Pixel Dailies

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Pixel Dailies is a pixel art group I started on twitter in mid 2014. Based on the successful art group Sketch Dailies, Pixel Dailies (PD) is a place for people to practise their pixel art by doing pixel art every day. Under such huge time constraints, you can’t afford to endlessly iterate on a piece, rather you just have to get it done and move on to the next day. Personally I’ve found my pixel art skills to improve significantly, and PD has allowed me to meet other pixel artist enthusiasts from around the world. The contributors to PD vary hugely in ability but we’re a friendly and supportive bunch. The themes are different every day and we try to cover all the interesting keywords. Some past examples have been #animal,  #rocky#leather, #pirate, #dungeon_monster, #timemachine, and #steampunk.

Rules We’ve got a few simple rules to keep the group fun and focussed. We only accept art that’s done specifically for Pixel Dailies, within a few days of the theme being announced. There are a number of existing communities  (PixelJoint, DeviantArt, pixiv, tumblr) that are more suited for a general portfolio or pixel art discussion. We also only accept pixel art as defined here. So, for example, art that has been post-processed with a filter or processed with software is out of the question, though there are occasional exceptions.

If you’re interested in joining in, then make a twitter account and follow Pixel Dailies. Then, when a theme is tweeted, simply upload your artwork with the tags “@Pixel_Dailies” and “#pixel_dailies” and the theme. You can also just search #pixel_dailies on twitter to get a huge collection of previous artwork. Here is a small selection of some of the better pieces submitted to the group.

@Cannonbreed
@ShroomArts
@gaurro
@neobrsk
@eigenbom
@PearIyNerfect
@pixelsnader
@JoshuaSkelly
@JoeCreates
@JoshuaSkelly

 

5 replies on “Pixel Dailies”

[…] Pixel Dailies is a pixel art group that began on Twitter in 2014. The community objective is to challenge its members to create new pixel art every single day by providing a daily keyword or theme for artists to center their pieces around, thus improving productivity and flexibility among its contributors. It’s an amazing thing to see. […]

Hey both,

Getting in touch as we’ve launched a project that I thought you’d be interested in after checking out your Pixel Dailies Twitter!

Ahead of the June ‘Late at Tate’ event, we have put out an open call inviting people to transform a selection of artworks on display at Tate Britain by pixelating them!We’ll be displaying a curated selection of submissions at the event alongside the original artworks. (If you/submitters can’t make it I will be taking photos and can send them across!)

Here’s a link to our ‘Pixelate 1910’ open call for submission, with all the info: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/special-event/open-call-submission-pixelate-1910. The deadline is Sunday 31st May.

I was wondering whether this could be part of your daily program, ahead of Sunday which is the last date? Would love to spread this amongst pixel-art lovers and pros.

Really hope you can take part.

Best wishes,

Rosa

Thanks for the interest :) Obviously we missed the deadline, but please tweet at us if you ever need something similar in the future.

[…] Pixel Dailies is a pixel art group that began on Twitter in 2014. The community objective is to challenge its members to create new pixel art every single day by providing a daily keyword or theme for artists to center their pieces around, thus improving productivity and flexibility among its contributors. It’s an amazing thing to see. […]