pixel ArtIsland of the Diarchy by CELS
#7 Pixel ArtWinter Road by DatMuffinMan
#8 Pixel ArtA distinct lack of bubble gum by junkboy
#9 Pixel ArtPikaloha! by Jackster
#10 Pixel ArtWood-Troll by Mandrill
Posted by Gecimen at 5/21/2015 6:49:00 AM | 13 comments | Share
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Announcing the winners of the 16 color palette contest.
First Place -  DawnBringer
Second Place - Crimso
Third Place - Night
Honorable Mention - atpalicis - Super17 - FlyGuy - [thUg] - Drazile - pavanz - Naji & Froste

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Posted by jalonso at 5/17/2015 4:37:00 AM | 37 comments | Share
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The The Space Level 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 The Space Level forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 5/18/2015 12:01:00 AM | 2 comments | Share
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Show a character sleeping or napping while some sort of activity/event unfolds around them. It could be anything from a cat knocking over furniture to an alien invasion.

Canvas Size - 200 x 200.
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 at 5/18/2015 12:01:00 AM | 9 comments | Share
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Hey everyone! I'm the lead artist for Dinofarm Games, and I just spent the better part of 4 years making pains-taking pixel art for our new game, Auro. Needless to say, I love pixel art. This article explores the pitfalls and costs involved with making pixel art in the age of ultra HD. I hope you find it to be an interesting read.

Many thanks. Here's the link.

www.dinofarmgames.com/a-pixel-artist-renounces-pixel-art/

Posted by DinoFarmBlake at 5/12/2015 12:57:00 PM | 20 comments | Share
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Create an image showing an archipelago.

To make this challenge a little more interesting, you can also create a metaphorical archipelago - a space filled with a cluster of items. For example, a buffet table could count.

Canvas Size - Max 256 x 256.
Colours - Max 16.
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 jeremy at 5/11/2015 1:03:00 AM | 19 comments | Share
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The Patterns 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 Patterns forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy at 5/11/2015 1:02:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
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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 | 18 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 | 12 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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