Reinhold Hoffmann is my name..i am German am born in 1980. Played thousands of video games, especially Fighting Games.
I like to write about video games and their characters and organize art collaborations and tributes and sometimes art contests via my Website / Community Game-Art-HQ
In March 2014 I started working to add a video game character database to Game-Art-HQ.
It is still small but it is possible now (May 2014) to see when and where around 250 different game characters made their debut and some other details from them as well. About 10-20 more characters are added per week including articles about them with official illustrations as well as fanart and cosplays.
You can find this growing database here
Since three years I am organizing art contests around July-November, the 2014 one starts on Monday the 1st September and ends on Halloween.
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 submit your submission (ONE PER ARTIST) to the GA-HQ Contest 2014 Gallery Folder from the 1st September-31st October
You can submit your entry to http://game-art-hq.deviantart.com/ which means you have to be a deviantART member of course.
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.
You can basically start creating something right now, but there won't be a folder for this contest until Monday the 1st September.
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.
Greets, and much fun @ everyone who decides to join the contest
This will be done by the end of September I hope. Mario's Blacklist totally kicks ass.