Dark, Moody Metal Gear Art Of Aussie Ashley Wood

If you like Metal Gear, chances are you've heard the name Ashley Wood before. While these days the Australian artist is kept busy with things like comics, art books, toys, TV and movies, he's also had a long-running and very successful stint as an artist for Konami's blockbuster stealth franchise.

What's cool about Wood's Metal Gear work is that it spans mediums. While men like Yoji Shinkawa (who we'll feature here in good time) were designing the actual Metal Gear games, Wood was working on comic books based on and around the series. Then, when Konami decided to make games that used his signature visual style, he got to make some Metal Gear games of his own.

In 2006, Wood provided the artwork for the Metal Gear Solid digital comic on the PSP, and in the same year supplied the cutscenes for Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. Four years later, he would do the same thing for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

Wood's distinctive style has been with the franchise for so long and across so many formats that, in a rare feat, he's even got an art book based just on his Metal Gear stuff.

In the gallery above you'll see a cross-section of his Metal Gear work, from old comics to the more recent PSP games.

You can see more of Wood's stuff, both Metal Gear and beyond, at the various links below.

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Ashley Wood [Personal Site] Ashley Wood [Personal Blog] Ashley Wood's Art of Metal Gear Solid [Amazon] threeA Toys [threeA]


Comments

    I really dug his style when I was first introduced to it through the MGS graphic novel(s)... I actually have that Ashley Wood MGS art book too.

    He's also done some Tank Girl stuff that I liked the look of as well.

    Metal Gear ?

    So good.
    My bro took a few pages out of the comic and framed them, they look awesome up on the wall.

      A mate of mine got a hardback artbook when he stayed in Japan, around 300 pages of Peacewalker art. Fantastic looking stuff.

    Holy shit Ashley Wood is Australian??!
    So....proud.. *tear*

    If some of these designs were on t-shirts, I would buy them.

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