Within game design, a game artist will be involved in all areas that require visual art. They will often come from a graphic design or fine art background. The work of a game artist involves: making initial sketches using either analogue techniques or computer software, developing characters and topography, digitally creating 3D models and textures, and ultimately realising and manifesting the concept of the game as a visual experience. Depending on the scope of the company and the specifications of the role, a game artist might collaborate with game designers, writers, software engineers and character designers when working towards the production of an immersive, visually stimulating user-interface.
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