Valve’s Critiques of Their DotA 2 Contest Winners

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

While these aren’t the absolute deepest of critiques, the DotA 2 blog’s critiques of their Polycount contest winners is an interesting look into some real-life attempts at matching an art style (always handing when you’re hunting a particular studio), as well as making distinctive and easily-read characters and design choices. It’s a quick read with some cool little critique tidbits and lovely art.

If you’re a big fan of DotA 2’s art in particular, there are more thorough style guides here.