The Utopia #KB3Dcontest Finalists and Winners!

With over 175 entries from over 35 countries, this contest was by far the most competitive and compelling to date. The KitBash3d team thanks every single artist who participated in the contest and elevated its caliber. It was certainly no fun, however, having to choose only 10 winners from such a talented and inspiring group. Alas, much like the Powerball jackpot and Mother Nature, we had to eventually determine winners:

1ST PLACE: 

BARTHELEMY AUPETIT

Environment Artist in London

In his piece titled "Sewers" Barthelemy's epic composition evoked the staggering solitude of a lone fisherman living amidst a timeless class struggle.

Barthelemy's ArtStation

2ND PLACE: 

WOJTEK KAPUSTA

Freelance Concept Artist & Illustrator in Poland

In his piece "Utopia76" Wojtek engineered the pieces of Utopia to form an imposing spaceship juxtaposed with the fiery cosmic rays of an unforgiving universe. 

Wojtek's ArtStation

 

3RD PLACE: 

Ronan Le Fur

Freelance Concept Artist & Illustrator in France

Previous Warzone #kb3dcontest winner Ronan aka DOFRESH illustrates with titanic scale the potentially doomed arctic expedition of humans facing an otherworldly adversary.

Ronan's ArtStation 

"It's been real fun, as always, and I'm just floored by the amazing content I've seen the rest of you put out. Truly amazing and like last time, I do not envy the judges and the job they have ahead of them."
-- Stig Fostervold, Contestant speaking to the KB3D community

In-Motion Award: Mike Johnson

We received a record number of videos this contest, so we created a separate video award to highlight the artists who went above and beyond in their creation. Mike Johnson, Lead Generalist and Matte Painter at Blur Studio, created 2 stunning cinematics as well as a concept piece, earning him this contest's well deserved In-Motion Award. As a result, we have to decided to have a completely separate video category for our next competition!

Our Finalists...

4. Edit Ballai - 2D/3D Artist / Concept Designer in the Netherlands. Edit's ArtStation

5. Irena Smitakova - 3D Digital Matte Painter at Moving Picture Company in London. Irena's ArtStation

6. Mitchell Stuart - Lead Concept Artist / DMP / Freelance / ARTIFEX Studios in Canada. Mitchell's ArtStation

7. Jean-Marc EMY - Architect / Graphic artist / Architectural visualization in France. Jean-Marc's ArtStation

8. Benjamin Morse - Comic artistBenjamin's Website

9. Tarmo Juhola - Concept artist, illustrator, architect in Finland. Tarmo's ArtStation

 

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