More about gaming illustration
Gaming illustrators fulfil the same role in gaming as concept artists do in the film industry. Working closely with game designers, production designers, animators and fellow artists, they visualise the characters, vehicles, weapons and environments while a game is in development. Providing various options, they help build the game’s overall aesthetic – always a crucial selling point in gaming market.
Gaming illustration requires specialist skills and experience, and can cover both 2D and 3D areas of work. Fantasy and sci-fi settings are common, and frequently gaming illustrators will create PR and promotional artwork for the game’s launch campaign, both in print and online.