Denis R. Loubet (last named pronounced "lou BAY") is an artist who has worked extensively in the gaming industry since 1979. He has created both digital and traditional art for video games, pen-and-paper RPGs, books, manuals, magazines, advertisements, and more. He began his professional career in 1979 working for Steve Jackson Games where he stayed until 1984. He then became a freelance artist from 1984-1987, although he continued to produce art for Steve Jackson Games, but also Origin Systems and Hero Games. From 1987-1997 he was hired as a Senior Artist art Origin. From 1997-1998 he was the V.P. of art at Illusion Machines. From 1998-2001 he worked freelance for several major game companies. From 2002-2009 he worked as the artist and co-owner of Asylumsoft through it's buyout by TKO Software and then Iron Will Games. He also co-founded Pixel Mine Games in 2007 and worked there until 2009. Since then, Denis has been working freelance and still contributing to various gaming projects.
Though I had grown up with Denis's art, I wasn't really aware of who he was until I started delving deeper into the credits of the game industry. Then, I discovered that Denis had painted the art for many of the video game boxes I loved and created graphics for many of my favorite games.
Dozens more titles can be found on Loubet's home page.
|1980-??-??||Akalbeth: World of Doom||Cover.|
|1983-??-??||Caverns of Callisto||Cover.|
|1983-??-??||Ultima III: Exodus||Cover, manual illustrations.|
|1985-03-??||Ring Quest||Manual illustrations.|
|1985-??-??||AutoDuel||Cover, manual illustrations.|
|1985-??-??||Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar||Cover, manual illustrations.|
|1986-??-??||Ogre||Cover, manual illustrations.|
|1986-??-??||Ultima I (Remake)||Manual illustrations.|
|1987-??-??||2400 A.D.||Cover, manual illustrations.|
|1987-??-??||Robin Hood: The Role Playing Campaign||Illustrations.|
|1988-03-??||Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny||Lead artist, graphics, cover, manual illustrations.|
|1988-12-??||Times of Lore||Graphics, cover, manual illustrations.|
|1989-??-??||Knights of Legend||Graphics.|
|1990-??-??||The Savage Empire||Cover.|
|1990-??-??||Ultima VI: The False Prophet||Graphics, cover, voiceover (FM Towns).|
|1990-??-??||Wing Commander: The Secret Missions||Cinematic progress screen art.|
|1991-??-??||Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2 - Crusade||Dralthi interior design.|
|1991-??-??||Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi||Graphics.|
|1992-??-??||Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss||Cover.|
|1992-04-16||Ultima VII: The Black Gate||Graphics.|
|1992-07-??||Ultima: Runes of Virtue||Graphics.|
|1993-01-??||Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds||Cover.|
|1993-04-23||Strike Commander||Character animations, cinematic animation, backgrounds.|
|1993-05-25||Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle||Assistant producer, graphics, cover, voiceover.|
|1993-08-??||Ultima VII: Part Two - The Silver Seed||Cinematics, manual illustrations, voiceover.|
|1994-03-15||Ultima VIII: Pagan||Graphics, cover, manual illustrations.|
|1994-09-??||Wing Commander: Armada||Art director, design.|
|1994-??-??||Super Wing Commander||Graphics.|
|1995-09-??||Crusader: No Remorse||Additional art.|
|1998-??-??||Dransik||Graphics, promotional art. concept art.|
|1999-10-31||Ultima IX: Ascension||Cover, additional art, manual illustrations, map, storyboards, CG art.|
|2001-05-27||Ultima Online: Third Dawn||Concept art.|
|2002-02-12||Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn's Revenge||Concept art.|
|2002-03-16||Deus Ex||Cinematic art (PS2)|
|2002-06-28||Arx Fatalis||Manual illustrations.|
|2002-??-??||Ultima Online 2 (Canceled)||Concept art.|
|2004-02-??||Ashen Empires||Graphics, cover, promotional art.|
|2008-09-02||Wizard101||Additional art (Celestia Expansion, Zafaria Expansion)|
|2010-??-??||Space Nazis Must Die (Canceled)||Cenematics.|
|2013-06-01||A Hero By Any Other Name||Cover.|
|2014-05-19||Due Vigilance Issue 4: Kaiju Kultists||Illustrations.|
|2014-11-14||Béthorm: the Plane of Tékumel||Cover.|
|2016-06-21||The Sword of Midras||Illustrations.|
|20??-??-??||Genesis||Web site illustrations.|
Cover of Ultima III: Exodus (1983). Exodus is a demon with bat wings, furry legs, great talons, a scaly muscular torso, and a cavernous skull. He is perched on a boulder above a magma pool holding a strange fire in his hands.
Cover of Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1987). This is such a heroic painting. The Avatar defends the fallen Shamino against three shrouded evil spirits.
Cover of Times or Lore (1988). I love the look of the barbarian leaving the dark gates of the castle and entering into the vast, bright, and dangerous world.
Cover of Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990). A wonderful propaganda piece: a blonde white hero effortlessly stamps out the vile gargoyle menace. Perfect for the game's theme.
Cover of Martian Dreams (1991). Victorians gaze from a porthole on the surface of the red planet. I really like the color use in this painting and the attention to detail on the jewelry.
Cover of Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1991). A bloodied warrior makes his way through an underground labyrinth with hordes lurking in the shadows. Great color contrast, and I love how it's framed with the brick archway.
Although Loubet is credited in several games as a graphic artist, he's usually credited along with several other artists, so I can't be sure which images are his.
Denis Loubet in 2007 at Pixel Mine.
Co-hosting The Atheist Experience in 2007.
At Origin Systems in 1990.