Look inside the January 2010 issue, Number 52, for “Development Sheet”, a 2 page article detailing my process in developing an Environment Concept. A special thanks to the staff at Imagine FX for the great article and congratulations on another beautiful issue. May there be many more articles to come.
A detailed, step by step tutorial demonstration of my process in the making of a creature illustration.
As a side note, this assignment was a Concept Art test that landed me my current job at Cryptic Studios.
Step 0: Comps / Thumbnails
The first step in creating any image is the ideation process. This is the part I really have fun with.
Since the assignment was a creature illustration I created a set of creature thumbnails. Sketching small and staying loose allows the ideas and shapes to flow. I sketched about 20 mini thumbnails in this process.