Video Game Art: Beautiful Concept Artwork

Over here at Print Express we tend to talk a lot about design for businesses (logos, product packaging designs and so on), but in truth we love all forms of design and art. Personally, I’m a huge, huge fan of video games and one thing that I’ve always found captivating is the concept artwork. Video game art is an intriguing prospect – it’s used to help the game developers understand what the world and characters for a game should look like. More than just the overall aesthetic, it also needs to capture the feel of the game world, or the personality of a character.

One thing that I find fascinating is that the game world is often not a nice environment – take the Wasteland from Fallout, for example – but the artwork of it is absolutely beautiful. Being able to capture the feeling of an environment is an extraordinarily difficult challenge, especially when it’s based on a fictional world, but the results can be absolutely astounding. If you’re a gamer like me, then I’m sure you’ll find this collection of video game art fascinating.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-20/tlou-flooded-streets.html]

The Last of Us Diner[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-20/tlou-diner-interior.html]

The Last of Us Bridge[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-20/tlou-broken-bridge.html]

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-22/bi-columbia-cabaret.html]

Bioshock Infinite Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-22/bi-booker-dewitt-and-elizabeth.html]

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-30/bak-gotham-city-concept.html]

Gotham City[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-30/bak-gotham-city.html]

Fallout 3

Fallout 3: Capital Wasteland[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-09/fo3-matte-capital.html]

Fallout 3: Paradise Falls[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-09/fo3-matte-stripmall.html]

Fallout 3 Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-09/fo3-matte-wasteland.html]

No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky[Above: http://www.no-mans-sky.com/about/#jp-carousel-26]

No Man's Sky Concept Art[Above: http://www.no-mans-sky.com/about/#jp-carousel-24]

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-29/u4-beach.html]

Uncharted Concept[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-29/u4-wide-demo.html]

The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3 Concept Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/tw3wh-port.html]

The Witcher 3 Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/tw3wh-temple.html]

Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-28/fc4-roadblock.html]

Far Cry 4 Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-28/fc4-kyrat-radio-tower.html]

Skyrim

Skyrim Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-17/es5s-markarth-castle.html]

Skyrim Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-17/es5s-word-wall.html]

Dishonored

Dishonored Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-23/dh-bridge.html]

Dishonored Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-23/dh-prison-concept1.html]

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/ac4-havana.html]

Black Flag Artwork[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/ac4-havana-port.html]

Black Flag Concept Art[Above: http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-25/ac4-caribbean-sea.html]

So there you have it – some of my favourite video game art. Personally, I love looking at the concept artwork for my favourite games, and I find the level of detail and the atmosphere that they create to be jaw-dropping, and hopefully you feel the same way. If there are other examples of video game concept artwork that you think should be added to this post, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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