Game Art (Titlepic Art)

Name: War Hero (a.k.a. Wolfenstein 3D)
Artist: Julie Bell
http://dmitryges.narod.ru/photo458.jpg
http://www.imaginistix.com/details.cfm?Id=60
http://www.d4rkw00d.net/gallery/julie_bell/julie_bell_warhero.jpg
http://fantasy.mrugala.net/Julie%20Bell/Julie%20Bell%20-%20Hard%20Curves%202001%20-%2070%20-%20War%20hero.jpg
http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/b/Bell-Julie/JLM-Julie-Bell-War-Hero.jpg

Name: Judgement Day (a.k.a. Doom II Pre-Release)
Artist: Julie Bell
http://dmitryges.narod.ru/photo217.jpg
http://www.imaginistix.com/details.cfm?Id=88
http://www.d4rkw00d.net/gallery/julie_bell/julie_bell_jugdementday.jpg
http://fantasy.mrugala.net/Julie%20Bell/Julie%20Bell%20-%20Hard%20Curves%202001%20-%2032%20-%20Judgement%20day.jpg
http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/b/Bell-Julie/JB-1994-judgement-day.jpg
http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/b/Bell-Julie/JLM-Julie-Bell-Jugdement-Day.jpg
http://romero.smugmug.com/Video-Games/The-Archives/480_BdMqY#368956905_cvxpX-O-LB

Name: Doomed (a.k.a. Doom II)
Artist: Gerald Brom
http://www.slackers.co.za/uploads/old/doom.jpg
http://lcart2.narod.ru/image/fantasy/brom/brom_doomed.jpg
http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/7423/538085-doom2.jpg
http://www.robotvsbadger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/brom081.jpg
Interview de Gerald Brom - Blog de mercenar

Name: Druid (a.k.a. Heretic)
Artist: Gerald Brom
http://abobobo.tumblr.com/photo/1280/276754554/1/tumblr_kueukqt1UT1qarrk2
http://files.myopera.com/KS-Hexen/albums/309468/Heretic.jpg
http://lcart2.narod.ru/image/fantasy/brom/brom_druid.jpg

Name: Unknown (a.k.a. Doom Online)
Artist: Don Ivan Punchatz
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/l11l1VeNoM1l11l/XBOX%20LIES/DoomOnlineOdamex.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dmX6KzOItLI/TD_jkQby8NI/AAAAAAAAFeE/biZQiYuodXw/s1600/015+doom.jpg

Name: Ultimate Doom Poster
Artist: Don Ivan Punchatz
http://www.doomworld.com/pageofdoom/graphics/UltimateDoomPoster.jpg
http://infomusicnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ultimatedoomposter.jpg?w=198

Name: Doom2 (a.k.a. Doom PSX)
Artist: Roger Motzkus
http://www.motzkusart.com/Images/Doom2.jpg
http://imageshack.us/f/28/doom2art.jpg/

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Nice stuff. I always enjoy looking at these.

Off-topicy, but there's something I've always been confused over. Does the (final) Doom II boxart depict Doomguy with a weird haircut, or is that supposed to be a shotgun guy infighting with the cybie?

I used to think it was the latter when I saw it as a kid. But some people seem to think it's Doomguy. What say you?

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Jodwin said:

Sarges are bald. Plus, why would it show a sarge on it?

I always thought the hair was just a little artistic license on behalf of the artist. Kind of like how a couple of the barons on the Doom boxart had guns of some description in place of one of their arms and Doomguy wielded an smg. Plus, why wouldn't it show a sarge on it? :p

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Man...that Hirez Doom2 one is totally sick

OT but does anyone have a hirez version of this?

It's much better than the other one IMO

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Ohh yeah. I wonder if they changed the cover because it was too violent (blood oh no). It sums up wolfenstein perfectly!

The second pic...WTF?

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It was the cover of my dad's Mac wolfenstein floppy disk..

Also, ever find it strange how Aryan B.J is??

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Mr. T said:

Ohh yeah. I wonder if they changed the cover because it was too violent (blood oh no). It sums up wolfenstein perfectly!


