Art Focus: Blake Rottinger
Hello Chosen Ones,
For GODS, we want nothing but the best!
We gathered a team of artists from diverse professional backgrounds (Magic: the Gathering, Ubisoft, TOR Books, Legendary, Riot Games, etc.) to help build the visual identity of the Wildlands and its inhabitants.
Those artists, working under the direction of Bastien Lecouffe Deharme and Julien Blondel, are here to bring their own style to the table, in the strong tradition of the Dark Fantasy genre.
Today, let us tell you a bit more about Blake Rottinger!
Blake is a concept artist based in Sydney, Australia who has been working in the entertainment industry as a freelancer for 5 years. He has been working on AAA game,s as well as films, with environmental design as his main focus. He mostly enjoys working on fantasy and real world styles of art, which stems from his passion for video games and movies. During his free time, he also enjoys working on motorbikes and delving into tattoo art!
Bastien's words on Blake's work - "From the beginning, I always thought the Wildlands as this gigantic place where nature is powerful and mankind is such an irrelevant, little creature: a world bigger in scale than the one we live in and a vast world full of mysteries and silences. I was searching for the feeling I had when playing Shadow of the Colossus 15 years ago, or looking at the illustrations of Middle Earth by Ted Nasmith. I wanted to build the Wildlands as a monumental playground for adventurers in the quest of myths and legends.
I found all that in the work of Blake. Timeless images of environments suggesting gigantism and immensity, vestiges and remnants of past civilizations, and ruins from another age. A world calling for adventures, just waiting to be discovered again.
On the top of everything else mentioned above, Blake's digital techniques are ideal to portray the Wildlands, with a sharp touch of crisp realism. This is why I invited him to join the team. He jumped straight into it and became one of the main crafters of the world of GODS!"
And here are some of his personal works:
If you want to see more of it, visit his gallery on Art Station.