DevSpawn Art Test #1
This page contains information pertaining to the DevSpawn internship / work experience programme -- specifically the skills test for applicants interested in art production.
If you've been sent a link to this page after completing an application, go ahead to the next section and get on with it.
If you've otherwise stumbled upon this page, it's probably a good idea to fill in the application to let us know a little about yourself. But feel free to complete the test as well if you like.
Once complete, email your results / work to firstname.lastname@example.org - if you’ve problems emailing files, let us know and we’ll send you an upload link.
The test itself -- Dead West map backgrounds
The following four files are taken from our upcoming title Dead West (more info).
- sample - mountain pass section 1
- sample - mountain pass section 2
- sample - river section
- sample - ruined city section
We’d like you to have a go at creating some original artwork, with the same look and feel as the samples above. To get you started, we’ve included a template:
One of the layers on the template includes a suggestion for what buildings / features you might draw -- but feel free to draw anything you like so long as it’s in the same style.
This test is designed to assess:
- Whether you can produce artwork in a specific style / to specification
- Your work rate / speed
- Your ability to show some original thinking
The samples above are included for inspirational purposes only and as an example of some of the general style being used for Dead West maps. They also only show a small amount of a larger piece of art. If you want more specific information about aspects of that style check out GDIM #1, in which we discuss the perspective used in these pieces of art.
Using the template as a starting point, we would like you to produce approximately 2 hours of work. It is important that you spend no more than 2 hour producing a section of map to the same sort of scale as is shown in the four sample documents. Don’t worry if you don’t complete the section you’re working on, we don’t expect your work to be as complete as the samples provided, we just want to assess your abilities.