Concept Art

The art of transforming ideas into images

Illustration Concept Artist Germany

Concept Art

The art of transforming ideas into images

Creating concept art is a matter of communication, efficiency and speed. 

Deconstruction

Deconstruction

MAKE.
Collinwood Office

Collinwood Office

The Titans
Letnany Office, Day

Letnany Office, Day

The Dasslers
Letnany Office, Night

Letnany Office, Night

The Dasslers
A Spy

A Spy's Nest

Unknown Identity
Entrance of Valhalla

Entrance of Valhalla

Legends of Ygdrasil
The Wall

The Wall

Legends of Ygdrasil
The Message

The Message

Legends of Ygdrasil
The Gate of Valhalla

The Gate of Valhalla

Legends of Ygdrasil
The Blessing

The Blessing

Legends of Ygdrasil
Hold!

Hold!

Legends of Ygdrasil
Wardens of the Lost City

Wardens of the Lost City

Legends of Ygdrasil
Agartha

Agartha

Legends of Ygdrasil

Types of Concept Art

There are many types of  concept art. I am specialized on three of them: pitch concepts, production concepts and vfx concepts.

Pitch Concepts are these flashy illustrations which almost look like full-fledged illustrations – they take a lot of time, but their job is to convince an investor to back this particular project. 

Production Concepts are the most common form of concept art. Their main use is communication between departments. The produced images are a little bit rougher than their pitch counterparts, because there have to be quite a lot of them depending on the size of the project.

Vfx Concepts are quite similar to the production concepts although they get produced at a very different time. Production paintings are usually made before the first day of shooting, since they feature a lot of elements, which have to be built. Vfx concepts on the other hand are produce while and after shooting and mainly serve the purpose of combining digital and real world, so these two elements don’t drift too far away from each other, designwise.

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pied Piper of Hamelin

Pitch Concept
Mark of the Angels

Mark of the Angels

Production Concept
Jim Button

Jim Button

Vfx Concept

Production concepts

There are three main areas of application for concept art during a fil production.

Environment Concepts are the most common one, since their purpose is to put all the pieces together. Costumes, Lighting, set decoration, props nad many other departments all come together here.

Character Concepts are more common in video games, but also in science fiction and fantasy movies. If a subject is   to complex to get handled entirely by the costume department like for example an alien race, there has to be a character concept beforehand.

Then there are Props Concepts. This kind of concept art is usually produced because something what doesn’t exist has to be built. This can be very challenging, because these props have to actually work. They will get used by actors and will get closeup shots which makes this very delicate. Every descision has to be made beforehand so the risk of  physical  failure is minimized.

Jim Button

Jim Button

Environment Concept
Beautiful Beasts

Beautiful Beasts

Character Concept
Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Prop Concept