Videogame Art – James Barnetts Fauxvism
I love it when I stumble across really good videogame art and James Barnetts Fauxvism series is no exception. Rather than using screenshots he found online as a reference, he played the games until he found a composition he liked, then he painted it. I’m overjoyed that he included scenes from Fallout 3 and Half Life 2 which are two of my favorite games and I’m looking forward to seeing what he does next. I’m sure fans of Half Life 2 will recognise the above image entitled Canal Barn with Figure, I’m glad he didn’t decide to the reveal the name of the figure in the title as it would spoil a great scene for anybody who’s never experienced the game, just looking at the picture has made me want to go and start playing Half Life 2 again. I’ve included a couple more of his pictures after the jump.
Red Fort 2 Study – Team Fortress 2
Megaton – Fallout 3
The Republic of Dave – Fallout 3
Check out James’ site for the rest of his artwork, it’s all really good, Clive Thomson from Wired also did a really great interview with as well, you can check that out here.