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Been drawing almost daily since I was a toddler, I tried digital for the first time in 2001 but didn't adopt it as a serious and regular medium until coming here and working harder at it in 2006. I have invested thousands of hours and dollars in this hobby just in the past few years alone - please don't steal what I've dedicated everything I have to perfecting :police:

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  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Listening to: Assorted Video Game Tunes
  • Watching: Late Night TV
  • Playing: Splatoon
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
As those in the same hemisphere as me head into the depths of winter while the northern hemispherians enjoy their summer (:shakefist:) there usually isn't much to look forward to. Shorter days, colder nights and someone's always sniffling :blownose:

But for the second year running I attended the Supanova convention in Sydney with some of my family members and had a pretty good time. While the convention isn't very big (though I suppose it's about as good as they get in this country) it did have some neat stuff - and people :D I was able to get my photo taken with several of my favourite fictional characters (as well as some I didn't feel strongly about either way but they still looked cool and clearly took some time with their outfits). Cosplaying seems addictive, thought I didn't do it myself. I knew I could stand out enough just being me :lol: Here are some pictures:
Supanova 2015 Photo Compilation by priteeboy That's only a fraction of all the various cosplays I saw there, though these did strike me as some of the better ones, as well as being characters I'm more familiar with too. Everyone was really friendly and you could tell they had been waiting as long to do this as I have. I sure know some in my household I went with that day are already talking about what they'll be next year. I can't help but wonde rif I should give it a shot then too. But who do I go as? :plotting: Hmm, Cloud seems a little too obvious, but I'm sure there's plenty of sexy game/anime guys I could consider in the 50 weeks left until the next one. Though I'm leaning towards Dante ever since seeing the one there 8-)

Other than that I've been juggling several artworks I hope to get up here this month. I wanted to do something to commemorate the recent legalization of same sex marriage in the US (a big step forward for them, now for Australia to do what it always does - copy the US ages after they already did something :rofl:). And I've started on that, though it may be a little late I guess :p Plus there's been some great Wii U games coming out as of late, I haven't even completed Super Smash Bros U before Splatoon and Yoshi's Wooly World came out. Perhaps I might have to draw something inspired by them. This recent outing and some of the things I saw in the artist's alley there has motivated me to do just a little more game-inspired stuff :eager:

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Matthew Attard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Australia
Throughout my life I have always been a very visual and creative person. So developing an interest in art was practically in the bag, starting out traditionally for many years as I grew up and then converting to digital since I favoured that more. I've had very little professional training particularly in 2D, much of which I have just picked up through my own self experimentation. I learned some remedial 3D skills from a course though, But I'll always know more about 2D and don't consider myself to be a "true" 3D artist, often my 3D is mixed with 2D for maximum effect.
I take a shine to anything that looks interesting, probably why I see such fascination in the natural world. But I even get inspired by games or fashion etc in regards to character drawings especially, That's where the whole Final fantasy/Japanese love comes in!

I'm usually a hobbyist artist for most of the time as I do not work for any studio's or companies. I do commissioned works as the offers come (I can be e-mailed regarding that) But nothing beats doing art for your own personal enjoyment!

If off-dA viewers wish to contact me regarding commissions, features etc, e-mail me at: matthew.attard1988@gmail.com
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  • Mood: Welcoming
  • Listening to: Assorted Video Game Tunes
  • Watching: Late Night TV
  • Playing: Splatoon
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
As those in the same hemisphere as me head into the depths of winter while the northern hemispherians enjoy their summer (:shakefist:) there usually isn't much to look forward to. Shorter days, colder nights and someone's always sniffling :blownose:

But for the second year running I attended the Supanova convention in Sydney with some of my family members and had a pretty good time. While the convention isn't very big (though I suppose it's about as good as they get in this country) it did have some neat stuff - and people :D I was able to get my photo taken with several of my favourite fictional characters (as well as some I didn't feel strongly about either way but they still looked cool and clearly took some time with their outfits). Cosplaying seems addictive, thought I didn't do it myself. I knew I could stand out enough just being me :lol: Here are some pictures:
Supanova 2015 Photo Compilation by priteeboy That's only a fraction of all the various cosplays I saw there, though these did strike me as some of the better ones, as well as being characters I'm more familiar with too. Everyone was really friendly and you could tell they had been waiting as long to do this as I have. I sure know some in my household I went with that day are already talking about what they'll be next year. I can't help but wonde rif I should give it a shot then too. But who do I go as? :plotting: Hmm, Cloud seems a little too obvious, but I'm sure there's plenty of sexy game/anime guys I could consider in the 50 weeks left until the next one. Though I'm leaning towards Dante ever since seeing the one there 8-)

Other than that I've been juggling several artworks I hope to get up here this month. I wanted to do something to commemorate the recent legalization of same sex marriage in the US (a big step forward for them, now for Australia to do what it always does - copy the US ages after they already did something :rofl:). And I've started on that, though it may be a little late I guess :p Plus there's been some great Wii U games coming out as of late, I haven't even completed Super Smash Bros U before Splatoon and Yoshi's Wooly World came out. Perhaps I might have to draw something inspired by them. This recent outing and some of the things I saw in the artist's alley there has motivated me to do just a little more game-inspired stuff :eager:
Supanova 2015 Photo Compilation by priteeboy
Supanova 2015 Photo Compilation
This is a setup of some of the better photo's featuring myself and a variety of cosplayers at the Sydney Supanova 2015 pop culture expo (somewhat like Comic-Con, granted not of the same scale) a couple of weeks before uploading.

