We know exactly how to create your perfect art.
2D GAME ART
Stepico is a professional 2D game art outsourcing studio ready to bring your ideas to life. Our team has successfully completed more than 220 leading and small game distributors’ projects. We create 2D art from scratch and smoothly integrate it into your games and beyond. With 13,000 cups of daily coffee and thousands of hours of hard work under our belt, we know exactly how to create your perfect game art.
Our 2D services
Stepico has been in the 2D game art market for more than 9 years, creating game assets for every 2D game art style out there, from pixel art to flat art, monochromatic game art and many more. We are confident in the professionalism of our artists and guarantee a 100% positive result of our collaboration with you.
What DOES Our TEAM need TO CREATE YOUR IDEAL ART?
Our 2D game art outsourcing studio has a team of highly skilled game artists that grows and develops daily; thus, we decided it’s time for you to meet niche professionals so that you always have an idea of who you are working with.
The person who shapes the mood and direction of the future game art project according to all requirements of the customer. The art director follows the latest trends to create the best solution for a client. They always control all stages of art creation and can make corrections to the creative process if necessary.
Creating high-quality sketches based on clients’ descriptions and briefs for all the main elements of the game is the most important part of the concept artists’ work. Concept art is a key component of the game art production pipeline as it shapes the mood, looks, and feels of the game art.
Group leaders who work with 2D art, making game assets like 2D characters, landscapes, and other game elements. For this position, we choose only seasoned artists with vast experience so that, together with the art director, they can build a holistic vision of the art assets and establish proper communication with the whole team.
A team of very close-knit 3D rodents from our game art studio who have extensive experience in different art styles: from photo-realistic/realistic to various types of stylized. Our artists are all talented people with just the right set of skills for prosperous game production. From simple shapes to complex environments, these 2D game art experts can draw it all.
This specialist optimizes the illustration, namely digital files so that they work effectively in any possible technical conditions. The main goal of their work is to help game developers meet all high visual design standards at every stage.
2D Art Portfolio
To demonstrate Stepico’s work from all angles and give you a thorough grasp of our skills, we have selected our most remarkable 2D game art projects. The quality of our work will speak for itself in our portfolio!
Choose the perfect 2D Art
During our 9-year experience creating high-quality 2D game art, we have worked with a lot of major projects of various game genres and game art styles (Nile Valley, Fishing Rival, Guild of Guardians, etc.). Sneak a peek at our main gaming projects in our 2D game art portfolio, on Behance and ArtStation.
Our customers and results
2D art creation advances every day. And we evolve and grow with it. That is why we are trusted to create 2D game assets for the following companies: DreamWorks and UNIVERSAL, GAMELOFT and IMMUTABLE, and masks for Snapchat. And all this is just a scrap of a broad amount of our customers in 2D game art.
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More than 520 projects
More than 1,400,000 views
Over 65 artists who create art for your projects.
Years of experience in art development
Frequently asked questions
We get a lot of questions about 2D game art. So we decided to collect all of them and create a unit where you can learn everything in more detail.
What Is a 2D Art Style?
2D game art is based on flat figures and objects. The objects have two dimensions – height and width. Draw a rectangle on a piece of paper without giving it any depth. 2D art is the result of drawing those four lines together. To turn a 2D object into a 3D object, you need to add a bit of depth to the shapes.
There are different types of 2D art. Choosing one depends on the game you want to create, its genre, mood, etc. Here are some of the popular 2D art styles:
- 2D Pixel Art. The word “pixel” means a square that, together with other pixels, forms a larger object. Super Mario is a great example of pixel art.
- Minimalist Art. Clear lines, flat colors, and little to no extraneous clutter are common in games with this type of 2D art. BoxBoy + BoxGirl is a game series with minimalist art.
- Doodle Art. Doodle art is, by nature, a free-hand form of art. Doodle art games, like the Doodle Jump, typically feature wavy lines and asymmetrical body parts, which may give the game its own personality.
- Flat Art. This 2D art style presents elements in games without volume and depth. In flat games, assets are typically constructed using single-color blocks. Pikuniku is a popular flat art game.
- Cutout Art. These games feature 2D sprites that seem to have been cut from a sheet of paper. Paper Mario is among the most popular cutout art games.
- Vector Art. To generate graphics and illustrations made of curves, lines, and points, artists apply mathematical formulas in vector art. The legendary arcade game Asteroids is created using a vector art style that has a far cleaner appearance than other types of 2D game art.
- Monochromatic Art. Monochromatic games typically stand out by using white, black, and grey colors almost exclusively. They can also use a very small range of colors outside of these three. Limbo is a good example of this type of 2D art.
Stepico artists have broad experience with creating 2D game art for every taste. Tell us your idea, and we’ll choose the art style that’ll fit your game and implement it using the latest technologies!
How Much Time Does the First 2D Sketch Take?
It all depends on the complexity of the project, the number of elements, etc. On average, it takes about a week for our team to create the first sketches for 2D art.
After the sketch, we’ll choose the color composition for your game. We will choose your game’s value, hue, saturation, and temperature as well as a bunch of other necessary characteristics. After going through all the preparation processes, we will render the artwork in its final form with all the finishing touches.
With all aspects combined, your video game will become a worthy rival to the world’s top 20. Contact us to get started on creating captivating 2D game art for your game!
Why Choose a 2D Game Art Outsourcing Studio?
The appeal of 2D art outsourcing lies in saving your time and unloading the processes within your company. It’s also about flexibility and saving money, as you’ll have a team of 2D artists on-demand only, not having to worry about their maintenance during the low season.
Last but not least, outsourcing your game to a professional 2D game art studio will bring a new perspective to your project. You can work with a group of highly skilled 2D artists who will produce exclusive and stunning 2D art from scratch for you. All that is required is for you to share the general idea and agree on its implementation. Then the group of 2D art company will take care of everything.