An­drey Surnov

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - The New Legends Of Epic Environments -

Lo­ca­tion: Rus­sia Web: www.tichy.art­sta­tion.com oc­cu­pa­tion : Free­lance artist

De­vel­op­ing and imag­in­ing en­vi­ron­ments for on­line games par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ests me. I see them as the most defin­ing as­pects of the worlds we’re de­vel­op­ing. Land­scapes are pow­er­ful sto­ry­telling tools, im­pact­ing the player with more im­me­di­acy than nar­ra­tion or lore, yet their po­ten­tial is of­ten over­looked or un­der­rated. Char­ac­ter de­sign is too crowded a space, be­cause most young artists seem to grav­i­tate to­wards it.”

The main task of fan­tasy art is to make you be­lieve, for a mo­ment, in the truth of un­real im­ages

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