Let's Appreciate This Fine Video Game Hair

Johan Lithvall is a character artist at Starbreeze who specialises in hair. Which sounds crazy, until you take a moment to appreciate just how much hair a modern video game character has, and how good it looks blowing in the breeze.

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Lithvall got to work with Guerrilla on Horizon Zero Dawn, which means he's one of the main people to thank (among many others) for just how ridiculously good-looking Aloy's thick red locks are in that game, since his job was specifically to craft her hair (and work on everyone else's as well).

You can see more of Johan's work at his personal site.

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