Video games are undeniably a form of art, each offering visuals, soundtracks, and a variety of elements, often to share a story or just an enjoyable experience for the player. The beauty of game art can be found in style. Each game has very distinct stylistic choices that expressively convey the game’s concept through visuals. To this day, my main inspiration in this industry is Adam Adamowicz. He was a concept artist that worked on Bethesda titles including Oblivion, Fallout 3, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Above is a collection of Adamowicz’s work from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game is set within a fantasy world. His work does an amazing job of conveying the grand, enchanting nature of the Elder Scrolls universe. His contributions to the Fallout franchise is also another demonstration of his talents as shown below.
His style comes out of a time where the switch from traditional to digital art in the industry was very much so relevant. You can see this within the art which bounces between traditional sketches and paintings to digital renderings. Unfortunately, Adam Adamowicz passed on in 2012 due to cancer. His artwork lives on within the projects he contributed to. His work was a major inspiration to my journey as an artist and is arguably the main reason I hold such value towards traditional and digital art.
All of Adam Adamowicz concept work for Bethesda can be viewed here.