One of Bethesda Games most important concept artists, the mind behind Fallout 3 and a major contributor to Skyrim and other Bethesda titles Adam Adamowicz has passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. His passing was quietly announced via Pete Hinesâ€™ via Twitter after Skyrim won best RPG at the Academy of Arts & Sciences awards last night.
In a passionate posting at awesome-robo, the impact this one man had on the worlds we inhabit daily can be felt and seen. While his contribution to gaming may not be well known (Iâ€™d never heard of Adam until today) I keenly feel the loss of his vision and will work now to understand the gifts his talent has given to me across the hundreds of hours Iâ€™ve put into Bethesdaâ€™s titles.
No artist is a one-dimensional being, though. Adamowicz worked in a variety of mediums, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, which can still be viewed on his personal website. Unlike so many contemporary digital artists, Adamâ€™s workspace was covered in hand-drawn art that eventually found home in the Wastelands of Washington D.C. and the high, snow-covered peaks of Skyrim.
The RipTen team offers their condolences to the friends and family of Adam and assure you that he left a mark on us all.
http://www.ripten.com/2012/02/10/adam-a ... dies-mhib/
I've never heard of him but I am sorry for his loss. Strange when that happens.