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Artist Feature: hello-ground

hello-ground is an German artist who works with both digital and traditional mediums. Go for the Game of Thrones fan art. Stay for the "real" people portraits!

O Captain, my Captain by hello-ground
Requested by =Squitopus by hello-ground Daenerys Targaryen by hello-ground

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devID by Thiefoworld

devID by Thiefoworld by ThreshTheSky
Painting of a Friend II: Sunbeams by ThreshTheSky Painting of a Friend I: Fireflies by ThreshTheSky


Semi-pro cat herder
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

updates and thanks

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:53 AM

This year's entry period is now closed and I'm in the process of judging. All 2014 entries can be browsed here. Thank you to all who participated!


Once more, thanks to everyone who donated and promoted the sale to benefit PetSmart CharitiesWe raised $200 that will go to help take care of homeless dogs and cats and place them in forever homes.

I'm sure most people who are interested have seen it already but the sketches from the sale and more details can be found here:

Charity Sale Sketches - Thank You! by ThreshTheSky


Due to a variety of factors, my non-commissioned dA productivity/participation level in the past few months hasn't been as high as I'd like it to have been. So I'm giving myself the goal/challenge of posting at least two fan art paintings (though some of them may be sketches) in each remaining week for the rest of the month. I'll be choosing movie/tv subjects that are relevant/appropriate for October (or as I like to think of it, Halloween Month.) Feel free to help me reach my goal by suggesting characters and/or by keeping me accountable and
 nagging me. I just posted my first today:

Wizard of Oz: Scarecrow by ThreshTheSky


I don't know if "gifts" is the right word since I don't delude myself into thinking that these awesome artists made these things just to make me happy. ;p But that's the word I'm going with. The talented Lilian-Vorne made a painting of one of my cats and even posted a tutorial on how she did it and my good friend aemiliuslives made a freakin' amazing animation using one of my paintings. Please be sure to check out their galleries!

YB VIDEO SPEEDPAINT of Sarah, the furry beauty. by Lilian-Vorne Jareth (by ThreshTheSky) animation and screensaver by aemiliuslives


Besides kicking myself in the pants to make more fan art, I'm also working on some new tutorials and help articles that I hope to share before the end of the year. I'm also updating my commission info sheet and thinking of maybe offering some sale promotions.

I also finally have a new deviant feature posted on my homepage. Go check out hello-ground's gallery, especially if you're like me and are into Game of Thrones.

Requested by =Squitopus by hello-ground Daenerys Targaryen by hello-ground


I was tagged a few months ago by amazingmle11. Her original journal with the tag can be found here: Tagged! As usual, I'm not following the rules of the tag and am just answering the ten original questions she came up with. I also just did a music-related tag on my tumblr

1. If you were in the zombie apocalypse, and could take one weapon and one fictional character with you, which weapon and which character would you choose? Why?

A sword and Daryl from The Walking Dead. I was going to say Michonne at first but since I'm already taking a sword, I want a zombie killing partner with a ranged weapon to compliment my close combat one.

2. What is your favorite emoji?

Can I just choose my favorite dA emoticon? Probably dummy. :dummy: Or maybe sad dummy. :saddummy:

3. Two choices: You're a really wellknown and popular magician, working for the government. However, you're a fake. You have to lie to almost everyone you know … The people who know you're a fraud mistrust you because of it, but don't tell your boss. OR You're a real magician, but you can't tell anyone, or you'll be killed. The people who know you're lying love you and accept that you had to lie... Which would you choose and why?

The latter. I'd rather have the people who know the truth about me, regardless of what truth it is, to love me in spite of it rather than mistrust or resent me for it.

4. Who's your favorite Eponine? (If you don't know what I'm talking about, look up "Samantha Barks", "Rosalind James", "Frances Ruffelle", and "Carrie Hope Fletcher".)

I'm a huge Les Mis fan but [please don't kill me] I don't have one.

5. Would you rather die in the zombie apocalypse, the fall of Camelot, the French revolution, the Battle for Hogwarts, or the Last Battle of Narnia? Why?

I'd honestly prefer to not die in any of those events. But I'll say I'd go out in any of these events as long my death would be for something important or take the place of someone else's death. 

6. What's your favorite quote from a fictional character?

"A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life?"

-Sean Connery as King Aruthur in First Knight (1995)

7. Which fictional character would you most like to hang out with and why? (Sorry, I know I'm doing a lot with fictional characters but I'm getting interviewer's block)

John Constantine. Put simply, he's my favorite fictional character. (And I would secretly wish that a little of his badassery would rub off on me.)

8. If you had to eat one food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? (If it's something like ice cream, specify the flavor.)

Probably pasta. Though, I don't want to think about what eating only pasta would do to my health.

9. What is your favorite holiday?


10. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

I don't know. Enough?


Probably not. But to keep with tradition (and as a reward for anyone who bothered to read to the end), I'm turning this tag into a mini-raffle. Answer amazingmle11's ten questions and leave a comment below with either the actual text of your answers or a link to a journal entry with your answers and I'll respond with a raffle number. The one winner will get 50 dA points just for the lols.

Thanks everyone!

Commission Info and Contacts

Commission Open by MK-FireQueen Paypal Stamp by artist4com Note me stamp by Joyfool

•Interested in a commission but don't have a deviantArt account?
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•Please use the dA note system, NOT my email, to contact me if you do have a dA account. Thanks!

commission info



Contest Prizes & Project Statuses

commission info

•OC Drawing
Contest and Raffle [CLOSED]

:iconsyoshiko: :iconaxelk4: :icontwilight-girl22: :iconyumek0:

•Disney Princess Raffle [CLOSED]


House Rules

Manners by OriCoz Talk to me Stamp by Azuremon STAMP: I Don't Mind Questions by EverboundVenvel

I WELCOME: *I love talking to fellow deviants :)
-Questions (Please check my FAQs first)
-Help requests regarding the dA site or community
-Thank you's for watches, faves, etc.
-Greetings or conversation starters

ABSOLUTELY NO: *These WILL be hidden and/or reported.
-Trolling (Constructive criticism is not considered trolling)
-Begging for anything (Polite begging is still begging)
-Random links (They're dangerous and won't be clicked)
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Fan art requests can be suggested here

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BrnoCZ Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Really good pictures.
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Dragonwyrd316 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I found your work through a guildmate of mine in the SWTOR MMO.  Absolutely fantastic and gorgeous!  Sadly I've tended to be more focused on art that revolves around the gaming fandoms I'm in so after the years I've spent on the site, I've just now learned of you.  I think I may spend some time strolling through your gallery.
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Stefanogiovannone Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  New member
i very love your works
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   General Artist
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MiaAlexandra82 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is simply stunning! :)
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