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.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
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Winners

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

Winner

Hyun Lee

hyun

United States | Academy of Art University

Since I was in high school, I was interested in game industry especially, concept art.

Runner Up

Giuseppe Di Stasio

gdistasio

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

Highly Commended

Roanna Peroz

roannaperoz

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.

Highly Commended

Pierre Lazarevic

pierrelazarevic

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.

People's Choice

Philip Sue

philip95

New Zealand

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.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

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quentinmarsollier (Excellence Award) View Entry
jbollivier (Draft Selection) View Entry
mingminglah98 (Draft Selection) View Entry
jayblencowe (Excellence Award) View Entry
yixinzhao (Draft Selection) View Entry
yipeisia (Excellence Award) View Entry
songch9511 (Draft Selection) View Entry
cogreaser (Excellence Award) View Entry
vanlawrenceching (Draft Selection) View Entry
vistavanta (Draft Selection) View Entry
chailiang123 (Draft Selection) View Entry
doudouliu (Excellence Award) View Entry
spencerparke (Draft Selection) View Entry
reubenlane (Draft Selection) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Draft Selection) View Entry
leannelya (Draft Selection) View Entry
kahzhuan (Excellence Award) View Entry
sic (Draft Selection) View Entry
moxuanzhang (Excellence Award) View Entry
kaihong6613 (Draft Selection) View Entry
anarchytect (Draft Selection) View Entry
praveenkumar (Draft Selection) View Entry
jefftalbot (Draft Selection) View Entry
kaihong6613 (Draft Selection) View Entry
denniskessel (Draft Selection) View Entry
mfrorer (Excellence Award) View Entry
andyleeart12 (Excellence Award) View Entry
liuyazihou (Draft Selection) View Entry
qxwong (Draft Selection) View Entry
kahzhuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
quentin (Draft Selection) View Entry
kristinehouston (Draft Selection) View Entry
alexhslee (Draft Selection) View Entry
csloong1996 (Excellence Award) View Entry
adrianmalfatti (Draft Selection) View Entry
jinshenwong (Excellence Award) View Entry
zhiyong (Draft Selection) View Entry
nikodemmalec (Draft Selection) View Entry
jinyoungsong (Draft Selection) View Entry
ruoyuart (Draft Selection) View Entry
willemvl (Draft Selection) View Entry
thiagopaulino (Internship - Winner) View Entry
kokwai97 (Draft Selection) View Entry
antsrobinson (Draft Selection) View Entry
quahyusean (Draft Selection) View Entry
ylwongsteven (Draft Selection) View Entry
duncanli (Draft Selection) View Entry
moxuanzhang (Draft Selection) View Entry
katse77 (Draft Selection) View Entry
teodorapetkova (Draft Selection) View Entry
vykim (Draft Selection) View Entry
aidenleejangyong (Excellence Award) View Entry
lorapang (Draft Selection) View Entry
yusnalim (Draft Selection) View Entry
reueltzh (Draft Selection) View Entry
roganezaric (Draft Selection) View Entry
patvit (Draft Selection) View Entry
samanthakung (Excellence Award) View Entry
timmy (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Draft Selection) View Entry
felibulous (Draft Selection) View Entry
sadakoxd (Draft Selection) View Entry
cperfume68 (Draft Selection) View Entry
tatiilange (Excellence Award) View Entry
balqisrahman (Draft Selection) View Entry
jeanne (Excellence Award) View Entry
adrianmalfatti (Excellence Award) View Entry
alvarorr (Draft Selection) View Entry
doudouliu (Draft Selection) View Entry
jgrimaldo (Draft Selection) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Excellence Award) View Entry
ingram (Excellence Award) View Entry
mfrorer (Draft Selection) View Entry
bostonflow (Draft Selection) View Entry
mwakeley (Draft Selection) View Entry
gargiroy (Draft Selection) View Entry
shanele (Internship - People's Choice) View Entry
mateoandrijanic (Draft Selection) View Entry
denniskessel (Excellence Award) View Entry
tatiilange (Draft Selection) View Entry
jonesca8 (Draft Selection) View Entry
lukaskuhn (Excellence Award) View Entry
minweee (Draft Selection) View Entry
laiabaldevey (Excellence Award) View Entry
carolinebailey (Draft Selection) View Entry
morganeherbstmeyer (Draft Selection) View Entry
songch9511 (Rookie of the Year - Runner Up) View Entry
gwendolyngettelfinger (Excellence Award) View Entry
stephennjoto (Excellence Award) View Entry
edwardbarons (Draft Selection) View Entry
shanele (Excellence Award) View Entry
