At ArenaNet, we love the work we do. From innovative game designers to brilliant programmers, I work with some of the most passionate, devoted, and humble professionals in the business. But the team most near and dear to my heart is the ArenaNet art team. Many different art disciplines have to come together to make a game, and across all levels of experience and seniority, the members of the art team teach me and challenge me on a daily basis to become a better artist and art director.
Last month, we proudly invited players into the latest expansion to the world of Tyria with Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. This expansion features the African- and Middle Eastern-inspired continent of Elona, and carries players across the Crystal Desert on the backs of agile raptors and giant griffons. The artwork that went into this lovingly crafted content—as well as the inspiring concept art created to flesh out this enchanting world—is nothing short of breathtaking.
I’m so excited to share a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the talented team with whom I’m honoured to work every day. Please enjoy this peek into our world and share this wonderful collection with your friends. It represents the years of hard work, training, and pure love that each one of these ArenaNet artists has put into the masterful artwork of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire.
Studio Art Director, ArenaNet