Below are a random smattering of backgrounds I personally designed and colored for the Sly Cooper 4 game. (Spoiler Alert for those not wanting to see some of the areas of the game. Don't look!) It was a fun project with a wide range of looks and palettes. Many of these designs took their cues from artwork designed by Sanzaru Games, while others were invented from whole cloth since they were not playable locations in the actual game.
I got a chance to design these versions of the characters for a short flash-back sequence. It was a nice change of pace from all the BG concepting.