Last year, World of Warcraft developers Blizzard asked university students to "submit an original 3D environment piece fit for World of Warcraft". Basically, a digital diorama of a new WoW setting.
After compiling entries for a few months, Blizzard has now revealed the Grand Prize winners, who each receive one hell of a prize package. Alongside some Blizzard swag and a 12-month WoW subscription, the top three artists you'll see below also scores "a three month mentorship by a member of the World of Warcraft art team, via email or phone critique of portfolio work".
For a kid trying to break into the business, learning from some of the best can be priceless.
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Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!
GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
By Jessica Dinh
By Marie Lazar
By Peter Kyuyoung Lee
By Nicholas Dariano
By Kyle Jensen
By Arthur Ramazanov