Last September, Eizper Chain held an event for Indonesia’s young illustrators to participate in and hone their skills. The event titled Eizper Chain Illustrator Contest (ECIC) was held from September 26th to November 12th, 2022. The reason behind this event is that Eizper Chain wants to urge the local young generation to learn more about splash art and urge the local young generation to learn more about splash art, which is essential in the gaming industry.
To enliven and make the event worthwhile, we invited all judges with excellent reputations in the game industry. Not only to evaluate the participants’ entries but also to share their knowledge in the game and illustration industry through the talk show titled “Splash Art in Game Industry” on October 8th, 2022.
A renowned Digital Concept Artist named Aedel Fakhrie or famously known as @kontrolaltdelt, and also judges who have excellent reputations in the game industry such as Associate Lead Artist Agate, Ms. Chandrika, Co-Founder & CEO of RRQ Guild, Danny Limanto, and Eizper Chain’s CMO, Ferry Purnama, were attending the talk show as the panelists. We purposely invited all the judges from different backgrounds to give their points of view on the art in the game industry from someone who works as an illustrator, someone whose an avid gamer, and a game developer.
The talk show was phenomenal! It covers all the topics related to art in the game industry and quenched the thirst for knowledge of all the participants. From the differences between illustration in the game industry to tips and tricks on how to create splash art, all those nitty-gritty was explained thoroughly by the panelists on the talk show. The talk show was meant to equip the participants with the knowledge they need before creating a great splash art for the competition. After the talk show, the participants are allowed to give us feedback about the talk show. We were thrilled because many of them were satisfied with the talk show.
The participants have more than a month from September 26th to November 5th, 2022 to submit their entries. They can create their illustrations with the predetermined themes that we gave: Honing Skills, Social Gathering, Adventure, and Boss Fights. They have to use Eizper Chain’s characters in their entries. All the entries were evaluated based on 50% end visual, 30% originality of ideas and concepts, and 20% compatibility with the brief given.
From hundreds of outstanding entries, 100 entries meet the criteria and qualifications. Later we selected 15 entries for the semi-final winners. But after a discussion with judges, we decided to make it best 17 illustrations instead of 15. The 17 winners had a chance to display their artwork on our social media.
The three final winners got a total prize of IDR 6.000.000 and had a chance to work with us in the future. The 1st winner, Muhammad Rifky Haikal (@haikalmrf), outperforms other contestants with his artwork that displays a few of Eizper Chain characters (Kriss and Harly) fighting the final boss, Hulkjouster. The 2nd winner, Joanne Felicia Lie (@joanneliee), won with her splash art that shows the beauty of Ryella and her icy magic power. The 3rd winner, Muhammad Raffy Athaya (@rapt.ai) won with his splash art that shows Karys cocking her rifle behind the tree and ready to take down her enemies.
This event was expected to be able to facilitate Indonesian young illustrators to get to know the vital role of splash art which is created by an illustrator to promote characters in the game. We also want to show Indonesian talents to Eizperians locally and globally. See you again soon at the next ECIC, Eizperians!