Art- the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. polaq
The world of gaming and esports is undoubtedly one of the most influential cultural phenomenons in the world today. Its reach spans to every corner of the globe and has inspired millions in the form of every medium of content and pop culture, including art. E.S.G. honors this creative expression as we feature a community of talented artists, illustrators, and creatives who have used their vast imaginations to create stunning esports and gaming related art.
In this edition, we look at the work of 3D game artist polaq.
Digital art is an artistic work or process that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process. It’s a method of creativity that lends itself to a multimedia format because it can be viewed in many ways, including on TV, the internet, and multiple social media platforms. In short, digital art is a revolutionary fusion of art and technology.
16-year-old 3D game splash artist Carter Horvath, otherwise known as “polaq,” is a shining example of a modern wave of artistic talent. The young creative uses industry-leading software such as Blender and Unreal Engine to create high quality digitized renders primarily based around Fortnite. Here are just a few examples of his stellar work:
Polaq’s initial interest in renders started as a means to create his own thumbnails for his content. However, his true calling was digital art, and he’d eventually thrive in the creation of 3D splash art. His passion and undeniable talent in his craft are glaring, and polaq has accumulated asizable following of supporters who all marvel over his work.
Also, polaq is the pioneer behind his original character Kit Bucket, the most ravishing feline in gaming (based on Fortnite’s outfit character Kit.)
I’ve always had the passion to create and use my resources to make something meaningful to me. I started by simply making little designs on my phone using PicsArt and a handful of other apps. Three years later, I’m now creating unofficial splash art for games. Art has always been something very pleasing to me, and gives me lots of clarity while creating.
Something about creating something great from scratch by using the little or large amount of resources you have or by using the skillsets you’ve acquired is very rewarding at heart, and always gives me the strength to keep creating! This is definitely a hobby turned into a full-time passion project of mine and I’m very thankful for where I am and very excited for my future. – polaq
A Gladiators Whip ⛓️⚔️
While the quality of polaq’s work is certainly exceptional, let it be known that this is only the beginning for the 16-year-old. With years of growth ahead of him and untold reserves of potential, this artist is bound to create digital masterpieces for many more years to come.
Get aboard the polaq train to infinity and beyond now. #Epic
About the Artist
Carter Horvath, better known creatively as polaq, is a 16-year-old 3D game artist. The Virginia native turned North Carolina resident has been creating art digitally for four years now, but started creating 3D splash art as recently as a year-and-a-half ago. Polaq uses Blender, Unreal Engine, and Photoshop for his work. His favorite artist is Kan Liu, a.k.a. 666k, illustration art lead on LoR (Legends of Runeterra) at Riot Games.
You can check out more of polaq’s creations below: