Description

Lospec is a free community with a curated resource vault, that gathers over 32,900 creatives worldwide who are doing digitally restrictive art.

"Digitally restrictive art" is a term that encloses all forms of digital art that include some type of restriction. For example, restrictions of color schemes or archive size. Some styles of this specific way to create include pixel art, voxel art, ASCII art, low-poly 3D, and chiptune. All these art types honor the retro style that came with old hardware (a restricted color scheme and very small archive size).

Lospec is free to join, and inside you will find over 32,900 artists from all over the world. The community has several online forums to discuss the types of art I just mentioned. The online forums are awesome places to meet like-minded creatives, bounce off ideas, and get some inspiration. The online forums are great both if you want some feedback on your artwork, or you just want answers to specific questions related to those art styles.

The forums have a dedicated section to plan collaborations with other members. Moreover, you will find a job board to browse through job postings or to post your own and hire an artist. Additionally, you can interact with other members in Lospec's free Discord server, and inside Reddit.

On the other hand, Lospec offers lots of resources for artists, that will help you learn and perfect your craft. Besides the comprehensive list of pixel art tutorials, you will find a palette list for color inspiration. Moreover, there is a resources page full of tools and software recommendations to make your life easier. The community also developed their own pixel editor, which allows you to pixel fast and easy -for free.

Lastly, you can participate in Lospec Dailies, a challenge that gives you daily inspiration to create. You can participate by creating art with the prompt and palette of the day. Later, you can upload it to Twitter with the hashtag #lospecdailies.

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Details
  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2016
  • Founders:

    Sam Keddy

  • Amount of members: 32,900
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Reddit, Discord, Own Platform
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual
Benefits

Meet like-minded artists worldwide:
Lospec gathers over 32,900 creatives worldwide who are doing digitally restrictive art. By joining the community, you will easily meet like-minded people and connect with others who are just as passionate as you about creating!

Share your art and get feedback:
The community's online forums, Discord server, and Reddit are all great places to share your artwork. Members help each other out by giving feedback and answering questions from people who want to learn and become better every day.

Leverage a comprehensive list of resources to improve your work:
Lospec has lots of resources to help digital artists. On the one hand, you can explore a list of pixel art tutorials and a palette list for inspiration. On the other hand, the resources page includes tools and software recommendations, and you can also use the community's free pixel editor.

Requirements

No requirements.

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Networking Events

Lospec has several communication channels where members interact and connect with each other. On the one hand, the community's online forums are an awesome place to meet like-minded artists and discuss relevant topics. Inside the "Art" category, you will find forums such as Pixel Art, Palettes, Voxel Art, Chiptune, Text Mode, Low-Poly 3D, and High-Spec. These are the forums to go to if you are searching for feedback on your artwork, or if you have specific questions regarding these types of art.

On the other hand, there are also forums to join or create collaborations between members, as well as a job board to find new job opportunities or hire someone. Additionally, you can connect with other members on the Discord server or inside Reddit.

Content Library

Lospec has lots of resources for "digitally restrictive art" a term that includes all types of digital art that have some restrictions to it (for example, restriction of colors or archive size). On the one hand, you can browse through a very comprehensive list of Pixel Art Tutorials and filter them by tag, author, medium, and other parameters. On the other hand, the Palette List will help you to find color inspiration, both from palettes that originate from old hardware, and from palettes created by pixel artists.

Additionally, the Resources page includes lots of tools, software recommendations, and other resources for pixel art, game development, and voxel art. Lastly, the Lospec Pixel Editor is a free pixel art program created by the community, that you can use directly from the browser and allows you to pixel easily and fast.

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"All my landscapes made for @LospecOfficial collab in Discord :T See all my works in my DA!" -BlackedIRL

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