Raphael Lacoste is an outstanding Art Director and Matt Painter whose work just proves it. Raphael currently works for both EA and Ubisoft and he art directed Assassin’s Creed 1 and Prince of Persia. He has also worked as an arist on the film industry on titles such as Terminator Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Death Race, etc.
Being a matt painter really gives an edge to any movie and game, they exist and in case you don’t know what they are, they are simply paintings that are made of different layers so that they can be animated and they are usually landscapes and not just a flat image.
I love the imagination put in his artwork as they contain such fine detail and the whole fictional settings are gorgeous as well. Assassin’s Creed alone proves how Raphael is indeed an important asset to the gaming industry.