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Get a job: NetherRealm Studios seeks a Lead Character Artist

Mortal Kombat maker NetherRealm Studios seeks an experienced artist to take a lead role at the company’s Chicago, IL studio and manage a team of character artists. …

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Road to the IGF: McClure and Brough’s Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds

Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds is about chaos, confusion, and creation. Creators Michael Brough and Andi McClure tell us a bit about making the game, as part of our Road to the IGF series. …

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Artist Gives Pokémon Kyurem, Raikou, Abomasnow, Mr. Mime And Others Realistic Makeovers

Realistic Pokémon artist RJ Palmer latest piece imagines Kyurem, Raikou, Piloswine, Abomasnow, Delibird, Sawsbuck, Mr. Mime, Chingling, and Froslass in the real world.

You can check out the new pieces from Palmer above and below, which features possibly the most terrifying take on Mr. Mime I've ever seen.

For more impressive work from Palmer click the links to see Gyarados and Rayquaza, Lugia and Tyrantrum, Giratina, Feraligatr, and Meganium. RJ Palmer has been creating these impressive realistic Pokémon for quite some time. You can see more of his collection on his blog, as well as his DeviantArt page. He's also collected most of his work into a coffee table book which you can buy here.

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Mario And Donkey Kong Meet Shadow Of The Colossus In Artist Mash-up

Artist Jason Lupas recently combined two games that couldn't be more different in tone, but are both inarguably classics.

The piece is a combination of Shadow of the Colossus' second beast, and a collection of elements from Super Mario. In response to the appreciation of Lupas' piece, he created a second imagining Donkey Kong as a colossus himself.

You can find more of Lupas' impressive work on his blog by heading here.

We recently played through the beginning of Shadow of the Colossus for the opening of our season three of Replay. You can check out that episode here.

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Get a job: Crystal Dynamics seeks a Senior Environment Artist

The house responsible for the Tomb Raider reboot is looking to hire an experienced environment artist to work alongside the Rise of the Tomb Raider team in its Redwood City, CA office. …

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Get a job: Blizzard is looking to hire a VFX Artist

The Hearthstone team seeks a visual effects (VFX) production artist to develop new effects, from concept through implementation, at Blizzard’s Irvine, CA headquarters. …

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Get a job: Be a Concept Artist at Zenimax’s Battlecry Studios

Zenimax Media’s Austin-based Battlecry Studios (currently developing, appropriately enough, Battlecry) seeks an experienced server engineer to help coordinate back-end technology development. …

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Artist Builds Bully’s Bullworth Academy In Unreal Engine

It's unclear what Rockstar has planned for its Bully franchise, but artist Wesley Arthur certainly seems to have some ideas.

You can check out the video below from Arthur which creates Bullworth's boy's dormitory in great detail using Unreal Engine 4. Arthur calls Bully one of his all time favorite games in the description of the video.

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For more of Wesley Arthur's work, head here to check out his website. For out Bully 2 wishlist, head here.

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Blog: Commissioning an artist

About six months ago I posted on the “job offers” forum that I was looking to hire an artist. I received close to a hundred replies. …

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When hiring an artist, here’s what to keep in mind

Attorney Zachary Strebeck takes a look at how artists are compensated: “I decided to reach out to a few freelance game artists that I know and get their opinions on a few issues regarding payment for their work.” …

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