My name is Tessa, I'm the founder of Life to Legend which is ran through my company Tez Art & Design (www.tezartdesign.eu). I created this website with the intention to provide information to any creative out there, but also to anyone that's simply curious and wants to learn more about different species of animals, plants and more, extinct species and figments from imagination throughout time. If you would like to contribute, either contact me through the contact system on the website or participate in the forum! ~Love Tess

Refining the best concept – What to expect as a concept artist – Part 2

Concept art can be roughly divided into three phases. The idea-generating part is also known as the Blue Sky phase. The refining of the favorite concept. And finally the full render of the initial idea. The second part, refining the best concept, is all about figuring out the favored design. Depending on the client or the studio you work for you may have to answer to one person only (what that person decides goes) or discuss it with a board.

Blue Sky phase – What to expect as a concept artist – Part 1

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.

Art for exposure, do or dont?

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.

Weird animal features – Part 3

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!