Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art 

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art 

As is tradition around the time of E3, The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) have announced a selection of pieces for the Into the Pixel exhibition, a collection of some of the best concept and promotional art in video games.

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Every year, around the time of E3, an exhibition called Into The Pixel is held, which celebrates the work of professional video game artists. With a panel made up of veterans from companies like Blizzard and 343 Studios, it's a great way of recognising the best work in the field.

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Judges for the 2017 edition (which includes pieces publicly released since last year’s show, which explains why some older/future games are represented) of the show include Blizzard’s Senior Art Manager Seth Spaulding and Campo Santo’s Lead Artist Jane Ng.

All 14 pieces will be auctioned off during the week of E3, with funds raised going towards the ESA and AIAS Foundations.

You can see all 14 selections below (or, if you’re at E3, they will be on display at the show from June 13-15). Note that as usual, while there are AAA blockbusters represented, there is also room for smaller indie and mobile titles as well.


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


Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art The Legend ofJingwei by William Wu

The Legend ofJingwei by William Wu

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art  The Banner Saga 2 by Igor Artyomenko (Artist) & Arnie Jorgensen (Art Director)

The Banner Saga 2 by Igor Artyomenko (Artist) & Arnie Jorgensen (Art Director)

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Creature Quest by West Studio (Artists) & Heather Poon (Art Director)

Creature Quest by West Studio (Artists) & Heather Poon (Art Director)

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Destiny: Rise of Iron by Sung Choi

Destiny: Rise of Iron by Sung Choi

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Gwent by Anna Podedworna

Gwent by Anna Podedworna

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Homeworld:Deserts of Kharak by Brennan Massicotte, Cody Kenworthy (Artists) & Rob Cunningham (Art Director)

Homeworld:Deserts of Kharak by Brennan Massicotte, Cody Kenworthy (Artists) & Rob Cunningham (Art Director)

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Inside by Playdead Art Team

Inside by Playdead Art Team

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art  League of Legends by Riot Games Worldbuilding Team

League of Legends by Riot Games Worldbuilding Team

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art League of Legends by League Art Team

League of Legends by League Art Team

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Prey by Fred Augis

Prey by Fred Augis

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Red Crow by Tri Nguyen

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Red Crow by Tri Nguyen

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Rime by Peter Boehme & José Luis Vaello

Rime by Peter Boehme & José Luis Vaello

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Superhot by Marcin Surma

Superhot by Marcin Surma

Fine Art: 2017’s Best* Video Game Concept Art Uncharted 4 by Nick Gindraux (Artist), Robh Ruppel & Erick Pangilinan (Art Directors)

Uncharted 4 by Nick Gindraux (Artist), Robh Ruppel & Erick Pangilinan (Art Directors)