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The Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown: And the Winner Is…

Drumroll please… our judges have voted and the scores are in. Find out who took 1st place in our Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown.

Posted 29 Jun 2022
Arcane fan art competition winner announcement

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. We’re revealing the winner of our invite-only Arcane Fan-Art Showdown, which featured the artists Phaserunner, Encreate, Nemanja Sekulic, Imad Awan, Mr23, Sandflake, and Panjoool. The judges–none other than Walid Feghali and Lucas Peinador–have submitted their verdicts, but before we reveal their scores, let’s recap this Envato competition, including how it worked, who entered, and what they were playing for.

What Is the Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown?

Inspired by the popularity of Arcane, we teamed up with some of the best creators on the planet to celebrate the hit Riot Games and Netflix show. Arcane is created using a mix of 2D and 3D animations resulting in a retro-futuristic world, which blends high-fantasy and steampunk with a metropolitan, European feel. It’s the perfect subject for one of the most exciting digital-art showdowns of 2022, featuring some of YouTube’s hottest talent, all brought together by Envato.

We challenged our 7 artists to create the best Arcane-inspired fan art using one or more Envato Elements assets, then publish a video on their YouTube channel to show how they created their Arcane masterpiece. The twist? They were playing for you! The winner–more on them later–will be gifted annual Envato Elements subscriptions to hand out to three of their lucky followers.

With over a million YouTube subscribers between them, our Arcane Fan Art Challenge contestants really are the best of the best, making this an absolute must-see showdown! Watch the videos from each of the artists for a behind-the-scenes look at what they created, and check out our winner announcement for the verdict from our judges, including expert critiques and scoring.

So, Who Won the Arcane Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown?

Judges’ Vote

Let’s see how the judges ranked the artworks. Remember, they were selecting their top 3 submissions. Number 3 receives 10 points, 2 receives 20 points and 1 receives 30 points, and whoever gets the most points will be our winner. Check out the video below for the full critiques.

We can officially announce that our winner, with50 points, is SandFlake. Well done! He created such an eye-catching design that so intricately illustrates the world of Arcane. Congratulations to all our artists on submitting such wonderful pieces. Make sure you keep an eye on SandFlake’s channels to see how you can get your hands on an Envato Elements subscription and watch how he created his masterpiece below.

People’s Choice

We also ran a People’s Choice Vote over on the Envato Instagram account, and it’s time to find out whose artwork you liked best. Winning the hearts of the people in the Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown was… also SandFlake. Congratulations! Thank you so much for your votes. We were so pleased to see how enthusiastic the community was about this competition. 

And of course, we have a lucky community winner, too… Congratulations to @dgr.visuals, you are the winner of the Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet. We hope you put it to good use!

Start Creating Your Own Arcane-Inspired Artwork

Once you’ve checked out the winner and the rest of the Arcane-inspired artwork, why not create one for yourself? If you’re looking for a starting point, check out this curated Arcane-inspired collection of items available on Envato Elements, from Photoshop Actions and text effects to photos and stock footage. You can even share your own Arcane fan art on Instagram with #MadeWithEnvato for the chance to have your work featured on the Envato Instagram account

That’s a wrap on the Super Mega Arcane Fan-Art Showdown but don’t forget to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel to stay in the loop for our next big event.

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