The 8th canvas was the second canvas to start out with a shape, this time in the form of an orange fox.
It introduced 4 new colors: a deep grey (between mid and dark), a darker beige/peach, a darker green, and a darker brown. The purple color was also changed to be a warmer tone.
Last but not least, with this canvas also came the much-requested pixel stack, allowing infrequent players to place multiple pixels with no cooldown between them. The pixel stack slowly builds over time (up to 6 pixels), taking progressively longer to get a greater stack; it's always faster to place pixels immediately than waiting for a stack.
Conflict was once again fairly low, although Green Lattice - now mostly new members - overstepped their bounds and were pushed back from perceived ill-gained territory.
User undo (green), server undo (blue), and mod rollbacks (red)
Heatmap of server undo, and mod rollbacks
Top 100 pixelers
The top 100 pixel placers on this canvas.
Layers JSON file
This zip:layers.json.txt file contains the layer information as used by the pxlsFiddle templating utility for Canvas 8.
It can be used to re-construct many projects on the canvas as well as identify their canvas authors.