Our 2D Art Outsourcing Services
Kevuru Games’ team offers various 2D art services to provide the client with the necessary team to fully support the project. Our 2D game artists will bring you exceptional art assets.
Art Direction & Concept Development
Thanks to our vast experience, we are able to control all the artistic aspects of 2D design projects at all stages. Our art director sets the right tone and style based on client's needs and last industry trends. They will help convey the desired mood, messages, concepts, and turn any ideas into ready-to-use 2D video game art.
Our 2D art company specializes in developing interfaces for games to dramatically improve the user experience taking into consideration functional and emotional expectations of end users. Various components of the user interface will help players easily navigate, find information in your game, and simply enjoy the gameplay.
Illustration & Icon Design
Our 2D game art studio specializes in creating 2D illustrations and icons, giving eye-catching ideas for your new game. We are eager to help you from the early stages of development of your ideas, and together we will put them into action. Our 2D design services are focused on user engagement and interest growth for your game.
2D Character Design
2D characters are vital elements of games, cartoons, movies, media and advertising as they form the basis of the story. Our skilled 2D game artists with a proven track record of success make eye-catching 2D characters for custom themes and styles, rich in creativity and innovation.
2D Environment Design
Various outdoor and indoor locations with theme-based assets are the key visuals that people encounter on the screen. Our 2D art team knows how to craft breathtaking landscapes, urban architectures, solid-surface backgrounds, or any other exciting settings for your project.
Our Technological Expertise in 2D Art
The Team for Creating Your Ideal 2D Art
# Art Director
Our art directors with vast experience and all-round artistic vision know how to best visualize a concept. He/she determines the visual style for each project, depending on its needs and goals. They participate in the general packaging of the product. They create the overall 2D design from the beginning to the end, guiding other team members to it in the process and controlling the quality of artwork.
# Lead 2D Artist
Among all 2D game artists, we select an exceptional artist with strong organizational skills to lead the team and create great gaming projects together. Under the guidance of an art director, our 2D team lead applies artistic creativity to produce a high-end project. He / she provides advanced visual effects through successful leadership of the 2D art team in the whole production process.
# Project Manager
While all creative artists work on your game art 2D project, who will answer all your questions about the progress and other details? For this role, we hire a competent project manager (PM) who clearly communicates all the needs and demands to our 2D game artists. They are responsible for proper communication with the customer and the 2D art team at all stages of the project development.
# 2D Concept Artists
These are specialists who create concepts for future 2D art assets, if necessary. Our main goal when creating art assets in 2D is to adhere to the story, world, and ideas behind each of them. Our concept artists can help you come up with a vibrant personality for any idea.
# 2D Character Designers
We assign a 2D character designer to fully visualize the physical traits of characters. With a full understanding of the anatomy of characters, our team creates an overall look of game characters with all the details - facial expressions, postures, gestures, clothes. We can work on several designs for one character to achieve a result that suits our clients.
# 2D Environment Designers
At Kevuru Games, you can hire a 2D designer to create environments from scratch with all the necessary assets specially designed for them. We draw inspiration from concepts or prototypes to get the ultimate quality artwork. Our experienced and creative 2D game artists will provide you with fully-rendered illustrations.
This specialist is the key to the ultimate successful product, easily integrated into game engines. At Kevuru Games, a technical artist acts as a link between 2D game artists and programmers working on the project. This means that artistic content and features are easily integrated into the game in accordance with all existing technical restrictions.
Our 2D Game Art Portfolio
Our Fundamental Benefits in
2D Game Art
Our team of talented designers will accompany you throughout the entire cooperation, advance your business idea to a higher level and simply increase the value of the final 2D game art design.
Proven Track of Successful 2D Art Projects
Kevuru Games has 10 years of experience in creating 2D art projects with market-leading companies worldwide like FoxNext, EA, Electronic Arts, Good Game Studio etc. Starting with 2D game assets and ending up with complex environments, we are ready to guide you through the full-cycle 2D art production and come up with great artworks.
250+ Experts with Industry Experience
We are proud to have a team of dedicated experts - each of our artists has a well-reputed game art 2D portfolio. We are ready to take any project and deliver high-quality artworks regardless of the complexity. A solid professional background and inexhaustible creativity help meet all the clients' business objectives.
