Concept Art Competition

Napoleon Bonaparte once said "Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours," or "A good sketch is better than a long speech". We tend to agree with him, great ideas do come from great artwork and the creative minds of concept artists who dream up many of the characters and scenes we face in games today. And that is why we want you to show us why a picture is worth a thousand words in our Concept Art Competition.

Mod DB, The Art Institute Online and Alienware challenges you to bring forth your single most striking, awe inspiring and breathtaking original game art. Bring us your best work... the rendering you are most proud of... the one you show to anyone you want to consider you as a "game artist"... the one you would like the world to see.

The results are in!

That's right, after a few weeks of community voting and AiO judging the best entries (it wasn't easy believe me), the winners have been decided and are now on show. Big thanks to everyone who participated, we were simply overwhelmed by the amazing quality of the artwork, and plan on running another similar contest in the not too distant future.

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Nov 30, 2007 Concept Art Competition News 14 comments

57 awesome game concept art pieces have been submitted, an Alienware PC is up for grabs so it is time for you to vote for the winner!

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Nov 9, 2007 Concept Art Competition Competition 77 comments

The Art Institute Online & Alienware challenges you to bring forth your single most striking, awe inspiring and breathtaking original game art. Bring...

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Oct 20, 2007 Concept Art Competition News 21 comments

Remember the game concept art competition we announced last week? Well the prizes have just arrived so we thought we'd announce them and extend the deadline...

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Oct 12, 2007 Concept Art Competition News 13 comments

Napoleon Bonaparte once said "Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu'un long discours," or "A good sketch is better than a long speech". We tend to agree with him...

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DamathaStudios
DamathaStudios Dec 18 2007, 5:06am says:

AI choosed the best one in my opinion

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Dec 17 2007, 6:39pm says:

good job kids

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Lucífer
Lucífer Dec 17 2007, 5:23pm says:

I would of distrubted parts of the two rigs to everyone. ^^
All these artworks were so well thought out and made, I hope all these artists keep doing what they can. ^^

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silent.wayfarer
silent.wayfarer Dec 17 2007, 5:13pm says:

Nice! congrats to the winners! yea it would be nice if them judges left some comments/critique on them artworks.

anyways gd job everyone!

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WiseGuys
WiseGuys Dec 17 2007, 2:47pm says:

It would be nice if they had said why the art school judges chose the painting they did. I dont think that they made a decision based on concept and quality but based mainly on quality and it discourages me for any future competitions.

To critique the "warlord". I dont believe he is a warlord. In what way does that image say to me warlord... it doesnt, it says warrior on battlefield getting stabbed to death. The quality is great on this image but the message is lacking.

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kups
kups Dec 18 2007, 6:32pm replied:

I absolutely agree WiseGuys, the winning entry is a good painting, but that is all. They should entitled the contest as "painting contest"? instead, and not a game concept art contest . Consider me bitter but I should have copy a scene from movies like 300 and likes, maybe I could have a chance. Peace!!!

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drew.gee
drew.gee Dec 20 2007, 10:29pm replied:

You guys are being a bit ridiculous. Conceptual artwork is about idea and design just as much as it is about mood and emotion, the latter in which I think you're completely discrediting. Not only this, but the contest rules specifically stated that the AI's choice would be based on quality of the piece, not concept.

Now go cry about it elsewhere.

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audi100
audi100 Dec 17 2007, 2:46pm says:

Congratz to the winners. That is definetaly a nifty early christmas gift.
The Art of War was one of my favourites, cool to see it made it (not that i would'nt have been happy if mine made it :p).
The War on Water is cool too, but not really my taste.

It was a great fun contest.
Waiting for the next contest hehe.

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stenchy
stenchy Dec 17 2007, 2:32pm says:

Congrats winners! Lots of good entries.

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ambershee
ambershee Dec 17 2007, 10:24am says:

One must give a "well done" and a pat on the back to those lugging away a shiny new rig this crimbo ;)

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