Concept Art: June 3D ModelsJune 22, 2011 at 2:00 am | Posted in Concept Art, Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 9 Comments
Tags: Concept Art, Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
The Guild Wars 2 Guru is the finest source for Guild Wars 2 information, even if it isn’t my favourite. I’ve grown surprisingly attached to my Google Reader, and Twitter feeds.
Nevertheless if I want to stay up to date on art being released I have to read the Guild Wars 2 Art Update thread. Thanks to all the contributors there.
The other day a bunch of 3d models from varying artists was posted. xxx87 kept tabs on several Arenanet employee blogs on blogspot and posted what he found, but kudos to aspectacle for crediting and linking the blogs.
Up first Jake Weberg posted this statue presumably located in Lion’s Arch, as many of the images seem to be centered there. What is of note to me is the fish tail. An interesting hybrid. Very reminiscent of a mermaid of course, which I suppose makes sense as LA has been submerged and taken over by pirates. A logical aquatic theme emerges. Sort of.
What I liked most about Andy Kreutzer‘s work were the shots of shanty towns in the Lion’s Arch area.
This maquette is awesome.
And of course Carlon Addison has some nice in game renderings of previously seen concept art.
Points to Amannelle for pointing out the similarities between game renders and specific concept art in this post.
As always you can find plenty more images on those specific blogs, however there were a few images in the original thread I didn’t see in the cited sources that I thought were worth noting.
This… object, if it can be called that, might resemble a submarine? It would make sense if much of the game takes place under water. I doubt however we’ll be able to steer or move it if we find it. Arenanet devs have stated we won’t get to drive around in some of the charr tanks we saw in the charr race featurette, which to me means we won’t be getting in many other vehicles either.
Of course if we won’t be riding around in tanks, siege machines, or submarines, we probably won’t be getting into any airships. We’ve seen a lot of airship design in Guild Wars 2 concept despite Arenanet consistently saying that their focus is on land and underwater. It really does raise the question however, what are you planning on doing with all the airships?
There is no definite connection between the airship images in the thread and in Guild Wars 2, none that I could find, but it does resemble their work. Note to all OP’s, citation needed. However there is this screen shot I took off an official Arenanet youtube video (Thanks again amannelle) of various airship designs. No exact copies but some similar designs.
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