hugobarretcastan (Draft Selection) View Entry
quentinmarsollier (Draft Selection) View Entry
clarissemagand (Draft Selection) View Entry
siddharthavalluri (Draft Selection) View Entry
yuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
aidenleejangyong (Draft Selection) View Entry
shanele (Draft Selection) View Entry
glintz (Draft Selection) View Entry
wilchuan (Draft Selection) View Entry
nolanbrewer (Draft Selection) View Entry
edwardyong95 (Draft Selection) View Entry
nurha5h (Draft Selection) View Entry
joelcodina (Draft Selection) View Entry
jamesw96 (Excellence Award) View Entry
wilchuan (Excellence Award) View Entry
charly (Draft Selection) View Entry
jyounglove (Draft Selection) View Entry
henryy33 (Draft Selection) View Entry
liuyazihou (Excellence Award) View Entry
samanthakung (Draft Selection) View Entry
jordi (Draft Selection) View Entry
thomasart (Excellence Award) View Entry
hatimtoulni (Draft Selection) View Entry
geleymelanie (Draft Selection) View Entry
reaganlong (Draft Selection) View Entry
sayusuzuki (Draft Selection) View Entry
joseochoa (Excellence Award) View Entry
colinelandy (Draft Selection) View Entry
kokhang (Draft Selection) View Entry
alexey (Excellence Award) View Entry
anarchytect (Excellence Award) View Entry
jackkirkman (Draft Selection) View Entry
blackdistraction (Draft Selection) View Entry
manuelsitompul (Draft Selection) View Entry
ben (Draft Selection) View Entry
chenghin (Excellence Award) View Entry
heyitsleoj (Draft Selection) View Entry
remydrouhin (Draft Selection) View Entry
samybrutout (Draft Selection) View Entry
chenghin (Draft Selection) View Entry
logankehoe (Draft Selection) View Entry
nicolasracicot (Draft Selection) View Entry
antsrobinson (Excellence Award) View Entry
lulucie (Draft Selection) View Entry
teeteegone (Draft Selection) View Entry
natethorman (Draft Selection) View Entry
jonathanwenberg (Draft Selection) View Entry
hatimtoulni (Excellence Award) View Entry
cogreaser (Draft Selection) View Entry
denniskessel (Scholarship - Winner) View Entry
roostertie (Draft Selection) View Entry
roganezaric (Excellence Award) View Entry
adityaprabhu (Draft Selection) View Entry
courtneypaech (Excellence Award) View Entry
spencerparke (Excellence Award) View Entry
jayblencowe (Draft Selection) View Entry
andyleeart12 (Draft Selection) View Entry
sergiranzo (Draft Selection) View Entry
geleymelanie (Excellence Award) View Entry
pottetto (Draft Selection) View Entry
paolamunoz (Draft Selection) View Entry
thomasart (Draft Selection) View Entry
yipeisia (Draft Selection) View Entry
samybrutout (Scholarship - People's Choice) View Entry
alvarorr (Excellence Award) View Entry
lukaskuhn (Draft Selection) View Entry
yusnalim (Excellence Award) View Entry
rui (Draft Selection) View Entry
cierraramsey (Excellence Award) View Entry
jgrimaldo (Excellence Award) View Entry
yongkhin (Draft Selection) View Entry
lucass (Draft Selection) View Entry
naotokunaga (Excellence Award) View Entry
shanele (Internship - Winner) View Entry
naotokunaga (Draft Selection) View Entry
pamelson (Excellence Award) View Entry

Category Brief

From character and environment design to matte painting and digital paint overs, the judges will be looking for all examples of digital illustrations and concept art. This category is very wide and will often accept the widest range of work.

What the judges are looking for with this category 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 the brief you worked with and help the judge understand the challenges you overcame from a creative and technical point of view.

Important

  • Combine all your best work into one single entry. Multiple entries with individual projects will not be reviewed.
  • You are allowed to submit work that uses 3D and 2D elements. However, the key factor judges are looking for is the ability to deliver concept art and illustrations that meet a brief.
  • Don’t just upload a finished image. This will not be enough for the judges to truly understand your full potential as a concept artists. Share less polished sketches too, share ideas and projects you completed with a fast turn-around.
  • Judges are looking for the best illustrator to work in their chosen field. This means that all illustrators can submit work regardless of whether they want to work in film, games, theme park design, urban design or story narrative.
  • Do not just submit Zbrush models. Although this is often a large part of a concept artists skillset, make sure to include how you used the model and why you created a 3D asset instead of a 2D element.
  • If using photo-reference, fan-art or other elements, please credit owner.
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