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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.
The contest started today , the gallery for submissions is now online here in the group, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and much fun drawing something dark, scary, horror themed, halloween themed video game related!

The Theme: Scary Video Game related Fan Art. all kinds of visual art are allowed, digital and traditional drawings, photos of sculptures, 3D model art (must be own models, ripped characters models don't count) or cosplay art.

You choose the game, the setting, the characters, important is only that it is something scary. Not scary in a cute way like a nice King Boo from Mario World, but really scary stuff, yes gore and violence is allowed as well. Gritty stuff, morbid stuff, horror elements are all fine.

Everything from a really scary looking undead League of Legends character to Pokemons etc is allowed.

In this contest you can also add characters from non-video game media like Freddy Krueger, Jason or the Super Natural Winchester Brothers getting eaten alive by Kirby. This contest is very unusual for this group, I know, but after contests related to a specific art style, gender switches, Borderlands etc lets do something dark for a change.


The submissions have to be new and made for this contest of course.
Violence and dark themes are okay this time, but as usual, no nudity, no sex fetish stuff as well.
Mention it in the description that you made it for the Game-Art-HQ Art Contest 2014, yes, art contests like this one will be an annual thing now for the group.
You can add the Groups Icon but also add a link to  

Submit your entry (ONE PER ARTIST) to the GA-HQ Contest 2014 Gallery Folder.
Thats all.

I am sponsoring this contest with my own (hard earned) money with $50 for the winner and also $25 as the 2nd and 3rd prizes. 4th and 5th Prizes are 3 Month DeviantART Premium Accounts

Like last year, the winners will be decided through a point system by a jury of around 10 long time group contributors.

This contest will end on Halloween of course you have time till the 31st October 12 PM.

For any questions related to this contest you can just ask via comment here. Or ask me :iconreinhold-hoffmann: via a note.

Greets, and much fun @ everyone who decides to join the contest
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Gallery Folders

Horror and Scary Art GA-HQ CONTEST
Per Gran
Retro Corner
Game Characters
Game Characters a bit sorted
Awesome Cosplay Art
Current GAHQ Art Collaboration Submissions




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Genisay Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw your group through another deviant I know, and was thinking maybe of posting up the few game related pieces I have so far....but looking around your galleries, I feel really out classed and I don't know if my stuff really fits here. ^.^;
Genisay Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds good, but I don't think I'd have time for such a complex contest right now.  I'm already participating in a few different ones, and have whole lot of other work I need to get done. Maybe I'll be available for one in the future.

But thank you for the offer. ^.^
GarynDakari-JAR Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I've been drawing some Bioshock Infinite fanart lately, any chance I could join? :)
CHIMPIRA Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there :)

someone interesed to invite me in this fantastic group :)

Many thanks 
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artist
Welcome on board!
CHIMPIRA Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Drewdler Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Where would Terraria stuff go? I'm just gonna guess retro corner :3
Lucie-P Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Hello ! This is Neohim, I was a member but I moved. c:
Could I join the group again?
Red-Cherry-Anime Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! ^w^ I'd love to join this group. Lately I've been doing lots of sketches of my FF XIV (final fantasy 14) characters, and practising sketches of lots of game characters. I plan to be doing proper artwork of people from my favorite games and favorite games scenes! I hope I can get an invite to join! >:3
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