concept art masterclass
Ben Mauro’s visual development secrets
Over the next few pages I’ll be covering the various techniques, approaches and thought processes I use to solve a range of design problems that I’ve encountered in my career as a concept designer. Many artists tend to specialise in one area or technique, but my mindset and general take on life has meant that I treat things differently. I try to specialise at everything, and while this involves more time and effort, I know that I’ll enjoy the freedom and versatility that it’ll offer in the long term.
Each painting technique has its own pros and cons, and being able to utilise the best parts of each will enable you to solve many different design problems that are sure to come your way. Over time you’ll acquire a good set of tools and techniques to help you produce the bestpossible design for your client.
I’ll also be covering a few methods for you to try out when you start running out of ideas on a job, or feel that you’re having trouble coming up with fresh takes on a client’s brief. Right, let’s get going!