Atomhawk collaborates with ArtStation on new six-part educational video series

Atomhawk has announced its collaboration with ArtStation on a new six-part video series titled “StudioQuest” – an episodic journey which debuted on January 11th, and explores the role of a concept artist working in the studio.

StudioQuest follows various artists from Atomhawk as they share how game worlds are created from beginning to end, with artists sharing their tips and techniques along the way. From initial client briefings and collaboration with team-mates, through feedback loops and final delivery, this series touches on a wide range of topics at all stages of the visual development pipeline.  

Each of the six tutorials will cover a specific part of the concept development process, providing a guide to building a game world with the support and guidance of the Atomhawk Senior Art Team. These tutorials will include, moodpieces, character exploration, world building, non-playable character design, vehicle design and marketing art. 

“At Atomhawk we work as a collective creating cutting edge creative concepts and seeing them through to realisation,” Drew Whitmore, Art Director at Atomhawk, said.  

The StudioQuest series gives artists an insight into how we do this, and provides valuable resources, industry expertise and the opportunity to discover our day-to-day lives as concept artists.”

Tim Wilson, Managing Director at Atomhawk, said: “StudioQuest will be an invaluable learning tool for artists and we’re proud it is part of ArtStation’s initiative to make its Learning available to all. 

“Atomhawk and our parent company, Sumo Group, are committed to ensuring learning resources are accessible to anyone at any level, anywhere and at any time and StudioQuest on ArtStation is a great example of this kind of training.”

The announcement coincides with the recent news that ArtStation Learning will remain free, providing all creators with unlimited access to high-quality tutorials and lectures. 

Sumo Group is committed to learning, with a particular focus on education and supporting the future of game development – from donating pre-loved tech to children and schools, to visiting schools and colleges to deliver talks and careers advice. Within Sumo Group, the Sumo Digital Academy is preparing to welcome its second cohort later in January, this group is made up of graduates and those with similar skills looking to get into the games industry.

All episodes of StudioQuest will be released on 11th January and are free to watch. Further information and access to these episodes can be found at: artstation.com/learning/series/vnw/studioquest