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Is game art art?
Christopher Totten
East Coast Game Conference 2015
Introductions
Game Artist in Residence – American
University
Author: An Architectural Approach to
Level Design (CRC Pres...
Dan Silber – portfolio work
http://gameartstudentbullfrog.tumblr.com/
Takeaways?
Takeaways
An “art history” perspective on game art
An overview of possible trends in indie game art
Finding opportuniti...
genre
genre
History painting – Religious, historic, or allegorical topics
Portrait painting
Genre painting – scenes of everyd...
genre
History painting –
Religious, historic, or
allegorical topics
Karl Bryullov, The Last Day of Pompeii, 1827-1833, St...
Gustave Courbet, A Burial at Ornans, 1849-1850, Musée
d'Orsay, Paris, France
Diablo III wallpaper, Found on diablo3sanctuary.com
Jesse van Dijk, Concept art for Destiny, 2014, Found on
Kotaku Australia “Fine Art”
Left: Andy Park Concept art for God of War III, 2010
Right: Screenshot from God of War III
Left: Gomez sprite from Fez, 2012
Right: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by William Morris’s
Kelmscott press, 1896
20121985
Dominique Pamplemousse, Squinky Kai, 2014. Steam
and mobile game created with clay, paper, and cardboard
Lumino City, State of Play, 2014. PC game created with
real-world dioramas
Ever Yours, Vincent, Federica Orlati, in-progress. PC
game created with mixed media
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, Ryan Creighton
(age 33) and Cassie Creighton (age 5), 2011, Flash game
with scanned cr...
Smithsonian American Art Museum Indie Arcade –
Photo sources: Bruce Guthrie, 2014, Indie Arcade, Smithsonian
American Art ...
Link: apple.co/WEbDiP
Left: Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, El Lissitzky,
1920 – lithographic propaganda poster
Right: Lissitzky’s Revenge, ...
Link: bit.ly/1c1OfDF
Link: bit.ly/1c1OfDF
Thank you!
Twitter: @totter87
ChrisTotten3D.com
PFBStudios.com
american.edu/gamelab
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?
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ECGC 2015 - Is Game Art Art?

  1. 1. Is game art art? Christopher Totten East Coast Game Conference 2015
  2. 2. Introductions Game Artist in Residence – American University Author: An Architectural Approach to Level Design (CRC Press 2014) and Game Character Creation in Blender and Unity (Wiley 2012) Chair – International Game Developers Association (IGDA DC) Founder – Pie For Breakfast Studios
  3. 3. Dan Silber – portfolio work
  4. 4. http://gameartstudentbullfrog.tumblr.com/
  5. 5. Takeaways?
  6. 6. Takeaways An “art history” perspective on game art An overview of possible trends in indie game art Finding opportunities for reaching artists with existing skills Benefits of traditional media knowledge in game analysis and design Open conversation on art production methods
  7. 7. genre
  8. 8. genre History painting – Religious, historic, or allegorical topics Portrait painting Genre painting – scenes of everyday life Landscape Animal painting Still life
  9. 9. genre History painting – Religious, historic, or allegorical topics Karl Bryullov, The Last Day of Pompeii, 1827-1833, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
  10. 10. Gustave Courbet, A Burial at Ornans, 1849-1850, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
  11. 11. Diablo III wallpaper, Found on diablo3sanctuary.com
  12. 12. Jesse van Dijk, Concept art for Destiny, 2014, Found on Kotaku Australia “Fine Art”
  13. 13. Left: Andy Park Concept art for God of War III, 2010 Right: Screenshot from God of War III
  14. 14. Left: Gomez sprite from Fez, 2012 Right: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by William Morris’s Kelmscott press, 1896
  15. 15. 20121985
  16. 16. Dominique Pamplemousse, Squinky Kai, 2014. Steam and mobile game created with clay, paper, and cardboard
  17. 17. Lumino City, State of Play, 2014. PC game created with real-world dioramas
  18. 18. Ever Yours, Vincent, Federica Orlati, in-progress. PC game created with mixed media
  19. 19. Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, Ryan Creighton (age 33) and Cassie Creighton (age 5), 2011, Flash game with scanned crayon art
  20. 20. Smithsonian American Art Museum Indie Arcade – Photo sources: Bruce Guthrie, 2014, Indie Arcade, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Darren Milligan, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, 2014, Indie Arcade, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  21. 21. Link: apple.co/WEbDiP
  22. 22. Left: Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge, El Lissitzky, 1920 – lithographic propaganda poster Right: Lissitzky’s Revenge, Chris Totten, 2015 – paper cutouts in the Construct 2 game engine Link: bit.ly/1c1OfDF
  23. 23. Link: bit.ly/1c1OfDF
  24. 24. Link: bit.ly/1c1OfDF
  25. 25. Thank you! Twitter: @totter87 ChrisTotten3D.com PFBStudios.com american.edu/gamelab

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