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Rookie of the Year – Digital Illustration - Winners 2018

Congratulations to the following winners selected by
the official judging team.
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Rookie of the Year – Winner
Ligang Zheng

I paint what I feel. Enjoy the artist life.

United States, California | Academy of Art University, Color and Light for Concept Artist
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Rookie of the Year – Runner Up
Charlotte Curtis

I’ve loved art all my life, from the age of 5 I always wanted to visualise new worlds to put my made up characters in, back then it was me scribbling using crayons and paper but it was that same love that fuels me to this day. Throughout my childhood I also loved games. I played The Last of Us in 2013, and it made me realise a connect between these two things i loved, that there was an industry for creating worlds and jobs that facilitated that.

United Kingdom, Brighton | Worthing College, Fine art and media studies
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Judges Comments

Before starting my career in 3D, I also have a academical traditional art background, to be honest, all the finalists are above my drawing level, I’m very impressed by their beautiful work.
Rico Suyang Wang
Some simply incredible work in this category – absolutely gorgeous looking through it all.
Sol Rogers
I think all of these picks are excellent images and they are industry ready. So much energy on each brushstroke! I love the mood of their pieces and their sense of design/composition/aesthetics.
Glauco Longhi
I found it really hard selecting my top 3 artists. The quality level of the finalists work was all very high, and I easily could have had a top 10! I think all the finalist have promising futures in the game/film/design industries. Great work!
Derek Stenning

People’s Choice Award
Fanny Poulain

Voted by the general public using our Facebook Gallery voting system.

Hi ! My name’s Fanny, I’m 20 years old and I live in Paris. I’m a digital artist , currently studying at New3dge School of Art and working to become a concept artist.

France, Paris | New3dge, Game Art
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