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Jenn Ravenna Tran Creates Lush Fantasy Worlds and Some Incredible Fan Art

A Look Dev concept by Jenn Ravenna Tran in collaboration with Mitchell Malloy and  Ashley Mackenzie.
A Look Dev concept by Jenn Ravenna Tran in collaboration with Mitchell Malloy and Ashley Mackenzie.

From beautiful fantasy landscapes to stylish fan art, Jenn Ravenna Tran is an impressive illustrator.


Currently working on Guild Wars 2 at Arenanet, as well as doing illustrations and concept art for Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, Jenn Ravenna Tran works in a variety of styles and mediums, from video games to tabletop to comics and galleries. Tran’s work first caught my eye on Twitter, and she’s been generous enough to allow io9 to share a variety of her pieces across mediums here.


In addition to her original work, Tran also produces some really neat fan art. She has a strong tendency in her work to experiment with a variety of styles and mediums, and has a series of ink pieces, often depicting established characters, aping the style of Yoshitaka Amano, the distinctive Final Fantasy illustrator. It’s a tough style to get down, but Tran nails it, and I particularly love her version of She-Ra done in the style.

More of Tran’s art can be found on her website, along with her Instagram and Twitter. In addition to her visual art, Tran is also a filmmaker, and is currently on post-production on a short film titled “And Then,” which raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter. She told io9 that, “As a queer female Asian filmmaker, I want to make films involving characters that have intersections of multiple identities. My mission is to bring more women and people of color both in front of the camera, and behind it.” You can support that work on her Patreon.


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io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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