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Deviant for 9 Years
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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: Amused
  • Listening to: Assorted Video Game Tunes
  • Reading: My Amiibo Checklist
  • Watching: Late Night TV
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros U
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
I guess I need to remove that birthday journal off my page with this, otherwise it will probably be there until Christmas. And so the deviantART questionnaire as suggested by their recent news celebrating the 15th birthday of the site that literally changed my life, and so many others. The site I had no idea even existed during the first six years of its life but oh how I wish I did (but I suppose not being here when I was 13 would have saved me from embarrassing myself, and from blowing a fuse because of how slow the internet was back in 2001 :phew:) That site that came before Facebook yet everytime I try explaining it to people I have to say "it's like Facebook, but for artists, BUT IT WAS AROUND BEFORE FACEBOOK!!!" :shakefist: So on with the questions since I do like talking about me :plotting:

1) How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Nine years. Now THAT'S commitment! But much like my interest in drawing, nature, astronomy, and guys with spikey anime hair - I'm in it for the long term.

2) What does your username mean?
It means I'm more self-conscious about my appearance than I let on. It means I admire the sight of a pretty-boy, fictional or real, and it means my first choice of names were already taken and this is the best my 16 year old self could come up with on the spot.

3) Describe yourself in three words
Passionate, Idealist and a little bit Cynical.

4) Are you left or right handed?
Right, perhaps the only thing I have in common with the common man.

5) What was your first deviation?
This.... thing:
Matt by priteeboy Though to be fair, that wasn't the best of my ability even then. It was just something I did one afternoon while I was bored and on a computer that didn't have anything better than MS Paint. But I kept it anyway simply because it was the first and I felt I needed something that matched my username. Funny - I'd never wear that stuff now, and I have never been that tanned, and that smartass crab still follows me around.

6) What is your favourite type of art to create?
Digital art, in the form of digital paintings and 3D (often I use both together). I used to do traditional art way back, but coming to dA sealed my preference for digital. I draws what I likes, and that involves pretty scenery, space and hot guys mostly. Here's an example of each:
Parrots in Palms by priteeboy Final Privacy by priteeboy Half Star by priteeboy

7) If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I wish I could draw people and that semi-realism stuff as quickly and easily as a lot of people here do it. But I invested most of my critical growth time into drawing scenes rather than people.

8) What was your first favourite?
Easily remembered. Went and found it in just 20 seconds, here it is
Nexus by Burning-Liquid Made a great impression on me at the time... "How does he doooo thaaaaat!"

9) What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Uuummm... I can explain...
Cloud by sakimichan

Mature Content

Get F*cked by Bobo-Kitty

Mature Content

Tangled Sheets Devil by croaky
Robert by Aede-chanSilver Haired Smexyness by km-jakouArt Trade: Kernel by InnervalueAwakens the fight by feimo

10) Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Going by number of artworks of theirs I've faved and nothing else, sakimichan Wins with 16, and I think JoeyJazz comes second with 12. These numbers aren't big, but I don't fave generously, so yeah...

11) If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Probably either K-Koji or Themrock since I find talking to them/commenting their work to be just as interesting as their work itself, if not - even more. These are two minds I think share a lot of similarities to mine, even though their respective art styles are vastly different. Might also add Bowser81889 since he always has something deep and interesting to say about everything I upload (sorry to embarrass ya!)

12) How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I'd say the one who helped me out the most would be nukeation He doesn't use dA anymore, but if he see's this by any chance then at least he can know he wasn't forgotten by an aspiring Vue user at the time willing to learn how to really crack into this amazing software from someone who was a rare combination of really knowing what they were doing, yet didn't feel too important to answer the questions of those who asked. He even helped pay for me to upgrade my horribly dated version of the software I was using at the time since he was eager to teach me about all the features of the newer version he could tell I was pining for - but couldn't afford. Vue is a relatively obscure thing on dA, and finding pro-level users of it who are actually willing to help out are rarer still. Glad I knew this guy before he went off to do his own thing.

13) What are your preferred tools to create art?
Photoshop is the critical one I use in everything to some extent. Vue is also highly significant and sometimes I use Cinema 4D too. The three together often result in my best works.

14) What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Like I have much choice at the moment - my computer desk in the living room. Preferrably when the distractions of family aren't around so I can just chill out, listen to music and draw.

15) What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
There's three high contenders. The time I got my first Daily Deviation, the Sydney devmeet during the world tour, or the day I got my senior membership. There's a saying I heard once that said "You should go where you are celebrated - not tolerated" - for me, deviantART is that place.


Matthew Attard
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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:


Across The Universe by priteeboy
Across The Universe
Finally it's time for me to be able to show off a new calendar, after working on this one for months, keeping its artwork in secret the whole time to make sure its fresh and original in the eyes of potential buyers ;) Just like I did before, four years ago (so much for making a new one every 2 years like I promised myself)

Focusing on what I'm best at, this calendar is about hypothetical planets that have the potential to actually exist. I wanted to go far out, but to the point of the impossible or ridiculously unlikely. Having said that,some artistic choices did trump a few scientific ones, but overall I wanted to establish a mood of realism, but also a tribute to the days of traditional sci-fi and space themed artwork which always had an interesting style and equally bizarre concepts :)

There was supposed to be a Flash presentation for this just like there was for the last one, but that fell through. Another way to view the artwork inside so you know what you're getting is to click "buy print" (don't worry, you won't actually buy it unless you follow all the further prompts, you'll just be taken to the shop page) the months will be listed below, just click the month to see the artwork for it.

