The development of industrialized society brings unprecedented pressure to the nature environment, which cause the speeding decrease of wildlife habitats. Everyone should pay attention to what we are facing. Art and commonweal join hands enhancing awareness of global wildlife protection, the “Share One Planet CG Art Elites Invitational Competition” has opened for almost half a year till now. This first international major CG art competition featuring wildlife theme is organized by Wild Animals Cultural Project Fund under China Foundation for the Development of Social Culture, China Institute of Strategy and Management (CISM), The International Association of Computer Graphics Artists (IACGA) and China Association for Global Development under the United Nations; its executive organizers are leewiART International Computer Graphic(CG) Art Promoting Organization and Beijing Imperial Court Development Company Ltd.

According to our latest statistics, the “Share One Planet” Competition has invited 331 artists from more than 50 countries/regions to join as entrant. We’ve received 113 WIP entries and 23 final entries. Driven by their sympathy to wildlife and best wishes to human society, artists depict unforgettable moments of the animals they feel attached to. They are not just showing the world how skillful and talented they are, but also express their care and love to the planet we live in. The competition draws extensive attention with the help of coverage on international press such as CGSociety, ImagineFX; and also the series interview runs on Chinese magazine CGW.

Entrants are asked to create entries portraying endangered species in China. 100 species are listed as potential theme and the competition has ten routine categories and one special category: Portrait (digital painting & digital sculpture), herd (digital painting & digital sculpture), Mother’s love (digital painting & digital sculpture), Prey and Predator (digital painting & digital sculpture), Harmony (digital painting & digital sculpture), plus the Special Category Swan Lake (digital painting). Artists may choose their preferred categories, choose to create the most thrilling moment of the Mother Nature in their eyes, and to capture diverse beauty of distinct species.

At the invitation of “Share One Planet” Organizing Committee, several renowned international CG artists created promotion posters for respective categories. They are Andrew Jones, Adrian Smith, Daniel Dociu, Cecil Kim, Yin Weiye (Franc), Zhang Wang, Mélanie Delon and Chris Ayers. They illustrate their understanding of the idea “Share One Planet” with their own style:


Andrew Jones

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Andrew Jones has been heralded as "the apocalyptic art shaman" Beginning his career working with George Lucas at Industrial Light and Magic, he then went on to materalize a new vision for Nintendos’ Metroid Prime series. He’s now senior concept artist at Retro Studios. He also co-founded the famous concept design website www.conceptart.org

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Adrain Smith

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British illustrator, he got his name on the long list of fantasy scifi artists when took his first commissions for “Games Workshop”, especially famous for his concept art for “Warhammer” series. Now he’s busy providing service for Seoul Visual Works. Other clients includes EA games, Ubisoft, THQ Australia, THQ Canada etc.

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Daniel Dociu

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Born and raised in the capital of Transylvania (Romania), he studied art and architecture from a young age and got his Masters Degree. After moved to the US in 1990, he worked for Squaresoft and EA, as well as consulting for Microsoft and numerous other developers and publishers. For the past seven years he has been with Arenanet a fully owned subsidiary of NCSoft, as the Studio Art Director and Project Art Director for Guild Wars/ Guild Wars 2. He also functions in a Chief Art Director capacity for NCsoft West.

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Franc

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One of the few Chinese artists who first practice CG art, he is published many times in the renowned international CG annual series “EXPOSÉ” and “Exotique”. He now works as Art Director for international interactive game projects, clients including important enterprises like EA and 2K.

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Zhang Wang

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Chinese CG artist, graduated from the Oriental Culture and Art Department of Nankai University. He used to be professor at Animation Department of Tianjin University, then turned to teach at Nankai University. His works were featured in “EXPOSÉ 2” and won many awards both in China and international exhibits. He also provided character design for various projects of “Novoland”, as well as game titles such as “Shushan Online”, “Wan Mei” etc.

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Cecil Kim

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Born in 1972, Soul, Korea, then moved to US in 1990. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in 1996 and worked at Square USA from 1997 – 2000. He now is Lead Concept Artist of Sony Computer Entertainment America Santa Monica Studio, mainly works on “God of War” titles. He is also instructor at Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles and Gnomon School of Visual FX.

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We appreciate the support and attention from CG artists, art armatures and people from all walks of life in favor of commonweal events everywhere. We hope to see more artists join our competition, to share their concern with the world, about wildlife, about Earth and our environment. Let this not only be a contest about art creation, even more, it will be an event fighting for a better future for animals and mankind.

More Info: http://www.shareoneplanet.org