ArenaNet Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Art Blast

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.

Horia Dociu
Studio Art Director, ArenaNet

Concept Artists

Carlyn Lim – Concept Artist

Carlyn Lim – Concept Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Theo Prins – Concept Artist

Theo Prins – Concept Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Zhengyi Wang – Concept Artist

Zhengyi Wang – Concept Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Character Artists

Dane Petersen – Character Artist

Dane Petersen – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Daniel Marseglia – Character Artist

Daniel Marseglia – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Erik Kangas – Character Artist

Erik Kangas – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Mia Kim – Character Artist

Mia Kim – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Nestor Villegas II – Character Artist

Nestor Villegas II – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Vanessa Le – Character Artist

Vanessa Le – Character Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Creature Artists

Chris Bennett – Creature Artist

Chris Bennett – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Living World

Kate Pfeilschiefter – Creature Artist

Kate Pfeilschiefter – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Kate Picchi – Creature Artist

Kate Picchi – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Ronald Kury – Creature Artist

Ronald Kury – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Samantha Rogers – Creature Artist

Samantha Rogers – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Peter Konig – Creature Artist

Peter Konig – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

William Patrick – Creature Artist

William Patrick – Creature Artist – Guild Wars 2: Living World

Prop Artists

Jean-Marie Scheid – Prop Artist

Jean-Marie Scheid – Prop Artist – Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Animation Artists

Scott Dickey – Animation Artist


About the author

Daniel is the Product Manager for ArtStation.