Thursday, February 23, 2012

Concept Art

Concept art is a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for
use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product"
The ability to visually represent ideas of the future is very important. I want to explore the evolution of digital art from the use of traditional medium, to the digital ones. In this age, concept art can be utilized to successfully illustrate concepts for the future. Using different combinations of different software, new forms of illustration can be developed.

The work process involves a lot of experimentation with the various tools and options available, and then selecting a few to create the final composition. It relies heavily on imagination and the ability to visualize it. The most possible outcome from this project is a cityscape or landscape that shows a scene around 20-30 years ahead in time. Creating that involves a lot of thumb nailing, conceptualizing the location, props, and then starting the final composition. The skill of traditional drawing applied with the new technology can be used to create brilliant compositions.

Major inspirations for this project are:
Dylan Cole: He is a famous concept artist who has worked in the development of a lot of major Hollywood productions like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. He combines the ability of matte painting with hand drawing to create unique compositions that have defined the look of all the projects he has worked on.
Daniel Simon is known for his work in the field of industrial and vehicle design. His style of work involves blending the use of 3d software along with 2D software. His book Cosmic Motors showcases his work of future vehicle concept art, which is a big source of inspiration for creating a futurescape.
Scott Robertson is considered a legend in the field of concept art. His work varies from industrial to entertainment design. He has been a major inspiration for a lot of famous concept artists out in the industry at the moment.

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