“Type the name of your favorite game in google and add “concept art” on the end, sit back and be amazed”.

How gaming inspired me to paint

“First Contact” a concept art piece I painted just for fun.

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Gaming has always been a huge part of my life. I couldn’t count the amount of hours spent button bashing my way through endless dungeons and tedious platformers, and never would I have thought I would still be doing that exact same thing in my late 20s.

I have to confess that as I’ve grown older, I have somewhat lost that excitement I once had for playing games. However, my eyes have been opened to the world of concept art and I love it!

Have you ever wondered who comes up with these ideas for new games? How do studios decide what stuff looks like in the game? Guns, cars, level design, characters, you name it, it all begins with an idea, a concept.

How gaming inspired me to paint

“Moss Top Grotto” A level design for a platformer game.

Since discovering these amazing concept art paintings, beautiful landscapes and amazing character designs on deviant art several years ago, that’s when I knew what I wanted to do. What better way to keep gaming close to your heart than to work on actually designing them yourself.

Most people haven’t heard of concept art before. If you haven’t then try this. Think of your favorite game, type it in google and add “concept art” on the end, sit back and be amazed.

How gaming inspired me to paint

“Alien Invasion” Character design

Since discovering these amazing digital paintings, I’ve made it my business to be a part of it, I paint as much as I can, as often as time will allow. I can appreciate the effort that goes into the artwork and have a new respect for the industry and development of today’s best games.

For amazing tutorials feel free to visit FZD School of design: YouTube

How gaming inspired me to paint

“A Quiet Storm” A quick photobash I did for fun

If you want to see some of these paintings being created, feel free to check out the link below to my new YouTube channel featuring time-lapse recordings and some of the best electronic music to go with them. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Digital Art channel featuring amazing speed art: YouTube

Some of my personal work: Facebook

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