Rookie Awards 2022 | Rookie of the Year

Concept Art

Concept Art is created for feature film, computer games, story narrative, theme parks, advertising and fan-art purposes.

Concept Art
Round of applause for our sponsors

Winners

On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following category winners.

Winner

Tanguy Macq

tanguymacq

France | New3dge

Hello, i'm Tanguy, 20 years old student from New3dge in Paris. I was 16 when i discovered the FZD channel on youtube, from there, i tried my best to keep improving and hopefully be able to work in this industry. I'm really happy to share my work with everyone !

Runner Up

Jordan Soar

jordansoar

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I have always had a deep love for the entertainment industry, primarily in film and video games. From a very young age, it has been a dream of mine to work in said industry, and this goal is currently at the forefront of my life.

Highly Commended

Cyprien Rousson

CyprienRousson

France | New3dge

I have always been inspired by visual media, games especially. I love creating stories and designs.

Highly Commended

COSTET Robin

RobinCostet

France | New3dge

Highly Commended

Valentin Noiret

bwatapizza

France | Bellecour Ecole

The first time I realized i wanted to work in this industry might be while watching Adventure Time, wich inspired me to start drawing and pursue a career in animation.

Highly Commended

Legouini Clément

LegouiniClement

France | New3dge

I am super inspired by history, legends and myths; the films, games and books that rocked my childhood but also by my journeys and meetings were very enriching. Concept art allows me to really link all my passions, tell stories and study new ones !

Highly Commended

Kiara Leneuf

kiaraleneuf

France | New3dge

Drawing has always been a necessity for me since the very early stages of my life, and at 5 years old, I already knew that I couldn't live a life without art being part of my job.

Highly Commended

jbertaud

France | New3dge

I realised I wanted to work in the creative media the first time i heard about the job of concept artist, i was fifteen. Since there this is my goal. So i tookk figures drawing class during the end of my high school. Then i joined RUBIKA Supinfogame school. I left after one year to intergrate New3Dge. I did the Prepa and the first year and now i'm in the New3Dge Concept Art Class which open last year.

Highly Commended

Samuel Amar

samuelamar

France | New3dge

Happened when I was at the end of my highschool days. When I had to make a choice concerning the futur, the only thing I liked at that time was video games and scribbling manga faces in the margins of my school sheets. Now that's what I'm leaving for and hopefully with !

Highly Commended

Jean-Loup Charnais

JeanLoupCharnais

France | Artside game art school

At first, I even didn't know about concept art, I thought it was fun to work in the entertainment industry but I didn't know "how to". So I started learning digital painting from myself, and by hanging out on artistic networks and forums I ended up hearing about the craft of concept artist that perfectly matched my expectations and my dreams : since I haven’t let go of my stylus!

People's Choice

Aitor Sebastián Martín

inkeyjay

Spain | Voxel School

As a teenager, i felt the urge to represent the characters and stories i used to daydream about. I aspire to do so today and do them justice.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

jrosenberg (Excellence Award) View Entry
YannLeblanc (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
jbollivier (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
Danielviney (Draft Selection) View Entry
IssyHine (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
AugCrimson (Draft Selection) View Entry
williamwong (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Kwoin (Draft Selection) View Entry
owenjclarke (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
MurrayDawson (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
DavideGiorgini (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
ewebielska (Runner Up, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
HajimeTanno (Excellence Award) View Entry
noelmartins (Excellence Award) View Entry
llucbaliarda (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Sempybata (Draft Selection) View Entry
AxelRueda (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
ShunCheng (Draft Selection) View Entry
karinac (Excellence Award) View Entry
Loukae (Excellence Award) View Entry
stephanejo (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
sophiazwang (Excellence Award) View Entry
TerraLimThongErn (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
blueblurrry (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
nuinui (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
Mrdeanart (Draft Selection) View Entry
alexandratrauth (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
bautis699 (Draft Selection) View Entry
lauralopez (People's Choice, Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Winner) View Entry
Neirelle (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
itsberru (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
bryvdlinden (Excellence Award) View Entry
yowhi (Draft Selection) View Entry
VincentDelprat (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
juanhgomez (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
DanielPlichta (Draft Selection) View Entry
patriciabbygail (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
ALilBat (Excellence Award) View Entry
lumbob (Excellence Award) View Entry
Sildyrlive (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
Mandee (Draft Selection) View Entry
erina (Draft Selection) View Entry
FallynEzw (Draft Selection) View Entry
oscarbagalini (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
ThomasGuedes (Draft Selection) View Entry
vincentkauw (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
maevrry (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Harryplatt99 (Draft Selection) View Entry
beylotEtienne (Draft Selection) View Entry
ScarletCrystiola (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
AngelKhor (Draft Selection) View Entry
NoraPikoszky (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Excellence Award) View Entry
MaguiBG (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
simpleshape (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
ellaDunstone (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Omai (Draft Selection) View Entry
sarahermellin (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
KooYongWei (Draft Selection) View Entry
Elwenz (Draft Selection) View Entry
FarlayIan (Draft Selection) View Entry
andreleroy (Excellence Award) View Entry
synriviagun (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
NikitaHeyland (Draft Selection) View Entry
Saoren (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
juanedw (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
arthurripert (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
MettaSoe22 (Draft Selection) View Entry
lidiasenderilla (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
paulbonneric (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Laurine (Draft Selection) View Entry
ChristianMarcy (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Ondine (Draft Selection) View Entry
JoaquinST (Draft Selection) View Entry
Codrax821 (Draft Selection) View Entry
antoinegallouin (Draft Selection) View Entry
AxelAlba (Excellence Award) View Entry
serenehu (Draft Selection) View Entry
valentinp (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
Nawel (Excellence Award) View Entry
darrenlhk (Draft Selection) View Entry
Abigaeru (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Sirsolin (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
wicksz (Draft Selection) View Entry
AlexandrePerriere (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Excellence Award) View Entry
saramonzon (Draft Selection) View Entry
HOOJOOCHIAT (Draft Selection) View Entry
Daiki (Draft Selection) View Entry
SabrinaSentoso (Draft Selection) View Entry
dygnajwa (Draft Selection) View Entry
jiasinggg (Draft Selection) View Entry
Orson (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
cecilialapeze (Draft Selection) View Entry
Edwin (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
danieltruman6 (Draft Selection) View Entry
RainRouhani (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
AllyTpw (Draft Selection) View Entry
Jeanagerie (Draft Selection) View Entry
minglei0211 (Draft Selection) View Entry
LeeSzeYi (Draft Selection) View Entry
lapurcell (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jessiejiang (Excellence Award, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
HANG (Draft Selection) View Entry
dinghuilim (Draft Selection) View Entry
rachhkell (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
martinaroca (Highly Commended and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
FrancoisArnaud (Draft Selection) View Entry
JackNen (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
AntoineGadoud (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
LeoLi (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Fransvanswam (Draft Selection) View Entry
ReginWellander (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Excellence Award, and Draft Selection) View Entry
tobias (Draft Selection) View Entry
clementb (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
MariGallet (Draft Selection) View Entry
violettehugues (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
camilovall (Excellence Award, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
artshark (Excellence Award) View Entry
happygull (Excellence Award) View Entry
GaelleMazeauTriaut (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Marrowire (Excellence Award) View Entry
lakinashola (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
etiennevittani (Draft Selection) View Entry
Zea (Excellence Award) View Entry
CODJO (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
ahmedkhan (Draft Selection and Excellence Award) View Entry
Phillipd (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
hambone (Draft Selection, Excellence Award, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
adrianolorusso (Draft Selection) View Entry
MadsHendriksen (Excellence Award) View Entry
loicciaux (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
Logannesbitt14 (Excellence Award) View Entry
LiamK (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
zaiilex (Draft Selection) View Entry
Saynch (Draft Selection) View Entry

Category Brief

A concept artist is a designer who visualises & creates art for characters, creatures, vehicles, environments, and other creative assets. This category is perfect for game artists, illustrators, visual designers, theme park designer and urban designers alike.

What the judges are looking for are artists to showcase their process. They want entrants to show polished final artworks with amazing lighting, composition and techniques. However, the best way to really impress a judge in this category is to share your process. Share how you approached the design brief you worked with and help the judges understand the challenges you overcame from a creative and technical point of view.

Important Notes

  • Do not submit 3D renders. Although 3D assets are often incorporated into your work, judges are more interested in your 2D painting skills and how you may choose to use 3D elements to enhance your work.
  • If using photo-reference, fan-art or other elements, please credit owner.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No team entries allowed for this category.
  • Share sketches and other supporting material to help show off your design process and abilities to work with basic shapes and silhouettes.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished artworks.
  • Share examples of your work that showcase your related skills to this category.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists that are ready for employment. They are looking for artists with a passion for this category and have worked hard to hone their skills.

The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential. Treat your entry like a job interview and share your best work to impress the judges.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Rookie of the Year > Concept Art’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.

Recent Entries