Jeremy is a freelance illustrator based in Sydney. Looking through his work is kind of like taking a trip through "Bladerunner” if it was set in feudal Japan. His work encompasses everything from cyberpunk and 80s pop culture to anime and skateboarding references making for mechasoul Geishas done in neon tones, Sexy demon androids, and 80s sunsets.
Jeremy's comment: "As a massive Horizon Zero Dawn fan, I really wanted this illustration to reflect the super fluid and dynamic nature of the gameplay. I immediately decided to show Aloy mid combat in a dynamic action pose. There are a bunch of really fun weapon types in Horizon but my favourite isby far is the war bow as it feels really smooth in game but also makes for really interesting tension in poses as Aloy draws and aims the bow. I love working with lights and neons. These fit perfectly with the machinery aspect of Horizon Zero Dawn and always add a strong sense of volume and drama to any piece. Making the light source come from something in the piece is also a really good tip for linking the main character to the scene they're in. So I decided at the last minute to add a few of those iconic watchers in the background that would create the red light you see on Aloy's right side. This also allowed me to finish off the illustration by adding a tiny reference to Forbidden West with the red vines of the blight. I really loved working on this piece and I'm super happy with how it turned out so I hope you enjoy it too!Big thanks to the PS and Guerilla teams for the project!"
JESWRI is a Gadigal street artist, specialising in large scale pop-art and collaborative illustrations. Originally from Sydney, Jess now resides in Naarm, where he's owner of HONEY BONES Gallery in Brunswick and two rescue dogs Fury & Ace. He's a former graffiti writer, art director, graphic designer and games wizard. He's collaborated with such companies as Adidas, Converse, 2K, Dell & many others. His games of choice are stage fighting games or arcade based games such as NBA Jam or Turtles in time. You can catch him over the next few months on some big walls or at HONEY BONES being smothered in dog kisses.
JESWRI's comment: "I really enjoyed the opportunity to draw Aloy. I spent hours locked into her character and finessing her new DDE outfit. I feel like she captures the fighting spirit. She embodies the warrior we wanna be or the best friend we all wanna have. I felt like if it was the right conditions, I'd like to trade places with her, hunting machines and find clues. I feel like I'm alot like her in that we both have killer drive. I brought all that into the artwork and gave her new DDE gear some of my warrior flare which I draw from different places, like tattoos, comics and my Aboriginal heritage. All in all, she was very difficult to draw and convey - but worth the time spent."
Ann Maulina is Indonesia-based illustrator who's done concept art for games and comics. Ann was discovered by Guerrilla Studio based on Horizon fans recommendation and collaborated with the studio to draw Horizon Zero Dawn Vol. 1: The Sunhawk graphic novel, which sets after the events of Horizon Zero Dawn Game.
Ann's comment: "I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to be involved in drawing the comic adaptation of this beautiful game. Also to have met the amazing and devoted people behind it. I feel so grateful. I love Aloy's curiosity and persistence that leads her to creativity in problem-solving. Can't wait to discover more of her outfits in Horizon Forbidden West.
Ravee of Titans is freelance artist and content creator who has created artwork for fashion, games and cats.
Raveee's comment: "I am extremely grateful and honored that I was invited to illustrate Aloy in my style together with other prominent illustrators in the region. Drawing Aloy for this project is challenging, fun and it's not everyday I get to draw someone who is charming, mature, strong and intelligent character like Aloy. I have followed Aloy's story since Horizon Zero Dawn and I am looking forward to know more about her adventure in the Forbidden West."
Little Thunder (門小雷) is a graphic novel artist and illustrator who specializes in water color. She is well-known to draw illustrations that are inspired by her hometown, Hong Kong.
Little Thunder's comment: “I love drawing strong girls. I'm enheartened when I see the confident, unhesitating look in Aloy's eyes while she is shooting arrows, and I'd love to be able to express that in the drawing. Having played the first Horizon game, I was amazed by the story structure and worldview of the game. After watching trailers of “Horizon Forbidden West”, it let me to believe the uniqueness of the game (e.g.: character design, equipment, scenery, sophisticated and complex movement) will reach a new level and I can't wait to play the game!”
VOFAN is Taiwanese artist whose signature anime-style drawing has gotten him collaborate with game publishers, as well as PlayStation Taiwan, where he designed Ai-Chan character that appeared on PS4 Bundle Box and PS4 Theme.
VOFAN's comment: I am a fan of Horizon Zero Dawn, and I really like the mechanical beasts and the magnificent scenery in the game, and Aloy's strong and gentle personality is also very attractive. I can't wait for the release of Horizon Forbidden West!
In Hyuk is a freelance illustrator and concept artist from South Korea who's created concept art and cover arts for global comic publisher and game studios.
In Hyuk's comments: “In addition to drawing for comic books, I also work in character and concept design for games. As such, I find Aloy's characters and story very intriguing. My favorite part of this project is to learn about Aloy's design which is practical and realistic but maximises the concept of the character at the same time.”
Clawstrider and Sunwing Papercraft
We are happy to share the papercraft design of new Machines that will challenge Aloy in the Forbidden West: Clawstrider, a machine that is covered from head to tail in razor-sharp plates and equipped with vicious claws on both feet and forelimbs, and Sunwing, a fast and nimble flyer machine that use their photovoltaic wings to store energy. Stand to win exclusive Horizon Forbidden West prizes by building your own papercraft and sharing on social! Here’s how to join:
• Download Sunwing or Clawstrider papercraft template, assemble and post on social (set your entries to public)
• Tell us your favourite aspects of Horizon Forbidden West’s Sunwing or Clawstrider (maximum 100 words)
• Remember to tag us at #HFWPapercraft and @PlayStationAsia. Winners will stand a chance to win a Horizon Forbidden West gift set featuring exclusive merchanises. (Terms and conditions apply)
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