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Game-Art-HQ Group Description & Current Art Activities:

Game-Art-HQ is a Video Game Art Community with four main targets:

1. Creating Art for Video Games

2. Offer multiple motivations and reasons for group members to create video game related art of all kinds and attempt to make it both a challenge for them to use video game fan art as a way to improve their talents and use their own creativity to create something great.

3. Giving a spotlight to video game characters and games that are not among the usually drawn ones.

4. Feature the Artists and their works and make video game fan art something more popular and respected.

We try to reach these four targets through art activities here in the group that are art collaborations, challenges or contests that are mainly not about the most popular video games. Art for not so known games is totally supported. Video Game Fan Art is featured here in the Group as well as on our Website .

Game-Art-HQ is an invite-only group.

Current Game Art HQ Contests and Art Activities:
Art Contests
The GA-HQ CROSSOVER Art Contest 2015 - Win $50!Finally the time has come for our yearly art contest, the theme and challenge this year are selected crossover ideas.
Below you can find a list of crossover ideas and you can pick up one of them. Its always with at least one video game character, game or series included versus another one, or in some cases also non videogame characters.
You don't have to mention that you participate or which idea you are picking.
There will be three winners this time, each of them can win $50. The winners are picked through 10 Game-Art-HQ members that act as the jury.
Rules are only to pick one of the ideas below and to draw them without nudity.
The deadline is tSunday the 3rd January 2016.
You can submit them to the regular submission folder here but you have to mention it in the description that it was made for the GA-HQ Crossover Art Contest, in the best case you also mention that in the title already.

If you have any other questions, just ask via comment.
Good luck in the contest, may this

Art Activities

Link's Blacklist
Our ongoing Art Project about the enemies and bosses of the Legend of Zelda series.
It can be seen here:…
Currently around 200 enemies were illustrated for this art collaboration that started in summer 2012.

The Nintendo 64 20th Anniversary Tribute
We try to tribute the 20th Birthday of the N64 with artworks by 64 Artists that are illustrating their favourite Nintendo 64 Games ranging to Conker, Mario, Star Wing and many more
Nintendo 64 Art Tribute! ( Only 3 spots left)Our Playstation Tribute about its 20th Anniversary last year resulted in awesome illustrations of over 40 games, and maybe its the right time now to start our second Art Collaboration about the 20th Anniversary of a game console.  Websites like Kotaku or Game Informer wrote about our PSX Project even and a ton of gamers worldwide loved how we illustrated our fond memories of games like Final Fantasy IX, Tekken or Crash Bandicoot.
Lets give the Nintendo 64 and its games the honors it deserves for great games like Mario 64, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Conkers Bad Fur Day and so many more.

Only 64 Artists can join this Art Collaboration.
Up to FOUR artists can claim the same game this time snce there are not as many N64 games as Playstation ones.
Everyone of you can claim up to THREE Nintendo 64 games, but one after another, means you can claim a 2nd game after you submitted the illustration of the first game you picked.

The Nintendo 64 is 20th Years old on the 23rd June 2015,

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.


More features featuring my personal favourites of the past week. Enjoy. :D

Fallout: Mushroom Kingdom by Yggdrassal

Artist: Yggdrassal

I. Loved the idea and of course, the execution of said idea. xD Admittedly, a crossover between Mario and Fallout never crossed my mind, but I thought this piece here was super clever. Mario's definitely a rather goofy franchise, but the artist here succeeded in making it rather sombre (and perhaps mysterious) to match Fallout's tone. A very inspired piece!

Marble Garden (acrylic) by Liris-san

Artist: Liris-san

II. Wow, it's been so long since I've seen something made with acrylics. Guess it's not a very popular medium? Either way, this artist definitely seems to have a great grasp of it; I just love the composition and the use of lighting throughout. Very impressive, to say the least!

Artorias Grave by Orioto

Artist: Orioto

III. Hooray, I finally get to feature a Dark Souls piece~! And what a stunning piece this is... love how the scene is angled, with Sif looming over the tiny (by comparison) chosen undead. I can already hear Sif's boss theme playing, haha. Great work!

Volvagia_WiP by Asashi-Kami

Artist: Asashi-Kami

IV. The artist states that this is only a WIP, but I already find it pretty dang impressive so far! The unfinished aspect gives it a rather painting-esque feel, and the colour composition is nicely done. I loved the choice of orange; makes sense given the setting, but still.. well done incorporating it into the rest of the piece!

NieR:Automata by Kuvshinov-Ilya

Artist: Kuvshinov-Ilya

There's just something about this piece that really struck me as interesting. Maybe it's the choice of composition, with Automata's sword being thrust toward the viewer. Or maybe it's the sense of mystery I'm getting from it? Like what's her expression saying and why's she holding her hand out like that? Well, I'm not about to analyze this completely as this little feature will turn out to be pages long, so I'll leave it at that. Nice work, artist!

That's all again, everyone. See ya next week!
~Co-Admin Ulti
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sharknob Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accept my deviant :D
fpbarros Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the invitation!
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artist
You're welcome, and am glad you followed my call so fast. Currently we can send only 2 invitations at the same time due to a bug on deviantart that they did not fix since weeks now.Welcome on board, hope our group will be useful for you sometimes
snicholes0000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Was my picture that bad?
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
No, but after 3 years you should know already that we take only video game fan art here. You don't find anything from Naruto, DBZ etc here 
snicholes0000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
My apologies, I thought that since there were over 50 DBZ games it would be acceptable.
Maybe I just imagined all of those games.
viperxmns Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Submitting my Klaymen piece for the community project! Will upload to the submission folder.…
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
Nice work, *5*
viperxmns Featured By Owner 4 days ago
ty :)
Callyste Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Reinhold!

Since I'm still within the 30 days and can't submit, do you think my two new pieces of Life is Strange portraits could make it to the submission folder along with the two first? The pieces are named "The evil within" and "Insecure queen" in my gallery.

If you believe they're of high quality enough, of course :)

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