Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft Art Blast—Character Art

World of Warcraft: Character team

The World of Warcraft character team has the unique challenge of coming up with entirely new ecologies and cultures, whilst staying true to a fantasy universe that is decades in the making. Ever expanding, we always look to add to the creative spectrum that is Warcraft. In Battle for Azeroth, the character team created artwork for everything from pirates to dinosaurs. We made entirely new nations come to life, costumed primordial trolls, and armed new factions of seafaring people. There are dark corners with deathly witches and machines of war to besiege opposing factions. The settings we get to work with really promote creativity. The breadth of what character art encompasses on such a massive game is amazing.

Over the course of this week we will be showcasing work from each art discipline.  Please look for artwork released on the following dates:

Mon (9/10) – Dungeon Environment Art

Tues (9/11) – Character Art

Weds (9/12) – FX and Animation

Thurs (9/13) – Prop Art and Level Design

Fri (9/14) – Visual Development/Concept Art and World Environment Art

The Artists and Designers put a lot of their talent, attention to detail, and creativity into Battle for Azeroth. We hope you enjoy the work!

Dusty Nolting
Lead Character Artist, World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment

Character Artists

Aaron Morse – Character Artist

Aaron Morse – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Ariel Fain – Character Artist

Ariel Fain – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Calvin Boice – Character Artist

Calvin Boice – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Christopher Hayes – Character Artist

Christopher Hayes – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Cody Harder – Associate Character Artist

Cody Harder – Associate Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Jay Nam – 3D Artist

Jay Nam – 3D Artist – World of Warcraft

Joe Keller – Character Artist

Joe Keller – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Kelvin Tan – Senior 3D Character Artist

Kelvin Tan – Senior 3D Artist – World of Warcraft

Kenny McBride – Character Artist

Kenny McBride – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Matthew McKeown – Character Artist

Matthew McKeown – Character Artist – World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Student Art Contest

The World of Warcraft Student Art Contest was created to give students who are excited about creating stylized, hand-painted game art an outlet. It has helped many Artists start their careers here on the Warcraft team at Blizzard and across the games industry.

We wanted to create something as an overview of the contest and the impact it has had and can have on student artists. The contest runs throughout the fall. For more information go to www.blizzard.com/students.

Enjoy the video and we look forward to seeing your entry in the contest.

Jeff Parrott
Art Manager, World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment


About the author

Daniel is the Industry Manager for ArtStation.