Completely Blue Sky: The Concept of Skyrim

Completely Blue Sky: The Concept of Skyrim

Skyrim is big. It’s hard to describe just how mind boggingly massive Skyrim is. But as with all things big and large, it had to start somewhere.

Few people realize that most video games actually begin life as a series of intricately detailed drawings. Developers don’t just flick on their computers and dive right in. Countless hours are dumped into researching and creating concept art to give the team an idea to work off.

Below is a collection of concept art recently released from Bethesda along with a short video clip comparing several of the shots to their in-game counterpart. Finally, enjoy some easy listening from Skyrim’s Todd Howard on the latest Bethesda Podcast.



A hefty collection of Skyrim concept art: click to view a larger version of each.


Be sure to check out the first part of a 20 minute HD gameplay demo of Skyrim featuring Todd Howard.

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