The Art of Mark Molnar

According to his Twitter account, Mark Molnar lives in the UK, but we absolutely appreciate that he has a Hungarian family name (we have a Molnár too!). Anyway, Mark Molnar does concept art really professionally. According to his portfolio, he worked for major film and game companies, like LucasFilm, Weta, Crystal Dynamics.

Just a sample of his work:

Hellblade “The Canyon of Hands”

 

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Star Wars “Trench Run”

 

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Warhammer 40k – Only War, “Headquarters”

 

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Check out his website, his sketchblog and his artbook!

The Art of Octavi Navarro

This artist from Barcelona operates a website called Pixels, Huh. That should tell you everything: he does pixel art. Gorgeous, retrogaming nostalgia while these pictures don’t depict actual games. So it’s original art done in the style of older video games.

So here’s a taste:

“The tip of the iceberg”:

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“Cats”:

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“1979”:

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Somehow these remind me of the films of Wes Anderson as well. Their composition is just amazing.

More on his website: Pixels Huh.

 

The art of Sebastian von Buchwald

Here’s a Spanish artist, Sebastian von Buchwald. I’m not sure if it’s his real name, but anyway, it’s awesome. Even more awesome is his art.

He does some really interesting stuff with video game characters, especially Mario and Luigi. It’s hard to describe it. Most of them look like this:

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He has a whole set of raging, fighting Marios. And then, he does something completely different:

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And he did an interesting webcomic called Science Fiction Segue, and it features moving gifs:

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Versatile,  isn’t it? Check out his website!

 

The Art of Michaël Defroyennes

Not long ago, Outcast 1.1 was released on Steam and GOG.com. Although the Kickstarter project to reboot the game failed, it was interesting to see the direction it was going.

Today’s featured artist is Michaël Defroyennes, who did some gorgeous art for Outcast and the cancelled Outcast 2. What I really like about his art is that he doesn’t make fantasy wildly weird and extreme, his imaginary places seem familiar and alien at the same time. I really like his depictions of ruins in exotic, but plausible settings.

Sample art for the cancelled game Totems:

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Concept art for Outcast 2:

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Art for the game Silhouette:

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Rasafrackin sombulato, indeed. Check out more on his blog!