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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Dave Garbe34/Male/Canada Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
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Newest Deviations

Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Dragon Mistress :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Age of Sigmar Knight :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 10 0 Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Elgan the Wizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Elemental King :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 5 0 Hordeblood Warsong Champions :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Play like you've got a pair! :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordebloods - Troll Rune Mage :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Crystalline Affliction - Epic Thagrosh :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 2 Just another day on the job :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 A Light on the Horizon :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordebloods Champion Hero :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Sunset Tree :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Lanyssa's Feather Cloak :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0

Random Favourites

The Legend - Redux :icontacticangel:tacticangel 155 17 warhammer4 :iconschastnysergey:SchastnySergey 372 24 Striking Scorpion :iconkharneth:Kharneth 448 83 Eldar Redesign :iconkharneth:Kharneth 116 41 warhammer3 sister of battle :iconschastnysergey:SchastnySergey 697 51 Angels of Death :iconceleng:CELENG 397 50 Warjack Inspection :iconprosopagnosiaart:ProsopagnosiaArt 125 9 TGH - Storm Guardians :icontacticangel:tacticangel 138 16 The VIII Primarch :iconsaint-max:saint-max 1,101 295 Deff Knight :iconsolav:Solav 250 345 Warhammer 40k - Ripper Swarm :icondamie-m:damie-m 992 81 FW vs HB WIP :iconyuliapw:YuliaPW 66 60 Star Warhammer 40K :icong1d4n:G1d4n 762 189 ZHARIEL :iconsaint-max:saint-max 203 85 'Steam Girl' :iconzephyrchef:ZephyrChef 8,945 551 Wh40K: The Movie Scene :iconstugmeister:StugMeister 133 52


:iconladywitchfox: :icondreamspirit: :iconniftystuffbygail: :icongaelfling: :iconsmilingoddling: :iconchaosheade: :iconthor: :icontwistedspectre: :iconval-chan: :iconmdnghtkith:


I don't write many journals here, because most of what I want to say, I do so on my website:

But this is a topic I want to bring to light because it's bugged me for a while and I think there are a ton of artists out there who deserve proper recognition. Deviant Art can be a great art community, but currently there's no section specifically for miniature artists. I usually use "Traditional Art -> Painting" but that puts my minis next to all sorts of 2D paintings. It just doesn't fit. The miniature category under Artisan Crafts is also a dicey fit because it's focused on stuff you make with your hands, not painting. Another poor fit. Lets face it, our hobby is huge and there are artists all over the world creating beautiful works on what I like to refer to as "3D Canvass". Having our own category would help experienced and new artists share their work and be browsed. It would also remove miniatures from categories where they don't really fit, cleaning up the experience of other DA users.

The suggestion thread is here:…

I would appreciate all you can do to LIKE the suggestion and leave a comment but also to tweet this, share it on Facebook or post on your own sites. Lets get some recognition for what we do.

  • Listening to: Construction on the roof
  • Eating: Pizza Sub
  • Drinking: Milk


Dave Garbe
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm you're every day techy geek.
I'm on here to share my deviations as well as provide tutorials on my blog to help people expand their creativity.

Current Residence: Windsor, ON
Favourite style of art: Painting, Modding, Sculpting, Airbrushing, Terrain Building

I have a hobby blog dedicated to tutorials that show techniques ranging from beginner to advanced.


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LadyWitchfox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch!!!  :D
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most welcome!
Megashades Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student General Artist
just found your blog , great stuff :)
johnnyd2 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome stuff
gaelfling Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
nice work man, I miss painting the miniatures- did a wicked skeleton back in the day
working on digital pieces just doesn't feel the same as working on the real object :P
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) It really is a good time bringing miniatures to life... I really got to get more time to dedicate to it.
gaelfling Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
that's what I miss when I'm in a 3D program- the ability to 'paint' things like real life- if they had a program that let me paint like I was painting miniatures, I'd be happy ;)
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen something like that... I think it was in an episode of Ace of Cakes when they were doing a cake for some Star Wars Clone Wars celebration.. they got to tour where Clone Wars is put together and a 3D Artist was working on a computer on a 3D Model of R2D2.. he was rotating it around and essentially airbrushing it.
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metal-otaku Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks for the faves
DaOldHorse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thanks a lot for the watch.
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