Santa Monica Studio God of War Art Blast—Character Art, Animation, Breakables, UI & VFX

It has been a long journey just to reach this point. We have been crafting this fantastic adventure for nearly five years! It’s been almost two months since God of War was released and the team couldn’t be happier with the positive reception.

We sometimes forget how much work is put into something until it reaches the hands of the consumers. As developers and artists, we know and understand that people dedicate their lives to the craft. I am really proud to share the outstanding dedication, passion and creativity of the studio’s art team with the ArtStation community.

Making games is truly a creative journey, from writing to design… from production to QA, it would never have been possible without the full support of Sony and the incredible work of the team. We at Santa Monica Studio are very excited to celebrate the art department and to share a glimpse of this process with all of you throughout this week. We will be releasing the content listed below on the following dates:

Mon (6/18) – Environment & Lighting
Wed (6/20) – Characters, Animation, VFX, Breakables and UI
Fri (6/22) – Concept Art

Our artists have posted hundreds of images that showcase the immense talent and imagination put into the project, so we hope you enjoy! With all that said, be aware: spoilers ahead! Or, as Kratos would say it, “BOY!”.

Raf Grassetti
Principal Artist
Santa Monica Studio

Character Artists

Raf Grassetti—Principal Artist

Raf Grassetti – Principal Artist – God of War

Glauco Longhi – Senior Character Artist

Glauco Longhi – Senior Character Artist – God of War

Igor Catto – Senior Character Artist

Igor Catto – Senior Character Artist – God of War

Maxence Fleuret – Senior Character Artist

Maxence Fleuret – Senior Character Artist – God of War

Arda Koyuncu – Senior Character Artist

Arda Koyuncu – Senior Character Artist – God of War

Zac Berry – Character Artist

Zac Berry – Character Artist – God of War

Eric Valdes – Senior Character Artist

Eric Valdes – Senior Character Artist – God of War

Animators

Avi Yeyni – Narrative Animator

Avi Yeyni – Narrative Animator – God of War

Dennis Pena – Gameplay Animator

Dennis Pena – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Edgardo Padilla – Gameplay Animator

Edgardo Padilla – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Erica Pinto – Narrative Animation Lead

Erica Pinto – Narrative Animator – God of War

Fabian Johnston – Gameplay Animator

Fabian Johnston – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Jack Ebensteiner – Gameplay Animator

Jack Ebensteiner – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Megan Curran – Narrative Camera Animator

Megan Curran – Narrative Camera Animator – God of War

Melissa Shim – Gameplay Animator

Melissa Shim – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Michael Trikosko – Gameplay Animator

Michael Trikosko – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Robert Morrison – Gameplay Animator

Robert Morrison – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Roberto Clemente – Gameplay Animator

Roberto Clemente – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Sophie Evans – Gameplay Animator

Sophie Evens – Gameplay Animator – God of War

Umberto Bossi – Narrative Animator

Umberto Bossi – Narrative Animator – God of War

Adriana Yeh – Gameplay Animator

Adriana Yeh – Gameplay Animator – God of War

UI Artists

Ryan Baker – UI Designer

Andy Lang – UI Designer

VFX Artists

Christopher Lloyd – Visual Effects Artist

Christopher Lloyd – Visual Effects Artist – God of War

Kevin Huynh – Visual Effects Artist

Kevin Huynh – Visual Effects Artist – God of War

Jim Watson – Visual Effects Artist

Lauren Simpson – Visual Effects Artist

Thomas Atchley – Visual Effects Artist

Max Ancar – Visual Effects Artist

Sasan Truth – Visual Effects Artist

Caryn Cook – Visual Effects Artist

Quang D. Tran – Visual Effects Artist

Breakables Artists

Ruben Morales – Environment Artist (Dynamics)

Ruben Morales – Environment Artist (Dynamics) – God of War

Breakables Team – Environment Artist (Dynamics)

Breakables Team – Environment Artist (Dynamics) – God of War


About the author

Daniel is the Industry Manager for ArtStation.