"…the exhibition Concept Art, Preproduction and Design in the Entertainment Industry, which is organized by the FMX and Design Center Suttgart, sheds light on an art form that is rarely shown publicly even though Concept Art occupies a specific position in the entertainment industry. It visually demonstrates that Concept Art can serve as inspiration, first sketch, visual guide and more. Attendees are invited to enjoy 30 art pieces from 15 international digital artists such as Harald Belker, Paul Chadeisson, Uwe Heidschoetter, Maciej Kuciara, Tobias Mannewitz, Paperblue, Peter Popken, Christian Lorenz Scheurer or Thomas Scholes. The opening takes place April 22, 6pm. Entrance is free…"
From April 23 - May 15, Haus der Wirtschaft, Design Center Stuttgart
"The Conception" is the latest release from the LeewiART series. The book features artwork and interviews with 12 concept artists of the game and film industry, such as Cecil Kim, Greg Broadmore, Jeremy Love, Michael Kutsche, Zhou Xuan, myself and others.
A while ago I did an interview with screen-watch.com regarding concept art and it's relevance in the process of film making.
I think it covers the most common questions and hopefully offers a more detailed view into the subject. This may also be interesting for anybody seeking a job in the industry and answer some of the requests I received lately.
2012 has brought many new collaborations with my friends at Ballistic Publishing, 3DTotal and the Nuthin'But Mech Gang. More thanks are due to my blog visitors for cheering me up with their comments.
2013 will hopefully bring a few more posts with new character and costume designs and my concept art for the Thor sequel. Wish all of you the best in the coming year and beyond.
Prime showcases a collection of CG artwork from around the global. The 5 books feature different artistic subjects, covering sci-fi, fantasy, cartoons, character and environments - all presented in one tidy slipcase. Besides my own contributions it contains some of the best-known pieces from all the CGCommunities. Pages can be previewed here
Last year the Wachowskis (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) teamed up to direct the 'unfilmable' Cloud Atlas. I was invited to do designs for locations and props for the film. Here is a selection of my favorite concepts: