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Please view our latest journal entry for information on the competition!

Thank you to everyone below who is making this competition possible!

External Artists
:iconomateki::iconmewsu::iconmoyairo: and Mittersnatch!

External Judges
:iconsqdpxl::iconmaeshipixel:

Donators
:iconspacedog500::iconmaggiefromspace::icondr--maniacus::iconapparate::icondesdraws::icondanocean::iconbanished-dreams:

If you don't wish to be featured, please note Batbad to remove your name from the list. Thank you

Group Info

A group that is focused solely on producing and appreciating art in the form of pixels.

:star: Before joining, please read the GROUP'S RULES HERE :star:

Group Guidelines & Rules

Becoming a Member
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If you are interested in joining our group you click the "Join this Group" at the big blue bar at the top of the page. A moderator will quickly review you for acceptance. When you are a member you then have access to submit work and suggest faves.

Submitting Work
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:bulletred: We do not accept low-effort submissions. These are pieces that display a lack of a certain amount of detail and effort. This does not discriminate against beginner pixel artists though, because we will judge according to your level. For more information on pixel art, check out this forum.

:bulletred: We only accept genuine pixel art. This means work that is solely produced without aid of photoshop (or other programs like Sai, Painter...) filters, methods to create a 'pixelated' look, or editing pre-made sprites to make your own. Color reduction, the use of semi-transparency, and fonts that are not self-created are also not accepted. Images in formats other than .png and .gif will not be accepted (like .jpegs). This also means that backgrounds, shadows, textures, and any other non-pixel method will mostly likely not be accepted.

:bulletred: Artwork that is covered with watermarks will most likely be rejected.

RULES OF SUBMITTING WORK

:bulletblue: Must be pixel art, any other form of art will be denied. Tool shading is not classified in this group as pixel art, so if submitted it will be denied. Stolen, copied and "sliced" work is forbidden in this group. If found we will report your work. If you are unsure of what this means, click here for more details.
:bulletblue: We do not consider drawn work in a pixel format to be pixel art in the group, you must have a good understanding and experience of pixel art that shows through your work in order for us to accept your submissions
:bulletblue: Please have the submission be in a .gif or a .png. jpegs and other file formats should not submitted
:bulletblue: Select the correct category for your work. See below for category descriptions so you can determine the best place to put your work. If you are unsure, check the gallery to see what folder is best for your work.
:bulletblue: Only submit 1-2 works per week, otherwise we will deny your other submissions
:bulletblue: We reserve the right to move your work to other folders, deny your work if it is not appropriate for the group, and remove your work from the group if it becomes necessary
:bulletblue: These rules are subject to change.
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Founded 10 Years ago
Aug 9, 2008

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Group Focus
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PSA; THE COMPETITION FOLDER WAS PREVIOUSLY LOCKED UNINTENTIONALLY AND IS NOW OPEN!




Redraw the oldest pixel-art piece of your own that you have saved!

Sometimes it's hard to see how you've improved over time, but realising improvement in your work can be an incredibly motivating thing; not just for you yourself, but for others that see your improvement too. 

Note, you MUST be a group member in order to submit work to the gallery!


RULES

  1. All new works should be drawn from scratch. 
  2.  
  3. The final piece should be presented with old and new work side-by-side in order to show transition, improvement and innovation. Alternatively, you can produce an animation where you show the old work transitioning into the new one.
  4. Entries created before the submission date of this journal are not valid (this means you cannot submit work under the same premise that was created before this date.)

  5. Entries should comply with the group guidelines and rules (fav.me/d3snhzs). ALL WORK SHOULD BE YOUR OWN, this is an individual contest!

  6. For example, as base submissions are no longer accepted to the group, entries constituting of base-work will not be accepted.


ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED ON;


SKILL
  • Shading - Does the shading look natural? Is shading appropriate or excessive? Are materials like metal and glass shaded appropriately? 

  • Composition - How are subjects in the image brought together? How unique is the perspective? 

  • Technique - Is the image over anti-aliased? Is there too much dithering, or just enough? What stands out the most? How are colours used?

CREATIVITY
  • (inferred) meaning and/or inspiration - What provides the backbone for the piece? Why was it drawn, and what does it hope to inspire? If nothing else, what feelings does it invoke in the artist or judge?

  • Presentation - How is the work presented? Is there a clear transition of improvement?

  • Choice of colours - Are colours excessive or appropriately used? If a limit palette is used, is it used to its full potential?


SUBMIT ENTRIES HERE

Support your other artists and comment on their work!

