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Guild Wars 2, Your Art is Simply Beautiful

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I usually don't play MMOs. Never played Guild Wars, may never play its upcoming sequel either. But boy, I could look at this concept art for Guild Wars 2 all day long.

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These are all the work of artist Levi Hopkins, who has been toiling away on the series and its various campaigns for a while now, having worked various jobs like Prototype Lead, Environment Art Lead and 3d Artist.

I love these because they're fresh for a game with a fantasy setting. Too often anything involving magic and swords tends to get bogged down in the baggage of the genre, too reliant on the stereotypes and clichés that have come before them. Green fields, stone castles, pointy ears, you know the drill.

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But this stuff has a bit more cleanliness to it, an almost sci-fi quality. Which looks great. You can check out more of Levi's art at his personal site, linked below.

[The Art of Levi Hopkins][thanks Conceptartworld!]

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Illustration for article titled emGuild Wars 2/em, Your Art is Simply Beautiful
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DISCUSSION

illuminerdi
Illuminerdi

I used to work at ArenaNet and I can verify that every concept artist that works there is just as amazing as Levi. The walls of the ANet offices are literally covered in printouts of concept art pieces, and they're simply amazing - it made walking into work every day a real treat. Check out the Art of Guild Wars 2 book for more, though that's from years ago, and they've added so much since then - I hope they put out another book for the fans to see all the new stuff.