The role of a concept artist is to create ideas that have never existed before that will be incorporated into a project, whether it is for films, games, animations or even architecture. Concept artists drive the design that essentially fits into any narrative.
Concept art is broken down into three main categories; character design, prop design and environment design. We take a look at Environment Design through the work of Nigerian digital artist Godwin Akpan. Digital Environment design involves carefully creating environments for characters to roam. It is essentially “world building”. Whether it be wild terrains, city streets or even cities in the future, there are no true limits.
To be a successful environment artist you need a keen eye for design and understand basic elements like plants, animals, nature and geology. Every environment artists needs to know how to digital paint and has a strong understanding of perspective. Environment artists also need to be quick with their work and generate as many creative ideas as possible and make imagined worlds into a reality.
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