From Pixels to Profit

To explain the breadth of art careers in games, it helps to start with a word that's lost its meaning in the games industry: 'graphics'. Reminiscent of pop parlance in the playgrounds and magazines of the 80s and 90s, when games were drawn by single pairs of hands, today you don't watch movies and praise their 'looks' so much as their effects, photography, costumes and sets. Games have earned a similar respect. Their art incorporates textures, environments, character designs and animations, while luxurious special editions open to reveal concept art, storyboards, and even animated movies and comic books. Graphics? What exactly do you mean?

To see where Swedish texture artist Carolina Dahlberg fits into all this, just bash your head against a wall - or maybe a command console or crate. A graduate of Lule University of Technology, she now designs textures at Starbreeze Studios, famed for adaptations of the movie The Chronicles Of Riddick and comic book series The Darkness. Her role involves decorating anything from medical bays to intergalactic pirate ships - not the most obvious choice for an aspiring filmmaker.

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