Concept art is idea-generating based on a prompt or brief. This brief can be as simple as ‘We need ideas for tundra type creatures that can be used as mount’, or as complex as an iconic boss with a huge back history. The process that follows is usually the same and can slightly vary depending on your client or studio you work for.
2022, new year, new chances. Time to up your art output! Here are some tips and tricks for you that will put you on the right track to becoming as productive as you can be, no matter your lifestyle. Because which artist doesn’t want to put more time into what they love to do?
Spend your time on the internet searching for a job, and sooner rather than later you will come across an offer saying something along the lines of ‘Great exposure in exchange for your art, join us now!’ Or in other words, give us your time and effort for free, while drawing exactly what we want you to draw, and we make sure people see it.
This isn’t necessarily always a bad thing, but this completely depends on the context of it all. So what should you pay attention to? And when should or shouldn’t you do art for exposure? Here’s a little guide for you.
Animals come in all shapes and forms. Each of them had millions of years to evolve into what they are now, and this shows them at their true potential for this era. Those that survive throughout time will evolve into sub-species or maybe even into something completely new. But what’s out there already is so diverse and so remarkable, that it’s more than worth it to check it out!
When I just started drawing I had a lot of difficulties understanding the difference between ‘normal’ art and concept art. To me, concept art more often than not looked finished and polished or fully rendered. While at the same time some specific art styles looked unfinished to me, or as something I’d expect to be a concept.
I know that with me there are far more people that don’t understand what concept art really is. And the truth is: You can’t tell by just looking at it. There is just one key ingredient to be able to tell if it’s concept art or not: Was it meant to serve as a concept or not.