The Art of Teamwork





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Published on Dec 9, 2013

Every wonder what a Concept Artist does? Here's a short introduction into what you would learn as part of Cogswell's Digital Art & Animation degree program if you majored in Entertainment Design.


This is an illustration that I did in my
Illustration class. I worked from a photo, but the
idea was to see if I could capture what was the form well and also push color.

The assignment was to create a steam-powered transportation device
and I drew a couple sketches. I was really fond of my creepy crab chair
kind of thing. I had a lot of fun doing the clouds and I put little size reference birds in there
they're my favorite.It's one of my favorite pieces, I really enjoyed doing it. I like it a lot.

This is how I've been working lately. I'll sketch it in black and white
and then I'll and some color layers on top of that.
From there, I'll render it. My role on the team is to do the story boards and the art.
Sort of on the side, I do a little bit of art direction and I also do logo designs.
I haven't actually taken Storyboarding class yet but when I get to that these will be
even better.

Before this I had never really worked with a team before so working with people
is a really good learning experience because you learn how to work with other people and how to communicate things.
And you also learn a bit more about what they're doing, and how what they're doing works and that's really cool too. Because I love
seeing Steve do crazy VFX stuff or Rob model and Ben light stuff. I'm learning from them as well as working with them.

They'll ask me about my artistic opinion on things sometimes and I'm always really honored when they do because there's some really artistically creative people in my team. I like helping them out when I can but especially with what they're
doing, they're doing a lot of computer stuff, so they're always really smart.

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