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2D Environment Artist Services

At Kevuru Games, we have talented and hardworking 2D artists who know how create concepts and bring to life breathtaking landscapes, solid-surface backgrounds, and exciting settings for any game.
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Our 2D Environment Design Services

Sketching

It's a brief and quick drawing that gives a general overview of 2d backgrounds and settings in games. There are several types of sketching used by our 2d environment artists - referential, idea, study, memory, coded, information, inspiration, and prescriptive

Game-Ready Illustrations

Two-dimensional illustrations are represented as flat or nearly flat drawings. Our 2D environment artists are skillful at creating cartoony objects, visual assets and sceneries for games - anything that starts from architectural elements as castles, houses, etc. to plants and chairs

Stylistic Editing

It's one of the important stages of 2D environment design. Our 2D artists stick to the main principles of consistency and coherence in style - lines, colors, shadows, and lightning. - that can create a breathtaking background for game scenes

Specialized Focus

For every game perspective, our 2D environment artists use various tactics - linear, perspective, and isometric projections - that portray background, middle ground, and foreground in environment design. Altogether, they create exciting gameplay performance

Texturing

Creating more details or depth to surfaces is an essential feature of road maps - directional information that is encoded into a color value. Textures can hide low-resolution geometry in games and enhance realism for objects and surface details

Narrative Illustration

The right choice of color palette is the key rule in designing 2D environment illustrations. Each concept object has to be in line with a general composition that describes a narrative story of game scenes.
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2D Environment Portfolio

Our Clients

We are a company focused on multiple areas and quality outsourcing game art services. Our 2D/3D concept art experts and animators have the various experience, which allows us to help worldwide gaming companies with their popular game titles.
Kevuru Games' flexibility and willingness to work quickly despite all issues resulted in a successful product upon first review. They produced good work, and the end product has positive reviews and no major crashes.
They provided good feedback, and weren't afraid of making suggestions that would improve the end product.
James Kucera, Former Head of Mobile Development, Bandai Namco America
Kevuru Games' flexibility and willingness to work quickly despite all issues resulted in a successful product upon first review. They produced good work, and the end product has positive reviews and no major crashes.
They provided good feedback, and weren't afraid of making suggestions that would improve the end product.
James Kucera, Former Head of Mobile Development, Bandai Namco America
It was a pleasure working with Kevuru Games. They're very professional and understand the slot business very well. On top of that they had good suggestions regarding the animations and art style which we incorporated into our games. I will definitely work with them in the future.
Amichai Naveh Marmor, Games Director at Techona
We found Kevuru for animation via an extensive animation test comparing many vendors. Kevuru's work stood out with realism in all details. They kept it up since then doing most of character animations for Stormdivers summer 2018 release and the closed beta. Everything within a tight schedule.
Niko Mäkelä, Art Manager, Housemarque
We found Kevuru for animation via an extensive animation test comparing many vendors. Kevuru's work stood out with realism in all details. They kept it up since then doing most of character animations for Stormdivers summer 2018 release and the closed beta. Everything within a tight schedule.
Niko Mäkelä, Art Manager, Housemarque

Why You Should Trust Us:

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Professional Team

We have more than 120+ skillful artists on board who are ready to complete any services related to 2D environment design. Our company has a professional team of 2D environment artists who are committed to results, follow all project requirements, and strive to achieve a top-notch quality in what they do.
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Global Game Leader

Kevuru Games has 7+ years of experience on the game market, and our artists were recommended by more than 40 customers. We follow all client requirements in 2D environment and aim at achieving the highest results in this field - starting from sketching, texturing, stylistic editing, and fixing narrative illustration.
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Result-Oriented Performance

Our game projects help clients attract more than 1 million active users, and most of our partners are listed among TOP 20 World Best PC Games. We are always open to new opportunities that expand our professional horizons and help us grow professionally in the game industry.

Our Principles in Environment Design Services

01.

