token - pixel
points - Pixelist
file types - .gif .png .bmp
max filesize - 2.5mb
description - pretty pictures
- Restrictions on submit
- See also
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 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.
is an online competitive pixel art community
Wikipedia's guide to classic computer palettes
Wikipedia's guide to classic vg console palettes