The Cartoon Concept Art Of Mass Effect & Dragon Age

Matt Rhodes is an artist who has worked on two of BioWare's biggest games in recent years, namely Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2.

What I love about his style, and why we're featuring it here today, is that it's often not as "realistic" as other pieces of concept art you'll see. It's more in line with what you'd see on a Saturday morning cartoon.

Of course, some of the images you'll see in the gallery above are more what you expect. Renders of Mass Effect armour, more "serious" paintings of some of Mass Effect 2's more badass characters.

But it's the cartoon ones that keep me coming back. Miranda playing Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, The Illusive Man playing James Bond, Jack looking cooler than she ever ended up looking in the actual game, they're all great.

If you dig Rhodes' style, you can see a lot more of it at his personal site.

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists. If you're in the business and have some concept, environment or character art you'd like to share, drop us a line!

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Comments

    I don't care what people say. Jack is kick-ass.

      I'd still kill her though - cause no one upstages the renegade Commander Shepard.

      PS. The game could look like this or even a movie and my money would be all over it. Why? It's Mass Effect.

      +1 for the Jack fans. I have the bruises to prove it :-D

        *high five*

      i loved all the characters they were all VERY unique, i just never used jack as biotics werent my thing, i wish we had 4 person parties. or better yet a bigger FOV than 1 my god that game gives me nausea

    Really nice artwork. The DA2 ensemble is excellent.

    Looking at his website, some of the pieces are incredible.

    See some of those designs of Jack, I wonder why they chose the one they did, a few of those are much better!

      I thought the exact same thing :3

    That Garrus pic will be my wallpaper soon ;)

    Is this the same artist that did all of the artwork for that iPhone Mass Effect game?

    Assuming that's him I kinda like the young Hugh Hefner concept for the Illusive Man. Of course the final character design is really pitch perfect, but that one looks kinda fun.

    Is Garus wearing a... welding mask?

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