You may also like This one:
Solar Scapes - 2016 calendar by priteeboy

All artwork featured in the calender is made by me and copyrighted. Please do not use, modify or sell my artwork without my permission
Nebulous Nightmares by priteeboy
Nebulous Nightmares
A solar eclipse was often considered to be a harbinger of doom, and after several false alarms it seems that one day the sun disappeared and never came back, as star-hungry "Pillars of Destruction" with red eyes and black hearts had claimed their next target :fear:

Anyway, it's Halloween time again, hence the spooky themed art. I'll admit I did have something entirely different planned but I ran out of time and so that one can wait 'till next year. But I realized I haven't done a space-themed artwork for the holiday yet, even though Christmas now has received two. Coming up with ideas was hard, from pumpkin-shaped planets to... well, that actually was the only other idea I had :slow: Then I remembered how often I've had nightmares over the course of my life, especially while younger that involves eerie ghostly, shadowy forms, vaguely resembling sickly human figures with no discernible facial features or even proper "heads" - sometimes eyes were represented by dim red lights and nothing more. I've always found such forms to be more intimidating than typical "TV/movie ghosts/demons" which are still too human-like to me. My idea of a nightmare-inducing supernatural presence has always been somewhat more organic and alien-like in form, and the eerie formations of the famous "pillars of creation" photo seemed to translate into this form very easily in my mind :idea:

Artwork made and copyrighted by myself. Please do not redistribute, sell or modify my images without my permission

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

211 deviants said :popcorn: Food - No more grocery shopping! Just don't get too fat.
157 deviants said :painter: Art Supplies - Create all you want! Never run out of materials (or software upgrades)
75 deviants said :sprint: Fuel - Drive all you want with no expensive pit-stops!
72 deviants said :house: Home Services - Have someone else clean your place, maintain your yard, fix your plumbing, etc.
71 deviants said :typerhappy: Internet - So long outside world!
53 deviants said :strong: Memberships - Full & Free access to your favourite sites, Magazines, Clubs, Gyms, etc.
52 deviants said :liquisoft: Water - Hooray! Long showers and a greener lawn for me!
39 deviants said :lightbulb: Electricity - Now I CAN leave all the lights on!
31 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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Abang1 Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Thank you for the lamma badge priteeboy!😃 i apreciate it.
GlamRockBuckaroo Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  New Deviant
You might want to take a look at what I refer to as the "glam goth" fashions put out by Shrine of Hollywood.  Their coats, Jackets, and pants are nothing short of FABULOUS!  They have 3 dealers in Australia, so you might be able to actually try on some of their clothing for yourself!  The online address is:  Note that some of their styles are not on the website right now, as they tend to sell out quickly.  They will, however, notify you when any given style becomes available again if you ask them to do so.  Their dealers, I am sure, will do likewise.  Give them a look-see and let me know what you think!
priteeboy Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already got one of theirs ;)
Blood 'n' Gold by priteeboy I love this jacket SO MUCH! :love: But I rarely get to wear it out since I live in small-minded small town kind of environment. I wore it to a convention once though and got a lot of positive attention :D

I'd like to buy something else from them too, maybe this vest… Which may or may not go well with these boots I just ordered yesterday… I can't WAIT for them to arrive, but they said it could be up to 45 working days :crazy:
Takanakchirasu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
nebulous nighmares gave me mad brainwave,bgoodjob and thanks for the llama
DesdemonaLawliet Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Your space art is absolutely stunning. Could you possibly do some step-by-step instructions on your work, for galaxies and such? I tried painting space themed stuff before and it's really difficult to get the layers and such right. I realize acrylic and digital art are quite different, but the techniques can be translated.
priteeboy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :bow:

I don't plan on doing any tutorials in the future, since some of my methods are too specific or limiting, and often make use of custom brush sets I made for myself, or certain softwares that not many people would have. It would be like watching an instructional video on how to build a house and not having a hammer on hand for many :XD:

I used to paint with acrylics years ago. Attempted some space scenery then too but sadly the medium isn't that great for it. Most of the best traditional space paintings I've seen were often airbrushed or even watercolours sometimes. But indeed the genre is best suited for the sharp clarity of digital work, one of the many reasons I converted =p
DesdemonaLawliet Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you're right. Perhaps acrylic isn't going to give me what I want. Unfortunately it's all I have. I've seen great stuff with watercolor, and they used this trick of putting salt on some areas and wiping it off after it dried, causing specs of different opacity to the paint. It was great for adding texture to foliage too, if you're ever interested. 

Thanks for the reply! Best of luck for future works.
Noteimportacomomella Featured By Owner 3 days ago
That guy on your profile picture… who is it? He seems familiar.
priteeboy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's... me :lol:

Unless you meant my avatar - that's Cloud :p
Noteimportacomomella Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I meant your avatar.

Are you ready to use him in Smash? 'Cause I am! :D
priteeboy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait! :eager:
Ni-ilist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
dude, thanks for the llama!
GlamRockBuckaroo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Just out of curiosity, how much do you charge for a commissioned design?  I write muscle-growth stories for The Evolution Forum on occasion, and it would be awesome to have some of your work as an illustration  (If you want to see examples of my writing, go to, and search on "GlamRockCowboy" or "GlamLeatherPunk.")
priteeboy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That depends on the artwork, I'd need to know what it will have in it and how realistic/detailed it has to be. Though rarely can I do anything "decent" for less than $100 :hmm: Characters with a lot of anatomical detail can be very tricky to get right too and may cost more. Though I can't guarantee how real they'd turn out (the character drawings in my gallery already are about as good as they get)
Thanks for the llama
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