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Where to go for game art inspiration?

08-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 90
Where to go for game art inspiration?

Hey all,

I need some inspiration for game art and design is there anyone that can point me in the right direction? Im not bad at drawing on photoshop, but want the art to look good.

My game is 2d looking from the top. There are different settings (in doors, outdoors etc) ive been looking to Cut the Rope, Flight Control etc. They are simple yet effective...any more suggestions?? Thanks!
08-02-2011, 10:29 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 121
When I want inspiration, I go to DeviantArt and just browse through images and wallpapers using specific keywords, like 'fantasy' etc.

There are some really fantastic images on there if you're willing to wade through hundreds of 'em.

Also, website template theme stores online can sometimes give me inspiration in terms of style and colour choices.

Well, there are just two non-game examples.

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08-02-2011, 10:38 AM
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You could try browsing the tags on Tumblr. Lots of good stuff there.


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08-02-2011, 07:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Posts: 281
I always get inspired when I look here.
Unfortunately I have to do all the graphics for my games myself, but I am not very good.
I wish I could do pixel art like some of the amazing pictures there.

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