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Every digital art lover should check out the new exhibition of Slashthree entitled "War" :…

If you don't know, Slashthree is a not-for-profit international art collective representing artists in over 40 countries world wide and "War" is the theme for this new online exhibition.

I had the pleasure to contribute with a collaborative work I did with ErikShoemaker. You can see the matte painting here :
WAR (by kire and Spartan) by DesignSpartan

"War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend." ? J.R.R Tolkien

It is with great pleasure we present our twentieth release, WAR. A tour de force, and a milestone exhibition (our 20th), WAR features more than 60 beautifully crafted works in a variety of medium and artist interpretations. From the word in its most literal form, to abstractions reflecting upon internal struggle, the concept of war evokes a deep emotional response within all of us. We think you'll agree; WAR is one of the collective's strongest exhibitions to date.


If you missed my other last works, you can check this shit out:

Raven God by DesignSpartan Desktopography 2013 : March of the Druids by DesignSpartan

Thank you! For more updates, you can follow me on Facebook :…
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My last digital painting "Oh Shit!" Oh shit ! by DesignSpartan received a Daily Deviation! I want to thank my friend =ErikShoemaker for suggesting it and of course `alltheoriginalnames for featuring it. :)

I'm currently working hard on my new website which takes up all my time... I hope to release it soon and start painting again!

Don't forget that you can follow me on my Facebook page :…

Thanks for your support, comments and favs! It's much appreciated and always very important and encourageing. ;)
Hey guys,

I was delayed in publishing several illustrations for clients already finished months ago. I can finally release two of the four as well as other things (digital painting, matte painting ...). You will see it in the coming days!

I have more news for those interested: I finally opened my Facebook page (not the existing one for the blog but a new one dedicated to my work) you will find the latest pieces, works in progress, previews, news on tutorials, ressources, friends, naked pics of me etc...

It's here :…


Salut à tous,

J'ai été retardé jusqu'ici dans la publication de plusieurs illustrations pour un client terminées il y a déjà de nombreux mois. Je peux enfin en publier deux sur les 4 ainsi que d'autres choses (digital painting, matte painting...). Vous verrez tout cela dans les prochains jours !

J'ai une autre nouvelle pour ceux que ça intéresse : j'ai enfin ouvert ma page Facebook (non pas celle du blog, mais bien une nouvelle entièrement dédiée à mes créations) : vous trouverez les dernières créas, des work in progress, des previews, les dernières infos sur des tutos ou autre me concernant ! Je vous invite fortement à aimer la page pour suivre tout ça de plus près. :) En plus un porte-clé sera offert.

Par ici :…
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No no, I'm not dead, really... and I haven't stopped digital art! I wanted to write a short journal entry to announce the imminent arrival of new pieces after a long period.
In the next weeks and months I'll post new pieces of a higher level than what I've done before in digital painting and probably new matte paintings thereafter. There will be aliens, dragon-like creatures, gloomy portraits, flying ships, etc... And I'm currently working on my logo refreshment and redesign of my websites.

So stay tuned! Thanks for following me. :)

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Non non je ne suis pas mort et je n'ai pas raccroché la création d'art digital ! Je voulais écrire un rapide journal afin d'annoncer la venue prochaine de nouvelles créations après une longue période plutôt creuse.
Dans les prochaines semaines et mois je posterai de nouvelles créations d'un niveau supérieur à ce que j'ai fait jusqu'ici en digital painting et probablement aussi de nouveaux matte paintings tout frais par la suite. Il y aura des aliens, de la créature qui ressemble à un dragon, des portraits bien dark, du bateau volant, etc... Et je travaille également la refonte de mon logo et de mes sites web (blog, portfolio, Living Tuts, etc)...

Donc restez ici, du neuf arrive. Et merci de me suivre !
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I'm sorry, this message is intended only for the French. // Ce message est destiné uniquement aux français.


DesignSpartan et Living Tuts ont lancé un grand concours de création graphique pour promouvoir la création et l'art digital. Nous nous sommes associés à de prestigieux partenaires afin de proposer un concours riche et 4000€ de lots aux 4 vainqueurs !

La vie en 2100

Le thème : « La vie en 2100″

2100, une date à la fois proche et si lointaine ! On peut imaginer une infinité de possibilités pour cette fin de siècle.
Le monde sera-t-il idyllique et paradisiaque ou totalement dévasté par un cataclysme sans précédent ? La conquête spatiale sera-t-elle en marche ? Aura-t-on des pingouins ou des extraterrestres comme animaux de compagnie ? Les chats gouverneront-ils finalement le monde ?

Design Spartan et Living Tuts lance le challenge aux participants de répondre à la question : Que sera la vie en 2100 ? Utilisez vos talents d'artistes et vos outils d'édition d'images ou de 3D préférés pour imaginer le quotidien en 2100.

Comment participer ?

Rendez-vous sur le site dédié au concours ( pour envoyer votre plus belle image depuis la page du site.

Vous avez jusqu'au 11 janvier 2012 à 23h59 (GMT+1) pour envoyer votre création graphique sur ce thème, ce qui vous laisse 7 semaines à compter d'aujourd'hui. A vous de réaliser votre meilleure création d'art digital : photomanipulation, illustration, 3D, matte painting… Laissez libre à court à votre imagination et à votre style!

4 gagnants seront sélectionnés par notre jury. Tout le monde a une chance de gagner, même les débutants ! Le prix de l'originalité récompense le concept le plus original ou le plus drôle sans se reposer uniquement sur les compétences techniques alors relevez le challenge !

Les lots

Les lots

Rendez-vous sur le site du concours !

