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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
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
: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, check [link]

: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.

: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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Aug 9, 2008


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Hello! Pix3M here. Lately, we have been receiving a fair number of group notes asking if there are anyone available for their projects.

However, we aren't the people to poke for artists to tag along for your projects. We are a loose collection of people who mostly accepts (and sometimes decline) incoming requests from other artists, to add their artwork to our group and to share to everyone who watches this group.

Instead, I would personally recommend looking to these sites to search for a pixel artist. You may also post about your projects on those sites and see if people can shoot you emails! (aka Pixelation), is a site dedicated to pixel art as an artform. There are various portfolios posted by various artists:…

PixelJoint is another platform of pixel artists, whom people also post portfolios and post about their own projects:…

Tigsource is another community dedicated to indie games rather than being specific to the pixel art artform. We may also consider this site to search for peeps to tag along:…

There are likely many more sites out there, but these are the ones I know. If you know other good sites for finding pixel artists for various projects, let us know in the comments section!

Happy hunting!
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jonbluestone Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if my art would interest your group, but I have a 80's retro-feel to some of my pieces. The majority of my work is pixel art, generated starship and other plans. Anyway, take a look and get back to me on options - thank you.
Hi there,
as the title says, i need a Pixel Art artist for a funny hospital management game.

I'm doing the coding so doing both art and coding would take me a lot more time.

If interested, send me a note pls

Cya :) (Smile)
silverdeluxe Mar 16, 2014  New member Professional Digital Artist
This might seem like a really stupid question, but I'm new to posting pixel art to DA.

How does one remove the drop-shadow from the previews in your gallery for images with transparency?? I'm stumped!
IISabakuNoKazuyoII Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi Hi
Can I add this deviation to this group? and to which folder?
iLosm Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The outlines and eyes in this piece clearly aren't pixel art. So, no, sorry.
Azophel Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Hi! My recent submission… was denied, and I was wondering if I might inquire as to why? I knew before I submitted it that it fell into a bit of a grey area, but I was hoping to get a little more insight as to what criteria it didn't meet, so as not to attempt submitting more art with the same issues. Thanks! =)
iLosm Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, sorry, man. I'm partially to blame for that... Sweating a little... 

Personally, I just feel like most of the textures are random noise. It's probably been said bajillions of times before, but pixel art is about control of the individual pixel. Fuzzy textures with randomly placed pixels aren't exactly "controlled".

... I dunno.

Just, try working on something smaller next time, so you can focus your efforts on those textures more. Nod 
Azophel Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Would this be better?…
iLosm Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, definitely.
Azophel Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey, don't sweat it; this is a good learning experience. So, it was stuff like the trees/leaves, gravel, and bark mulch that were the problem?

(I'd argue that the "fuzzy" textures took me four times as long as the rest of the image, in order to get that randomized feel, but I get your point. =P )

Smaller isn't in my vocabulary; I must make giant art, pushing the bounds of sanity and reason, to be satisfied with it! Lol, I'll work on a few trees and see if I can't get a more pixel-art vibe from them. Thank you for the reply.
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