Viktor Antonov

{{RWP Infobox
|name=Viktor Antonov
|image=Viktor Antonov.jpg
|birthplace=WikipediaSofia|Sofia, WikipediaBulgaria|Bulgaria
|occupation=*Art director
*Conceptual artist
*Design instructor

'''Viktor Antonov''' (born in WikipediaSofia|Sofia, WikipediaBulgaria|Bulgaria) is a video game art director and conceptual artist who worked with Valve on ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast''.


With a mostly WikipediaSteampunk|steampunk style, Antonov has been in the video game industry since 1996. He holds a transportation design degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has also designed for commercials, animation and film in the USA and Europe. Antonov has been living in Paris (France), where he immigrated at 17, Montreaux (Switzerland), Los Angeles and Seattle.http//,10802/

He has founded the entertainment design studio "The Building" in Paris, France. The firm provides design services and consulting for multiple platforms, ranging from video games, feature films, commercials to television series. He is also a visiting design instructor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy.http// Viktor Antonov official website

Antonov was art director and conceptual artist for ''Half-Life 2'' and ''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast''. For ''Half-Life 2'', he designed most of the City 17 style and the Combine architecture and technology.''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar'' As it is commonly done during a video game's development, most of his concept art for ''Half-Life 2'' was done with Photoshop on existing screenshots of work-in-progress maps. Some of these maps can be found in the WC mappack (see a FileRavenholm concept1 comparisons.jpg|comparison example). At Valve, he also worked on ''wccounterstrikeCounter-Strike Source|Counter-Strike Source''.

Antonov can be seen credited across the web as the composer of cut ''Half-Life 2'' music. This is incorrect, as Antonov is not a composer and most of this miscredited music is actually credited to Kelly Bailey or is most of the time totally unrelated to ''Half-Life 2''.


===Video game(s)===
Dishonored (2012)
====''Half-Life'' series====

=====''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' (2005)=====

*St. Olga's monastery''Half-Life 2 Lost Coast'' commentary

=====''Half-Life 2'' (2004)=====

*The Air Exchange
*The Canals (with Tri Nguyen and Dhabih Eng)
*The Citadel (with http//,56491/ Jeff Ballinger and Dhabih Eng)
*City 17 (with Eric Kirchmer and Damarcus Holbrook)
*The City 17 Trainstation
*The Coast
*The Combine Factories
*Most of the CategoryCombine technology|Combine technology (with Eric Kirchmer and Dhabih Eng) and architecture
**The APC
**The Combine Assassin tanks featured in the ''Borealis (cut location)|Borealis''WC mappack
**The Combine Barricade
**The Combine Cell
*The Combine Smart Barrier (with Eric Kirchmer)
**The Combine SWAT Truck
**The Depot teleport
**The Door Tower|Door / Guard Tower
**The early Mobile Wall
**The Razor Train
*The Depot
*The Manhack Arcade
*Nova Prospekt (with Dhabih Eng and Eric Kirchmer)
*Ravenholm (with Eric Kirchmer and http//,38926/ Horia Dociu)
*The Wasteland


*''WikipediaThe Crossing (video game)|The Crossing'' (on hold)
*''WikipediaDishonored (video game)|Dishonored'' (2012)
*''WikipediaDark Messiah of Might and Magic|Dark Messiah of Might and Magic'' (2006)
*''wccounterstrikeCounter-Strike Source|Counter-Strike Source'' (2004)
*''WikipediaKingpin Life of Crime|Kingpin Life of Crime'' (1999)
*''wcquakeQuake II Mission Pack The Reckoning|Quake II Mission Pack The Reckoning'' (1998)
*''WikipediaRedneck Rampage Rampage Rides Again|Redneck Rampage Rides Again'' (1998)
*''WikipediaRedneck Rampage Deer Huntin'|Redneck Deer Huntin''' (1997)
*''WikipediaRedneck Rampage|Redneck Rampage'' (1997)


*''http// The Prodigies'' (announced)
*''WikipediaRenaissance (film)|Renaissance'' (2006)



FileCombine SWAT Truck.jpg
FileAPC concept.jpg
FileAPC concept side.jpg

===Air Exchange===

FileAirex reactor.jpg
FileAirex pipes outside.jpg
FileAirex pistons inside.jpg
FileAirex pistons 3.jpg
FileAirex reactor inside 1.jpg
FileAirex reactor inside2.jpg
FileAirex tower large.jpg
FileAirex tower1.jpg
FileAirex tower2.jpg
FileAirex tower4.jpg

===''Borealis (cut location)|Borealis''===

FileBorealis tanks.jpg


FileCanals bridge1.jpg
FileCanals bridge2.jpg
FileCanals bridges.jpg


FileCitadel star.jpg
FileCitadel brown.jpg
FileCitadel wide.jpg
FileCitadel tiles night.jpg
FileCitadel windows.jpg
FileCitadel interior.jpg
FileCombine techno move.jpg
FileConsul office.jpg
FileCitadel inside.jpg
FileCitadel walls.jpg
FilePlayable beta menu.png

===City 17===

FileCity 17 buildings and inner wall.jpg
FileEarly city 17.jpg
FileCombine door variant concept.jpg
FileCombine techno.jpg
FileDoor and Guard towers concept.jpg
FileCombine door Citizen.jpg

===City 17 Trainstation===

FileTrainstation1 cracks.jpg
FileTrainstation 2.jpg
FileTrainstation7 high.jpg
FileTrainstation shelter.jpg

===Combine Factories===

FileChildren cremators.jpg
FileFactory kids.jpg
FileKids working.jpg
FileStenographer's Chasm.jpg


FileDepot from tracks.jpg
FileDepot train coming.jpg
FileDepot down2.jpg
FileDepot levels train.jpg
FileDepot levels train red.jpg
FileDepot lifted train.jpg
FileDepot tech.jpg
FileDepot razor train.jpg
FileDepot cell.jpg
FileDepot cellblock2.jpg
FileDepot cellblock3.jpg
FileDepot cellblock1.jpg

===Manhack Arcade===

FileManhack arcade 2.jpg
FileManhack arcade 3.jpg


FileRavenholm concept1.jpg
FileRavenholm concept1 comparisons.jpg
FileRavenholm concept2.jpg
FileRavenholm concept2 comparisons.jpg

===St. Olga===

FileSt olga con blue.jpg
FileMonastery far.jpg
FileMonastery 1.jpg
FileMonastery 2.jpg

===The Coast / The Wasteland===

FileScrapland cracks.jpg
FileWasteland bridge.jpg
FileRazor train1.jpg
FileRazor train2.jpg
FileSeafloor railroad.jpg
FileWasteland Airex skybox.jpg


==See also==
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''

==External links==
*http// Official website
*http// Viktor Antonov at Siggraph on WikipediaPlanet Half-Life|Planet Half-Life
*http// GDC Lyon Antonov Talks Visual Design, ''Half Life 2'' on WikipediaGamasutra|Gamasutra

CategoryConceptual Artists
CategoryConceptual Artists
CategoryViktor Antonov designs
CategoryValve employees