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Get your lumberjack juices flowing and pixel a scene, sprite or portrait of a living sentient half tree half human being.

Poor Harold.......

Canvas Size - Max. 300 x 300
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 Mandrill @ 8/19/2019 14:15  |    3
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The 2-Bit Bugs 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 2-Bit Bugs forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/19/2019 14:15  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2019.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Deer God Arena/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Deer God Arena/pixelart

Deer God Arena
by Yes-I-Do

The Long (...) Night/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

The Long (...) Night/pixelart

The Long (...) Night
by Burt

DQIV - Solofia/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

DQIV - Solofia/pixelart

DQIV - Solofia
by Adarias

Red/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Red/pixelart

Red
by Tpoe

Dying Breed (Part 3)/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Dying Breed (Part 3)/pixelart

Dying Breed (Part 3)
by cure

Backgrounds for Vengeful Heart/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Backgrounds for Vengeful Heart/pixelart

Backgrounds for Vengeful Heart
by El-Metallico

Windmill For Sale/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Windmill For Sale/pixelart

Windmill For Sale
by Adarias

I want to believe/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

I want to believe/pixelart

I want to believe
by andylittle

Asset Mockup/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Asset Mockup/pixelart

Asset Mockup
by Sal ParadiseHappy Birthday 6/11

Castle by the river/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Castle by the river/pixelart

Castle by the river
by Orochan

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Posted by Adarias @ 8/18/2019 11:33  |    3
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This week, we want you to create a potion bottle/vial/flask sprite, that could be use as a pick up and/or inventory item in a game. Healing potion, poison or any kind is ok, with or without a tag or sign.

Canvas Size - Max. 100 x 100
Colours - Max 10.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional. (bubbles etc.)



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 8/12/2019 04:54  |    2
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The Hero Splicer 2 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 Hero Splicer 2 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 8/12/2019 04:53  |    0
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Buuuuugggsss!

- unknown soldier on Klendathu

This week's challenge puts your 2-bit skills to the test! I want you to pixel a bug or insect in only 4 colours. You don't have to pixel a sprite. You can include your critter or critters into a scene or even go full on portrait.
 

Canvas Size - Max. 300 x 300
Colours - Exactly 4
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 Mandrill @ 8/5/2019 11:37  |    3
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The Tool 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 Tool forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 8/5/2019 11:37  |    0
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8 years after the original Hero Splicer challenge, once more it's time to create your own original super heroes or villains.

Choose one word from each coloumn to create your character's name. It's ok to change the order of the words to find the suitable name. Your character is supposed to reflect its name.

You can present your character however you like (standalone sprite, incorporated into a scene, a portrait), just as long as your character is the main focus of the piece.

A B C
DR ACID VIPER
MR DARK MORTIS
FANTASTIC ROCK FURY
NITRO CHAOS STORM
ULTRA GALACTIC HAVOC
THE OMEGA MAN
PURPLE ELECTRIC BEAST
LADY AQUATIC BONES
GREEN TOXIC GIRL

Canvas Size -  Max. 128 x 128.
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 Gecimen @ 7/29/2019 16:00  |    7

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Charles Dickens, Unknown Source

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