Sexy, Colourful Art Of DMC, Enslaved And Heavenly Sword

From the first time I saw Heavenly Sword concept art in an old copy of Edge, right through to their work today, I've been a big, big fan of the art team over at Ninja Theory. So it's a pleasure today to present the work of the studio's visual art director, Alessandro Taini.

Born in Italy but now residing in the UK, Taini was a senior concept artist on PS3 launch title Heavenly Sword. He was then visual art director for 2010's Enslaved, and is fulfilling the same role on Ninja Theory's upcoming Devil May Cry reboot for Capcom.

Being Italian I'm not sure if this is intentional or not, but when you strip back the colours and the Photoshop work, his character pieces have a very Massimiliano Frezzato (Keepers of the Maser) look to them, which you can see in the picture of Kai in the gallery.

Above you'll find a selection of Taini's video game works, though as DMC is still in development most of them are from Ninja Theory's last two projects.

Below? His personal site, with plenty more great pieces on show.

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists.



    I LOVE the unrealness of the costumes, I know there’s a lot of people campaigning for woman being dressed in proper armor etc but there’s such a gorgeous artistic element and statment letting your imagination run wild. Its really what I love about Japanese games in general.

    yeah, i still cant get past his dicky looking haircut. =.=

      If you're talking about DMC, I agree. I really hate what they've done to it so far. Especially the smoking. I despise smoking.
      Other then that the artwork is beautiful. I especially like the enslaved stuff.

    I like this guy's style. Part of me wants to see him illustrate a Tank Girl comic at some point.

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