Nicolas Ferrand is a French concept artist currently working on Thief 4 at Eidos Montreal. Previously, while at Ubisoft, he contributed to franchises like Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia.
Today we're looking at his pieces from Far Cry 2, Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed II, all of which are great.
It's a shame Far Cry 2 came and went without making much of a fuss. I really enjoyed it, but more importantly, I think it did a great job in depicting an Africa not out of a storybook or a Tom Clancy novel, but one that cut a little closer to the bone. Beautiful and dangerous, predictable and wonderfully varied, all at the same time.
Just like this art.
You can check out more of Nicolas' work on his personal site.