Killer Game Art by Xavier Thomas

By on December 1, 2013, in Game Art

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Xavier Thomas is a Canadian artist whose impressive portfolio includes games such as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell Conviction, Prince of Presia, and Driver. He was the Communication Art Director at Ubisoft and most of the images he was involved with were used as box art, game art, and featured in magazines. Xavier also co-founded the animation studio Two Dots. Two Dots is a creative studio which specializes in video games and the entertainment industry. They offer character design, concept art, high-resolution illustrations, and iconic image exploration.

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Spirited Away and Other Anime Illustrations by Roberto Nieto

By on March 16, 2013, in Game Art

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Roberto Nieto specializes in web design and interface but his real passion is conceptual landscape illustration. Conceptual landscape illustration, in a nutshell, is basically bringing to life places that exist only in the artist’s imagination. Robert has done a whole peck of illustrations based on Japanese anime. He currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

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The Uncanny X-Men – Illustrations by Fabian Schlaga

By on March 14, 2013, in Game Art

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To say that Fabian Schlaga is a comic book fan is an understatement. His illustrations of the characters in the series The Uncanny X-men are some of the best I’ve seen. His work is faithful to the original cartoon series I remember watching as a kid. The costume, the attitude, and end even the iconic poses are the same. This 25-year-old German artist is someone I’ll definitely keep an eye out for in the future.

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Caught On Digital Canvas – Pokémons by Gavin Mackey

By on January 8, 2013, in Game Art

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Halfway from the original manga and current fantasy re-imaginings lies Gavin Mackey’s interpretation of the adorable Pokémon characters. Some of the supper-powered critters became even more adorable while the some turned into the stuff of nightmares. Gastly, Bulbasaur, and Charmander are but a few of the Pokémons he has re-drawn to the delight of fans everywhere.

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A Scary Bunny, A T-Rex Named Reginald, and A Poster for A Movie You Wish They Made – Artwork by Zillabean

By on January 1, 2013, in Game Art

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Zillabean is a 26-year old artist from the United States whose wacky sense of humor is evident in every one of his work. The poster for the fake movie Harry Potter and the Darkest Knight is one of my favorites. If it was a real movie, I would have watched it based on the poster alone. I’m also partial to his Layton and Reginald series. Reginald is Layton’s adorably well-behaved pet T-Rex who acts exactly like a Golden Retriever. Zillabean’s murderously grinning bunny is also a riot.

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Less is More – Minimalist Lego Ad by Jung von Matt

By on June 13, 2012, in Game Art

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Lego is a quite simply a child’s toy. In the course of its seventy-odd years, it has evolved into a world wide phenomenon with several Lego-themed amusement parks and competitions popping up. Recently they commissioned Jung von Matt, a Germany-based advertising company for one of their many minimalist ads. The results are indeed on the spare side but anyone who uses just a bit of imagination could easily see the Lego characters for who they really are. Have fun guessing!

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Gamers’ Game Faces by Timothy Saccenti

By on May 28, 2012, in Game Art

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Gamers are a breed apart. Timothy Saccenti did a great job capturing their game faces when Sony commissioned him for their ad campaign for Sony PlayStation 3. Every grin of triumph, frown of frustration, and grimace of anger was perfectly captured. The mood lighting and the contrast is simply wonderful and highlights the emotions of the players. Saccenti is a director and photographer whose high quality work can be seen in many other ads and music videos.
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Bosses of Mario, Kirby and Zelda

By on June 17, 2011, in Game Art

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Created by Canadian artist, Matt Cummings.
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Pokemon Art by Salanchu

By on March 13, 2011, in Game Art

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Incredible work by the 14 year old, based in Russia.
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Zelda Bosses

By on March 11, 2011, in Game Art

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The full set of Zelda bosses illustrations by Matt Cummings, a Canadian Illustrator.
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