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  • Yanmo at League of Legends Open Day in Shanghai

    2017-08-11

    July 28th, I attended LOL Open Day along with Greg Street in Shanghai during ChinaJoy 2017, shared the stories behind Chroma's evolution with players, had a great gathering with LOL fans!

  • Artwork Update and New Page: Art for League of Legends

    2016-12-27

    ​It has been a long time that I haven't updated my site. Since joined Riot everyday I was working hard on League of Legends, so I created a page to show my work for it. Please keep an eye on it for future update.

  • Yanmo's Artworks at Beijing International Exhibition Center

    2016-04-21

    ​some of my artworks around Warcraft theme will be showed on Warcraft Exhibition at Beijing International Exhibition Center. Beijing, May 21 - May 22, 2016.

  • Open CourseWare on Lanqb

    2016-04-19

    My first open courseware on Lanqb showed on April.4, 2016. Its theme arounds How to effectively improve the ability of aesthetic appreciation and painting. Over 1,300 people enrolled. Now its video has been already released on Lanqb. Go there and check it, it totally free.

  • Get Yanmo's prints at BlizzCon Fan Art Exhibition

    2015-08-14

    Get five prints of my artworks in the biggest BlizzCon party ft - The Con Before The Storm(CBTS)2015. World of Podcasts celebrating Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm & Overwatch!

  • Yanmo's Artworks in Heroes of the Storm Launch Event

    2015-05-25

    Some pieces of my artworks will be exhibited at Heroes of the Storm Launch Event in June 1 Shanghai, China. Don't miss it!

  • Prints Available on INPRNT

    2015-01-18

    If you would like to hang them on your wall or send one print to your friend as a gift, this is it!

  • Behind the 2014

    2014-12-30

    A busy year, a year of plenty. Had a trip to USA. Who impresses me in this year? Wayne Reynolds, L.D.Austin, Glenn Rane and Samwise Didier. I got lots knowledge from their works. I tried to let stories join my works, give them life, and I think in the end of this year I did it more or less.

  • Behind the 2013

    2013-12-31

    I tried new styles and new ways to painting, to explore the beautiful world of painting. Though I will very miss the old days, but in the same time I’m very looking forward to next year. This year, not only got to know more friends, but also experienced more things.

Behind the 2014
Source:     Author: Yanmo    Publish time: 2014-12-30 00:46    2050 Views
What an excellent and busy year!


60
 works,   5 projects,  1st time to go USA


Summary

At the beginning of this year - Feb.17, an article of me was published in Colored CG Online Magazine.

March 27, the novel BREAKSHIELD which I drew the cover art was published by The Zharmae Publishing Press. The cover itself got the second place of Ultimate Fantasy Books Best Book Cover 2014. It was chosen in Daily Deviations on DeviantART. There are also more covers will come in 2015 and future, please looking forward to it.


Front cover art for BREAKSHIELD

In June, I had two online interviews, one with DarK and the other with Blizzard Entertainment. The interview with Blizzard Entertainment has been translated in different language and published on global official sites.

In July, I did a special work for D163, to unveil DiabloIII coming into China, I'm very honored this work was approved by Blizzard Entertainment. Also, some works of mine were chosen by Samwise Didier to take participate in the art exhibition of Warcraft in Gamescom2014. Did you go there and see my works? One more thing, I did a lich king card back of Hearthstone, it is very popular with players.

  
DiabloIII in China                                 Lich King Card Back 

In December I was invited by Blizzard Entertainment to join Blizzcon2014 and meet lots employees of Blizzard. Luckly I watched Warcraft movie trailer and drew its memory paintings out after I back to China. It's popular and reported by lots of sites and players.

  
  

Also, In the second half of year, I drew some card arts for HEX TCG. I attach two pieces of them in following and please visit my illustration page if you want to see more.

  



Thinking and Behind the Works

It is so fast that one year has passed again. I don't feel I waste it when I reviewing.

Who 
impresses me in this year? Wayne Reynolds, L.D.Austin, Glenn Rane and Samwise Didier. I got lots knowledge from their works. I tried to let stories join my works, give them life, and I think in the end of this year I did it more or less. 

Oh, by the way, I need to mention the work lich king card back of Hearthstone. I designed it for an afternoon and in the first night it had reposted for over 200 times! How about the impression works of Warcraft movie trailer? More than it, it got over 1000 times of repost and even more, it was retweet by Warcraft movie director Duncan Jones! I saw a rumor like this in Hearthstone Reddit - "Its author is working at Blizzard" There are always some people often asked me like this too. What? I wish I am, but unfortunately I'm not there. Anyhow it is still my dream.

I love speed painting now, it's very useful to improve painting skill. It will let you focusing on the most important content, to control the whole picture, atmosphere and emotion. Also, there's a long long list of Hearthstone back design in my plan, I think I will do more designs in 2015. Of course, I can't let you have a sneak peek at my list now.

Looking forward to 2015! Best wishes to you all too. Thanks!





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