START DATE; JULY 15TH 2018
END DATE; JULY 29TH 2018


PRIZES

  • 1ST 1200 points, front page feature, Page doll (non-feral) courtesy of omateki, pixel chibi (female characters only) by mewsu, one pixel doll by moyairo, 95x95px pixel portrait by Mittersnatch 

  • 2ND 860 points, front page feature, 100x100 headshot courtesy of omateki, one pixel doll by moyairo

  • 3RD 560 points, front page feature, 50x50 headshot courtesy of omateki, one icon by moyairo


Honourable mentions

  • Most improved -  front page feature and... 300 points

  • Most unique - feature and... 300 points

  • Most ambitious - front page feature and...300 points


ARTISTS

  1. omateki 
  2. mewsu 
  3. moyairo 
  4. Mittersnatch 

JUDGES

Internal

  1. tatianangfung
  2. Burucheri 
  3. Batbad

External

  1. SqdPxl 
  2. MaeshiPixel 

More Journal Entries

Gallery Folders

Featured
Atlantis - Timelapse by jokov
Pixel-art - 'Snowy day' (pico-8) by jokov
! PIXELART - portrait (avatar) by jokov
Wiser man by PixellerJeremy
Animated FULL
150x150 glitch icon by barabro
Pixel-art-ramdom-hara-you-learned by blonemon
Hunter 1st Attack by Drameloch
Clockwerk (Dota 2) by PhoenixLabella
Icons and Avatars FULL
[F2U] Fish bag 1 - pixel icon / Default by M-ukki
The storm duelists by RaghavAT
Pixel Ham by Sakkeru
America/Alfred F. Jones/Cocacola by Conpixel
Dolls
[C] Noah by MaeshiPixel
C: lunastyczna [CLICK!] by LiliumLilyy
:CM: Pagedoll ~ for ChiRozu by Burucheri
Pixel Penny by KyuRiichi
Game Art
Megaman 1 REmake by Zeh1999
All For One v1 JUS by Zeh1999
Indie Fighters - Cuphead by KentoBalisto
Breath of the Wild: Princess Zelda by AsterianMonarch
Animals and Creatures
SA | Strawberry Fields by Western-Witch
[Tales of Ostlea]: Orovulpe Foxsnake by ZioCorvid
Jump by peachanO3O
071 Victreebel HiRes Sprite by AerunFE
Emoticons
Kawaii Face: Little Sad by apparate
Kawaii Face: Little Smile by apparate
Scared Zet by PixelShirani
Scared Coco by PixelShirani
Isometric
PUBG: Incident at Severny by gas13
Smol Kitchen by AsterianMonarch
Isometric terrain tiles by SquidEmpire
[PW] Box Sprite - Nobody by El-Chaan
Scenes
[Pixel Dalies] School by kicked-in-teeth
Karve by Pukahuna
Nes inspired mockup by aamatniekss
Reflection by Forheksed
Miscellaneous
Apollo by Flying-Snake
Yum Yum In My Tum Tum by CrimsonsCreations
Ipod Bullet by kicked-in-teeth
g a b e by tsukhood
Pixel-Related Works and Tutorials
Skye by SoulTribute13
Challenges
Ironhide Ver. 2.0 Transformers: Roll Out by Plokman626
8-bit challenge
Suomi Finland 100 NES version by kaztah
Mixed-media pixel
Sigma Fan by debureturns
Icons and Avatars 2
dorocute by METALbrasier2X0
Animated 2
Coding... by kicked-in-teeth
BLAST FROM THE PAST competition sum18
Old Vs New by VixenDra

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:iconfloris88:
Floris88 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi all,

I am making a DBZ 2D RPG game and I need your help with sprites.

The goal is the follow the whole dbz story and create cutscenes with the sprites as well.

If anyone is interested in creating sprites for me please contact me at:
email: joris_bouwman1988@hotmail.com
Discord: Floris#7562
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:iconbatbad:
Batbad Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Good luck!
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:iconclineir:
Clineir Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for accepting me! Heart 
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:iconbatbad:
Batbad Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
You're most welcome, welcome to the group =D
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CathuriaCat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why did you reject my submissions? I didn't break any rule
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:iconbatbad:
Batbad Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018
Hi Cathuria! There could be a few reasons for this, the most likely reason being that your work may have been submitted to the incorrect folder. We also get many submissions to folders that are already at max capacity and have a sequential folder that has room to submit to. In this case, we would usually redirect you to the new folder to resubmit your work. 

Your submission may also have expired. Sometimes submissions don't get seen because they get pushed back in the queue or accidentally deleted! In this case they can get lost.

The third usual reason is in relation to quality. Likely rejection cases for this may be a blank white background (where transparency could have been applied), or pieces that are blurry, rough or resized.

Please feel free to resubmit your work, if you would like, and we can consider it again for you!
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CathuriaCat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks for the clarification. However I prefer to wait until I be more confident with my pixel art. Also, sorry for my bad English, it's not my native language
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:iconbatbad:
Batbad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Ok, no problem! Your English is perfectly clear =p
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bojjob Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
is everything okay
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:iconburucheri:
Burucheri Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Well apparently there was a troll among our contributors. We're working on fixing what they've done 
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