Art by Thomas Chamberlain-Keen

ArtStation’s ninth Community Challenge, Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World, launched in September 2021 with more industry-based challenge hosts, and thousands of excited artists. Like all our community challenges, the submission process was entirely open, and close to 4,000 artists took up the challenge to imagine the animal world. Submissions across all categories approached the levels of quality you’d expect in game or film projects, with hosts and fellow entrants providing the encouragement and feedback to push artists to create their best work.

An all-star judging panel took on the difficult task to sort through the very strong entries in all categories. Huge thanks to: Christian Alzmann (Lucasfilm), Craig Mullins (Freelance), Virginie Bourdin (Art of Direction), Claire Hummel (Valve Corporation), Devon Fay (Riot Games), Sandra Duchiewicz (Freelance), Conar Cross (Playground Games), Tyler Smith (Probably Monsters), Finnian MacManus (Terraform Studios) and our amazing challenge hosts  Bogna Gawrońska (CD PROJEKT RED), Rembert Montald (Riot Games), Grace Liu (Monomi Park), Randall Mackey (Freelance), Suzanne Helmigh (Ghostfire Gaming), Thomas Chamberlain-Keen (Playground Games), Marina Ortega (Freelance), Elodie Mondoloni (Freelance), Karen Stanley (Ubisoft Toronto), Javier Perez (PlayStation Studios Visual Arts), Gavin Goulden (Insomniac Games), Yekaterina Bourykina (Riot Games), Hasan Bajramovic (Gate21/Blur Studio), Magdalena Dadela (Blur Studio), and Dorine Laplanche (Cyanide).

The challenge winners each receive a virtual ArtStation Challenge trophy, designed with meticulous attention to detail by industrial designer Ivan Šantić (check out the process of designing the Awards).

We’re very pleased to present to you the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the categories along with the Honourable Mentions. 64 amazing artists received awards in the Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World challenge!

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Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Hue Teo

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Hue Teo

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: QiYin Ma

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: QiYin Ma

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Louise Meijer Åström

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Louise Meijer Åström

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Florent Boston

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Florent Boston

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Alex Accorsi

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Alex Accorsi

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Mohammad Noureddini

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Mohammad Noureddini

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Nicolas Derio

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Nicolas Derio

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Oliver Harbour

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Keyframe Design: Oliver Harbour

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Epple Rice

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Epple Rice

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Didier Nguyen

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Didier Nguyen

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Yue Hai

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Yue Hai

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Roy XVI

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Roy XVI

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Khoa Viet

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Khoa Viet

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Zhengyi Wang

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Zhengyi Wang

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Camille Peyrebere

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Camille Peyrebere

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Moxuan Zhang

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Character Design: Moxuan Zhang

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Vignesh Gopalakrishnan

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Vignesh Gopalakrishnan

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Paul Trochu

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Paul Trochu

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Jin Kim

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Jin Kim

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Floris Roding

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Floris Roding

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Gabriel Tan

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Gabriel Tan

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Kenn Yap

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Kenn Yap

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Alexandr Melentiev

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Alexandr Melentiev

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Jakub Chełstowski

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Environment Design: Jakub Chełstowski

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Adam “Forange” Törn

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Adam “Forange” Törn

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: DENIS WIPART

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: DENIS WIPART

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Alizé Giraud

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Alizé Giraud

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Gaëlle Mazeau—Triaut

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Gaëlle Mazeau—Triaut

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Anastasia Bubnova

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Anastasia Bubnova

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Nova Villanueva

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Nova Villanueva

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Lara Gonzalez

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Lara Gonzalez

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Gomez Lucas

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Design: Gomez Lucas

PRODUCTION

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Olya Anufrieva

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Olya Anufrieva

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Julia Acherontias

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Julia Acherontias

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Karolina Vieira

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Karolina Vieira

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Hugo Aubert

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Hugo Aubert

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Vasili Kravtsov

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Vasili Kravtsov

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Albert Novikov

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Albert Novikov

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Marleen Vijgen

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Marleen Vijgen

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Konstantin Chulanov

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Character: Konstantin Chulanov

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Khoi Nguyen

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Khoi Nguyen

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Javier Zuccarino

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Javier Zuccarino

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Thành Nguyễn

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Thành Nguyễn

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Julie Bijjou

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Julie Bijjou

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: James Manlangit

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: James Manlangit

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Sebastian Fischer

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Sebastian Fischer

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Reinaldo García

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Reinaldo García

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Chris Thürsam

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Film/VFX Character: Chris Thürsam

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Glen Fox



1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Glen Fox

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Tuur Sangers

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Tuur Sangers

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Jonas Bauer

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Jonas Bauer

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Victoria Zavhorodnia

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Victoria Zavhorodnia

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Bart de Vries



Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Bart de Vries

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Tim Burroughs

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Tim Burroughs

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Isa Raaijmakers

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Isa Raaijmakers

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Rosie Jarvis

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Game Environment Art: Rosie Jarvis

Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Robbie Walker

1st Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Robbie Walker

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Elsa Alexandra

2nd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Elsa Alexandra

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Svenja Rösner

3rd Place Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Svenja Rösner

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Charly Avila

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Charly Avila

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Edward Vanderghote

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Edward Vanderghote

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Shreyash Pai

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Shreyash Pai

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Lucile Thyrard

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Lucile Thyrard

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Miray Scheidel

Honourable Mention Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World – Prop Art: Miray Scheidel

Check out the submissions

You can see all of the entries for the Untamed: When Animals Ruled the World Challenge here:

Keyframe Concept Art
Character Design
Environment Design
Prop Design
Game Character Art
Game Environment Art
Film/VFX Character Art
Prop Art

Huge thanks to Thomas Chamberlain-Keen for his Year of the Ox challenge banner.

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