Cave & Cavern Environments For Digital Art Inspiration

cavern environment concept Artwork by Joo Ann
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Dark caves, dank caverns, underground lairs… they all give a similar feeling and they’re quite popular in game design.

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If you’re looking for new practice ideas for digital art why not try a cave environment? These dingy areas force you to consider lighting and unique designs for organic interiors.

This gallery is full of incredible cave concept design work and it can get you started with some brilliant ideas.

Crystal Cave

crystal cave environmentCreated by Adam Rehmann

Catacomb Cavern

catacombs paintingCreated by Nele Diel / © 2017 Gordon Alford

Little Project

small cave environmentCreated by Trepka Petkova

Game Cave

lighting in a caveCreated by André Balmet

Personal Project

dark blue cave designCreated by Laure Hélène Vivaux

Egyptian Cavern

matte egyptian tomb caveCreated by Colin RuddArtStation

Journey From Beneath

competition cave designCreated by Bruce BrenneiseArtStation

Caribbean Hideout

3d cave environment designCreated by Hannu Koivuranta

Obsidian Tomb

brilliant tomb interior cavernCreated by Christian Bravery

Dragon’s Lair

LOTR Dragon's Lair EntranceCreated by Ilya Nazarov

Get Out

Purple Cave CreatureCreated by Thiago Baltar

Halls of Karba

Earthlock: Festival of Magic Concept ArtCreated by Fredrik Dahl

Chthonic Shrine

Hellenic Underworld Subterranean ShrineCreated by Dennis Wong

Personal Work

Dank cavern with a riverCreated by Vyacheslav Gluhov

Ancient Civilizations

Ancient underground civilization towerCreated by Robin lhebrard

Transcendence Cave

Transcendence Cave Environment ConceptCreated by Daka Dibuja

Diamond Cave

Cavern design made of diamondsCreated by Anthony LemétayerArtStation

Unreal 4 Cavern

Cavern made with Unreal Engine 4Created by Dave Miragliotta

Ice Cave

LoTR Ice Cavern DesignCreated by Ilya NazarovArtStation

A Burning Cave

burning cave demon creaturesCreated by Erin Lin


Hell environment cave conceptCreated by Luke Paglar

Dragon Bridge

Dragon skeleton bridge concept artCreated by Kamil Tondera

Spida Cave

Dark blue Spida Cave environment conceptCreated by Joo Ann

Mushroom Cave

Nur Stonon Loko Mushroom Cave EnvironmentCreated by J Wen

Cave Village

Cave Village Aerial ViewCreated by Qian Jun Ng

Ancient Civilizations: Lost & Found

Ancient Cavern Environment ArtworkCreated by Will Marconi

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