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I am drawing and hoping to become a concept artist so here are my finished designs. I just draw from my own imagination whenever some thing comes into my head and explore ideas randomnly.
I have a webiste which says a little a bit about myself and my aspirations
and my creative endeavours.
Out of curiosity, how old are you?
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please stay away from the plastic wrap filter. It's not helping.
From the artwork, it seems like you know what you want the end goal to look like, but you're not getting there. I suggest doing more studies of the subject matter before jumping into your concepts.
30 yrs old
well then, studies are the thingfor you, practice practice practice.
Don't do this when you are first starting out. A good concept artist well have studied his basics extensively and continues to do so. Also a concept artist will do work from real life over and over again so that it becomes muscle memory and even then they will use references when they do stuff out of their imagination.
I highly suggest that you attend a good community college (cheaper than a university) and take some basic art courses, then life drawing classes, illustration classes and so on.
Lastly we are not trying to be mean here but honest and this site is an educational one but with real high standards so hardly anyone.
Imagination is not a total internal power but rather it is a reflection and multi-faceted projection of our experiences and knowledge. We take in information from the world around us and intuitively re-order it into something new. Something is not created from nothing but simply transformed from what was before.
Ito Saith Webb got the point. But if you study hard enough, you can do it by yourself, only by practicing. However, that depends on what purpose you have.
Just, keep practicing.
Looking for a job!
Mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small thing for future posts, make the images a bit smaller It's just easier to handle, and people can more quickly gain an overview of the artwork. You can always link to a full version.
I would actually say you've got the basic concept process down. Your ideas are interesting. The thing is your rendering skills is not doing your design justice. I agree that you should attend a community college if you can, or order "drawing from the right side of the brain" from amazon.com.
I had the idea of doing some of these dvds by those experts on concept art
what do you guys think about. Which ones are more beneficial so my artwork doesnt look like a bunch of 8 yr olds. I mean rendering was never my strong point for years I have being colouring things in black and white because I am terrified of using colour.These are my first serious attempts at colour.
To be honest I never really felt I was an illustrator even when I was at school. Art teacher told me to stay out of illustration. I am primarly a 3D modeller and still learning modelling as a whole.
Concept art has fascinated me for a long time and really I am just exploring form and function and generating ideas for it, I think that sculpture and drawing are both linked and it helps to do bit of both because even if you are rubbish in one I believe doing the other helps u to understand a lot what your other skills are. I have seen what you guys get up to and it is very good, it certainly puts me to shame but I do love ruthless criticism I mean thats how you improve.
I am currently just done a kangaroo warrior and a cat robot in a futurist retro style and when I get it finished I will post my sketchbook just for everyone to see how much exploring of concepts and research I do to try to come up with a finished piece.
Now I know why when I spoke to this art director for a games company he just commented on my 3d modelling skills and how to improve my textures and just said interesting when he saw my ilustrations although I did tell him I wanted to be a 3d modeller.
I have seen your art work and you are freelancing.
I have being collecting concept art books by starwars and 5th element etc etc etc and a lot of how I come up with ideas is to incoporate bits of their designs and
so for example if i do a sword i will get book of swords from concept art of soul calbur and pick a sword and just copy it and change it. This is how a 3d modeller will work since we dont usually have to do concept art but copy other peoples design since we are sculpting them.
By doing concept art I am learning alot about what designs can be sculpted
and what is good design.
I would say you need to learn basic drawing skills if you are really interested in branching into concept art. Ideas are cool but in most cases presentation matters. Not very many people can or are willing to see past sub-par rendering skills when you show a piece of concept art.
Look at some sketchbooks in the sketch book section. Drawing from life is essential. Draw yourself from a mirror, draw stuffs sitting on your desk, and walk around with a skechbook that's just for drawing from observation. It may seem less interesting than doing concept doodles, but trust me, it's necessary.