Jun 25, 2013

The Art Of Rabbit Eyes

There is something indistinguishably retro about the work of Rabbit Eyes (Keun-Ju Kim), a Korean concept artist, illustrator and art director based out of Seoul for the last 9 years or so. His concepts take me back to an era when games like Halo and Call of Duty were unheard of, and RPG's were king. The main reason for this comparison stems from the mixture of scifi and fantasy elements in his work, a style that we rarely see these days in the videogame industry. It's either one extreme or the other, rarely a mixture of both. Even the companies that championed this hybrid style back in the day have gone too far in the wrong direction, as the scars of Final Fantasy XIII still linger (Although Bravely Default gives me hope).

That tangent aside though, Keun-Ju's beautifully rendered work shows an amazing attention to detail and understanding of materials, as well as a fun mix of eastern and western influences typical with illustrators from the region. Enjoy a full sampling of his character, environment and illustration work after the break.

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