Happy National Poetry Month from this first grader:
We did the soft wind.
We danst slowly. We swrld aroned.
We danst soft.
We lisin to the mozik.
We danst to the mozik.
We made personal space.
i want to do the soft wind
Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity
I really love that she fights like a dancer.
The pirouette prep in the second gif tho
I could watch this all day.
She was the best part of the flick
The Graceful Sculptures of
Just a word here, for the moment. I studied stage design at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, receiving an MFA in Costume Design. I make critters, both ‘fine’ and commercial. More anon!
Q:Can you elaborate on concept artist not expanding on groundwork? Do you mean that it lacks some kind of world-building/layout to the things they create?
concept artist are like the automatons of the creative industry. The creative industry demands record speed in churning out images for tight production schedules. The concept artists are unparalleled masters at delivery. But in order to meet such demands on time, they draw inspiration for their work from a tiny pool of mental imagery. To expand on that mental imagery involves time doing an outrageous amount of research and practice. Their practice is the same things, over and over again to hone the speed at which they produce it.
When I got my foot in the door to be a concept artist for the videogames industry, landed my first job, I quickly saw that for developers above the indie level, some studios with thousands of employees rely on literally one or a handful of concept artists if they don’t farm the work out to collectives or the same dozen or so freelancers. My employer was also trying to push me to produce like those on conceptart.org do. That’s when I made my exit.
Ever wonder how the aliens in all contemporary science fiction movies look the fucking same and come out of the same fucking space ships? Or look at the environments of Guild Wars 2.
It’s a whole bunch of shit thrown together because it looks cool but otherwise has no sense of context or depth to it in spite of the lore. It looks and feels like expediency. The load screens display concept art that’s more a Magic Eye Puzzle with photos of vaulted arches photoshopped and smeared in than a rendering of a weighted environment. So the final product also looks and feels like expediency. It’s fucking spectacular to look at but has the depth and immersion of a Bob Ross painting.
Concept artists are digital Bob Ross’s
Replace the happy little bush with amorphous crystalline looking space car and the sweeping mountain with generic Scottish highland castle insert.
I’m not saying all concept artists are trash but this is the model from which they work from. Speed over quality.