This video gives examples of concept art used in movies and games to help clarify what concept art is.
- [Instructor] Most people still don't understand what exactly a concept artist is. When you use the term illustrator, graphic designer, or even fine artist, people know exactly what you're talking about. Early in my career, I always said I was an illustrator because it was easier. Concept art was a bit of a mystery for a while, especially before and during the early years of the internet. Mostly only other artists or people within a studio or production company, saw these tiny gems of art. However, things are changing and people are now becoming accustomed to seeing concept art, and are actually becoming more familiar with the term itself.
Here are three big contributing factors that are helping concept art come to light, art of books, comic conventions, and social media. Art of books gave students in the general public a peek into the amount of artwork needed to produce a film or game. Comic cons are on the rise, which leads to a wider audience being exposed to all kinds of art, including concept art. Last but not least, companies and artists are using social media to release sneak peaks of artwork, to get people and fans excited about new projects coming out.
All of these things combined have created a greater awareness to what a concept artist does, and their importance to a project.
- What is concept art?
- Producing concept art
- Developing images
- The difference between design and illustration
- Communicating your ideas
- Sketching in your sketchbook
- Making characters and creatures
- Conceptualizing vehicles, props, and environments
- Working with 3D artists and animators
- Creating a cohesive universe
- Building your portfolio