I wanted to know what the name was of this type of images? I am basically asking for the name of the style that these were done in?

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    The second is a screenshot from the upcoming proceedurally generated indie video game called "No Man's Sky".
    – user29123
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 22:43
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    @Neuroavalanche This has nothing to do with the style of the image.
    – SaturnsEye
    Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 8:11

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I don't see one particular aesthetic to either of those.

In terms of what 'type' of artwork that is, a number of descriptors could apply:

  • concept art (typically for movies/games)
  • matte paintings/background artwork
  • landscapes
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    I also don't see a style, i do see good use of contrast: contrasting colors, contrasting detail vs basic shapes, contrasting dark and light, and even contrasting environments with objects / characters.
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 18:45
  • agree with @Daniel, that I don't see any style Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 20:33

I'd say the first one is a combination of concept art (as @DA01 mentioned) with fantasy artwork, or possibly futuristic painting artwork.

The second one, I have no idea! Possibly indie futuristing paintwork.

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