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Game ART HQ Network

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Current Game Art HQ Contests and Art Activities

Art Contests
GA-HQ Contest - ENDED!
The contest ends on Friday (8th November) night 12 PM
Screenshot like self drawn illustrations like the ones above are the topic of this new Game-Art-HQ art contest
Due to other projects like Link's Blacklist being ongoing now and artists being working on it or the Final Fantasy tribute,  this contest starts right now and endures till wednesday the 6th November  
Recreating a screenshot with the own artstyle as seen in the megaman fanarts by Pertheseus  and the Street Fighter III one above is something complicated and needs time and creativity, i guess that not only the results can be some great looking and unusual illustrations of video games, but also be a true challenge for participating artists.

rules: 1 entry per artist, no strong violence, no nudity, no fetish stuff, its up to you what kind of a screenshot you use as reference and also which game is totally your choice.  If

Art Activities
Link's Blacklist
An ongoing Art Project about the enemies and bosses of the Legend of Zelda series.
Currently in "Round III"I Round 1-3 can be seen here:…
Currently around 160 enemies are drawn for this project, round 4 will start in Februar 2014 with the goal to raise the number to over 200.

Final Fantasy "Those Who Fight Further"
An art collaboration by Final Fantasy fans about the protagonists of the games…
This project has seen two rounds now, and will continue in summer 2014.

The 20th Anniversary of the Playstation which was released back in December 1994 in Japan.
The target is to get around 50-100 different PSX games illustrated ranging from Ridge Racer and Crash Bandicoot to Persona, Chrono Cross or Spyro the Dragon.

What is Game Art HQ?
Game-Art-HQ is a Mix of a website for galleries and articles which are featuring artists and their game related fan art. The galleries are sorted by games and game characters. There are also interviews with artists , be they hobbyists or professional, drawing, rendering, photographers or cosplayers.

Forum,… (22.02.2013) the main communication is done here in this dA group though.

The other part of Game Art HQ is this group where art contests and art activities like tribute projects are organized. Every couple of months art contests are hold here, sometimes they are about fun and a specific game or game series, sometimes they are about a specific kind of art or an art style instead.

A relative unique highlight of Game Art HQ are the art projects we organized here.
From art tributes for anniversarys like the 20th Anniversary of the Kirby series or the 25th Anniversaries of Mega Man, Street Fighter and Final Fantasy in 2012 to "Link's Blacklist" a project about the many enemies and bosses of the Legend of Zelda games.

These art projects are also a feature of Game Art additionally to the art, games and game characters are described there with screenshots, official art and of course descriptions in textform. Often they are accompanies with small interviews with the artists or their own descriptions of the images.

Game Art HQ was founded in June 2011 by Reinhold Hoffmann who is no artist and no webdesigner, but a guy with a lot ideas and a gamer since 1988. Like everyone he gains more and more experience and so the site as well as this group got bigger and better with the time. Currently (December 2012) is getting around 2300 unique visitors per day. The first big art tribute, the Mortal Kombat tribute by 80 artists was seen by over 100000 visitors.

Articles about Projects like Link's Blacklist, and the Anniversary Tributes were published on websites like Kotaku, N4G,, Eventhubs and a ton of Game Series related websites like Zeldadungeon or CavesOfNarshe.

GAHQ is a project to support Game related Art and show the world a beautiful part of Video Game History and Culture, illustrated by dedicated artists, gamers, people..however you want to name them.
campaign with $1-5 per month to keep completely advertising free?

Thought about starting a Patreon with the Goal to get around 50€ together per month. Thats around what I get through the advertising on the website per month and use to pay the webhosting.
If only around 20-30 people would donate a couple of bucks through patreon I could remove all the ad banners which would make the site not only faster but also better looking in general, instead of ads, more links to our  art projects could be in the sidebar as example.

I am also super happy to announce that Overclocked.Remix and Game-Art-HQ are working officially together on a big tribute to Final Fantasy IX which will be a mix of an OCR Music Album and FFIX related Art by 15+ :icongame-art-hq: artists!

The next two big Art Tribute on are both arriving in the first December weeks with the 20th Anniversary Tribute to the first Playstation console on the 3rd December and also the 20th Anniversary of the Tekken Series a few days later.
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Serene7th Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! :)
Kanthesis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature !!
shinragod Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
The PSOne Anniversary pic is due tomorrow!!?
(Remembers he was supposed to do Crash Bandicoot 1.)
Oops...missed that one. <=[
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Artist
The 20th November would be fine in your case!
shinragod Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you. Appreciate it.
My Scare-Eelutions pic took longer than I thought so the extra time helps tremendously.
ManuSauci Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna join! ^^
PsychoLinChan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for inviting me ^___^
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The-Evil-Watermelon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanna join but apparently the only way to join is if the founder invites you right?
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have my Playstation Tribute piece finished but there's nowhere specific to submit it.
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