Visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic recently hosted a contest that gives artists a chance to become official concept artists in the Star Wars universe, and as you might expect, there were thousands of entrants who applied. Now the results have been tallied and the winners have been unveiled, and their work is pretty damn spectacular.
Nearly 4,000 people competed, answering the following prompts from the company (via /Film):
Three winners made it through that impressive gauntlet: Mario Alberti, Morgan Yon, and Fred Palacio. Fan Gao, John Grello, Jesus Conde, Mack Sztaba, Igor Bulygin, Romain D’escienne, Justin Dring, and Krzysztof Bielenin each earned honorable mentions. You can see a handful of their work below, but be sure to head over to the official contest site to see all much, much more. It’s really stunning stuff.