Epic Mickey concept art is epic eye candy

Epic Mickey is one of the Wii's most artistic endeavours, and that's largely due to the work of artists such at A.J Trahan. Since the game's release, Trahan has been drip feeding his blog readers with concept pieces from Epic Mickey, and his latest batch look worthy of their own gallery.

Here are some examples:

Trahan spent two and a half years working on Epic Mickey for Junction Point. His other projects include designs for the 2011 film Panzer 88 and striking compositions inspired by the Dune series of books. These and more Epic Mickey concept pieces are all worthy of closer inspection at Trahan's personal blog

Dec 23, 2010 

[Source: A.J Trahan via GameSetWatch

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  • fineartstar - June 14, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    And (okay, last comment !:)! ) it seems to me that much of the atmosphere structure was polygons stretched with skins - and that a lot of these skins were artwork just like the ones above. So, you'll actually see quite a lot of this hand-painted style as you go through the game. You'll see so much in fact, that I feel that that is what the game is "made of" - these wonderful hand paintings being brought to life in a 3-D effect, which from my understanding isn't an easy task. I spent much of my time popping myself up to a safe spot and really looking at it, trying to see how they were getting such a great sense of fun, and of you actually being in these places. It is well worth the investigation.
  • fineartstar - June 14, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    - And don't kick the WII - it's imagery was pretty great!
  • fineartstar - June 14, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    I just finished the game - LOVED IT! - and have to say that IMHO the art is pretty spot on - and there is so much great imagery in this game, you'll just have to play it to find out for yourself!!!!!!
  • ProfessorBonk - December 24, 2010 9:55 a.m.

    Well I'll give them one thing. The final boss looks exactly like the concept art. At least they didn't change that.
  • sweetzombiejesus - December 23, 2010 10:14 p.m.

    I wouldnt mind having those hung up on my wall.
  • 510BrotherPanda - December 23, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    @AdonisX82 SPOILER ALERT: That's the final boss. He sure seems to use foreground shadows a lot in these...
  • ChrisCultista - December 23, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    You need a 360/PS3/PC to make the game come close to the concept art...
  • mahabat - December 23, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    i love the matte style painting in this concept art, always my favorite concept art, even if it doesn't end up looking anything like the game, it's not really supposed to
  • R_U_Guys_From_British - December 23, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    The concept art is a hell of a lot darker and more sinister than the feel of the final product.
  • kyle94 - December 23, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    @AdonisX82: Well, I remember there being some creepy concept art for Epic Mickey showing nightmarish half-steampunk cyborg enemies. From what I heard of the game (haven't played it yet), the concept art is FAR from what's in the game. So, I'm not sure, but I'm willing to bet that this concept art wasn't really implemented either.
  • AdonisX82 - December 23, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    Did these translate into the game well? I have'nt played it... The one with the green mouthed monster is killer

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