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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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  • Listening to: My cat's incessant meowing
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros Wii U
  • Eating: Dorito's
  • Drinking: Cola
Ever had that really cool concept that you just couldn't do because you lacked the necessary tools to do it. Well that feeling's becoming more and more frequent to me and and having lost something I had my laptop rendering for the past two days just set me off. As if it wasn't bad enough that it was meant to be an Easter themed artwork that would have already been a few days late, now I feel like I'm better off scrapping it altogether, or just putting it aside for next year when I'm sure I'm not going to care about it anymore anyway :dummy:

There's a good reason why I don't submit new art nearly as often as I used to, or say yes to many commission offers anymore. Not much else in my life has changed other than me feeling increasingly bored and tired with trying to do it. And it's not because of a lack of ideas, since I come up with them daily. It's because my workload is being carried by the technological equivalent of a mule with a busted leg. This "trying to make huge epic digital art of the future using yesterday's outdated hardware" thing has worn my motivation down and killed any joy it used to have for me when my expectations were small enough for my lack of top-tier tools to really be an issue. Creating anything now always feels like such a chore, usually these days I only muster up enough obligation to continue with my annual series for certain days of the year so I don't have any gaps in my track record but in between those I find myself spending most of my time doing nothing because it's a lot less rage-inducing than sitting through a hundred program crashes just to get one measly artwork out of month's worth of suffering for it. I had ideas for new "series" I wanted to start out and maybe even a new calendar too to hopefully breath some fresh interest into the medium, ideas I know would have done well here and probably helped bring me back to the spotlight which I feel I've not been able to get back to in a long while. But I then realize I'd just be trying to tunnel out of prison with a disposable plastic spoon :crazy:

Think next year I might have to consider some much needed upgrades if I'm going to have any hope of saving my passion for this stuff at all, but I can't afford that shit now so the renaissance of priteeboy will have to be postponed as I look forward to another year where I do as little as possible for the sake of my own sanity, since until I can get my hands on something more up to speed with my own growth and ideas then I can't say I'm really enjoying this much and have even crossed that line where I enjoy coming here to look at other people's art more than contributing my own, it's just a much easier way to get me dA fix :fella:


Matthew Attard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
If you wish to contact me regarding commissions, features etc, e-mail me

As for what else I do, well I spend a lot of time watching cartoons, animated movies and playing games. In many ways this is the one area I haven't grown up. But for what it's worth - they have all influenced me in more ways than I let on, from my taste in characters, the themes in my art, and even my sense of humour. If I haven't drawn it then you can bet I have played it or memorized quotes from it!

Fave Videogames & Game Characters

Fave Cartoons & Animated Movies



That 90's Look by priteeboy
That 90's Look
What started out as a discussion I was having on the dA forums about what celebrities/characters we all looked like I decided to take a fresh pic now that my hair's grown back a bit since the other one earlier this year (I also apologize for the lack of any actual art, I'm too busy with other shit at the moment. Got the ideas - not the time) since it might come in handy for such topics which seem to come up a lot. It's also so I can get some opinions on whether I should change my hair to something like this more permanently. Though if anything it would be a change back since I had it in my pre-dA days for a number of years before. But it's still always had it's appeal and I still tend to find guys with it very hot :lol: Though since this isn't the 90's anymore - it's rarely ever seen. Perhaps I could bring it back, but sometimes it's cool to have something different to what everyone else does =p

It wasn't originally meant to be a new submission but I liked the end result just barely enough to pass, and gives me at least something to upload here to carry me over to my next art submission, and an excuse to wear a leather jacket even though it's not cold :dummy:

Please do not use, modify or sell the images in my gallery without my permission Blogs and such are fine.

If you could have an unlimited supply of any of these common needs, which would you pick? (Money isn't an option) 

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


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PrincessAoio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
GlamRockBuckaroo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Matt, there's a new seller on eBay whose jackets you might want to take a look at.  The seller's username is "celebrita."  They appear to be an Italian firm, and they make a wide variety of jackets and vests.  A significant number of these are western (i.e., cowboy), with a smaller number of the "rock" or "glam" variety.  Give their products a look-see, and let me know your thoughts!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I took a look, but there's nothing there I really liked.

I wanted this jacket really badly… But look at how much it costs :doh:
GlamRockBuckaroo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
OUCH!!  I see what you mean!  Even getting one of your own designs custom-made by The Jacket Maker would be less than that!  OMG 
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, tell me about it :doh:

I had more to say but for some reason when I tried posting it I was being prevented since dA thinks I'm spamming now :confused:
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FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Student General Artist
I used some of your stock in this piece:…
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not bad! :clap:
FengFuXi26 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student General Artist
SissyEeveeMonster Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome I see your a final fantasy fan
My favorite is FF10 with tidus <3
I watched my big brother beat it^^
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got further in FFX than the few others I tried, but still couldn't get very far into it before giving up (I'm not very good :ashamed:) I remember seeing Tidus on the box art many years earlier though, I thought he was really cool :XD:
SissyEeveeMonster Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the beautiful artwork I liked from you, and I have not watched yet hmmmmmmmm......Unacceptable. :lemongrab: 
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As soon as you said "Unacceptable" - I thought of Lemongrab before even seeing the icon :rofl:
The other option was Mordin Solas.
ShokuAli30 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Student Writer
Pika Pika!

Pikachu Peace Sign Plz 
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