Feudal Japan: The Shogunate Award Winners and Honourable Mentions

ArtStation’s sixth Community Challenge, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate, launched in September 2018 with industry-based challenge hosts, and a record number of entrants for an ArtStation Challenge! Like all our community challenges, the submission process was entirely open, and 5,000+ artists took up the challenge to capture the rich history of Japan during its Shogunate period. Submissions across all categories approached the levels of quality you’d expect in game or film projects, with hosts and fellow entrants providing the encouragement and feedback to push artists to create their best work.

An all-star judging panel took on the difficult task to sort through the very strong entries in all categories. Huge thanks to: Jason Connell (Sucker Punch Productions), C Shannon Tindle (creator of Kubo and the Two Strings), Yekaterina Bourykina (Riot Games), Eddie Del Rio (Concept Designer Ready Player One), Krystal Sae Eua (Lead Character Artist, Blur Studios), Devon Fay (Riot Games) and our amazing challenge hosts Pablo Carpio (Riot Games), Suzanne Helmigh (Freelance), Randall Mackey (Freelance), Grace Liu (Airship Syndicate), Satoshi Arakawa (Amazon Games), Gavin Goulden (Insomniac Games), Mathew O’Halloran (Ubisoft Massive), Karen Stanley (Ubisoft Massive), Hasan Bajramovic (Blur) and Javier Perez (Intrepid Studios).

The quality of submissions were extraordinary, and the judges and hosts agreed:

I was blown away by the commitment to research, and talent showcased in this challenge. Thanks for the endless inspiration.
Jason Connell, Art Director on Ghost of Tsushima game

“The 2D character submissions are at 90% professional quality! I’ve never seen the percentage so high in any of the previous ArtStation Challenges!”
Suzanne Helmigh, Character Design Challenge Host

The history of Japan is near and dear to my heart. So great to see such a wide range of approaches, interpretations and styles.”
C Shannon Tindle, Creator of Kubo & the Two Strings

The challenge winners each receive a virtual ArtStation Challenge trophy, designed with meticulous attention to detail by industrial designer Ivan Šantić (check out the process of designing the Awards). 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners also receive a free 12-month ArtStation Pro subscription.

We’re very pleased to present to you the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the categories along with the Honourable Mentions. A record 64 amazing artists received awards in the Feudal Japan: The Shogunate challenge!

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Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Keyframe Concept Art

1st Place Keyframe Concept Art: Sangyeob Park

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

2nd Place Keyframe Concept Art: Vladyslava Hladkova

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

3rd Place Keyframe Concept Art: Kevin Fleeman

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Honourable Mention Keyframe Concept Art: Klaus Pillon

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Honourable Mention Keyframe Concept Art: Lap Pun Cheung

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Honourable Mention Keyframe Concept Art: Ngan Pham

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Honourable Mention Keyframe Concept Art: Rudy Parfaite

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Honourable Mention Keyframe Concept Art: Kévin Le Moigne

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Keyframe Concept Art

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Character Design

1st Place Character Design: Hua Lu

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

2nd Place Character Design: Servane Altermatt

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

3rd Place Character Design: Thomas Chamberlain – Keen

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Honourable Mention Character Design: . Yi

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Honourable Mention Character Design: Raymond -hh

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Honourable Mention Character Design: Moritz Cremer

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Honourable Mention Character Design: Kati Sarin S.

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Honourable Mention Character Design: Maoden Zhang

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Character Design

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Environment Design

1st Place Environment Design: David Honz

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

2nd Place Environment Design: Alessandro Paviolo

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

3rd Place Environment Design: Ivan Ilko

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Honourable Mention Environment Design: Andreas Husballe

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Honourable Mention Environment Design: Andrey Vasilyev

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Honourable Mention Environment Design: Vincent Lebocey

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Honourable Mention Environment Design: Fernanders Sam

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Honourable Mention Environment Design: Gediminas Einikis

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Environment Design

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Prop Design

1st Place Prop Design: Elodie Mondoloni

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

2nd place Prop Design: Roberto Gatto

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

3rd Place Prop Design: Lloyd Drake-Brockman

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

Honourable Mention Prop Design: Jens Fiedler

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

Honourable Mention Prop Design: Glenn van Driel

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

Honourable Mention Prop Design: Alexandre Avranches

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

Honourable Mention Prop Design: Luka Mivsek

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

Honourable Mention Prop Design: Mikita Kavalenka

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Design

PRODUCTION

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Game Character Art (real-time)

1st Place Game Character Art (real-time): Melan Barba

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

2nd Place Game Character Art (real-time): Juan Novelletto

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

3rd Place Game Character Art (real-time): Ilya Gagarin

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

Honourable Mention Game Character Art (real-time): Olya Anufrieva

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

Honourable Mention Game Character Art (real-time): Malwina Kwiatkowska

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

Honourable Mention Game Character Art (real-time): Vladimir Silkin

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

Honourable Mention Game Character Art (real-time): Frédéric Arsenault

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

 

Honourable Mention Game Character Art (real-time): Tommy Gunardi Teguh

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Character Art (real-time)

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

1st Place Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Artem Gansior

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

2nd Place Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Sarah Bromley

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

3rd Place Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): John Doromal

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Juan Olarte

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): James Lin

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Konstantin Gdalevich

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Ali Sadeghi

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Film/VFX Character Art (rendered): Oscar Diaz C

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Film/VFX Character Art (rendered)

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Game Environment/Level Art

1st Place Game Environment/Level Art: Rudy Lamotte

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

2nd Place Game Environment/Level Art: Tim Simpson

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

3rd Place Game Environment/Level Art: Jeryce Dianingana

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Honourable Mention Game Environment/Level Art: Paul Carstens

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Honourable Mention Game Environment/Level Art: Jeremy Cerisy

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Honourable Mention Game Environment/Level Art: Thomas Ripoll Kobayashi

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Honourable Mention Game Environment/Level Art: Vanessa Boelke

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Honourable Mention Game Environment/Level Art: John Teodoro

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Game Environment/Level Art

Feudal Japan: The Shogunate – Prop Art (rendered)

1st Place Prop Art (rendered): Adam Nield

1st Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

2nd Place Prop Art (rendered): Doru Bogdan

2nd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

3rd Place Prop Art (rendered): Aidin Salsabili

3rd Place, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Prop Art (rendered): Sourav Kumar

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

 

Honourable Mention Prop Art (rendered): Massimo Caggese

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Prop Art (rendered): Warwick .

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Prop Art (rendered): Pedro Pereira

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

Honourable Mention Prop Art (rendered): Riyad Hasan

Honorable Mention, Feudal Japan: The Shogunate: Prop Art (rendered)

You can see all of the entries for the Feudal Japan: The Shogunate Challenge here:


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