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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:

P.S - everything before the deviation "Burgundy Breeze" was drawn before I got my drawing tablet - proof that you can still do some awesome shit by mouse if you try hard enough ;)

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  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Hilarious fan songs
  • Reading: 50 Shades of Grey Matter
  • Watching: American Dad
  • Playing: Super Mario 3D World
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Iced Chocolate
As much as I wish it was me on the cover of something (obscure modelling fantasies come true :shh:) I got the next best thing, my art featured on the cover of a legitimate magazine about CG artwork!
I had once been an interviewed artist in 3D Art Direct Magazine before, and was called back as an encore preview when they caught sight of my recent calendar work. This time around one of mine was even used on the front cover for issue 36 here :D

And just like that I'm out of stuff to talk about. Talk about an uneventful four months since my last. Oh well, no news is good news, I'm too busy and too tired for me to do stuff :shakefist:

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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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Which of the seven deadly sins are you most guilty of? 

49%
396 deviants said :bulletblue: Sloth - but I swear I'll work on it...later.
12%
96 deviants said :bulletred: Wrath - because the whole world pisses me off and they have to know it.
11%
90 deviants said :bulletgreen: Envy - why does everyone else always get the good stuff!
9%
69 deviants said :bulletorange: Gluttony - touch one chip and I'll be having that hand for lunch!
8%
68 deviants said :bulletpurple: Pride - because I'm just awesome like that.
8%
66 deviants said :bulletpink: Lust - it's what's on the outside that makes me want in.
2%
18 deviants said :bulletyellow: Greed - money makes the world go round, and I'm not sparing a cent!

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:iconlittle-kaiyou-kame:
Little-kaiyou-Kame Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG HELLO YOU!! :heart: :heart:
It's been 1000years and I have risen from the dead for the 498th time. :lol:
I even forgot my deviantart password while coming back to life.
How are you??

Kame :heart:
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priteeboy Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what brought you back ;paranoid:

I'm doing fine, though I have little time to produce any new work these days, but I still log into this site daily :)
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:iconlittle-kaiyou-kame:
Little-kaiyou-Kame Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha omg I forgot my password for a second time in a row! lol! :lol:
glad to hear you're ok xD Are you still in Sydney? (you're the Sydney fella right...:XD:)
I've drawn a bit of new things but haven't had time to log in and submit, back in the good o'days when I wasn't working and had lots of time! boo! :(
you working now?
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priteeboy Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I am :nod: And my reason for not posting as much art is the same. All I do is work and commissions now (though the commissions are by choice) I'd be lucky to get a few hours a week to spend on my own thing...It used to be a few hours a day :shakefist:
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ColonelCurtiss Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Still loving your artwork :D by the way, what programmes do you use for these and is there a good tutorial website for them you could tell me about? Because I'm wanting to experiment with digital art now and I've attempted to use GIMP 2 but I can't find my way around it, so any pointers you have I'd love to take them ^_^
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priteeboy Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use mostly Vue and Photoshop for my work. Sorry to say I haven't even touched Gimp before so I can't offer any advice there ^^;
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ColonelCurtiss Mar 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah. Ok. That's fine. Do you have any tips for using Photoshop as I might see if I can download it and get my drawing tablet working again.
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priteeboy Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose one of the first tips I would give is to try out different blending modes with both the brush or the layer you're working on. These are often forgotten by digital painters who can do a whole peice with the brush or all layers set to "normal" mode, which is fine if you want to paint in a more traditional-like manner. But certain blending modes can be really neat for creating certain effects. Sometimes certain brush strokes may not show depending on certain colours with certain blending modes though but you'll eventually learn what works. But maybe get used to drawing in it first before trying all that.

I would also recommend keeping the screen simple. When I first set up Photoshop it had these boxes of tools and such taking up half the screen, I just close whichever ones I didn't use much leaving behind only the layers box, giving me a much simpler and clearer working area :)
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thanks for the llama x3
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Sniper115A3 Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
Hi :)
I always wanted to ask this - What are your PC's hardware and OS specifications?
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priteeboy Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest I'm not enough of a tech geek to really focus on stats like that. When buying a computer (or in my case, laptop) I usually ask "What can I get that'll run Vue and Photoshop without crashing" and then see what's on offer :lmao: After all, those two programs are my primary ones, with other stuff playing minor roles, and they both work on this one so that's all I'm concerned about :phew: But I'll reguritate some of the stats anyway and you can pick out what's most relevant:

Windows 7. Manufacturer = Toshiba, Model = Notebook.
Processor: Intel(R) Core (TM) i7-2670QM CPU at 2.20GHz x 2.20GHz

16 Bits with 16GB of RAM (this is one thing I needed in particular, my last had like...4GB, it saw Vue crash on me a lot)

It also says it rates 5.9 on the user experience scale which makes it fairly average. I'm certain there's much bette rmachines out there, but this gets the job done and I don't want to spend any more money until it starts to crap out on me like my last one did :lol:
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Sniper115A3 Mar 20, 2014   Digital Artist
When it comes to 3D rendering, I think the most important part would be the processor/CPU, because if its fully utilized (100% cpu usage) for a very long time, it can overheat and damage your motherboard, therefore cpu's need good cooling systems. Desktops are the best for production work because you can easily upgrade the cooler/heatsink and other components, however, with a laptop, you can't.  Yours is the best processor for a laptop, however, if all the eight threads are fully utilized for a long period of time, it could overheat and crash. You might wanna look at this accessory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop_c… It helps reduce the heat.
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priteeboy Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I actually bought one of those cooling boards for my previous laptop since that got so hot underneath I burned my fingers when trying to pick it up once :onfire: I did render-slave that one a lot more than this one though because I did more 3D stuff then, and it was a slower renderer so what takes my current one a couple of hours to render - it took that one a day to do the same :faint:

Lucky Vue allows you to stop a long render at any time ans save what's done so far, and then you can continue it later. I do this on long renders, giving about half an hour break before starting again to give the CPU a chance to cool back down (I foolishly never did that on my last one which si probably why before the end of its life it crashed so much and got so hot even when doing nothing)
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:iconlee-sherman:
It's been a long time since I stumbled upon a deviant with such an incredible body of work.
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Wolf-girl-Alchemist9 Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama
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