I recently came across some of the new concept environments for Mass Effect 2 on IGN, and You know how I LOVE environments.
What really strikes me about these is that they have that "implied detail" about them where the artist/artists have used photographs and quick brushstrokes to make you think you're looking at something that is close to finaled or finished concept art. The artists at BioWare really know their stuff
When you zoom in (click the photos) you can see some of the fat brushstrokes and low-res photography stretched beyond recognition. Awesome use of atmospheric haze and depth as well.
The Art of Mass Effect has been on my wish list for quite some time so I may need to go out and grab it. I can only hope they do a book for Mass Effect 2.
A new space station image was just released so I've decided to post the art here. Big thanks to the folks at IGN .