BA (Hons) Illustration and Graphics
My name is Paul Gabriel Moscu, aka TheMxscu, and I am a 21-year-old Romanian Concept Artist Illustrator based in Coventry, UK, aspiring to build renown in Concept Art. This desire is fueled by my biggest passion ever, which is gaming. Ever since 3rd grade, I’ve been playing every video game I could get my hands on. My favourites by far have always been the Tomb Raider games. As a child, I never gave the games much thought beyond how to get from point A to point B and finish the main story. As I grew older, however, the inner mechanisms of the game were what grabbed my attention much more effectively than the game itself. My favourite thing to do was to collect as much optional stuff as I could in order to unlock the extras.
These extras completely transformed my interest for concept art into a complete obsession. I started using my allowance to buy art books for games I hadn’t even played yet, just to see how much one idea can change, but still keep its origins.
I was completely fascinated to see how the drawings from early development were influencing the finished product, and how much transformation was required in order to make an idea drawn on paper into an actual playable level.