A game artist is someone preps up 2D and 3D art for the visual elements in a video game. These elements may be characters, props, scenery, objects, colors, textures and clothing. The main job of a game artist is to model and texture characters and objects to achieve the desired result. They imagine what the individual items will look like and prop up the preliminary design, develop sketches that go with the game and transform the chosen sketches into 2D or 3D computer graphics. Game artists also create art assets within the game. They also create artwork for packages, promotional materials and websites.