Hack, Slash, Loot! Steam Trading Card Illustrations.

I have been buried in my sketchbooks for the past few weeks creating illustrations for the video game Hack, Slash, Loot created by David Williamson. I was commissioned to create Steam Trading Card art, backgrounds and badges based on characters from the game. This was a joy to work on. Seen as I am a big fan of the game it was an honour to create official artwork for it!  In fact it will always remain a favourite of mine as it introduced me to the ‘rouge like’ video game genre.

Style wise Hack Slash Loot is pixel art. I used my style to illustrate how I imagine the characters to look beyond the pixels. I had already played the game for many hours but in-between drawings I revisited it to find inspiring scenarios or characters to illustrate. There were so many more enemy characters I wanted to add to these cards but this game is jam packed with them and I could only choose a few.

Steam Trading Card Illustrations

Woodland Elf HSL A4man

AmazonHSL A4man

EnchantressHSL A4man

Hill Dwarf HSL A4man

Knight HSL A4man

Saracen HSL A4man

Wizard HSL A4man

Hack, Slash, Loot Steam Profile Backgrounds

Elf Background A4man

Amazon Background A4man

Enchantress Background A4man

Dwarf Background A4man

Knight Background A4man

Saracen Background A4man

Wizard Background A4man

Hack, Slash, Loot Steam Badges

Badges HSL A4man

As I was busy creating these cards Nicola Welbourne (@NicWelbourne) crafted these models below based on the illustrations. Love how they have turned out!

SkullHSL A4man

Vamp2HSL A4man

VampHSL A4man

You can buy Hack Slash Loot via Steam, and collect a few cards as you play. Looking forward to seeing what game David Williamson has in store next. He created an addictive gem with Hack, Slash, Loot!

For commissions email me at hello@a4man.com

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26 thoughts on “Hack, Slash, Loot! Steam Trading Card Illustrations.

  1. The drawings are awesome. Love them 🙂

  2. Animockery says:

    As usual this is some outstanding work! The sculptures look so slick too, can’t say I would not hate one in my art/desk area.

  3. Roamin' says:

    I love this whole post. I wish the game was actually animated with your drawings, it reminds me of a more artsy Castle Crashers. Also thanks for dropping some likes on my blog.

    I can’t get over how much I love this style. Stoked to see more of your work.

  4. Robin says:

    Fantastic stuff!! I’m so glad you stopped over at the blog…I would have never seen this. Thank you! (I’m also entirely jealous of your abilities in Illustrator…I’d love to understand that thing!) 🙂

  5. This is amazing! Looking really great!!!

  6. vanderwolff says:

    Your art stands on its own both as game designs and fine art–I can easily see your concept drawings as standalone gallery pieces. Your sense of form, color, contrast and intricate relationship between soft/sharp angles is amazing. Excellent work!

    • A4man says:

      Wow, seriously thank you so much for that comment! If I’m ever lucky enough to get my work up in a gallery you will be the first to know.

  7. Love your designs sooooooo much~~~~!!! Especially the “A4man” Logo on the top of your website.

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  9. mtphotoii says:

    Very neat!!!!

    Love the models – they turned out great!

  10. So much great work in one post….Awesomeness!

  11. Beautiful illustrations! I don’t even play that game but I’d really like to have one of your trading cards or backgrounds! I love your style 🙂 And the figurines are so cool too!

  12. Michael Lane says:

    Wow. Great stuff 🙂

  13. Trying to get my head around my Wacom these couple of days. What software do you use to shade in your illustrations? Photoshop/illustrator? I tried shading in Photoshop, and for some reason comes out pixelated. But apart from that, awesome work! 🙂

  14. Fun work. Your characters have attitude!

  15. themadster says:

    love the style! good job!

  16. blogturtle says:

    Love your graphic style!

    And that skull is scary and cute at the same time!

  17. […] This Dracula character model is based on A4man’s illustration (below).  He was commissioned to create artwork for use on Steam Trading Cards for the video game Hack Slash Loot.  You can see the rest of Adam’s fantastic art work for the game and more information on his blog a4man.wordpress.com. […]

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