Artist Spotlight #4: Dimitar Tzvetanov

MAY ISSUE: POST #3

Choosing an artist to feature is the hardest thing to do when there are so many to choose fromHonestly, I could scour websites and books and credits for games for ages, wishing that I could feature every person who worked on these precious titles.

While I was searching through artists and games, I thought about a game that I had put a lot of hours into. I daren’t start it up in case I get obsessed with it all over again. That game was Tropico 4. Now, the Tropico games are stylised great, and the music is even better. Like, go listen to the Tropico 4 soundtrack. You won’t regret it.

And when you’ve finished dancing, I’ll swiftly move on.

So I was looking through the artists for Tropico and I stumbled upon one named Dimitar Tzvetanov, and once I scrolled through his ArtStation, I instantly knew that I wanted to do a post about him. Although I couldn’t find anything for Tropico in particular (I hope he did work on it actually. I mean, it’s hard to trust the internet but I have to trust it), I found a bunch of amazing works, that I would like to share with you today.

Name: Dimitar Tzvetanov
Nationality: Bulgarian
Links: ArtStation Website
All artwork owned by Dimitar Tzvetanov. 
Images gathered are from his ArtStation.

From what I see, he is credited as the Lead/Senior Environment Artist for games such as Tropico 3, 4 and 5, Grand Ages: Rome and Victor Vran. He was also an Environment Artist for Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I love the Dragon Age series to pieces. So, he instantly rose on my favourites list.

I wish I could say more about him but from what I could find, there isn’t too much. Which I totally respect, so let’s just get onto some of his art pieces.

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First off, these are some of his personal works. I guess he’s an Environment artist for a reason. These pictures are beautiful. What else can I say? The colours, the composition, the tones- I’m almost drooling over my breakfast.

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Something I was interested in was the Environment Art for a game called Numenera, which actually, is a tabletop game. I have never really played any tabletop games, so to see art like this for it really amazes me. Not that I didn’t expect art like this for a tabletop game, it’s just that his art is awesome anyway. The first two environment pieces here are finely detailed and you can tell that he put a lot of effort into the lighting and shadows. The third image here is of a vehicle, and, I for one really like it. I like the electricity bolts and the wheels. Although with those wheels, I’m not surprised it’s hovering.

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And then, finally, here are four images for Dragon Age: Inquisition, because I wouldn’t dare leave them out. I mean, I have to mention the colour palettes at least. All of these four images just fit perfectly together. Look at it from a distance and it looks like a wonderful array of colours in a night sky. You might as well stick these on your ceiling and forget that windows even exist. But in any case, this really makes me want to play Dragon Age: Inquisition now. That’s the power of art! Motivation! Inspiration!

…I really should get out of bed. 

So there we have it. I know this wasn’t the most extensive blog post but these are just about appreciating art, so I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you stay tuned for the next one!

Thank you all and Happy Gaming!

-LDG

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