An artist creates a time-lapse video showcasing the design and creation of an incredible 3D landscape inspired by the Elden Ring in Dreams on PlayStation 5.
Software games such as dark soulsand more recently Ring of Elden, have inspired countless artists. The worlds these games depict are so well-realized and have such distinct visual styles and art direction that it’s no wonder the art is created trying to capture the same atmosphere found in the games. These fan creations usually take the form of drawings or music, but it’s much rarer to see an artist recreating a game like Ring of Elden using support from another video game.
dreams released in 2020 for the PlayStation 4. It is a game creation system that uses a series of user-friendly building tools to allow players to create their own games. As a player becomes familiar with the creation tools, dreams quickly becomes an incredibly deep system. It’s because of the game’s versatility that some users have gone beyond creating games, instead using the system to create incredible artwork inspired by other games.
Such dreams The artist is YouTuber Martin Nebelong, who creates extremely intricate sculptures and 3D diorama-style landscapes using the game’s construction tools. Now Martin has lent his VR brush to Lands Between by Ring of Elden, and posted a time-lapse video showing how the fan art was created. The video begins with Martin creating a series of barely visible intricate building designs in the far foreground of the final piece, this level of detail is put into every part of the scene and makes for a truly admirable project.
The time-lapse of the video masks how careful and precise the placement of each element is, from each shrub and tree to the clouds that capture Ring of Eldenthe sky constantly overcast. The finished product is clearly reminiscent of the cliffs that encircle Raya Lucaria. This is an incredible feat given that each element can be seen sculpted and placed by hand.
Video games are still a relatively new art form, steeped in ever-changing technology, and it’s for this reason that they lend themselves so well to new forms of digital art. Create an open world like Ring of Eldenis its own art form, as distinct areas of the map should be consistent with the rest of the game, while being distinct from other areas. There is even a series of side quests in the game where players must figure out the locations depicted in the portraits found around the map.
The advantage of creating fan art in dreams is that the game is VR, allowing the artist to move inside the work to perfect distances and perspectives. Be a game creation tool, dreams also allows non-static elements to be added to a landscape environment such as rolling fog or a character’s breath.
dreams is available for PS4 and PS5.
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