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Hey everyone. So you may have noticed I've been a bit quiet in terms of art production the past year or so. It's been an intense time, dealing with really serious personal, business and family issues - the kind of stuff that saps energy and drains creativity.

Clouds always pass though, and I've got 2 pretty exciting announcements. First, my band  released our 1st LP this month. I've made a brand new series of pieces to accompany it. It's amazing to think the sum of 3 years worth of work will be out in the world so soon! All the artwork will be uploaded here in short order.

Second, I'm overwhelmingly excited to announce that I've agreed to join DeviantART as their Chief Creative Officer. dA is where I got my start as an artist, and reuniting like this at this juncture in life to push into the future feels serendipitous & exciting & right. Time is a flat circle.

This also means I've left NYC, my home of the last 8+ years, to move to LA. It's a big transition as I've loved living in Brooklyn, but I'm excited to see what Hollywood brings!

Anyway, that's what's been up with me. I'm stoked to share music and art with you this week, and big things with DA
 in the future!



Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Justin Maller is a freelance Illustrator & Art Director from Melbourne, Australia. He has been producing artwork professionally since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2006.

He is the Chief Creative Officer of deviantART, and the drummer of Brooklyn based rock band Book Club.

His personal folio may be viewed at

Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA


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Saiyanstrong Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
So, Hi.
I am contacting you, because I made a mistake.…

With This deviant, above. I was rude, for which I apologized, and he wants to get me banned. Please don’t ban me.
YBS99 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  Professional Interface Designer

henlo :)

Destiny Falls

zahid77 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
very nice and great artwork
sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
i know you guys probably get reports on your userpages all the time, but this is a situation where i literally have no other choice

there is a user here called smlsmg4nascar2015 who has been spamming groups all over DA with stolen content, both IP and artwork. he will block anybody who tries telling him to stop, and since he's a member of over 300 groups (big red flag there alone...) some of them with inactive admins, nobody can do anything to stop this guy from spamming their groups with stolen work. he's done this to groups i manage and has been active doing this for about 6 months. his account is 2 years old. ive reported literally every stolen pic that has appeared in groups i manage, but somehow he continues to remain active.

since he's pissed off such a large number of people due to spamming over 300 groups, others have also decided to gather concrete information as proof to show the administration of DA. this is the latest list FerrumFlos1st has assembled, showing that smlsmg4nascar2015 is in fact an art and IP thief:

List of stolen images from smlsmg4nascar2015:iconsmlsmg4nascar2015:smlsmg4nascar2015 has taken images from websites, public sources, and other artists without giving credit or citation. He blocks anyone who complained or warned him of thefts. With the thousands of taken images, I believe he should be banned. I'll go with about 50 cases of stolen works, ranging from public and private individuals. 1000+ in his gallery are either stolen, copied, or not cited with permission.


Image taken from here:

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the reason none of DA's administration has heard of this guy is because nobody can file a help ticket against this him due to the DMCA system DA has adopted recently. none of the people affected by this thief want to sue him under DMCA, we just want to report him as a KNOWN art/IP thief and get him banned so he can stop terrorizing our groups. since it is impossible to file an official help ticket, i have no other choice but to contact you guys directly, am sorry if i come across as rude but this guy needs to be stopped

am begging you, for the sake of DA's integrity, please help us stop this guy. he is getting away with art and IP theft as i type
JoePingleton Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Filmographer
Thank you for the watch and faves :)
Your artwork is incredible 
ekud Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Back at ya! Look forward to seeing more.
TheMiningBoyAlpha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

ekud Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It'd be a bit of a problem if I didn't know we had a chat system being that I'm the CCO of the company ;)
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I know. I'm an idiot. someone else already pointed out my mistake :lmao: UGHHHH sorry..
PeterKmiecik Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist

I really enjoy Your recent deviation :squee: I'm watching You, hope You do more :w00t:
Please watch my profile if You like my art :dalove: :heart:
..and here's LLama badge for art motivation! :wave: 

Thank You for fave !
leech Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
How the fack have you been man?
Garinas Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Pssst, Hey Kid. You Wanna Buy Some Birb? pekaboo
Kooki99 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really love your art, Justin
Did you also rendered them in 4 or 5k ?
I really wish I can use your art as wallpaper on my 5k display ;)

Real fan, here ;)
hesitation Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
godzilla1990 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great stuff. Keeps getting better every post
Hova89 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
have any icons?
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