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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 villains art challenge, our 2nd :icongame-art-hq: Art collaboration which is not a contest or one of our usual art projects or tributes to a specific game series turned out to be the most varied art collab. anf group activity we had so far.

While I thought that not more than 20-25 artists would like the idea of getting a challenge and draw a video game boss /villain or antagonist there were a lot more artists interested and the number of possible participants raised to 55 after 2 weeks.

28 of the claimed villains which were either chosen directly by the group members OR they got a choice of only three from myself are done and submitted already and the variation between the drawn characters could really not be bigger.Beside that, it looks like the idea behind this group activity, to create a challenge for all participating artists is totally working, I talked with some of the artists and they mentioned that they tried out new stuff or that the characters were something very unusual for them to draw.

Have a look at the submissions, how many of these 28 game characters did you know?

:iconyinetyang: who drew the Moon from the Legend of zelda: Majora's Mask Evil Majora's moon by yinetyang (15.12.14)
:iconkoui: who drew Jedah Dohma , the boss from Darkstalkers 3 Jedah Dohma by Koui (16.12.14)
:iconsarrus: who drew the mighty "Cat Pirate Ship" Boss from Parodius -- Boss Challenge -- Cat Battleship MK 1 by sarrus (17.12.14)
:iconfischhead: who drew Joka from the Klonoa games The Color of Evil by FischHead (18.12.14)
:iconmarvin000: who drew Akuma from the Street Fighter games GA-HQ Challenge #2: Villains - Akuma by Marvin000 (18.12.14)
:iconexshen:who drew Jenova from Final Fantasy VII Jenova by ExShen (20.12.14)
:iconserpentkingsaul: who drew Wario Wario. by SerpentKingSaul (23.12)
:iconmortalshinobi: who drew Deathstroke from Batman: Arkham Origins Better than the Bat by mortalshinobi (25.12)
:iconvalentrisrrock: who drew the 2nd Contra Force Boss (NES) Burns, I warned you. by ValentrisRRock 26.12
:iconnekro-phil: who drew Mecha Sonic Mecha Sonic - Master Power by Nekro-Phil (27.12)
:iconmattdemino: who drew Saren Arterius from the Mass Effect games. Saren Arterius by MattDeMino (30.12)
:iconsannamy: who drew Na Krul from Diablo: Hellfire Na-Krull FanArt by sannamy (02.01)
:iconcorvusrone: who drewVaas Montenegro from FarCry 3 Vaas Montenegro by CorvusRone (03.01)
:iconblackorb00: who claimed the challenge to draw Lar from the Sonic Wings games Heavy Artillery Space Fortress Lar by blackorb00 (04.01)
:iconmawnbak: who drew Kintaro from the Mortal Kombat games Kintaro by Mawnbak (04.01)
:iconshawnnl: who drew Dr Neo Cortex from the Crash Bandicoot games Daily Illustrashawns #7 - NEO CORTEX by ShawnnL (07.01)
:iconskence: who drew Shao Kahn from the Mortal Kombat games Shao Kahn by Skence (08.01)
:iconmagma-dragoon-mk-ii: who drew the Black-Heart Boss from Battle Garega Stab and Stomp by Magma-Dragoon-MK-II (08.01)
:icon:iconshawnnl: who drew Andross from Star Fox ANDROSS by ShawnnL (14.01)
:iconbleachbender: who drew Whispy Woods from Kirby's Dreamland Whispy Woods by Bleachbender (15.01)
:icondragonariaes: who drew Evil Rao from Okami Bad Rao by dragonariaes (19.01)
:iconedmoffatt: who drewJunko Enoshima from the Daganronpa games Junko Enoshima (Danganronpa) by EdMoffatt (20.01)
:iconmaximanxd: who drew Chaos from Final Fantasy Dissidia Chaos by MaxiManXD (21.01)
:iconangelus-tenebrae:  who drew Ganondorf from LoZ The Wind Waker Ganons Turm by Angelus-Tenebrae (22.01)
:iconpuzzletoad: who drew Barubary from Breath of Fire II Come! Face your nightmare! by Puzzletoad (25.01)
:icon2dforever: drew Reala from Nights..into Dreams Reala by 2dforever (26.01)
:iconblazetbw: who drew Wizpig from Diddy Kong Racing The Wizpig by BlazeTBW (26.01)
:iconxland333: who drew Liquid Snake from Metal Gear Solid Liquid Snake by xland333 (26.01)

Also expected till the deadline of the villains challenge on the 28th February are:

:iconmizueyes777: who claimed the challenge to draw Kefka Palazzo from Final Fantasy VI
:iconsenorfro: who claimed the challenge to draw Bristol Weller from Groove On Fight
:iconshinragod: who claimed the challenge to draw Justice from Guilty Gear X
:iconscowlingelf: who claimed the challenge to draw Alastor from Viewtiful Joe
:iconjinxysketch: who claimed the challenge to draw Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2
:iconcptbee: who claimed the challenge to draw Vendra Progg from Ratched and Clank: Into the Nexus
:iconsarakpn: who claimed the challenge to draw Lan Di from Shenmue
:icondragonith: who claimed the challenge to draw Bowser from Super Mario World 3D
:iconstarsandoceans: who claimed the challenge to draw Galcian from Skies of Arcadia
:iconchubbycat-nya: who claimed the challenge to draw Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades from the StarCraft games
:iconautumnrainelifez: who claimed the challenge to draw Sephiroth from FFVII
:iconkirschenwasser: who claimed the challenge to draw Albedo from the Xenosaga Trilogy
:iconmuhammadaks: who claimed the challenge to draw Lady Aribeth from Neverwinter Nights
:iconbrendancorris: who claimed the challenge to draw Tomator from Lost Vikings
:iconedgekagami: who claimed the challenge to draw Kagami from the Last Blade
:iconkurama-chan: who claimed the challenge to draw Kuja from Final Fantasy IX
:iconporcodotranstorno: who claimed the challenge to draw Sigma from MegaMan X
:iconhugo-h2p: who claimed the challenge to draw The first boss from Contra III / Super Probotector
:iconwolflinkbydarkeco: who claimed the challenge to draw Wander from Shadow of the Colossus
:icondracophobos: who claimed the challenge to draw Dingodile from Crash Bandicoot
:iconevilapple513: who claimed the challenge to draw Giovanni from the Pokemon series
:icongrapiqkad: who claimed the challenge to draw Dr Fetus from Super Meat Boy
:iconmalfey: who claimed the challenge to draw Andariel from Diablo II
:icondarkchapel666: who claimed the challenge to draw all three forms of Dracula in Castlevania 3
:iconlycanthropeheart: who claimed the challenge to draw Ganon in his beast form from Hyrule Warriors
:iconluigiix: who claimed the challenge to draw The Jester from Devil May Cry
:iconmystic-forces: who claimed the challenge to draw Chakravartin from "Asura's Wrath
:icongranitefire: who claimed the challenge to draw <v>Vaati</b> from the Legend of Zelda Minnish Cap
:iconshadaloo1989: who claimed the challenge to draw M.Bison from USFIV in his "Wild" Costume

There are no spots left anymore for the Villains challenge, however the next challenge will start on the 15th March. After that one, Link's Blacklist returns!

While the first art challenge was all about Nintendo and the 2nd one about a specific game character type, the upcoming 3rd one will be about a specific game genre.
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Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist
thank you kindly for the group invitation :)
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Artist
You're welcome :-) Hope the group is of use for you sometimes, we also have some art activities ongoing like contests, challenges or art collaborations
Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist
Will surely look around when I have a bit more time, it looked fun at first sight for sure - and active which is important :)
JakubQaazAdamski Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the accept ! I hope you'll like my works. :)
Noxmoony Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ah damn I missed the PS1 anniversary D:
I was supposed to do Chrono Cross..gah so sorry x_x
ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Artist
Hello Game-Art-HQ Group,

I'm running a contest of "2nd Annual STEAM Contest":… . In my contest we are letting artists draw any videogame fanart they want from STEAM. 

Anyway I was wondering if you like to spread your message to the members if they would like to join my contest and I'm going to say I do have insane prizes this year and I thought the members would like to hear about it. However if you want to know the prizes it's STEAM gift cards. :D (Big Grin)
Atoru-k Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Thank you for your invitation!
rmassarani Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature!
Serene7th Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! :)
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