The Art of Darksiders
This is a wonderful little book full of tons of practical game art. Creature drawings, level assets, icons, in game model renders…if you’ve ever been curious about are the responsibilities of a concept artist, I would recommend buying this book. The book also features a ton of work by Joe Madureira and Paul Richards, both of whom are extremely talented and capable of churning out tons and tons of work. It’s really nice to see the variety of level assets (doors, archways, webs) that were created for this title and I think it gives the viewers a really strong concept of what a concept artist, for a game, actually does. If you’re looking for inspiration or strong examples of what a good portfolio would look like (from a concept artist perspective) I would highly recommend this book!