Le concours possède son propre site et vous y trouverez toutes les informations nécessaires, le jury passionné d'experts, le règlement complet, la page pour envoyer votre création et même une galerie des participations.
Site du concours
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Hello everybody,

Slashthree released their latest exhibition a few days ago. I hadn't the time to submit artworks for this one but be sure to check it out ! This is one of my favorite exhibition :


"Ladies and Gentlemen,

Since New Era's release three months ago, the reception the slashTHREE staff and artists have received for this project has been mind-blowing. It was on show at OFFF 2011, as well as SIGGRAPH 2011 and on our very own online shop. We are proud to report that the "New Era" books have been completely sold out, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the overwhelming amount of support.

Today however, the collective proudly unveils its seventeenth exhibition, an exhibition in which the artists were asked to reflect on some of the literature that inspires them in their daily lives. Each piece in "Quote/Unquote" is based on a quote – famous, cultural, or even from the artist's own life – and is created to represent that quote and its meaning to the artist. The result is a library of 60 of the collective's finest and most personally meaningful works to date.

Just before the New Era project was launched, slashTHREE welcomed Tarin Yuangtrakul, a 19 year old artist from Thailand. Tarin's impact on the collective was instantaneous, and his two submissions to "Quote/Unquote" demonstrate the progress he has made as an artist since joining the collective, and showed true dedication to the exhibition. Tarin's sublime mixture of traditional and digital art was something new which captivated the entire artist core. Tarin Yuangtrakul has become not only the first traditional artist to be named as the "featured artist" for a slashTHREE exhibition, but also the youngest artist in slashTHREE's history to receive the honour. Site Director Saad Moosajee sat down with Tarin to discuss life and art; you can read the interview here.

There is a number of amazing things coming from SlashTHREE in the second half of 2011, so keep an eye on our
homepage, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts for announcements and updates! For now though, please feast your eyes on Exhibition 17: "Quote/Unquote".

SlashTHREE Public Relations"
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Two days ago I was very surprised to discover that I received a premium subscription ! From who ? Who did this ?! It's :iconj0in:. So I must thank him. Be sure to check his gallery out, it's worth it ! ;)

On the other side I finished a new big matte painting a few days ago, I hope I'll be allowed to share it with you soon with some other fresh works. I still have a lot of web designs to add to my gallery and I'll start a big training in digital painting in the next weeks (woot woot!).

Thanks for reading !
Again, thank you dude (:iconj0in:) !
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Hey, it's been a while till the last Slashthree's exhibition. But the new artpack is here, fresh and strong : Paradigm Shift.

In this fifteenth Slashthree exhibition, you'll find 2 of my works + 1 collab with my friend :iconaiiven:

Be sure to check it out :
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I'm back with fresh news. I had the chance to make a matte painting for this year's exhibition of Desktopography :…

I really hope you'll like it and 7 new digital/matte paintings should come in January...
Be sure to check out the whole Desktopography 2010 exhibition :…

Thank you for reading ! See you ;)
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For a long time I haven't written a journal and I feel like it's time :

First, I'm very proud to have been accepted in the great Slashthree community (

Then, I received a second Daily Deviation on my last artwork "Time". I thank Esi0n and ^conzpiracy for this DD !

I announce that new works (digital art and webdesigns) should arrive soon (in the next weeks).

To finish, I'm proud to present you Living Tuts, a new quality tutorials website (for the moment only in French but we hope in English too quite soon) :

Thank you for your support and comments, I really appreciate it. :)

Gaétan Weltzer / Spartan


Pour faire court en français :

Je suis fier d'être entré dans le collectif Slashthree
J'ai reçu une deuxième Daily Deviation sur ma créa "Time"
J'annonce que bientôt de nouvelles créations vont arriver
Et enfin, pour ceux qui n'auront toujours pas vu, je vous invite à découvrir Living Tuts, un site de tutoriels de qualité en français dont je suis le co-créateur :

Et enfin, merci à tous pour votre soutien ! Ca fait très plaisir !

Merci et à bientôt.

Spartan / Gaétan Weltzer
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I write a quick journal to announce you that "The Fortress" (from my gallery) received a Daily Deviation yesterday thanks to KarimDesign who submitted it ! (

I must thank KarimDesign and JunkbyJen who featured it and I thank all those who commented, faved or even watched me.

PS : Two matte paintings should soon arrive... ;)

Again thank you and I wish you a merry Christmas !
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Hey !

I updated my website and portfolio with new designs. If you get a second to check it out that would be nice !

Hope you like it ;)


Après une longue attente, j'ai mis à jour mon blog Design Spartan ainsi que mon portfolio, je vous invite à aller jeter un oeil si vous avez le temps !

A bientôt en espérant que cela vous plaise !
Allô ? Quelqu'un m'entends ?! Héhoooo ! Un peu de sérieux, pardi ! Un rapide "journal" (et premier par la même occasion) pour vous remercier, vous tous, mes fidèles !

Vous êtes petit à petit de plus en plus nombreux à passer sur cette page DA et par manque de temps, je ne peux pas remercier tous les favs que je reçois et pas non plus commenter chaque nouvelle création de votre part (impossible même).

Puis je voulais voir si ce truc marchait :P Autre annonce pour ceux qui suivent mon blog (, dès la semaine prochaine, la refonte commence sérieusement (nouveau design, nouvelles fonctionnalités, ceux qui suivent vraiment le savent) donc voici un petit rappel. Le tout devrait voir le jour avant septembre je l'espère...

Merci à vous ! (en espérant que quelqu'un ait lu ce truc...)
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