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Game ART HQ Network

Currently only invited deviants can join this group

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.


We did and do a lot of video game art tributes, we have art contests and challenges and since the 30th May we also have an ongoing art collaboration project here that is mainly focussing on this community itself. Every group member had and has the chance to pick ONE game character and draw it. Be it Mario or Jing from League of legends, an starship from Gradius, a Boss, an enemy from Halo etc. every game character can be claimed as long as no other Game-Art-HQ member claimed/drew it already. Unlike our other art projects, this one is completely open ended. Each participant gets an deadline of 2 months starting on the day the group member claimed a character.

The project is a month (and 4 days) old now and 10 group members submitted their claimed works already, currently 30 more group members claimed characters in the last days and weeks. You can become a part of our project if you are a goup member and claim a character there: The GA-HQ Community Art Project
The first five character illustrations were submitted in the first week and around 15 more Game-Art-HQ group members claimed characters of their choice or asked for a challenge as well.
Only group members can participate in this art collaboration
YOU can choose a game character you want to draw for the group, every game character can be drawn by only one group member.
If someone took Geralt from the Witcher series as example nobody else can take him anymore.

Every artist can participate in the project for only one time so choose your character very well. Every game or game character can be claimed.  
You can also ask me like in the art challenges before and I will  give you a choice between a couple of rarely drawn games or game characters.
The submissions will be featured here in the group, get also an own gallery folder and might be featured on as well

Lets have a look at the already drawn characters that show a big variation between popular and unpopular game characters:

Toads and the Draggadon by MrBFox
Captain Toad from Treasure Tracker's on the Wii U is the currently latest submission and was drawn by :iconmrbfox: from the UK as his first submission to a GA-HQ Project.

Nadia the Creatures' Nightmare by shinragod
:iconshinragod:  from the USA was one of the first group members who claimed a character for this project and claimed the really almost completely forgotten Nadia, one of the two main protagonists in Nightmare Creatures on the first Playstation. It was an awesome game for its time, I really like that someone remembered it and used this project to draw an illustration of Nadia for this art collab.

Vengeance From The Grave by LukeTheRipper
:iconluketheripper: from Poland is a long-time member of the group and participated in over 5 of our projects already, it is not unusual for him to pick relative unknown game characters and he did it again this time with Grave, the main protagonist of the pretty cool Gungrave games on the Playstation 2.

a Link to the forest glade by Maruuki
:iconmaruuki: from my homeland Germany was one of the group members I invited personally for the project. Like many group members she created great game fanarts and submitted them to our group but never participated in one of our projects. This changed with her take on one of the most popular game characters ever, Link from the Legend of Zelda. It looks like she is interested in future art collaborations as well. You're welcome :-)

Final Fantasy - Chocobo Silhouette by FistEastwood
:iconfisteastwood: who is also from Germany asked me after the invitation to this project to come up with a couple of possible game characters. The lovely Chocobo from the Final Fantasy games was among them and he chosed it for the project. I like that he underlined the role of the Chocobo in the games with his fan art. Excellent work!

Suikoden 3 - Hugo of Karaya by AnonAegis
Suikoden III is actually the only main series entry of the series I did not play yet and I hope I find the time someday to change that.
:iconanonaegis: from the USA claimed Hugo one of the protagonists in the game. I bet you read it often already but damn..Suikoden realy needs to return. Be it with a remake of one of the older games or a completely new game.

Fan by Gino Descalzi by Dreamgate-Gad
This character made it really difficult to say which group member drew the most unpopular one for this project yet.
:icondreamgate-gad: from Peru was not active on GA-HQ yet but multiple times in my other group FGE that is focussing on fighting games.  He claimed and drew Fan, one of the characters in one of the first fighting games ever, Yie Air Kung Fu from 1985 by Konami. Damn!

The White Wolf by ynorka
Geralt from the Witcher games might be one of the most popular game characters in 2015 however thanks to the greatness that is The Witcher III. :iconynorka: from the Uk was the first artist who followed my call (Invitation) for this project and claimed Geralt for it!

Karina Leproux by mortalshinobi
:iconmortalshinobi: from the USA is one of the first Game-Art-HQ Members actually and was also one of the first that wanted to join this project. He claimed Karina Leproux a.k.a lupo from the mercenary group in Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City. One of the most unpopular Resident Evil characters I guess. This was an interesting choice really, especially since it was one of the first ones.

Pauline by AM05
This is the so far oldest game character drawn for our group project and there are not many even older video game characters.
This is Pauline from the classic Donkey Kong, she had to be rescued by Mario long long before Princess Peach played a role. She was drawn by :iconam05: from Puerto Rico for the project.

Castlevania 64 by Eclession
While the majority of the artists in this group is drawing game characters, all types of other art forms (except writings) are welcome here. Including 3D Model based art of course!. :iconeclession: created a scenery with Reinhardt Schneider from Castlevania 64 one of the games that will be featured in our Nintendo 64 Tribute next year as well!

Thanks a ton at all participating artists so far!
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syahilla Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much
putting my art in this group:)
CODE-umb87 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Thank you so much for accepting my art and allowing me to join your group. :)
SourTea Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to join this group sometime <3
Llortor Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't find it particularly fair to have my submission expire and then find I can't try again due to the 1 deviation per month submission limit.

Is this going to happen again the next time I resubmit? Will I have to wait yet another 30 days?
Radprofile Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Until this date, I still don't know why I was invited to join this group, 90% of the stuff I do is not allowed here hahaha, and the 10% don't arrive often :lol:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Artist
I think I invited you because your fan art of Hitomi from the Dead or Alive games is pretty beautiful and I did not look at the whole gallery  :-)
Radprofile Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha I see, well, I thought you may check galleries before invite, but it's ok, sometimes people commission clothed girls too :XD:
NezuPanda Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im not sure if Im allowed to comment here ( if not hide this comment!) <3
But is this art piece of mine suitable to be in your group?
Lost without Light by NezuPanda
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Artist
welcome on board is my answer, good work with that fan art.
NezuPanda Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgg thank you so much!! <33
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