What is a Concept Artist?
A concept artist creates a visual representation of an idea for use in movies, video games, animation or comic book before it is added into the final product.
What do you actually do?
Concept artists draw or paint characters, graphics, environments, weapons, vehicles, or anything that is called for on a project. The quality of the illustration style can vary from quick and ruff to detailed and refined. Concept artists are often asked to gather reference for the ideas they will be illustrating.
What are the general qualifications?
What sort of classes (if any) would you suggest to someone interested in becoming a Concept Artist?
As a concept artist you are asked to explore many different areas. The following is a list of possible areas that could be helpful to someone interested in a career as a concept artist.