Re­search and de­vel­op­ment

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Con­cept art is a lan­guage through which ideas are ex­plored and the artist’s cre­ativ­ity is ex­pressed. In­deed, chan­nelling your imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­ity are as im­por­tant as your draw­ing and paint­ing skills. Draw­ing, paint­ing, sculpt­ing… when try­ing to de­velop a new idea it’s not im­por­tant how you do it. You’re solv­ing a prob­lem vis­ually, and so the key to get­ting the right an­swers is to en­sure your idea is eas­ily un­der­stood by the viewer.

The medium

I like to use dif­fer­ent medi­ums when cre­at­ing a new character. Each medium has its own char­ac­ter­is­tic and forces you to ap­proach your sub­ject in a dif­fer­ent way, which in turn can lead to new ideas. Hav­ing said this, some­times ideas can pop into my head when I’m not at my draw­ing ta­ble: on my way home from work, out while hav­ing a drink, walk­ing in the park, lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, or ob­serv­ing peo­ple and my sur­round­ings. When I’m back at my desk I’ll get my ideas into Pho­to­shop as soon as pos­si­ble.

De­cem­ber 2014

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