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Art And Contemplation


Vanessa Lemen

I feel pretty grateful that I’m able to have some really wonderful conversations with artist friends, colleagues, and students in my classes. I often find that I come away from many of these dialogs with a stronger sense of clarity, focus, and purpose when it comes to my art. When I answer these, even if just for myself at a later time, I find it really helps my personal motivation too. For example, a student…

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Concept Art Process


Allen Williams

September 17, 2021 - This is the second article about the three areas that I usually work within. Illustration (last month's article) Concept art (this month) and next month I will look at the processes I use for my own work. Whereas my narrative contract work is a decidedly planned attack, using fairly straightforward and generally typical processes, my concept work feels more like shooting from the hip and definitely seems more intuitive. Whereas in narrative contract work it flows from thumbnail--->sketch--->more detailed drawing---->color rough/finish Conceptual work tends to look like:    5 to 15  moderate sketches or 2 or 3 moderately detailed drawings per day with occasionally finished finals or 3d representations. If I do thumbnails in concept work they only serve the purpose of personally figuring things out as there usually isn't enough information in a thumbnail…

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