Fine Art: 3855 Artists Imagine What Lost Civilisations Could Have Looked Like

Some of the best artists working in video games, TV and film have taken part in a massive competition, judged by folks responsible for the look of series like Halo and Assassin's Creed.

Called Ancient Civilizations: Lost & Found, the competition was held over at industry site ArtStation, and featured almost 4000 entries from professionals and amateurs alike. The brief was to "go beyond imagining a bygone civilisation, and bring it to life with a compelling narrative".

The competition ran from March until May 8, and was split into two stages — Vis Dev and Production — so that artists across the working spectrum could take part.

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The winners have now been announced, and as you'd expect given the field, the results are incredible. You'll find some highlights below (including a winner we featured in its own Fine Art showcase), but you should really head over to ArtStation to see the complete range of first, second and third place winners (and honourable mentions) across the categories.


Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios.


By Pablo Dominguez

By Ryan Richmond

By Sergey Avtushenko

By Michael Oberschneider

By Carlyn Lim

By Nadezhda Tikhomirova

By Kenny Jeong

By Leon Tukker

By Alexey Shugurov

By Tommy Gunardi Teguh & Carlyn Lim

By Remy Dupont & Ivan Dedov

By Jamir Blanco & Marc Alexandre Robbe

By Paul Mercer

By Desmond Man & Leon Tukker


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