While I myself didn't go as any particular character, I saw it as a rare opportunity to wear an outfit I had which I wouldn't be able to locally. Tryi'n out my new favourite red/black boots and jacket :toocool:

Cosplay characters featured in here include:
Top Far Left = Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
Top Left = Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
Top Right = Terminator Statue (Terminator Genisys)
Top Far Right = Dante (Devil May Cry 3)
Centre Left = Ned Flanders (Simpsons)
Centre Middle = Harley Quinn (Batman)
Centre Right = Loki & Captain America (Avengers) and Abby (NCIS)... also my family.
Bottom Left = Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
Bottom Middle = Maxi (Soul Calibur)
Bottom Right = Raiden (Metal Gear)

The only one I couldn't recognize is the guy in that (very sexy ;p) white outfit in the bottom-middle frame. If someone can identify him then I'll add his name in there too :)

Edit: The bottom-middle character was identified and added. Thanks borninabathtub for that!
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Pandoran Forest by priteeboy
Pandoran Forest
A combination of a warm, humid climate, a dense atmosphere, yet lower gravity than that on Earth means the plant life of Pandora are free to grow without nearly as much of the physical limitations that cap their growth size and speed as much as what happens to the plants on earth, growing under relatively harsher conditions and higher gravity by comparison. The result are phenomenal sized trees growing in seemingly endless forests and regular forest floor plants still taller than the average human. While most foliage is the tried and true green like it is here at home, some of the more unusual plant strains take on a blueish colour - which is rarely encountered on any vegetation on Earth, these are also the ones most likely to bioluminesce (glow) through semi-transparent leaves and stems at night time, possibly to attract pollinators during the frequent bouts of darkness that occur on Pandora, rendering traditional flowers not quite the useful bug-magnets they have proven themselves to be on the relatively brighter earth where their colours are more easily appreciated. Of course, this glow could just as likeley to be a way to ward off hungry herbivores from eating them. Large trees and plants lack this ability and tend to take on more earth-like colours and forms.

This was actually, originally created quite a few years ago, shortly after my other work of the same theme (only with more focus on the plant varieties as they appear at night). But while sorting through some files on a slow day I thought I'd go ahead and upload this one too, while not as "fantastical" as the night version, I think it does have a better sense of realism and depth to it than the other one did :) It was made using Vue and Photoshop. Some stock photo's were used for some plants, along with some of my own. The giant tree roots were created using custom Vue vegetation of which I simply just turned upside down in the scene file to the branches became the roots :idea:

Artwork made any copyrighted by me. Please do not use, modify or sell my work without my permission Pandora landscape concepts originally inspired by Avatar. Some plant formations resemble those seen in the film but were not taken directly from it.
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Slinkgirl95 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Hey, I've just been looking around your gallery and you have some awesome stuff! Keep up the good work!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :bow:
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Slinkgirl95 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
:D (Big Grin) 
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Yugi-Dan-Yami Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
G'day, G'day....from one aussie to another.
Love ur Pic's; did u ever do like a prfession digital art course or was it mostly self-taught :D

I really hope u could check out my gallery....and maybe give me a few pointers on inmproving:please:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did go to TAFE for a couple of years to do a Digital Media course. Some parts were helpful (particularly the introduction to 3D) but as for the rest - it was either stuff I already knew, or wasn't interested in learning or considering for a career path :p My digital painting is mostly the result of my own experimentation, as well as a few tutorials I read in my early days here.
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TrueSonicBlue22 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! I've never seen someone on deviantart that made their artworks so realistic XD.



What program do you use for your artworks?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I use a combination of 3D software (mostly Cinema 4D and Vue) for parts of my work and digital painting (Photoshop) for others (or sometimes just the one depending on what it is I'm drawing).
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TrueSonicBlue22 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Yw and wow! Thanks for the info XD. I had a feeling it wasn't only Photoshop :D
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MartinaSaviane Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much for the fav !!!Kawaii La Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
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KatyKatKilla Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Bruh, I love your icon, it's Cloud! Did you hear about the FF7 Remake! I almost died! X3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I saw the trailer to it as well (too bad no face shot of Cloud :saddummy:) I'm surprised a major company actually listened to what fans had been asking for for years :shocked:
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KatyKatKilla Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I can understand why they didn't show Clouds face, sort of just to raise hype on it. :3
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ey, even though I was too busy at the time to make a timely response, I just wanted to say that in your Ask Me thread your planet of choice and reasons for wanting to go there mirror my thoughts on the matter exactly, so... yey! :highfive: 

:B
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I barely even remember that :lol:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a bad person. :paranoid:
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