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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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My apologies in advance for those not in the Senior forums who get messaged about this and don't know what the hell it is :oops:

Anyway, I somehow ended up playing an ongoing forum game I just found out about yesterday, so let me have at it. For the following week from the date this was posted, I'll answer any question as best I can (without breaking the rules :eyes:)

And make e'm about me dammit! :shakefist:
  • 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:
Badass Boots by priteeboy
Badass Boots
Not that I designed these, but upon arriving today I was so overjoyed they finally got here that I just had to show e'm off. Might look like they go with my jacket, buuut the jacket is a different red, so not so sure :hmm: I do like this more intense red more though. I plan on wearing them to a convention later this year, hopefully I'll get some decent full-body shots then while I'm actually in them :D
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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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187 deviants said :popcorn: Food - No more grocery shopping! Just don't get too fat.
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126 deviants said :painter: Art Supplies - Create all you want! Never run out of materials (or software upgrades)
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67 deviants said :sprint: Fuel - Drive all you want with no expensive pit-stops!
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67 deviants said :house: Home Services - Have someone else clean your place, maintain your yard, fix your plumbing, etc.
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64 deviants said :typerhappy: Internet - So long outside world!
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45 deviants said :strong: Memberships - Full & Free access to your favourite sites, Magazines, Clubs, Gyms, etc.
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44 deviants said :liquisoft: Water - Hooray! Long showers and a greener lawn for me!
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33 deviants said :lightbulb: Electricity - Now I CAN leave all the lights on!
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22 deviants said :flirty: Health & Beauty Products - Because looking and feeling good should be free!
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22 deviants said :fish: Pet Supplies & Care - Pamper your pooch or cater for your kitty, spoil any pet rotten!

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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so! Thanks for the comment and favourites :handshake:
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shekho72 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama :happybounce: 
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Writer
Hm, you pick your custom box, name it webcam and make it a webcam.

Nice way to protest against more recent dA design decisions.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did it less out of protest and more out of laziness :lol:
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Black-Angel-Dan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Writer
Whatever works. XD
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fearieoflove Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for the llama!! Thanks For The Llama Emote  llama cancan llama cancan llama cancan  Hooray Llama Badges 
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Poet1960 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Just stopped by to see how things were going and to say hi.  Awesome pics as usual. 
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, same old same old. Glad you still like my gallery :)
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Poet1960 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Well, that was quick.  Of course I still like it, well, except for the dude pics, not really my thing, but everything else is great.  Have you become a rich and famous artist yet?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not yet. For as long as I'm still here it's safe to assume nothing has change. Fame and fortune seems to make artists mysteriously disappear from dA :shifty:
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Aestas-Hiems Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing constructions, breathtaking details and intriguing topics. You, sir, with no doubt earned another faithful watcher. Congratulations!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou for the compliment, and for watching me too :D
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maixim01 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Thanks for the Llama! :DIcon #3 - Dance Dean, dance! (Harlem Shake) Uhm...? Wut 
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anne1956 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought you should know this:
You know I NEVER do tags, but to this one I do a single one time exception. Its to beautiful not to
Tag a quality deviant, You’re it! Quality doesn't mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to all deviants who deserve it (Or as many or few as you want). If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them!HeartHugs Anne
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must admit - usually when I see tag-comments I generally roll my eyes and ignore it. But that was really nice to read. Thankyou :bow:
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