The SketchBook team participated in our first esports event at the Dota 2 Boston Major qualifiers last week. From October 27-30 on Beyond the Summit’s Twitch stream, SketchBook artist Kai Jiang drew eight wonderful pieces while the tournament raged on around her. It was all designed to immortalize great moments from the game. Not many video game competitions have commissioned artists standing by to capture epic moments of battle, but we think they should. Along with the final artwork drawn by Kai, we’ve uploaded segments of her speedpaints so you can see her in action.
Day 1: Boston Major Mistake
Day 2: Deadly Duels
While the teams whittle each other down, Kai creates this fiery battle in mini fresco form:
Kai captured this serious smackdown in painting form, and we captured it in speedpaint form for your convenience:
Day 3: Salt in the Wounds
Kai Jiang drew this amazing interpretation of an epic battle and included some very well-known salt shakers:
Day 4: Vengeful Steamrolling
Check out Kai Jiang’s colorful line art drawing process:
Thank you to everyone who joined in the Twitch stream and asked about how to grab a copy of the artwork. We hope you love the output as much as we do. We had a ton of fun being part of Beyond the Summit and were incredibly inspired by the players and the art that came out of the event. So much so that our own Mohammad Qureshi joined in and drew this horns-locked illustration.
Until we face off again….