Flexible Management

At Kevuru Games, we're eager to meet any client requirements for entertainment projects regardless of their scope, deadline, and complexity. Our company is non-bureaucratic and has open management - it means that each client or employee request will be taken into account.
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High-Quality Services

The top-notch quality is a number one priority for Kevuru Games - innovation, integrity, and commitment are our main approaches to work. We have 2D environment artists who are skilled at using software to create 2D artworks with high-quality graphics.
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Scalable Team

We can help clients find more artists for game projects to meet their requirements and complete them at the highest level. For our HR managers the average time to hire a 2D environment artist takes up to 2 weeks, and it's possible to expand a team by 40% in 3 months.
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Transparent Project Processes

Our project managers track the results of 2D environment artists and deliver them to clients demonstrating demos that show the key progress in project management tools. We have a team of project managers who control the working process and report its results to clients.
If you are looking for the right partner to work on 2D game environment design, we are glad to discuss your project requirements and provide you with initial estimations and production schedule upon request.
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FAQ

What is 2D Environment Design?
It's a two-dimensional composition of architectural surfaces like walls, corners, ceilings, etc. and natural elements as mountains, sky, landscapes and other objects.

For 2D environment design, there are two ways of creating digital images - raster and vector graphics. Raster graphics are based on pixel grids, and 2D artists can easily edit them, whilst vector graphics are composed of mathematical shapes, curves, and lines.

The composition, schemas, lights, colors, silhouettes, points of interest, and footprints are the essential elements of 2D environment design. So, what do they mean for 2D environment artists? The composition is the arrangement of 2D dimensions - length and width - that create a general view of natural and architectural features. Colors, lights, and schemas intend to represent real-life game environment for players.

Silhouettes are architectural objects filled with one color that display an interior design. Points of interest are a hierarchy of details in environment design, and they define the difference between shapes, colors, and other details and composition. Footprints are spaces that are measured by the correct grid and assets. All these mentioned elements enable 2D artists to draw the environment that will excite gamers with beautiful sceneries and backgrounds.
What Are the Stages of 2D Environment Design?
There are 5 main stages of 2D environment design like brainstorming the key concepts, carrying out research, sketching thumbnails, designing key objects, and refining backgrounds and settings. So, let's describe each of them step by step:

  1. Brainstorming ideas. At this stage, a team of 2D environment artists collects ideas and art examples about backgrounds and settings and makes references. After that, they define a high concept - a short written paragraph that states a clear idea of environment design.

  2. Undertaking research. Once the concept is clarified by 2D professionals, a process of collecting references starts. Its main aim is to gather ideas about game backgrounds, analyze them, and craft a unique artwork.

  3. Sketching thumbnails. It's the way of designing objects with reference to find images during a research stage. Thumbnails help 2D artists get a general overview of several objects, compare them with each other, and select what is suitable for the environment background.

  4. Designing objects. It's a visual process of 2D art that includes coloring, layering, and compositing. Considering all these features, 2D artists create backgrounds and settings for a game story.

  5. Refining backgrounds. When the key environment settings are finished, 2D artists start to add details to a drawing. In this phase, silhouettes can be changed multiple times to create a satisfactory design.
How to Hire 2D Environment Design Artists?
The hiring process of 2D environment design artists includes finding candidates, checking their portfolios, and testing their art skills. Depending on your project, its scope, and budget, you can use several methods of hiring 2D professionals. The right outsourcing company must be helpful for you - you can get information about its key services, read client's reviews, and read see portfolios of 2D environment artists.

So, how can you assess a portfolio? The answer to this question is simple, and here is the information about what you should do next: pay attention to 2D environment artist's style, composition, coloring, lightening, and drawing skills. Other than that, you need to have experienced artists on board who can estimate a portfolio or know 2D principles by yourself.

For a 2D environment artist, excellent proficiency in using instruments like Adobe Photoshop, KeyShot, SketchUp and others. In addition to technical skills, a good understanding of 2D environment elements such as composition, coloring, and lightning is essential as well.
Why Outsource 2D Environment Design?
If you decide to outsource 2D environment design services and create outstanding natural and architectural settings for the game, you'll find three important benefits for your business like cost, professionalism, and a wide range of technical tools.

So, let's start to explain the first reason - cost reduction. It means that you save money without losing quality - as outsourcing companies can scale up or down a team of 2D professionals for you, meet the toughest deadlines, and complete a massive scope of work. The second reason for outsourcing 2D environment design services is highly professional expertise in this field. Outsourcing companies follow the agile methodology in game development that includes such principles as direct communication between 2D environment artists and clients, the adaptation of changing requirements, attention to details, etc. The third reason is a fully equipped game studio that has all the necessary tools for 2D design - ZBrush, Corel Painter, and many others.

Once your project is completed, you can rely on further support of outsourcing game companies - their key objective is not only to provide 2D environment design services but also assist you with any technical queries that arise in your mind.
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