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Volume 3 of the book series Masters of Pixel Art has been put on Kickstarter, running until 1st of July.
Several members from Pixel Joint are featured, as was the case for the previous volumes of the series.

The book can also be preordered through Nice Pixel.

>> Promotional Video
>> Kickstarter
>> Info on Nicepixel

Posted by prowler @ 6/11/2019 07:32  |    0
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Perhaps one of the most memorable photographs from the incidents in Tiananmen Square on 1989 was a single civilian stopping a convoy of tanks by standing in front of them. For the 30th year of the incidents, this week we ask you to draw a scene or sprite involving a single standing figure, seen from behind.

Canvas Size - Max. 200 x 200
Colours - Max. 32
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 Gecimen @ 6/10/2019 03:37  |    0
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The Crayolablind 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 Crayolablind forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 6/10/2019 03:37  |    0
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Are you afraid of the dark? Well, you should be!

This week, I want you to give me top-notch nightmare fuel. Pixel a scene or a sprite of a creature that lurks in the dark and preys upon it's victims. The more nightmare inducing the better!

Canvas Size - Max. 200 x 200
Colours - Max. 18
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 @ 6/3/2019 05:16  |    4
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The Re-Animator 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 Re-Animator forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 6/3/2019 05:16  |    0
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PJs next isometric collaboration has begun on the forum.

This time, we will draw an alien planet! This includes all sorts of aliens, civilized or monster, alien buildings or nests, humans landing and/or exploring, spaceships or UFOs, alien habitat, alien geography (e.g. flying isles), laboratories, and everything sci-fi. Hello aliens, we come in peace!

This project features AdigunPolack's award winning palette.

Read all the details and the project rules HERE.

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/29/2019 06:56  |    2
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Lospec.com, a website with tools and resources for people creating restrictive digital art (created by PJer skeddles) now has user accounts!

Customize your profile with your name, bio, avatar and links to your social media, now including your PixelJoint profile.

When you join you'll be added to our Users Directory where you'll be listed with our other members, including your social links. If you mark yourself as a pixel artist, you'll also be included on or Pixel Artists List. More features will be gradually be added to profiles, so reserve your handle to make sure no one else does!

Sign up is quick and easy, just head to Lospec.com and click sign up at the top.

Posted by skeddles @ 5/28/2019 10:28  |    5
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After moulding 1.4 billion crayola crayons, Emerson Moser revealed that he is color blind. Obviously this didn't hold him back! This week, we want you to create a piece that involves something related to at least one of the color names below, using these 8 crayola colors, plus "paper" white (#ffffff).

Canvas Size - Max. 300 x 200 (vertical or horizontal)
Colours - Max. 9 (The colors below)


Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/27/2019 03:35  |    5
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The AK-40.047 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 AK-40.047 forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 5/27/2019 03:34  |    0

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NaCl, PixelJoint (2008)
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