For the past few months I have encountered a lot of concept art. Some as set design concepts, some in other fields. Much more so than usual it seems. Certainly enough to find inspiration. That last statement has more to do with the quality of the art than mere quantity.
Simply put, concept art is the illustration of an idea. In set design, the designer’s sketches are the concept art. In theatre, that is generally the work of the designer. Same in television. In film or game design, amongst other genres, concept artists or illustrators are brought in to visualize the ideas of many contributors.
So, I have been feeling inspired. Usually that means picking up some brushes and paints. Either watercolors or acrylics. While those media are used for concept art, I am thinking of a computer generated world. Likely a combination of Vectorworks and Photoshop. Maybe a dash of Bryce.
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, pictured above was created to test a theory. Overall, I think the theory and illustration are successful.
Now, What’s Next?
–Kevin Lee Allen