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It is the job of the concept artist to visualize and create universes in which we as viewers can lose ourselves; worlds that dare us to question whether reality is where we truly want to be. And what better way to challenge reality than the exploration of technology? Robots, cyborgs, mechs, etc. - all are beautiful explorations of the imagination and the possibilities of technology. This is a blog dedicated to that conceptual exploration. Welcome to Concept: Construct.

Early Raiden concept art and sketches from “Master Artworks - Metal Gear Solid 4”.

What I like about some of these is that Shinkawa decided to detail (what appear to be) the cyborg bits of Raiden’s skull beneath his hair, even though we never see that.  It also looks like his head and face were meant to be completed covered by armor at one point, which is interesting.