When your project calls for a concept artist, the trouble of finding an expert can be daunting. Concept Artists work on everything from print, comic books and video games to movies, animated films and scifi fantasy projects. Concept artists use both 2D and 3D materials to bring their visions to life. They work alone for smaller projects or in groups for larger projects. These experts are responsible for bringing visual effects to life and creating the look of a game, movie, or animated project to life. While the field of concept art is relatively small, it is growing quickly. Many respected schools and universities now offer concept vision as a degree.
Concept artists use several methods to create their looks. Most have a very large range of special skills. They use software programs, pen and ink, paint, colored pencils, clay, or other artist outlets to transform ideas into vision. A qualified concept artist will work with many different mediums to produce visual effects. While there are some talented concept artists who have little to no formal training, most have a degree in visual art, fine art, painting, illustration or another related field. These degrees prepare them for their career because it hones their creative skills into a more advanced range. Because of all these diverse skills are needed by a concept artist to produce quality work, a degree is preferred by most employers to assure that the artist is truly a master of their creative skills.
When looking for a concept artist, you should look for the following qualifications:
Experience in visual art, either from past projects or working as an understudy with another concept artist or group of concept artists.
A portfolio of their work or creations. This is important for you as an employer, as you want to match the artist's style to the project you are creating.
For larger projects, you may want to find a concept artist that has worked on similar projects previously and/or has a bachelor or master's degree in a related field.
Always check the qualifications of candidates before hiring. You can ask for references, proof of education, and samples of their work prior to hiring.
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