2 Nov 2009

Concept art styles

Recently I paid particular attention to style in which the concept drawing could be presented. Maybe it's to early to think about it, some might say, but then.. I think that event the style can help find the proper composition.

The red one is for Godwin :D


  1. Okay - some important tips re. the essay. What I DON'T want is 1,500 words of general observations about the 'look' of a game or film; what I'm looking for is some genuine research into the creative team/rationale behind the creation of a particular world (for instance, for Superman Returns, there was a conscious effort on behalf of the production designers to create an amalgamation of time periods, so that the film had a retro/contemporary quality that referenced the forties as well as the present day); another way to discuss the 'look' of a film/game in a contextualised way is to gather together lots of film/reviews and cross-reference the similarities between observations, as reviewers identify 'trends' and 'meanings' in the production design. I want you to actually 'deconstruct' the look of something in intellectual terms, and not just bang on about the obvious stuff - this should be your mantra - AVOID GENERIC OBSERVATIONS! Find an angle, support it with external evidence and PROVE your analysis... Obviously then, I'd choose something about which you can dig up the relevant information...

  2. jo i love some of your findings here! especially the last beast? brilliant stuff!
    also your approach and the angles in which you view our topics, usher and the pit are very original.
    you are looking at the stories in very great detail and hitting some very valuable information. great!
    ive just noticed one of your pictures, (the arch) is verysimilar to one of my drawings, i swear ive only just seen your reference. are'nt they similar?
    did yah get maya to work?
    please say yes!
    if not i'll have to sort it for you.

  3. oh, I'm so glad if any of this is at any use for you :)
    And ...guess what.. :) No, I didn;t succeed to instal maya :/ I know am completely sure that I'm lousy at this :D