The new Battle Chasers: Night War (2017) is a unique RPG game that needs its artists to work in a very specific art style—an art style like Grace Liu’s. It’s no surprise that hand-painted low-poly 3D will always feel at home in a stylized game, and that’s why the vast majority of you might have seen Liu’s work in games like Diablo III (2012) and League of Legends (2009). With nine years’ worth of experience and the opportunity to work at Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games and Airship Syndicate, I’m sure that she has a lot to teach us all.
Some of you may remember our 2016 interview with Even Mehl Amundsen, and we hope that you’re as excited to catch up with him as we are! For those of you who don’t know, Even is a Norwegian concept artist who specializes in fantasy art. In the past, he has lived in Canada, Czech republic, Norway and the UK, and he has had the opportunity to work for companies like Blizzard Entertainment and VOLTA as he made his way around the world. Now you can find him back Norway, or more specifically, Oslo, where he is working on TEGN. This is Even’s art-book series, a project he started when he challenged himself to draw three hundred and sixty-six unique, story-laced illustrations over the course of one year.
Even Mehl Amundsen je scestovaný návrhár výtvarnej fantázie z nórskeho Stabekku, momentálne žijúci v Dánsku. V minulosti pracoval pre Blizzard Entertainment, Games Workshop a iné renomované spoločnosti. Umeleckú kariéru začal v kanadskom Quebecu, kde pracoval pre v zábavnom priemysle dobre známe VOLTA štúdio. Práve tu Even strávil tri roky a učil sa rozumieť svojej novej práci za pomoci mnohých skvelých umelcov, ktorých v tom čase s obdivom rešpektoval. Pracovať interne v štúdiu, je veľkým krokom vpred pre ktoréhokoľvek umelca, Evenovi to definitívne pomohlo naštartovať kariéru návrhára a priviedlo tam, kde je dnes.
Even Mehl Amundsen is a far–traveled fantasy artist from Stabekk, Norway. Currently, he is living in Denmark. He has worked for Blizzard Entertainment, Games Workshop and other reputable companies in the past. This artist’s career started in Quebec, Canada, where he worked for VOLTA, a studio that is well known in the entertainment industry. This is where Even spent three years learning the ropes of his new job with the help of a great many artists who he looked up to at the time. Working in-house at a studio is a big step-up for any artist and it definitely helped Even kick-start his career as an artist and propelled him to where he is today.
Yekaterina Bourykina je návrhárka 3-D charakterov z Ruska. Momentálne žije vo Woodland Hills v Kalifornii, spoločne so svojim priateľom Geoffrey Ernaultom. Po ukončení štúdií na Art Institute of Dallas, začala pracovať pre Picture Plane Imaging, kde ako návrhárka nadobudla sebaistotu predtým, ako odišla pracovať pre Blizzard Entertainment. Tohto času nepracuje na komerčných projektoch, namiesto toho sa zameriava na seba zdokonalovanie a osobné práce.
Yekaterina Bourykina is a 3-D character artist from Russia who currently lives in Woodland Hills, California together with her boyfriend, Geoffrey Ernault. After she graduated at the Art Institute of Dallas, she went on to work for Picture Plane Imaging where she gained confidence as an artist before leaving to work for Blizzard Entertainment.