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The latest art project on Game-Art-HQ...as soon as that wonderful website is back online... (hopefully next tuesday)

.Link's Friendlist is an art collaboration where 30 Legend of Zelda Protagonists and Allies of Link were illustrated by over 50 artists

Upcoming Art Collaborations on Game-Art-HQ are the 5th Round of Link's Blacklist on the 15th June and two 20th Anniversary Tributes for the Tekken series and the first Playstation console. Both projects will be published in the first December week of 2014.


About me:


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 bit art colalborations and tributes and sometimes contests with artists which are also gamers.

These art tributes and my own website Game-Art-HQ are meant to tell viewers a lot about the games, it makes me happy that websites like dtoid, eurogamer, kotaku, eventhubs etc are writing about them.


Some of my favourite game series are Tekken, Mortal Kombat and more or less everything from SNK. I care a lot about character designs, storytelling and the music in video games.

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 150 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 fana rt and cosplays.
You can find this growing database here



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At least if you don't only play the games, like to jump on Goombas and collect 1UP's but also like to view art.

Was thinking about this idea since months and well..Mario's Blacklist just started, has over 35 handpicked artists on board I knew from previous projects and 15 new faces which are fired up and love the idea of illustrating the bad guys from the Super Mario games.


Seriously..even damn Tatanga, that Alien which abducted Daisy back in 1989 in Super Mario Land gets drawn by a super talented artists while also other classic SMB 1-3 enemies, many from SMW 1-2 and also the newer games + Mario RPG and the Paper Mario games are on board..and yes..even Waluigi will get his spotlight.


This latest video game art tribute for my website and community Game-Art-HQ.com  started just on this Monday and five illustrations were done already while the deadline for those goes till the 30th July. As said..the artists are on fire and it looks like we will have something damn great online, most likely in the 2nd September week since the King of Fighters 20th Anniversary Tribute will be published online on the 25th August.

On the 30th June its time for Link's Blacklist Round IV. Around 45 more Legend of Zelda enemies and bosses were illustrated and are described by the artists and myself in the galleries, this time with a big focus on LOZ Minish Cap and also ALBW guys like Stalblind and Yuga for the first time.

After the downtime because me deleting the database of the website which resulted in 9 horrible long offline days the site is back with a vengeance though. Redesigned and better looking than ever, with shorter loading times and a much better navigation. Could use the downtime days to try out things which made the site better than before.

Have a look at these five fan arts of super mario enemies and bosses, around 45 more will be part of Marios Blacklist!





The classic Bullet Bill by http://stlemons.deviantart.com/





Iggy Koopa from Super Mario World by http://c-r-o-f-t.deviantart.com/

One of the hardest boss battles ever in video game history ^^




The Spiny Koopa, classic enemies from SMB by http://mortalshinobi.deviantart.com/




Dry Bones by http://emortal982.deviantart.com/




Antasma by http://spadenightmaren.deviantart.com/





ps: Wondered me that there was no dtoid article about it but OCRemix just released their Mario 64 Tribute Album: Portrait of a Plumber which also comes with a few artworks by Game-Art-HQ members after DJ Prtezel and I worked a bit together for the first time.

This album is pretty awesome, download it!



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