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About Deviant Artist Matthew SmithMale/United Kingdom Group :iconcornerstonecreative: CornerstoneCreative
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Later-Years Leonidas by MatthewSmith Later-Years Leonidas :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 102 7 Mad Science by MatthewSmith Mad Science :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 16 2 Mutant League Boxing by MatthewSmith Mutant League Boxing :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 89 15 Node Activated! by MatthewSmith Node Activated! :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 12 4 Commission: The Gloves Make The Man by MatthewSmith Commission: The Gloves Make The Man :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 118 19 There's a Goose Loose by MatthewSmith There's a Goose Loose :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 35 7 Wall Crawling by MatthewSmith Wall Crawling :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 11 8 Albie by MatthewSmith Albie :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 36 21 Commission: A Right Royal Punch-Up by MatthewSmith Commission: A Right Royal Punch-Up :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 113 23 The Hippo King by MatthewSmith The Hippo King :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 74 17 Bully Beef by MatthewSmith Bully Beef :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 111 30 Let's Get McNutts by MatthewSmith Let's Get McNutts :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 52 8 McCawlin' You Out by MatthewSmith McCawlin' You Out :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 124 35 King Crabulus by MatthewSmith King Crabulus :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 15 9 John Cockroach by MatthewSmith John Cockroach :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 18 4 Funny Business by MatthewSmith Funny Business :iconmatthewsmith:MatthewSmith 9 7


Beware the decor. by jollyjack Beware the decor. :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 513 605 Boxing Blacksad by angelfired Boxing Blacksad :iconangelfired:angelfired 10 1 DK Knockout by cyanatar DK Knockout :iconcyanatar:cyanatar 131 19 Commission - Burnin' Brad by JamesmanTheRegenold Commission - Burnin' Brad :iconjamesmantheregenold:JamesmanTheRegenold 66 13 Trump The Haemophobe by jollyjack Trump The Haemophobe :iconjollyjack:jollyjack 516 779
Return of the Crystal Maze
I think pretty much every region on the planet has, or had, a TV series like it: a game show in which contenders run around slightly shoddy, themed sets, racing against the clock to obtain whichever MacGuffin the game has deemed vital for completion.
One that was a staple part of my TV diet in the 90s was The Crystal Maze.
The main component of the show was the traversal of 4 “Zones”, which were neither crystal nor a maze: Industrial, Medieval, Future and Aztec (“Industrial” was replaced by “Ocean” at one point, but it was sh*t). Contenders were led through them by Richard O’Brian, who was amazingly both sinister and welcoming at the same time, and who acted as the “dungeon master” of the game. Each zone was full of chambers that contained a challenge of some sort. A lone player would go in to face it, and if they were successful, they received a time crystal. If they failed, or remained in the chamber for too long, they were locked
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Commission: Right in the Kisser! by aokamidu Commission: Right in the Kisser! :iconaokamidu:aokamidu 73 9 The Beer Monsters by CaptainGerBear The Beer Monsters :iconcaptaingerbear:CaptainGerBear 103 7 Alligator vs Dragon. by Drawing-4Ever Alligator vs Dragon. :icondrawing-4ever:Drawing-4Ever 74 13 Walks like Thunder, Strikes like Lightning by FantasyFlixArt Walks like Thunder, Strikes like Lightning :iconfantasyflixart:FantasyFlixArt 116 24 ''They call him...the Purple Man.'' by Kosperry ''They call him...the Purple Man.'' :iconkosperry:Kosperry 1,694 100 The Fight of the Century by johnnylam The Fight of the Century :iconjohnnylam:johnnylam 32 8 To battle! by Greevixor To battle! :icongreevixor:Greevixor 32 0 Gorilla fighter by 198613 Gorilla fighter :icon198613:198613 5 2 50s Chewie by DenisM79 50s Chewie :icondenism79:DenisM79 164 6 Booster by GreekCeltic Booster :icongreekceltic:GreekCeltic 399 15



Hello, all!

Yes, it turns out I do still exist. Surprised me, anyway. I know this to be true for I have acquired a place on that there Twitter they have now, for some reason. Do feel free to drop in if you happen to be passing; there will be tea, cake and enriching chat, plus the occasional bit of bonus arty stuff. Intrigue!

More piccies of things will also be appearing here quite soon. Yes, really.

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Hey, folks! While you're around these parts, why not pay a brief visit to The Great Ape Gallery? It's a separate mini-section full of Apeman and Monkeyboy-related pictures kindly drawn by other people, including the following excellent DA residents:

:iconjackademus: :iconlordwormm: :iconthanebobo: :iconanastasiacatris: :iconstayte-of-the-art:

Do drop in if you've got a spare moment. There will be tea and bananas.


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Ultra-Gor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
I'm still here too, still hoping beyond hope Apeman and Monkeyboy show up again soon.
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
They're still around! There's just an awful lot of other stuff going on at the moment, so things are taking a while to come to fruition. It's lovely to hear that you're still so fond of the characters, though!
Ultra-Gor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
I have a picture of them in my cubicle at work! Does that indicate how much I LOVE them? ;)
WolfBeast99 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi there!
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Coretoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Hello, you! Merry New Year! How are things?
Coretoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things're swell! Just tryin' to get active again!
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Excellent! I've seen some of your latest piccies over on Twitter, and they've been completely smashing.
cykid100 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Do you think you can draw mad moe again
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