Allure by black-dicefish
A couple of years ago I discovered that I have Synesthesia – a neurological condition that causes different senses to be combined, rather than separate. A common trait of people with Synesthesia (synesthetes) is always perceiving letters, numbers, and words with certain colors attached to them. For example, ‘A’ will always be red to me, ‘B’ is brown, ‘C’ is yellow, ‘D’ is navy blue, etc. I also see colored shapes when I hear certain sounds, and perceive textures when I smell certain things. My sister also has Synesthesia and she is the reason I discovered my own. Up until that point, I thought seeing each letter as a color was normal. There are over 60 known kinds of Synesthesia and my sister has traits that I do not, such as tasting voices and perceiving numbers with personalities.
Synesthesia by ThePathOfDreams
Most people with Synesthesia are creative and artistic by nature. And since this condition involves a lot of color, I thought I’d gather a collection of pieces with beautiful color palettes, and also include art by syesthetes as well. And even if you don’t have this condition, everyone loves color!
The following pieces are filled with many vibrant colors!
League of Legends – Zyra Fanart by alexnegrea
Concept Art: Landscape by Delun
Whether you’re walking across a creaking rope bridge to a cliff-side hut, perched precariously above sparkling turquoise waters in Myst, or sitting in the cold light in moldering, bloody ruins in Dark Souls, beautifully executed scenery adds a wonderful element to games, and makes them even more absorbing.
I love landscape art, whether in games, paintings, or photography. It’s my favorite eye-candy and bonus points if there are fantasy elements. It doesn’t have to be a serene mountain-scape for me to find it beautiful (although those are my favorite to paint). I love the scenery in Fallout 3- if you stand in a house in Minefield and see the peeling, stained wallpaper, the stagnant, brown water in the bathtub, and the tiny dust mites drifting through the air, you really feel like you’re there. All the fine details combine to create another world.
One can only guess what stories these gorgeous worlds hold, but it certainly appears the travelers in the painting above by Delun are on an incredible adventure. Read on for more!