There are very few artists working in video games who I'd label truly "top shelf" without a moment's hesitation. There's Craig Mullins. Sparth. Jaime Jones. Daniel Dociu. Oh, and today's subject, Jesse van Dijk.
Formerly of Guerilla Games, the studio behind the Killzone series, van Dijk is now working on Bungie's Destiny, and is behind some of the best art we've seen so far for the game.
I love his art for the same reason I love the guys listed above: they do more than just design buildings, or make pretty pictures; they lavish enough detail and character on their work to really give you a feel for the world that's being created, something that shines through here.
Below you'll see a sample of his work (we've seen some of his Killzone pieces previously), from his time at Guerilla to Destiny to other stuff.
You can see more of Jesse's work at his personal site and CGHub page.
To see the larger pics in all their glory (or, if they’re big enough, so you can save them as wallpaper), click on the “expand” button in the bottom-right corner.
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