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Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric by NPlusPlus Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard by NPlusPlus Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Dragon Mistress by NPlusPlus Dragon Mistress :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 4 0 Age of Sigmar Knight by NPlusPlus Age of Sigmar Knight :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 10 0 Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer by NPlusPlus Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Elgan the Wizard by NPlusPlus Elgan the Wizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Elemental King by NPlusPlus Elemental King :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 5 0 Hordeblood Warsong Champions by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Warsong Champions :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Play like you've got a pair! by NPlusPlus Play like you've got a pair! :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordebloods - Troll Rune Mage by NPlusPlus Hordebloods - Troll Rune Mage :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Crystalline Affliction - Epic Thagrosh by NPlusPlus Crystalline Affliction - Epic Thagrosh :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 2 Just another day on the job by NPlusPlus Just another day on the job :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 A Light on the Horizon by NPlusPlus A Light on the Horizon :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordebloods Champion Hero by NPlusPlus Hordebloods Champion Hero :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Sunset Tree by NPlusPlus Sunset Tree :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0

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Gur-Hauls by Sumerky Gur-Hauls :iconsumerky:Sumerky 247 10 Slowly improving by Sebbythefreak Slowly improving :iconsebbythefreak:Sebbythefreak 8 7 Dark Assassin by kamalkhaliq Dark Assassin :iconkamalkhaliq:kamalkhaliq 16 8 optimus prime : the road warrior by m7781 optimus prime : the road warrior :iconm7781:m7781 674 117 Warhammer 40k - Guardian Mesh Armor by Rilez75 Warhammer 40k - Guardian Mesh Armor :iconrilez75:Rilez75 373 32 MiniWars - Farseer and Ultramarine's Wargame by StugMeister MiniWars - Farseer and Ultramarine's Wargame :iconstugmeister:StugMeister 147 70 A Great Forest by NuclearJackal A Great Forest :iconnuclearjackal:NuclearJackal 1,547 815 soundwave by m7781 soundwave :iconm7781:m7781 877 206 professor x hodor by m7781 professor x hodor :iconm7781:m7781 1,497 249 Spider Mastermind by Emortal982 Spider Mastermind :iconemortal982:Emortal982 507 44 Baron Of Hell/Hell Knight by Emortal982 Baron Of Hell/Hell Knight :iconemortal982:Emortal982 373 25 Cyberdemon by Emortal982 Cyberdemon :iconemortal982:Emortal982 705 64 Cacodemon by Emortal982 Cacodemon :iconemortal982:Emortal982 715 107 You belong to me by AquaSixio You belong to me :iconaquasixio:AquaSixio 13,955 566 Sarah Kerrigan ... the Queen of Blades by sivousplay Sarah Kerrigan ... the Queen of Blades :iconsivousplay:sivousplay 154 28 Deathwing Sculpture - 02 by Dreamspirit Deathwing Sculpture - 02 :icondreamspirit:Dreamspirit 1,273 304


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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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