Location: US Web: www.jenntranart.com Email: email@example.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.”