I've been wondering how to set about this unit after the critical feedback i received for my last project. it seems that my blogging and idea development was the main ause of concern and i have since givne myself a kick up the ass, to start posting more and doing more in-depth idea development. Looking at James' blog was a great help to see the structure of his blog and his idea development. It was clear to see how he starte off with small sketches and thumbnail drawings before developing these into much bigger drawings and adding perspective and colour. I particularly lked the way he had an idea and tried lots of varieties out, whether they looked good or bad, to see the best possible was he could create his final product. The lighting is also something which is highly important in concept art, as i feel it can make even the most basic of images look stronger. What started out as sketches have since become concept drawings and i will definitely be keeping an eye on how his blog and ideas develop further, as this will hopefully help me progress with this side of the unit.
I have already started the thumbnail drawings and sketches and by the end of monday, i wish to have some final prepatory concept designs for each of my 4 environments and all my research and analyse thus far. After researching other conept artists and looking at this blog, it is clear to see i will need to create bigger and more in-depth versions of my sketches before bringing them together and adding composition, perspective and colour as i aim to produce some rough concept designs. I'm hoping to have a better range of ideas and much stronger idea development than in the last unit to, not only increase my grade, but aim to produce three high quality concept drawings.
This is a link to his blog... http://www.james-a-garner.blogspot.com/