Tim Warnock, a matte painter and a concept artist working in the film industry (Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), has posted several gorgeous paintings showing his vision of BioShock's underwater city, alive with flashing neon signs and jutted with skyscrapers.

These shots of Rapture were briefly featured in design company Eyeball's 2007 commercial for the multi-platform first-person shooter. Even though they appear for only a few seconds, paired with Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea", the artwork manages to effectively set the scene with the short amount of time alotted.

I've included several of the Rapture paintings after the break, but you can see higher resolution versions on Warnock's site.

[Via Superpunch]