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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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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.

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priteeboy
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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Speed-E-Nebula by priteeboy
Speed-E-Nebula
I can't remember the last time I created anything upload-worthy in a single session, let alone a 15-20 minute one. But while doing some "spring cleaning" on my laptop, I did some much-needed updating of my personal brush set I use for creating space scenery. The original set I remember making way back in 2006, first-ever used on my Lightyear submission which resulted in a similar sort of background which I considered a huge leap forward for me at the time. But as years passed my standards rose, and in recent times my desire to get things done a little faster without sacrificing quality became priority as I find myself with less and less free time to labour over background stars for hours on end. Those old 2006 model brushes just didn't seem to be cutting it anymore, so I went ahead and made a new set as part of my "must update and simplify everything I've made for myself" regime. I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner, since I couldn't believe even myself how well the new set worked out here, and how quick I was able to get a realistic result (not original I must admit, but realism was my only goal here while testing them out). Better get back to improving some of my other brushes too, maybe once I'm done I can hopefully get back to having more than just one upload a month to show off, just like the good o'l days :fingerscrossed:

Artwork made and copyrighted by me, please do not modify, redistribute or sell my work without my permission.
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  • 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.
DeviantArtist Questionnaire
I spent over an hour typing this. God I hope it works :stare:

Done for deviantART's 15th birthday celebration. Happy birthday dA, hope you enjoy being 15 more than I did :lol:
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Kepler's Discovery II by priteeboy
Kepler's Discovery II
Not long after all the space community was celebrating the long-awaited flyby of Pluto a few weeks ago, the story was ousted soon after by the announcement of the most earth-like planet discovered orbiting around another star yet. While it's not the first time such news has announced, with several others of similar nature found before  each new headliner planet is a better example than the last and when I heard the news about the latest found one, named Kepler 452b (hey, I don't name these things :paranoid:) I decided to draw it after realizing that 95% of the existing images of it on the internet already are the same illustration. So here's my version :)

Being so apparently earth-like, I had to use a similar look and colour scheme to our own. But taking into account the fact it's larger than earth, and might have a more dense atmosphere, I spent extra time detailing the clouds in what would probably be a little more overcast (or outright stormy) sky than the relative clearness of earth, fuelled by the slightly greater amount of energy it gets from its own sun which is very much like ours, just a bit bigger and brighter, making the planet fall comfortably within the habitable zone as it has been already for even longer than Earth has, although, perhaps a bit hotter. But if water is as abundant there as it is here, then it would be be a more humid heat than a dry one. Coupled with the higher gravity than earth - the experience of stepping onto the surface may not be a comfortable one at first, but at least you'd stand a better chance of surviving long-term there than anywhere else, assuming the best case scenario holds true, as I illustrated here :fingerscrossed:

I went for a more realistic approach for this one though still took some artistic guesswork for the sake of making it more interesting (no guarantee the planet has moons or aurora's either, but hey, they look cool)

Artwork remains my copyrighted property. Please do not use, sell or modify without my permission Sharing on blogs and stuff like that centred around such planets are OK, but credibility would be nice ;)
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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) 

27%
207 deviants said :popcorn: Food - No more grocery shopping! Just don't get too fat.
20%
154 deviants said :painter: Art Supplies - Create all you want! Never run out of materials (or software upgrades)
10%
75 deviants said :sprint: Fuel - Drive all you want with no expensive pit-stops!
9%
72 deviants said :house: Home Services - Have someone else clean your place, maintain your yard, fix your plumbing, etc.
9%
69 deviants said :typerhappy: Internet - So long outside world!
7%
52 deviants said :strong: Memberships - Full & Free access to your favourite sites, Magazines, Clubs, Gyms, etc.
7%
52 deviants said :liquisoft: Water - Hooray! Long showers and a greener lawn for me!
5%
38 deviants said :lightbulb: Electricity - Now I CAN leave all the lights on!
4%
28 deviants said :flirty: Health & Beauty Products - Because looking and feeling good should be free!
3%
25 deviants said :fish: Pet Supplies & Care - Pamper your pooch or cater for your kitty, spoil any pet rotten!

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:iconhystericalmellotron:
HystericalMellotron Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, that "eye-candy" thread was closed, so I'll just reply here, IF you don't mind :o
Well, I was talking about the "muscular, but with not-so-masculine faces" part LOL sorry if wasn't clear :B So, as for the links,  I like first and last (ESPECIALLY the last) the most. The rest, not so much, but any of them are already better than the classical hunk type for me.
Also can't wait to see more of your art!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the last was a total hunk :faint:
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NetherFrog Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wow, look at those backgrounds, I wouldn't have a chance to do something like that.
Too bad I'm not one of the FF fans so I couldn't feel another tastes.
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the landscapes are my main thing anyway, so at least you lucked out there ;)
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MartinaSaviane Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!!!onion dance Happy Happy..Onion 
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cloverpowell Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Yo, I visited your page from seeing your comments on another artist's page. I really respect and appreciate someone of your stature in this community lending your eye and experience to others. Its really nice to see that. I honestly wish and will try my hardest to replicate your example. Your art is incredible. I am a very big fan :) Inspirational!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah - I get around when it comes to commenting (pictures of hot guys mostly :lol:) Glad to see my efforts are appreciated by more than just the artist they were directed at, and I would agree that making lots of comments is always good, many artists complain about never getting enough ;p
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cloverpowell Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Making comments is always good, and making insightful, meaningful comments and critiques is even better. I really think that it shows kindness and helps the artist get better. Commenting can take some serious time :D
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DreamSeeker13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know how many times I've seen your name on FF fan arts making comments, yet the first time I'm visiting your gallery and DAMN! I feel dumb for not looking sooner! You have a amazing gallery! So yeah, you got yourself another stalk---I mean watcher! :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yeah, I tend to naturally find FF bishies from the many talented artists here who draw them :giggle: Thanks for faving some of mine :handshake:
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Sir-Drago Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2015
Woah, so much time I don't visit here.... Looking good bud, I see You still rock the videogame character look. I like yhour platinum hair :)

I decided to grow my "helmet" last year inspired by :iconzetsuai89:'s Madara fanarts. It was freaking difficult but I'm really happy, so far it's reaching armpit level and
I havent been in a salon again :D :la:

Anyway, I just hope You're doing great. It's been a long while for me and now I'm lost with the new dA system. Gotta get used to it. Take care!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes, I'll have the anime/game look for as long as I can :D I actually watch that artist, she has a way of drawing hot guys :faint:
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GameMan93 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant
Hey man, hope you don't mind how I just faved around 20 of your pictures. All of your artwork is insanely well drawn and honestly I find that a lot of the ideas and concepts in your artwork is very imaginative. Keep up the good work! :)
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked my work so much :happybounce: Thanks for watching too :)
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kittyelfie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Thank you for the llama.  I'll take good care of it.
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