Watchpoint: Antarctica

When Blizzard's Overwatch was announced, I immediately fell in love with the concept and the art style of the game. With the release of their many animated shorts, they developed a vibrant world that I wanted to explore further. At the beginning of September 2016, I began work on this environment concept based on the backstory of Mei, a climatologist stationed in Antarctica. Using this lore as a guideline, I created 3 pieces; a beauty shot, a bird's-eye view, and a callout of the cryotube. A few months later at BlizzCon, it was announced that a very similar map named Ecopoint Antarctica would be released. Though Blizzard and I were developing our concepts independently of eachother, I am both excited and validated to find we were thinking along the same train of thought!