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Behind The Scenes On A Game Pitch

GIF Tendril is a studio that was hired three years ago by Ubisoft Toronto to help sell a game idea to Ubisoft’s HQ in Paris. That game is Starlink, and their pitch involved all kinds of work, from “preliminary vision” through to concept development, ship design, environments and even a trailer. New Ubisoft Shooter Is Like No Man’s Sky Meets Skylanders Ubisoft just showed off the brand new Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a vehicle combat game that uses… Read more You can see both the trailer and some other associated artwork below. Advertisement “The trailer we created had to demonstrate core gameplay (explore, navigate, collect, rescue) while also demonstrating the range of fantastical and gorgeous environments the game would host”, Tendril say. “For the trailer, we developed the story beats, built the universes from scratch, developed the Skimmers significantly based off low poly models from Ubisoft, and brought it all together into an exciting one minute trailer.” Advertisement An interesting aside is that the project was originally called Onward. I kinda like that name more than Starlink, which sounds like something I’d READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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An Old-Timey Guide To Giant Fighting Mechs

Dunhuang Chen is a concept artist and illustrator from China. You can see more of Chen’s work at his ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda The Art of Bungie’s Destiny The Art Of The Witcher 3 The Art Of Prey The Art Of Battlefield 1 The Art Of Uncharted 4 The Art Of Blizzard’s READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Get The Squad Together

Ivan Laliashvili is a concept artist from Russia who currently works for Netease. You can see more of Ivan’s work at his personal site and ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

A Thrilling Game Where You Can Impact The Course Of Art History 

Buying and selling in ARTé Mecenas can make or break your business. Check your balances of wool and linen. Will you sell them to the merchant from Milan or the one from Venice? Oh, also, the church wants you to buy some of their overpriced alum. Do you accept? These are the questions that ARTé Mecenas asks while you try to build your banking empire during the Italian renaissance. Develop your reputation as a banking boss and eliminate other competing families, and also, change the course of art history by choosing what works to commission, all within a turn-based strategy game. You play as a member of the Medici family who is starting a bank in Florence. You can check the map to see your standing with other city state governments, and you can purchase items from the market to sell. Each turn, you’ll be presented with three messages, asking you to sell something, buy something, or commission an art piece. Occasionally, you will get special events that can significantly impact your reputation. You have to balance your relationship with merchants, various governments, and the Catholic Church in order to keep your business afloat. The game’s hints for choosing the…

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Deer God Lookin' Like It Just Wrapped A Shampoo Commercial

Trevor Fraley is a freelance artist and illustrator who has worked in both games and books. You can see more of Trevor’s work at his personal site. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda The Art of READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nice Place You Got Here

Daniel Romanovsky works at Form Language Studio, a company that specialises in art for games, TV and movies (like Kong: Skull Island). You can see more of Daniel’s work at his company site and ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! Recommended Stories The Art Of Persona 5 The Art READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Artist Brings Simon Stålenhag's Robot Invasion To Life

Simon Stålenhag’s images of a robot-strewn Scandinavia have been big hits on the internet over the last few years. They’re very static, though, so 3D artist Wiktor Öhman has decided to make them a bit more animated. More Beautiful Sci-Fi Art From Simon Stålenhag Things from the Flood is the second book from Simon Stålenhag, following on from his first, Tales… Read more Öhman has worked on games like Crysis 3. You can see more of his art at his ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! Here are some shots of the models and landscapes used in the video: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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We Miss You, Barney

Olya Bossak is an artist based in St. Petersburg, Russia. You can see more of Olya’s work at her ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

An Old City In A New Light

Michał Sawtyruk is an artist from Poland who has worked for companies like Dreamworks and Platige, the studio behind The Witcher’s Netflix series (and some other cool stuff). You can see more of Michał’s work at his ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda The Art of Bungie’s Destiny The Art Of The Witcher 3 The Art Of Prey The Art Of Battlefield 1 The Art Of Uncharted 4 The Art Of Blizzard’s Heroes Of The Storm The Art Of Horizon: Zero Dawn READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Battleships Are Cool

Kevin Goeke is an artist who has worked for companies like Fantasy Flight. You can see more of Kevin’s art at his personal site. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More FIne Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Overwatch vs Overwatch

Robert Kim is a concept artist and illustrator based in Canada. You can see more of Robert’s work at his ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda The Art of Bungie’s Destiny READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Red 5, Standing By

Steve Chinhsuan Wang is a concept artist and industrial designer who has worked for companies like Microsoft, Ubisoft, Ironklad and Gameloft. He most recently helped out on Firebase, one of Neill Blomkamp’s new short films. You can see more of Steve’s work at his personal site and ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Oh, Hey Major

Leandro Franci is a concept artist and illustrator from Brazil, who for the past decade has been working across both entertainment and advertising. You can see more of Leandro’s work at his personal site and ArtStation page. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! GIF More Fine Art: The Art Of Persona 5 The Art Of Mass Effect: Andromeda The Art of Bungie’s Destiny The Art Of The Witcher 3 The Art Of Prey The Art Of Battlefield 1 The Art Of Uncharted 4 The Art Of Blizzard’s Heroes Of The Storm The Art Of Horizon: Zero Dawn READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Wonder Woman's Giant Painting Is A Modern Masterpiece

If you’ve seen Wonder Woman, you’ll remember that at the start of the movie, a young Diana has her history explained to her via an enormous painting. Here’s a very good look at that image, courtesy of the artists who worked on it. And yes, that’s plural: it took a bunch of artists to put this together and bring it to life, with a team comprised of: Art Direction: Raffy Ochoa, Houston Sharp Advertisement Mt. Olympus design/panel stitching: Houston Sharp Individual Panels: Houston Sharp, Igor Sid, Piotr Jablonski (who we’ve featured here before for his work on games like Dishonored 2), Yuriy Chemezov, Roman Kupriyanov, Eve Ventrue, Max Schulz, Didier Konings, Raffy Ochoa Studio: Aaron Sims Creative Advertisement The painting wasn’t all done at once; instead, different artists worked on each section of it independently, then the whole thing was stitched together at the end to create a single giant image. Below you can see not just the full and final painting from the movie, but detailed shots of each individual section. What’s cool is that some of them—some of the best of the bunch, if I’m honest—didn’t READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!