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NorseChowder
John Polidora
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I work as an Illustrator, Concept Artist, Visual Development artist, and Character Designer for Blizzard Entertainment. I create art for all of their current licenses and upcoming projects.
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:iconvokizoey:
Vokizoey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome!~~~超喜欢!
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:iconkeun-chul--jang:
keun-chul--Jang Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
awesome
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:iconjesschan:
jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome gallery
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:iconadamtny:
adamTNY Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing gallery
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:iconntsxvalkyrie:
NTsxVALKYRIE Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
love your work :D
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:iconhectorivera-design:
hectorivera-design Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful art i love your style :)
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:iconsmz-tampu:
sMz-tampu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
wow, just . . . WOW!!
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:iconlamsos:
lamsos Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
big fan ;)
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MarkClemens Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
ur werk is boss.
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
damn you are good!
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:iconmitsukai-inki:
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great work and technique :)
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:icondalurker:
Dalurker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Got here from listening to Sidebar as well. Awesome stuff.
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconchrischuckry:
ChrisChuckry Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heard you on Sidebar and swung by to check out your work. Great work--very impressive!
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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YngvarAsplund Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen your art around the Blizzard website and in the games, and I've been wondering for a while who made them. I'm glad I figured it out!
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Maxx-Marshall Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!! amazing stuff!!!
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Back-atcha!
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:iconadrian-moisa:
adrian-moisa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

I saw your gallery and I've got to say you have awsome drawing skills! Totally cool designs and technique! No wonder you work at Blizzard!

I have a question if you will consider answering it. I did some searching on google trying to find info on hiring conditions at Blizzard, and one thing it kept repeating is that 3D software skills are a must. I was wondering if it is possible to get hired only for the concept drawings, character and set design skills. I have basic understanting of 3d computer graphics, game engines. I tryed a few times to play with 3dmax but I never focused enough energy to get a complete understanfing of the stepts involved. Also I have basic understanding of computer programing, but again, can't say I am experienced. However I have a quite solid understanding of Photoshop and I can easilly learn anny other similar program. I have gained my skills while doing webdesign. Supose I focus really hard at mastering the artistic skills involved and I could show off some insanlly good designs, would it be posible to get hired?

Thank you very much!
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NorseChowder Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would say that learning a 3d program like Max or Maya makes you much more hirable.

You have to be insanely good to be hired on as a concept artist without any previous experience, especially at developers like Blizzard. So my advice is the same to you as I have offered to many artists before you and that is this:

Don't expect to be a concept artist when you start. You're skipping all of the important educational steps beforehand. Work to get a job in the game industry first, whether that's doing 3d, textures, concept art, etc. It almost doesn't matter.

Make becoming a concept artist your eventual goal, but keep in mind how many extremely talented and qualified concept artists already exist doing the jobs you want. I'm not saying its impossible, I'm just saying it's going to be a difficult road, filled with twists and turns, and if you want that job, you need to be at least as good as they are, or even better. And the best way to get that way is to work your way up, by gathering experience learning every facet of game development you can.

That's why I am offering this line of advice. It's often times not what inexperienced artists want to hear, but like anything worth while, it's best if you earn it.
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Beholdentolove Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very sound and logical advice. Inexperienced artists (or anyone really) do not want to hear that they are not ready to plunge into senior roles right away. They believe starting from the bottom is beneath them and they are ready to take on more than you can throw at them. I interview many candidates in the IT industry and I always come across people that get upset when I suggest they start at a beginner/intermediate role. The problem is they have raw talent, but they do not understand the industry or intricacies of the job or environment and can easily get swallowed up in it. You need a thick skin and experience to truly do well in any industry you want to grow in as well as well honed skills in various tools to branch out.
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adrian-moisa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for your advice! I don't find it discouraging and I will definitely consider learning maya or 3d max. Also gathering experience about the game development workflow clearly is needed. Again, thanks for advice and it's nice to have the chanche to talk with an artist from Blizzard! :D
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NecromancerGFX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Teshuna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I must say your art is amazing, so I am watching you from now on. :)
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vonnbriggs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do you work for blizzard you mad man cause your art is that good I mean the have the best art in the industry I feel. love your forth wall pic and your batman
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