To mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in 2019, 144 of his greatest drawings in the Royal Collection were displayed in a series of nationwide exhibitions. The drawings exhibited across 12 venues, including The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, reflected the interests of the artist from music to engineering.
The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff was also one of 12 venues selected to display the artwork, and they hosted a competition to support the DaVinci ' Life in Drawing' exhibit. Owain Bull, USW Game Art student, entered the competition with a realistic interpretation of the First Helicopter.
To create his model, Owain used industry software that we use and support on the BA (Hons) Game Art course and was announced the winner of the 2D/3D Anatomy and Invention competition. As a result, his work was showcased alongside DaVinci’s as part of the National wide tour of the Queen's collection.
This is typical of the competitions we support and enter across all years of the degree. It gives students early exposure to real-world scenarios and helps to prepare them for their future careers.
Do you want to showcase your talents at National exhibitions? Learn more about our BA (Hons) Game Art degree and find out how you can get involved.