Rookie Awards 2019 | Rookie of the Year
Concept Art & Illustration
Concept Art & Illustrations are created for feature film, computer games, story narrative, theme parks, advertising and fan-art purposes.
On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.
United States | Academy of Art University
Since I was in high school, I was interested in game industry especially, concept art.
Canada | Syn Studio
I remember playing Mass Effect and loving it. When I checked out the art book it came with I realized that there's was a whole lot of art going into game development. Back then I had a very vague idea of what concept art was and it would have been years before I found the path that was right for me, but I think that was the first time I started thinking I wanted a career making art for games
Singapore | 3dsense Media School
Growing up, my art was mainly influenced by anime, cartoons, videogames and comics. Illustration is something I've always enjoyed, and over the years I realised creating content for games, comics or any entertainment related industry is what I wanted to do for the rest of my career. A lot of artists in the industry inspire me as well, and the passion and dedication to their craft is something that keeps motivating me to constantly improve and work towards my goals.
France | New3Edge
2 years ago I decided to quit my job to join New3dge school. Right now I'm working on my own to achieve my portfolio to find a job.
Around the age of 19 was when I found out about this industry and knew it was the place I want to be in. Five years have passed since then and I am still constantly learning to up-skill and aiming to land that first role.
The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.