From Software’s masterpiece, the cream of the crop. Sadly, we do not live in the universe were Tenchu is the game I am describing, but we still have the awesome “Souls” series to tide us over. Awesome games, that nail the tone of a dark crawl towards a mysterious yet alluring fantasy world. Its combat is cruel, harsh yet fair. Its artwork is memorable, iconic, yet grime, muddy. Its use of colors and lighting is just perfect, adding just a smudge to the oppressive atmosphere, remind the player that the gruesome places he is navigating once were a place where people thrived.
It’s not surprising at all that such a striking game and setting would inspire artists. In this showcase, we see artwork in which artists claim to be touched by Dark Souls. Let’s see what the Art lords have come with, shall we? Always remember: Click the image to see more information.
Inspired by said settings, artists recreated certain places in the games in a freehand manner, inspiration more than just copying it.
The painful teachings of when to dodge, when to attack, and when to consider purchasing a stress ball to relax a bit after being overwhelmed. This pain, this fun, brought forth the following pieces:
Black and White
The essence, the soul, of the game pierces through this black and white work.
The color that binds
It makes the dark fantasy look more unique as it is haunting.