Jenn Tran

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.jen­ntra­nart.com Email: jenn.g.tran@gmail.com ME DIA : Pho­to­shop, Sketch Up, Maya

Cur­rently a con­cept artist at Hare­brained Schemes, Jenn also free­lances as a fan­tasy il­lus­tra­tor and has worked for the likes of Volta and Fan­tasy Flight Games. “With my art­work, I love to in­tro­duce a sense of mystery and his­tor­i­cal sto­ry­telling, com­bin­ing liv­ing cul­tures with hints at lost civil­i­sa­tions,” she says.

“I’m also fas­ci­nated by themes of fem­i­nine power and beauty, and work to in­cor­po­rate them into my im­ages when it feels rel­e­vant.”

In­flu­ences such as an­i­ma­tion, comics, Tolkien, Miyazaki and the myr­iad of amaz­ing fan­tasy il­lus­tra­tors work­ing to­day help to shape Jenn’s artis­tic choices, which she then works to put her own spin on.

1 Cin­der­born “This illustration was done for a Golem Ar­cana cam­paign, pro­duced by Hare­brained Schemes. The goal was to de­pict a bat­tle tak­ing place in the for­est, where cor­rupted tree spir­its were at­tack­ing golems and for­est dwellers. The chal­lenge here was that the same im­age had to ap­pear in mul­ti­ple con­texts (ban­ners, in-game screens and so on) and work­ing within those lim­i­ta­tions.”

2 The Slums “This was a fun mood ex­plo­ration for a can­celled project that en­abled me to in­te­grate fan­tasy char­ac­ters into a cy­ber­punk world. The goal was to cre­ate a sense of hope­less­ness and peo­ple strug­gling against their sur­round­ings, while also show­ing that they have adapted and can hold their own against the el­e­ments and nearby en­e­mies.”

3 Sa­cred Ma­hatavi “This was an­other Golem Ar­cana cam­paign im­age. In this piece, I was de­pict­ing a sa­cred tree that heals play­ers: a place of tran­quil­lity and safety. To con­vey this mood, I chose a pal­ette that felt calm and re­lax­ing, and framed the golem within the gi­ant roots to give a sense of pro­tec­tion.”

4 Sleep­ing An­cient One “In­spired by Sergey Kolesov’s im­age Mer­maid, this piece de­picts An­cient Ones, who are beings with in­cred­i­ble con­trol and ma­nip­u­la­tion over golems. They take gifts of mana from sup­pli­cants (play­ers) and in turn be­stow mir­a­cles, bless­ings and curses on the battlefield.”

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