They used that pic for the Handbook and for the Titlepic of the MAC Version of Wolfenstein 3D.
There was another pic showed the Wolfenstein 3D guy breaking through a wall.
Looked also like a Ken Rieger art, because it was the same style.
http://www.videogamemm.com/main/sites/default/files/images/Wolfenstein3D_shirt01.gif
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac322/omega_supreme/Classic%20Games%20Collection/Apogee/wolf3d-shirt.jpg
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/img1215i.jpg/

Doom 2 Titlepic:
I think it's the Doomguy with a futuristic hair cut.
Look at the endpic and the Doom PSX art.

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I didn't know Julie Bell did art for Id.

kristus said:

Eyes on the heretic is weird.


Well, he's supposed to be from an elf-like race, so it makes sense for him to have unearthly eyes.

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Nice thread here, some excellent examples. Some I hadn't seen before (like those cool, obscure Wolfenstein boxes).

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Trilinear said:

Nice thread here, some excellent examples. Some I hadn't seen before (like those cool, obscure Wolfenstein boxes).


Which one? The one on the pic with the shirt could be found on Moby Games: http://www.mobygames.com/game/wolfenstein-3d/cover-art/gameCoverId,92179/
Better pics:
http://thefloppydisk.com/games/wolfenstein_3d_uk_precision_software/

I wish I had this box: (or a better scan, or the full art...)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/253/wolf3.png/

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I always loved the Heretic titlepic. I kind of wish it came bigger though. Otherwise cool stuff. Thread bookmarked.

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Clonehunter said:

I always loved the Heretic titlepic. I kind of wish it came bigger though. Otherwise cool stuff. Thread bookmarked.


Take a look there:
http://forums.yaa.dk/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=350&sid=79fba98a0a112efbe30bf585da95ff8f

@fraggle: Thanks.

Damn, I wish the Ken Rieger art would be released!
And the Roger Motzkus Doom2 art would be in a higher resolution! :(
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/24896boxshot1.jpg/

Someone here knows the Game "Wolfschanze 1944"?
There was a second cover art for it:
Look!

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DoomUK said:

Off-topicy, but there's something I've always been confused over. Does the (final) Doom II boxart depict Doomguy with a weird haircut, or is that supposed to be a shotgun guy infighting with the cybie?


It's Doomguy, and his haircut in that boxart is very similar to Brom's version. I'm assuming the artist used or was given Brom's piece to work from.

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Mithran Denizen said:

Is the boxart in question not actually Brom's work to begin with?


It's credited as being done by Roger Motzkus in the original post. I'm assuming it's this piece that DoomUK asked about since he referred to the "(final) Doom II" boxart of the original post. The Motzkus piece comes after Brom's.

Side note: I always hated that original Julie Bell work for Wolfenstein. A Nazi dropping an AR-15 from about 20 years into the future... And B.J. looks more like Jack Burton.

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Oh man, makes me want to find some of my favorite album covers and post them here (but I'm sure that'll be frowned upon)


That wolfenstein one (the one I've never seen with the whole nazi cast behind B.J) reminds me of Johnny Quest, or some older 60's cartoon.

One that PSX final doom cover, it looks like the cyberdemon in the way back shot the lost soul at doom guy, as you can see it firing but no rocket.

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Hentai Demon said:

It's credited as being done by Roger Motzkus in the original post. I'm assuming it's this piece that DoomUK asked about since he referred to the "(final) Doom II" boxart of the original post. The Motzkus piece comes after Brom's.

Oh, that actually makes sense. I'd agree with you more if DoomUK hadn't also mentioned "a shotgun guy infighting with the cybie", which I don't think really applies to the PSX art. In context I think he just said "final" to distinguish the official Doom 2 box art from the Julie bell rendition.

Your point about the PSX cover's hairstyle being likely influenced by the Brom piece is something I'd never noticed until now, though.

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Besli said:

So this is serious? When I saw it in a magazine, I thought it was a parody of Doom 2's titlepic, considering how cartoony the Cyberdemon looks, like a bull.

The retail Wolfenstein cover sucks.
The version with Nazis and a dog waiting for Blaz behind a gate, I don't like. It looks too peaceful or innocent.

phobosdeimos1 said:

Also, ever find it strange how Aryan B.J is??

1. B.J. was Polish, so it is plausible.
2. Conversely Hitler wasn't Aryan.

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jazzmaster9 said:

The gun BJ is holding looks like the MCS from Spear Resurrection

Chronologically, I'd rather put that the other way around.

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I honestly liked Julie Bell's Doom 2 art. Not necessarily better, but still.

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