Wikipedia defines concept art as “a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books before it is put into the final product. Concept art is also referred to as visual development and/or concept design. This term can also be applied to retail design, set design, fashion design and architectural design.”

Therefore, concept artists are a sub-branch of illustrators. They work with the Art Director and/or Production designer of a film, game, animation, etc. to create visual representations of an abstract vision. They create new worlds, generate new characters, and bring sci-fi dreams to life. The word on the street is that the field of concept art is very competitive and difficult to break into.

I have posted some works by various concept artists below. What do you think?

Feng ZhuFeng Zhu

Jake ParkerJake Parker

Colie wertzColie Wertz

Darren BaconDarren Bacon

Halls and Stairway in Forbidden City in SnowEmmanuel Shiu