Friday, 2 April 2010

Guild Wars 2 Concept Art

I havent looked much into Guild Wars, it seems a wholly PvP-centric game, which isnt really for me. But I love good concept art and the works being created by the their creative team for Guild Wars 2 is gorgeous. There are so many ideas being fleshed out by their art department, creating worlds, flora, creatures, places, weapons, characters, robots and atmosphere.

MMORPG.com have the concept art videos used by Daniel Dociu at GDC on their site, here they are (audio is worth ignoring). The visuals here are an inspiration, they are bursting with depth and character, bringing forth a wealth if ideas. (Video is in 3 parts - please excuse the format here if these embeds leave silly gaps...)




























One of the interesting things they did here and there was use the concept art with simple animation, this is also used in this teaser trailer:


The Guild Wars 2 site does have lots of concept art for us to draw inspiration from, which is great. Jamie Jones, Daniel Dociu and Kekai Kotaki all have work there. Here is a selection that draws me in with some depth of thinking and all that implied detail:




[Concept Art for Guild Wars 2 via the official site]

Would love to have the Art Book!

While we are here, some wallpapers as well.


[Wallpaper Art for Guild Wars 2 via the official site]

2 comments:

Gw2 said...

"There are so many ideas being fleshed out by their art department, creating worlds, flora, creatures, places, weapons, characters, robots and atmosphere."

That's right. And they are doing a fantastic job fixing the bugs and if all goes well they should have the smoothest launch we've seen from an mmo in years of this size...

Oinkfrog said...

We do expect a rocky start for MMOs these days and you are right, it is great to see such a wonderful game that a year on is developing and improving without subscriptions or expansions etc.