Dark Arts Winners

by Ozma

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

Hundreds of TERA players poured their hearts and souls (not to mention blood and guts) into our Master the Dark Arts contest—and it showed. We intended to select 10 winners, but so many amazing submissions made that nearly impossible. In the end, 13 lucky winners received dark side weapon skins. En Masse Entertainment’s own creative director, Aaron LeMay, offers some insight into why these dark artistic creations stood out.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Kageano of Ascention Valley

Simply beautiful. Great expression, line work, and color choice. From light to dark.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Ehrrr of Mount Tyrannas

Awesome graphical style, look, and feel. Fiendishly playful.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Mad.Hatter of Mount Tyrannas

Great use of juxtaposition of the good, the bad, and bloody. Nice detail on the cards.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Mana of Ascension Valley

Love the playfulness of this piece. Nice composition and character work. Makes us smile.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Papayaparade of Ascension Valley

Powerful and energetic—nice use of effects and skilled in paintover.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Kassir of Tempest Reach

Interesting use of negative space and color. Line work is solid.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Red.Tiger of Ascension Valley

Awesome use of a totally different style and approach. Impressive use of color and line weights. Well done!

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Lillilanes of Celestial Hills

She had me at the ringlets and tattoos on the face. Who wouldn’t want to have skulls for pupils?

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Nyquil of Mount Tyrannas

Nice perspective and fresh approach to color.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Araxir of Celestial Hills

Hollow Zombie, Fierce Elin—new movie poster?

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Brimochi of Ascension Valley

Fun illustration with a good graphical feel.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Victoria.Delacroix of Tempest Reach

Dark, moody, and really digging the armor design.

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Magdalena of Tempest Reach

One of the better screenshot paintovers. Nice use of effects and lighting.

Honorable Mentions

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Creamydream of Tempest Reach

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Feariel of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Saryniti of Tempest Reach

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Nysith of Ascension Valley

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Mirianna of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Elna of Tempest Reach

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Pluielle of Lake of Tears

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Newt of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Tirami of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Vae.Victis of Celestial Hills

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Xcalivur of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Xenosys of Tempest Reach

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Gorran of Mount Tyrannas

TERA Dark Arts Contest Winners

by Yuss of Ascension Valley

On behalf of the art team, we were all so impressed with the number of entries, but more importantly the quality of the artwork we received. It was a challenge to pick from so many great selections. To top it off, some entries were hilarious. We’re so impressed with the community members—so much great talent. Thank you from the art team for taking the time and focusing your attention on making some really great art to show off your darker side.

Keep killin’ it!

—Aaron

Editor's note: This post was updated on April 25 to reflect a change in the list of contest winners.

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