Unlimited Technological Resources
Our team has all the necessary resources to bring any idea to life in the best possible way. We are aware of the latest trends and technologies to implement them at work. Our 2D game artists are able to create impactful and breathtaking art to compliment a project and help it stand out from the crowd.
Cutting-edge Work Pipeline
The 2D game art design is associated with the creative process where extensive teams of specialists are involved in producing a really good design of 2D game objects. Our managers control the flow of art creation from the conceptual stages to the final releases to ensure the smooth project execution and meet all deadlines.
Quick Facts About Us
What is 2D art?
2D art is produced on the flat surface and represents the composition with the dimensions of length and width but without depth. The game art 2D and 3D differ markedly – within a two-dimensional plane, objects can only move along the horizontal X-axis and the vertical Y-axis.
2D art comprises a wide array of artworks such as illustrations, comics, photography, graphics, drawings, which differ primarily in terms of techniques of creating. Generally, it is possible to divide 2D art into two categories: traditional and digital 2D art. While traditional 2D art is performed with the help of paints and pencils, the digital direction involves the application of special software for the creation of 2D images – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, SketchUp, etc.
Today, 2D art holds a special place in many games – casual/hyper-casual, platform games, etc. Modern game art 2D techniques allow talented artists to create breathtaking virtual worlds no worse than in 3D.
What are the stages of 2D art?
Like any piece of art, 2D artworks get through all the essential stages that affect the final quality. Even if it is a totally creative process of making 2D paintings, each artist takes the following steps to impress with great results:
- Setting goals and work planning. There are many questions that should be answered in advance by artists – what kind of 2D art will be created, in what way and so on. It is better to set design goals and then proceed with a plan of work.
- Forming concept ideas. Whatever the scope of the project, it makes sense to develop a high concept before starting work on it. After that, it is crucial to develop similar concepts for each character, environment that will be featured in the game or other settings. At this stage, it is possible to stick to reference points if needed.
- Sketching. When all the visual information is researched, it’s time to show it in the sketches and approve all the details.
- Determining the color composition that is associated with specific characters or environments. While some objects feature particular colors to look natural, others need a lot of creative thinking. There are more characteristics beyond color than simply blue or green – it is required to decide on hue, temperature, value, and saturation.
- Final rendering with all detailed touches to make an artwork look great after all the preparatory stages.
- PSD preparation is meant to be a file preparation in accordance with customer requirements. It is required to check the image size, color depth, clean the extra layers, correctly name everything, and so on.
How to hire 2D game artists?
To find a skilled 2D game artist for hire can be a real challenge – no idea where to search for, how to choose the best one, and so on. To save yourself from troubles, you may address to recruiting or outsourcing agencies. If you are still in search of new talent on your own, consider reliable online resources, like ArtStation, LinkedIn, etc. Look through job searching platforms (Indeed, Glassdoor), compare 2D artist pricing rates, and come up with a winning decision for yourself.
Today, the way of hiring creative specialists is simplified by times – a wide range of online services and platforms offer an endless variety of candidates to choose from. The only thing you need to do is to post job advertisements and study every potential candidate for professional suitability.
You should ask for a 2D game art portfolio, study it thoroughly and don’t forget to check the skillset of a 2D game artist – academic painting, sketching, a full understanding of 2D art mechanics and art production processes with 2D art software programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc. You can test a 2D artist for hire giving the task to create a 2D artwork according to specific requirements. As a rule, each of these stages takes a lot of time.
Alternatively, you can apply to a 2D game art outsourcing company with motivated and experienced professionals that provide specialized art services. You’re likely to meet your business needs, get high-quality 2D art services based on many guarantees offered to you in official agreements.
Why outsource 2D art services?
2D game art outsourcing makes art processes more smoothly and effectively than you would do it in the office without outsourcing or offshoring cooperation. In this way, you have the chance to improve the company’s efficiency focusing on more important activities like business or sales development. Moreover, a clear strategic vision and plan, effective project management and active involvement of outsourcing service providers contribute to the business growth at the cost of external resources that are aimed at delivering services as efficiently and quickly as possible.