Last month, Virtuos Chengdu organized an Animation, Comics and Games (ACG) Jam design contest, giving our artists an opportunity to explore and design various forms of character art and win some prizes.

For this contest, participants can choose from three different submission categories – character illustration, character concept art, and illustration.

Spanning over a month, many artists sent in their original works, impressing their fellow teammates and our panel of art director judges. The “Most Popular” award was determined based on internal voting by Virtuos employees, whom Chen, Lead Artist at Virtuos Chengdu won with his piece, titled “Ball Lightning”.

“Ball Lightning” by Chen, Lead Artist

Besides Chen, a panel of judges also awarded six other artists across four categories.

“Biggest Head-turner” Award: “Fox Lady” by Jing, Senior Artist

“Fox Lady” by Jing, Senior Artist

“Most Interesting-looking Character” Award: “Resting Place” by Wang, Concept Artist

“Resting Place” by Wang, Concept Artist

Best Style Award: “Awoo!” by Zeng, Concept Artist and “Blue Earl – Successor” by Shang, Concept Artist

“Awoo!” by Zeng, Concept Artist
“Blue Earl – Successor” by Shang, Concept Artist

Most Unique/Surprising Award: “Man in White” (LIVE2D) by Deng, Art QC and “Yellow Saber” by Huang, Concept Artist.

“Man in White” by Deng, Art QC
“Yellow Saber” by Huang, Concept Artist

Congratulations to all winners, and a valiant effort by all participants for presenting such impressive pieces for the ACG Jam!

Post-contest celebration at Virtuos Chengdu

At Virtuos, our passionate art production teams strive to broaden their horizons by attempting various art styles to hone their craft. Whether it’s concept, 2D or 3D art, our artists continue to undergo regular training and improve themselves to produce some of the best quality of art in games in the industry.

Stay tuned for a behind-the-scenes interview with some of the winners on how they created their anime-style masterpieces from scratch!