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pixel (format)


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pretty pictures
Image file that follows the pixelart-aesthetics. If you wanna submit actual drawings etc, check the other visual-formats.
  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
  3. See also
Pixel is no longer an OHB-format due to ongoing violation of format rules and discussion about what "pixelart" really is.
Use visuall format instead.

Pixel is for pixel art, either animated or not. Typically each pixel is placed one at a time using a pencil tool. Large pixel art can take days, weeks, even months depending on how many time-outs an artist takes from a project.


Huge list of pixel art tools
by BotB's own ui

Restrictions on submit

The rules for a pixel OHB may or may not include a palette and/or size restriction. Even if a size restriction is not included in a battle's rules, it's a good thing to consider. The 8-bit era saw a lot of resolutions around 320x200, but these did not always have square pixels. The PC's VGA had a hacky thing called x-mode that demo scene programmers found by manipulating the refresh rate, achieving 320x240 which has a 4:3 ratio and a square pixel.

Note that pixel entries must only include original art (and possibly art included in the bitpack)--that means no pasting images into your entry.

See also

I Am New To Pixeling
Wikipedia's explanation

Pixel Joint
is an online competitive pixel art community
Wikipedia's guide to classic computer palettes

Wikipedia's guide to classic vg console palettes