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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.


Our 2nd Video Game Art Challenge ended 2 weeks ago and over 50 group members participated with great submissions of all kinds of video game villains ranging from unknown bosses to very popular guys like Sephiroth or Bowser.

The next art challenge is about a game genre instead of a specific company or a character type like antagonists.

Everything related to Role Playing Games counts ranging from character illustrations to those among the whole games or specific scenes up to illustrations of landscapes or levels in a game.

Counting are all kinds of RPG's like the popular Final Fantasy or Elder Scrolls games but also the not so known ones and very old ones.
This art challenge was suggested by :iconkurama-chan: who is a Game-Art-HQ Contributor since 2012!

You can either choose one of these characters OR if you want a real challenge let me give you a choice between three RPG's and RPG Characters I let you choose one from. I am mostly choosing those which are not so easy to illustrate of course. and are not so popular, how about drawing a Malboro enemy from Final Fantasy or trying to illustrate the final fight in Chrono Trigger?

Counting are all types of RPG's and RPG Characters, if you are unsure if one counts just ask via comment.
It is up to you in what style, size and format you would illustrate the submission.
This challenge endures till the 16th May 2015.

Goal of the Game-Art-HQ Art Challenges is to motivate you to try out something different as usual, the art challenges also serve the goal to get art created for video games or game characters that are not often getting any spotlight.

The submissions will be featured in a journal on :icongame-art-hq: as well as on  The GA-HQ challenge is going to be a big part of the website, and the featured artworks are of course accompanied with full credits to you and your dA Profile or another website of your choice.
Here is an example for you to see how it looks:…

Only up to 40 group members can participate in this challenge. Depending on the interest of the group the number might rise.

The rpg-fans challengers and their claims of what they are going to draw:
30  from 40 spots are taken right now, as usual Game-Art-HQ Contributors had an earlier access to the challenge

Group members which asked for an RPG related art challenge and chosed one out of three:
:iconshawnnl: took the challenge and claimed the Moomba(s) from Final Fantasy VIII
:iconimmortaltanuki: took the challenge to draw Rufus from Final Fantasy VII


Group Members which came up with their own art challenges:
:iconsarrus: wants to draw the main cast of Lost Odyssey + the villain.
:iconblazetbw: wants to draw the first boss battle of Skies of Arcadia!
:iconshinragod: wants to take Ursula from Breath of Fire IV!
:iconcptbee: wants to draw the Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean main characters.
:iconfischhead: wants to draw the Chaos Dunk scene from Barkley, Shut Up and Jam Gaiden
:iconmarvin000: wants to draw a Vagrant Story Tribute piece
:iconautumnrainelifez: wants to draw a Battle between Cloud Strife from FF7 vs Noctis from FF15
:iconevilapple513: wants to draw a Okage Shadow King Tribute Illustration
:iconblackorb00: wants to draw Princess Luca from Final Fantasy IV
:icondejaguar:  wants to draw an illustration with Justin and Feena from Grandia
:iconluigiix: wants to draw a Bloodborne illustration
:icongrieverjoe: wants to draw the final battle of Chrono Trigger
:iconpurpleground02: wants to draw Cloud vs Sora in Kingdom Hearts 1
:iconoragamiknight: wants to draw a Making Camp scenery from Dragon Age Inquisition
:iconc-puff: wants to draw Garry and Ib from the freeware game 'Ib'  
:iconstarsandoceans: wants to draw a Baten Kaitos fan art
:iconcubehero: wants to draw something Atelier (Dusk series, most likely Ayesha or Shallie) related
:iconwiddershins-works: wants to draw a Dragon Age Inquisition character illustration
:iconbetaofthebass: wants to draw Dart VS Lloyd from The Legend of Dragoon
:iconraulvincit: wants to draw the scenery outside the hotel in Fishermans Horizon from Final Fantasy VIII
:iconkittycas: wants to draw Nina from Breath of Fire II
:iconnekro-phil: wants to draw the summoning of a G.F probably Shiva in Final Fantasy VIII
:iconyggdrassal: wants to draw the god of harmony from Lost Kingdoms 2


Finished aubmissions of the Art Challenge No 3 - RPG's:

:iconapplfruit: Is the first artist who claimed a challenge and drew the Gaur plains with the characters Reyn and Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles! Xenoblade - Gaur Plains by ApplFruit (20.03)
:iconpsycholinchan: made a 3D Poster connected to Skyrim The dragon whisperer by PsychoLinChan (21.03)
:iconangelus-tenebrae: wants to draw something from Terranigma Licht und Schatten by Angelus-Tenebrae (22.03)
:iconedmoffatt: took the challenge to draw an illustration of Tink and probably Flonne from Disgaea 2 Disgaea 2 - Tink and Flonne by EdMoffatt (22.03)
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BLTspirit Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suspect this Ebay listing is using stolen art, I remember seeing it around here. Anyone else recognize it?…
HikariKit Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
When you are accepting join requests again, I hope I can join! :D
AdamScythe Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the request ^^
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
You're welcome. That is a great alternative take on Link there.
AdamScythe Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you feel that way ^^
CamiiW Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, i was wondering how you join this group.
XxKuroshiroXx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, how can i be invited into the group ? O.o 
Diavle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Thank you for the invite, much appreciated :)
ElkhanArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the invitation! :D
NICHOLAS-MARK-AMOS Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It uh.. won't let me join.
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