Matt Rhodes is an artist who has worked on two of BioWare's biggest games in recent years, namely Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2.

What I love about his style, and why we're featuring it here today, is that it's often not as "realistic" as other pieces of concept art you'll see. It's more in line with what you'd see on a Saturday morning cartoon.

Of course, some of the images you'll see in the gallery above are more traditional. Renders of Mass Effect armour, more "serious" paintings of some of Mass Effect 2's more badass characters.

But it's the cartoon ones that keep me coming back. Miranda playing Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, The Illusive Man playing James Bond, Jack looking cooler than she ever ended up looking in the actual game, they're all great.

If you dig Rhodes' style, you can see a lot more of it at his personal site.

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".


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