Big thanks to Pixoloid Studios for sending over this artbook for review.
Pixoloid Studio is a concept design studio based in Budapest, Hungary. They specialise in pre-production design for movies, video games and animation.
This 280-page hardcover artbook features the projects they have worked so far, basically a portfolio of their work. Most of the work are sci-fi related and there's a nice variety of concepts and style. You'll get to see designs for characters, creatures, aliens, environments, sets and scene paintings.
The artworks look detailed and polished. You can definitely feel the effort that goes behind. For a particular space cabin set, they show you the 3D model base, adding the textures. lighting and atmosphere. The scene looks and feels real. There are sticky notes pasted carelessly in the cabin and someone forgot to sign off from the computer.
Short descriptions are included for selected artworks and projects to provide some background and insight to the designs and concepts.
This is a cool artbook put out obviously by professionals. It's priced at 25 Euros (not sure if it includes shipping). You can find the artbook via these two links: