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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: Happy
  • Listening to: Assorted video game tunes
  • Watching: Evolution
  • Playing: Mario Kart 8
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
Barely into the 3rd month of the year by now but as of late it seems that 2015 is going to be a very generous year for me if things keep up :D After just a week being back from a short but enjoyable absence that almost went bust but didn't, I had to face the day I was dreading for ages - the day I finally took my driving test. I'm sure I speak for many artistic types when I say I (and probably many of you guys too) aren't naturally the driving kind. We artists tend to prefer to avoid leaving the comfort of our own creative spaces :shifty: But out of recent need to know how to drive (and way too many years slowly building up to it) I thought I'd try my luck and go for the test. If I wasn't skilled then I was damn lucky since I made it on my first try :w00t: Then again, seeing how some other people are on the road - I had a feeling I couldn't possibly be that bad. But nailing something like that on my first attempt felt pretty damn good :winner:

I even planted a commemorative palm tree in a vacant spot in my garden today to mark the day I did the thing that everybody thought I'd never do, including myself :D
And to make it even better, these Badass Boots by priteeboy arrived. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a giant package waiting for me, knowing I got something really cool and unique in there waiting for me. Gotta find a place where I can wear these bad boys now :plotting:

Well, enough gloating for now. I have art to finish. Gallery's looki'n a little dry at the moment :ohnoes:

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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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Earth's Engine Exposed by priteeboy
Earth's Engine Exposed
It's rare for me to have the time to create something the moment I get inspiration anymore, but I couldn't help but start on this the day I found out (thanks to one of Google's neat little home page animations) that it marked the 127th birthday of Inge Lehmann - a seismologist who had revealed from her studies the nature of the earth's deepest secret (literally) - the presence of an inner and outer core. I noticed that about a week ago, so this pic is late, but hey - it's not like the earth can be created in seven days :paranoid:

Interestingly, the iron inner core of the earth is said to be as hot as the surface of the sun, yet completely solid due to the pressure of the weight of everything above it even though it is way beyond melting temperature. The outer core however flows more like a liquid, the rotation of which contributes to the invisible yet valuable magnetic field that extends beyond the earth a lot further than the atmosphere does, as well as providing energy for a whole bunch of other geological events that both destroy and create. One could say the earth is only alive on the surface because it's alive on the inside. And that's why geology rocks ;)

Creating this was a tough decision between choosing what seemed real and what seemed cool. I decided to go for cool (yet still at least accurate to the many diagrams I've seen of this stuff since I was a little kid) as such a clean-cut view of any planet is likely never to happen so in a way I went for something that better matched the simplicity of those diagrams seen on school projects the world over, only with an added sense of epicness to it 8-)

Artwork made and copyrighted by me. Please do not use or redistribute my images without permission
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Platinum Gaze by priteeboy
Platinum Gaze
Not sure if title is really cool or really lame :paranoid: But this self portrait was taken on whim on a day I was particularly happy with how my hair looked and I figured it would make a decent new ID for my profile anyway since it's a more current representation of me.

Not a very exciting upload after all this time of no new material, I know. But I do have some more stuff on the way very soon :)
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If you could have an unlimited supply of any of these common needs, which would you pick? (Money isn't an option) 

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199 deviants said :popcorn: Food - No more grocery shopping! Just don't get too fat.
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138 deviants said :painter: Art Supplies - Create all you want! Never run out of materials (or software upgrades)
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71 deviants said :sprint: Fuel - Drive all you want with no expensive pit-stops!
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69 deviants said :house: Home Services - Have someone else clean your place, maintain your yard, fix your plumbing, etc.
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68 deviants said :typerhappy: Internet - So long outside world!
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48 deviants said :liquisoft: Water - Hooray! Long showers and a greener lawn for me!
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46 deviants said :strong: Memberships - Full & Free access to your favourite sites, Magazines, Clubs, Gyms, etc.
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35 deviants said :lightbulb: Electricity - Now I CAN leave all the lights on!
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24 deviants said :fish: Pet Supplies & Care - Pamper your pooch or cater for your kitty, spoil any pet rotten!
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23 deviants said :flirty: Health & Beauty Products - Because looking and feeling good should be free!

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xxxBlackRabbit Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Student General Artist
I'm absolutely in love with your art. I can't even really put into words how great it is. This probably sounds a little weird - but i can almost feel all the creativity and time and effort you put into your work. But i can't help but feel that i'm slightly biased due to the fact that you're a fellow aussie ;) haha 

Your art is amazing :)
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GladeFaun Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic art. And very true words re: the hair ;)
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Wheeskeey Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  New Deviant
Beautiful art o_o
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hardriff Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
gracias por la llama
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Art-Ablaze Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! Means a lot! :D 
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StudioFezilla Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Always nice to see some Aussie talent ;)!
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wtfemm Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
dude ur hella good looking and make such nice art
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fainisyo Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Your art is soo amazing!! Just wow.. :happybounce: Hug
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wulfenstein88 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thx 4 da llama dude :)
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ColonelKR Featured By Owner 2 days ago
All right, dude, I'll say it: your art is so awesome that it's like science fiction in its purest, most original form.  Keep it up!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man :handshake:
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ColonelKR Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
No problem! Handshake
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emberthetechwiz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Shut up and take my watch, Cloud Strife!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can do that :icontakemymoneyplz:
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