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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.
Our first Video Game Art Challenge started in October and was all about Nintendo.

It resulted in illustrations of both known characters like Rosalina but also pretty unknown ones inlcuding even Golden Sun and the Wonderful 101.

Our new one is all about villains in video games! Can you illustrate those evil guys like Ganondorf, Vaas Montenegro, Kefka Palazzo, Sephiroth, Handsome Jack, Wario etc?

You can either choose one of these characters OR if you want a real challenge let me give you a choice between only three villains. I am mostly choosing those which are not so easy to illustrate of course.

Counting all ALL villains, antagonists and bosses in video games, this means that stage bosses can be claimed as well as evil fighting game characters like M.Bison or Shao Kahn or the big antagonists or villains of a game like those mentioned above.
Each character can be chosen by only one artist. Exceptions are different forms or designs. Like Ganon the boar like boss from the classic Zelda and Ganondorf from Zelda OoT who looked very different.

It is up to you in what style, size and format you would illustrate the villain or boss character, you can also choose to draw a fight scene with the protagonist(s) of a game, but the villain should be on the winning side and be the clear focus on the illustration.

This challenge endures till the 28th February 2015.

The submissions will be featured in a journal on :icongame-art-hq: as well as on  The GA-HQ challenge is going to be a big part of the website, and the featured artworks are of course accompanied with full credits to you and your dA Profile or another website of your choice.
Here is an example for you to see how it looks:…

Only up to 45 group members can participate in this challenge.

Challengers so far (39/45):

:iconmizueyes777: who claimed the challenge to draw Kefka Palazzo from Final Fantasy VI
:iconblackorb00: who claimed the challenge to draw Lar from the Sonic Wings games
:icondragonariaes: who claimed the challenge to draw Evil Rao from Okami
: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
:iconangelus-tenebrae:  who claimed the challenge to draw Ganondorf in his design from LoZ The Wind Waker
:icon2dforever: who claimed the challenge to draw Reala from Nights..into Dreams
:iconscowlingelf: who claimed the challenge to draw Alastor from Viewtiful Joe
:iconjinxysketch: who claimed the challenge to draw Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2
:iconmattdemino: who claimed the challenge to draw Saren Arterius from the Mass Effect games.
: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
:iconimmortaltanuki: who claimed the challenge to draw Classic Donkey Kong
:iconmawnbak: who claimed the challenge to draw Kintaro from the Mortal Kombat games
:icondragonith: who claimed the challenge to draw Bowser from Super Mario World 3D
:iconxland333: who claimed the challenge to draw Liquid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
: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
:iconnekro-phil: who claimed the challenge to draw Mecha Sonic
:iconautumnrainelifez: who claimed the challenge to draw Sephiroth from FFVII
:iconkirschenwasser: who claimed the challenge to draw Albedo from the Xenosaga Trilogy
:iconvalentrisrrock: who claimed the challenge to draw the 2nd Contra Force Boss (NES)
:iconmuhammadaks: who claimed the challenge to draw Lady Aribeth from Neverwinter Nights
:iconbrendancorris: who claimed the challenge to draw Tomator from Lost Vikings
:iconcorvusrone: who claimed the challenge to draw Vaas Montenegro from FarCry 3
:iconedgekagami: who claimed the challenge to draw Kagami from the Last Blade
:iconblazetbw: who claimed the challenge to draw Wizpig from Diddy Kong Racing
:iconmortalshinobi: who claimed the challenge to draw Deathstroke from Batman: Arkham Origins
:iconsannamy: who claimed the challenge to draw Na Krul from Diablo: Hellfire
: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
:iconserpentkingsaul: who claimed the challenge to draw Wario

Already drawn since the challenge started on the 14th December:

:iconyinetyang: who drew the Moon from the Legend of zelda: Majora's Mask Evil Majora's moon by yinetyang (15.12.14)
:iconexshen:who drew Jenova from Final Fantasy VII Jenova by ExShen (20.12.14)
:iconkoui: who drew Jedah Dohma , the boss from Darkstalkers 3 Jedah Dohma by Koui (16.12.14)
:iconfischhead: who drew Joka from the Klonoa games The Color of Evil by FischHead (18.12.14)
:iconsarrus: who drew the mighty "Cat Pirate Ship" Boss from Parodius -- Boss Challenge -- Cat Battleship MK 1 by sarrus (17.12.14)
:iconmarvin000: who drew Akuma from the Street Fighter games GA-HQ Challenge #2: Villains - Akuma by Marvin000 (18.12.14)
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Atoru-k Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
Thank you for your invitation!
rmassarani Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature!
Serene7th Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the feature! :)
Kanthesis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the feature !!
shinragod Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
The PSOne Anniversary pic is due tomorrow!!?
(Remembers he was supposed to do Crash Bandicoot 1.)
Oops...missed that one. <=[
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Artist
The 20th November would be fine in your case!
shinragod Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you. Appreciate it.
My Scare-Eelutions pic took longer than I thought so the extra time helps tremendously.
ManuSauci Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanna join! ^^
PsychoLinChan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for inviting me ^___^
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