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

Game-Art-HQ is an 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 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 .

This group is invite only. Asking to get invited won't get you anywhere.

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.

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 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.

Up to 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, the deadline for our project is the 15th April 2016 . From that date on I will design and write a gallery similar to the Playstation Tribute one…

Like in 2013 when I put up a list of great PSX games, here is one with some of the maybe best Nintendo 64 games, of yourse you can also claim games that are not in this list.

You can claim a game via a comment as usual.

Nintendo 64 Logo GIF by artchell
1080 Snowboarding
Blast Corps
Body Harvest
Castlevania 64
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
Doom 64
Extreme G
F-Zero X
Fighters Destiny 2
Goldeneye 64
Jet Force Gemini
Killer Instinct Gold
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Mario 64
Mario Kart 64
Mario Party
Mischief Makers
Paper Mario
Perfect Dark
Pilotwings 64
Quake 64
Ridge Racer 64
Sin and Punishment
Star Fox 64
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire
Turok 2
Wave Race 64
WWF No Mercy
Yoshi's Story

56 of possible 64 Artists are on board (07.10.2015)

Banjo-Kazooie (2 Claims of 4)
jorgelpagan Banjo-kazooie by jorgelpagan

Banjo-Tooie (1 Claims of 4)
BlazeTBW - an image with all the bosses

Bomberman 64 (1 Claims of 4)
Tuskat does a piece to illustrate the Multiplayer mode

Bust-A-Move-3 (1 Claims of 4)
Ra-ooo does a piece with all the characters playing the game as two teams.

Castlevania 64 (2 Claims of 4)
shinragod - Reinhardt and Carrie surrounded by vampires

Castlevania Legacy of Darkness (1 Claims of 4)
MandarinSwift  an image of Cornell - both human and beast forms.

Clayfighter 3

Conkers Bad Fur Day (4 Claims of 4)

Doom 64 (1 Claims of 4)

Extreme G(1 Claims of 4)

F-Zero X (2 Claims of 4)
retromegahero  You Got Boost Power by retromegahero

Flying Dragon (1 Claims of 4)

GoldenEye 64 (1 Claims of 4)

Jet Force Gemini (1 Claims of 4)

Killer Instinct Gold (1 Claims of 4)
BusterGarou  a fight scene with maybe two characters that were introduced in the game, like Tusk vs. Gargos

Mature Content

Evaporation perogative by mortalshinobi

Kirby 64 (1 Claims of 4)
BrendanCorris  an action shot of the main five heroes, and maybe 02 in the background.

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (4 Claims of 4)
Kurama-chan wants to create a scene with many characters
LilyNion - Link will be standing infrot of a group of people, like the mask salesman and characters that have to do with the mask. Link is having a mask himself on his face with glowing eyes, the big giant ass moon is behind him and in the background you'll see the sun do down
Il-Piccolo-Torero The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask by Il-Piccolo-Torero

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (4 Claims of 4)

Mario 64 (2 Claims of 4)
MrBFox Mario V King Bob Omb by MrBFox

Mario Kart 64(2 Claims of 4)
DarkRinoa88 A drawing with Princess Peach on the Rainbow Road
fedde all playable characters

Mario Party (1 Claims of 4)

Mischief Makers (2 Claims of 4)

Ogre Battle 64

Paper Mario (1 Claims of 4)

Perfect Dark (2 Claims of 4)
2dforever  draws Joanna Dark herself in some kind of scene
xland333  a poster or sorts which would include multiple characters, weapons etc.

Quake 64 (1 Claims of 4)

Rocket: Robot on Wheels (1Claim of 4)

Starfox 64 (3 Claims of 4)
retromegahero Starfox  - Descent into Corneria FREE DOWNLOAD by retromegahero

Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire(1 Claims of 4)

Super Smash Bros. (4 Claims of 4)
ApplFruit -  planning on doing separate character pieces of each character and then compiling them
Edo--sama  as one picture with all playable characters in fight

Turok 2(1 Claims of 4)

Yoshis Story(2 Claims of 4)

Please also mention what you want to draw so we can avoid that two artists draw the same scene in zelda etc as example
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Game Characters
Game Characters a bit sorted




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animaIcrossing Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
could you invite me to the group..?
MaximumPlayer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Adventure Foxy ► ;Cute Foxy Plushie Chat Icon
hellyfelly Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  New Deviant
Really many thanks for this awesome helpful blog. I love getting impressive information…. tfv4 tank
Anadia-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally finished Lightning Lightning Returns by Anadia-Chan
for the community art project
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Artist
Nice work, just requested it for the gallery folder!
Anadia-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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