Note: The images included in this post contain mild spoilers for Fallout 4.
Ever since Fallout 4 was officially announced, fans of the series have been craving additional details and sneak peeks of what’ll be hitting their platforms come November 10. With the launch a little over two weeks away, the folks at Bethesda have decided to share 15 double pages straight out of the upcoming Fallout 4 art book. That’s 30 whole pages of detailed concept art showcasing some of the weapons, items, locations, NPCs, bots, and more.
“The tip of our creative spear is our concept team: Adam Adamowicz, Ray Lederer, Ilya Nazarov, and John Gravato. Their work is done in an area we call the “Art Pit”: a room in the middle of the art department with walls covered in drawings,” stated Lead Artist Istvan Pely in the book’s foreword.
He continued, “Many ideas originate here, born out of lively discussions between game director Todd Howard, lead designer Emil Pagliarulo, the concept artists, and me.”
“Each artist has a unique visual style, and together they drafted a rich and varied world, with every design having personality and authenticity. Our process is very iterative: we start with loose, rough sketches, which are gradually refined into detailed drawings that are then handed off to our 3-D artists. And even after a model is built and textured, we often revisit and rework that model until it achieves a level of quality we can be proud to ship.”
While 30 pages might sound like a lot, the publisher revealed in a blog post that The Art of Fallout 4 “is the biggest art book” that they’ve ever worked on with Dark Horse, and “weighs in at 368 oversized pages, packed with never-before-seen designs, concept art, character art, weapons and more–along with commentary from the team.” The book will be available December 22, and can be purchased for $50 from Bethesda’s online store.
Check out the released pages in the gallery below. Again, if you’re in the party that’s intent on staying completely in the dark when it come’s to Fallout 4, you might not want to scroll down.
HT: Bethesda Blog
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