Fine Art: Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo

Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo

For nearly twenty years now, the Metal Gear Solid franchise has featured some of the most iconic characters and design in the business. As we say goodbye to Hideo Kojima's involvement with the series -- and maybe the series itself -- I figured today was a good time to look back on the best of Metal Gear's art.

Most of the plaudits are directed at Yoji Shinkawa, an artist who has worked on pretty much every Metal Gear game since the '90s.

From characters to uniforms to the Metal Gears themselves, Shinkawa is to thank for much of the series imagery, up to and including cover art. Below is a selection of some of his best Metal Gear work.

Joining him in this retrospective is Ashley Wood, who hasn't worked on as many games, but has done stuff for the series in comic book form, and even has his own Metal Gear art book.

Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios.

Yoji Shinkawa

Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo

Ashley Wood

Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo
Metal Gear Has Had Some Amazing Art, Yo

Comments

    I've got the book Ashley Wood's The Art Of Metal Gear Solid. It's great

    When I was younger and first played Metal Gear Solid at release, I was always upset I never had great art to display on my wall. I wasn't a fan of the paint brush art style. Then after a few years, I realised they were art and fell in love with these images.

    I tip my hat to this style and excellent work by all involved.

    I've long been a fan of Shinkawa, nice to see a post about his work, his style is fantastic and always has a great sense of movement to it.

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