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New Art Spotlight: April 2022

Each month is an adventure here at Inked Gaming! As our artist community grows, so does our collection of new designs, which are printed on playmats, mousepads, mat bags, and other goods soon after they’re submitted. 

There are still a few days to go in April, but over these last four weeks, we’ve received some really outstanding work from artists who continue to impress us with their unique talents. So, at least we had a lot to choose from for this month’s New Art Spotlight feature! 

It was tough, but after looking through all the new work that came in this month, we were able to select three that we thought you would like. 

As always, if you like these designs, be sure to check out the other awesome new art available on our site and keep an eye out for our future New Art Spotlight blog posts. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to help make sure you never miss out on one of our spotlights, announcements, or memes in the future.

Also, if anyone out there is interested in joining our program (or you know somebody that you think definitely should be signing up for our program) you can head over to our Artist Program page to learn more about the program and how to submit an application!




Artist: Shawnsonart

My name is Shawn, and I've done art all my life. I do art by profession as well. I'm an avid gamer and outdoorsman. I love to do all kinds of art, especially art related to gaming. I started up Shawnsonart to showcase and sell my art ideas and offer my services to people. I can be contacted on any of my social links to commission work you might have ideas for. Just message me, and we can talk about your ideas and make them happen.


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Artist: Michael Dashow

Hi, I'm Michael Dashow, a game industry veteran and pro artist. I do illustration work for tabletop games, video games, and just for fun. My favorite genres to work in are science fiction, fantasy and steampunk. I enjoy developing character-driven pieces, especially humorous ones. I live in Oakland, California, USA.


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Artist: Louie Chaplin

I'm a 33yr old trucker from Indiana. Growing up, I watched a lot of Star Trek, and that lead me to start astrophotography a couple of years ago. I may not be the best or look like a Hubble picture, but I try. My current setup is an Orion Sirius pro az/eq-g tracking mount. Sitting on the mount is an Orion 130th, that I use to align the mount, and to line up my camera's scope. Piggybacking on the Orion is a borg 77edii and connected to it is a canon 450d full-spectrum modified camera. After taking 1-3 minutes of exposures in raw, I stack them in astrophotography processing software, then touch them up with gimp or Lightroom. Any of my space pics take anywhere from 3 to 6 hrs, start to finish, to complete.

As you can see, April was an awesome month for our artists and art collection. With more coming our way every day, we’re looking forward to a magnificent May! 


See you then!


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