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Posts tagged “concept art”

Feature: How Concept Art Is Made

Immaculate Conception: Thomas Scholes

In this (probably) monthly column, I’ll be looking at the inspiration and techniques of the industry’s greatest concept artists. This month, I talk to environment specialist Thomas Scholes. One of the things I like so much about Scholes’ work is his ability to blend impressionistic brushwork with a keen sense of three-dimensionality. His paintings are sometimes ambiguous and the textures within them ignore finicky detail,…

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Feature: Norse tales and tails

Dote Night: Squirrel Design And Ratatoskr Art

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. THIS WEEK, however, she will be sharing concept art for an upcoming Smite god and asking questions about the design process! The most recent character reveal…

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Feature: The art of poles

Kalimba Concept Art: Floating Islands And Totem Charts

I liked the art style of Kalimba so much I asked Press Play if they had any concept artwork I could peer at. I'd like to do that more with developers and their games - "Hey, gimme that sketchbook!" They did and here it is for you to examine and enjoy too - there's also a level design gif*. I promise I'll shut up about…

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Plans And Elevations: The Sims 4 Concept Art

EA have plopped a bunch of Build Mode concept art from The Sims 4 [official site] on their blog as part of an interview with designer Aaron Houts. The interview itself has hints of excitement – there's a misbehaving wall tool and automated door placement which sounds like it left you with a door-infested house with portals lurking in odd places. Alas, EA does not…

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Total Recall: A Chat With Stephan Martiniere

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. With the galaxy's biggest sci-fi movies using ever more effects houses and artists, it can be hard to pinpoint today's Ralph McQuarries and Ron Cobbs. They're out there, though, often known more by work than name. At the top of the…

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Guild Wars 2 Halloween Pretties

My eyes might be my favourite part of my body. I tried touching this concept art for the Guild Wars 2 Halloween update, but all I could feel was a flat monitor and dried snot. I tried listening to it, but it was cunningly silent. Upon sniffing it all I managed to ascertain was that I needed a shower. Tasting it was utterly pointless: it…

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Fallout 3 Concept Art: Ultra New

First of all Briosafreak, how dare you accuse me of an "unfortunate piece" when I incredibly deliberately post month old news. Secondly, thanks for the tip off to the brand new Fallout 3 artwork. There's 11 new pieces to oogle, along with intricate commentary from concept artist, Adam Adamowicz, if you'll only click here. It's much more interesting than the usual concept art dump, with…

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