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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.

since  around two years now I am organizing a growing and growing fan art community project / collaboration on my other dA Group Fighting-Games-Elite.

Like the name hints at already, this group is all about fighting games like Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and also Beat'em Ups from Final Fight to Dynasty Warriors. In April 2012 I started a project there which has two big differences compared with the other projects like Link's Blacklist here or the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tribute there.

It is not getting published on the website and the "quality" is much more varied. The focus of that project is to get more and more different fighting game characters drawn by group members, especially rare drawn game characters. There are over 20 submissions there for characters which had not even one fan art here on dA before and many of them are looking stunning great. So far, over 200 different fighting game characters are covered through this project btw.

Saguaro Siesta by shinragod Pin Up: Yoko Kono by viciousSHADi Star Gladiator - Gamof Gohgry by FischHead  Pagan - War Gods by jaggudada  Flamer/Equus by Alexis-Kurosawa  Reptile Repaint by bulletproofturtleman
Example submissions for the FGE Project

Now I thought, maybe we can do something similar here over the time, this would be an art collaboration for fun and for group members only and could be a growing collection of video game fan art by group members. It could focus on games or on game characters.

My part would be to organize it via journals, making rules and guidelines, sometimes providing ideas about what type of characters could be drawn as example and I am also offering to provide ressource material if needed.

There will most likely no coverage for this project on other websites like Kotaku, etc it would much more end up as a challenge for yourself, to show your dedication for a game or game character and to see rarely drawn ones coming together through this group. Submitted artworks would get their own folder for the project andI would also write a journal on a monthly base with the latest submissions to feature them in this group.

What do you think does this all found fun and interesting for you?
More Journal Entries


Gallery Folders

Per Gran
Retro Corner
Game Characters
Game Characters a bit sorted
Awesome Cosplay Art
Current GAHQ Art Collaboration Submissions




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dragonariaes Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Just to let you know, my internet has been super crappy and I haven't been able to upload anything the last few days. I'm going to a coffee shop in the morning to upload my Mario piece.
Smudgeandfrank Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student General Artist
Hi there! I would love to share some of my game art if you would be willing to invite me. :) Thanks so much for considering it! 
chunzprocessor Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I have some game drawings. If you liked mine, send me an invitation.
Heart-tsukikage Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
many thanks for adding my drawing of The legend of zelda x3
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Artist
You are very welcome! And I hope we can see you participating in one of our two Legend of Zelda Art Collaborations somewhen, liked your take on Link and Epona in their next big Adventure a lot. Our Projects might interest you if you are a big fan of Zelda!……

You heard /read about them before maybe
Heart-tsukikage Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
clear that I would like, in fact I love the legend of zelda, is one of my favorite games ^ ^ I have another drawing of link in a suit that design and went back to draw, if they like me join the group and I can upload it as thanks ^^
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Am away for 3 days, don't be surprised if your submissions are not accepted until thursday evening!
Sunymao Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I many have Game-Art too! If you see anything you like, shoot me an invite.
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Artist
FuShark Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the invite :D
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