Concept art vs. Illustration

This article ought to clear some things up for people interested in the industry of game/cartoon/movie design. There certainly is a thin line between regular illustrators and concept artists. The main difference, as the article suggests, is in that one concentrates more on the atmosphere and the general ‘look’ of a piece, while the other is more refined, detailed, but perhaps does not have an idea that needs to be developed further. 

http://www.creativebloq.com/career/what-concept-art-11121155

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Colasa: Graffiti with a Twist

Stenciling can get a bit repetitive. Thank god there’s a new and twisted mind that comes around every so often to brighten things up a bit…or rather, to anhiliate any lightness within sight. Its 6 feet under for the old…and the tombstone – images with such haunting beauty that you never once feel sorry for their ancestors resting in the ground.ImageImageImageImage

 

Dig a little deeper…bring a shovel: http://www.bluecanvas.com/colasa

Transmetropolitan

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I would offer a description of this comic, but a lot of sources have already said it better than I possibly could. Nevertheless, its style of story-telling and the cyberpunk graphics offer a source of inspiration to any aspiring illustrator. There’s nothing like a good comic book that sends the right message.

Speaking of those sources: http://www.vertigocomics.com/graphic-novels/transmetropolitan-vol-1-back-on-the-street

Metamorphosis – Franz vs. Hunter

Yes, its just an advertisement, but as far as advertisements go its one of the better ones out there! Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson. A recipe for disaster with the potential to be brilliant. And by brilliant, I mean it will mess with your head – if not through the fast paced, disoriented monologue then through the morphing illustrations on the screen. Just try to forget the half drawn face – the dark shaded aviators, the fisherman’s hat and the long skinny cigarette burning a red rose into the monitor. It hits the spot…”with an eerie accuracy.”Image

Click here for the Video:  http://vimeo.com/38439464