10 Incredible Video Game-Inspired Illustrations

September 6, 2010

It's no wonder that some of the world's most popular video games have spawned amazing artwork by fans and concept artists. The games themselves are works of art, and as the processing power of inboard computers has progressed so has the ability for video game systems to render highly detailed, realistic and fantastic animations on your screen. Die-hard video game fans can appreciate the following 10 incredible video game-based illustrations for their characters and motifs, and any graphic designer or other art fan can appreciate them for their creativity and skillful designs. Enjoy! Mario, redefined Nearly everyone has played some version of "Mario Brothers," but you've probably never seen them rendered like this before. Lends newfound appreciation for a couple of plumbers on a quest to save the princess, villain-eating dinosaur in tote. Call of Duty This fan artwork for "Call of Duty" is reminiscent of the landing at Normandy Beach. Final Fantasy "Final Fantasy" ruled RPGs for something like a decade, and this artwork from the series definitely captures its dreamy essence pitted against a turbulent landscape. Tomb Raider One of the many, many renditions of Lara Croft that can be found online, this one is both sexy and repulsive. I like it! Mortal Kombat When I was in 8th grade, my friends and I spent countless hours gleefully killing each other in "Mortal Kombat."  This artwork of the game's Scorpion character is chilling and dead-on. Tetris "Tetris" hits the streets – literally – with these sculptures floating over Abercrombie Lane in Sydney, Australia. The Legend of Zelda Remember Link from the NES super-hit "The Legend of Zelda?"  This artist certainly does! Grand Theft Auto Patrick Brown creates truly amazing video game-based artwork, evident in this (one of his many) rendition of "Grand Theft Auto." Halo "Halo" is one of the most popular video game series today. Look closely and you'll see that this Halo helmet artwork is comprised of many small screenshots of the video game itself. Street Fighter Another highly popular fighting game, this "Street Fighter" artwork was entered into a fan art contest and depicts two of the game's famous characters squaring off before the fight.

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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Sonia January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

The Street Fighter illustration is definitely my favorite.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

The Street Fighter illustration is cool, for sure, but I really like the Mario concept because it strays so much from the image projected in the video game yet seems to capture what the reality might look like if, indeed, Mario's super world became reality.

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