Concept Art Vlog


Concept Art Vlog and Podcast for Film and Games.

Free Concept Art Class/Session3/Drawing SteamPunkThumbnails!

Free Concept Art Class/Session3/Drawing SteamPunkThumbnails!

'How to draw' as a concept artist or illustrator, in these free art class sessions, we go over the principals of drawing and designing for a studio and hopefully getting a job doing film or games. In this session we work a bit on detailing and fixing perspective and design issues of the steampunk robot.

Free Concept Art Class/Session2/Sketching Steampunk Thumbnails.

Free Concept Art Class/Session2/Sketching Steampunk Thumbnails.

Welcome to the free concept art class where we are sketching steampunk and drawing in photoshop! These art sessions are geared towards getting starting artists jobs in games, film and television. Enjoy your stay and draw and paint along with us! OUR GOAL.

Free Concept Art Class/Session1/Brainstorming Basics and Steampunk.

Free Concept Art Class/Session1/Brainstorming Basics and Steampunk.

So, it's free Concept Art Class time again, today we talk about how to brainstorm, and make a trim board, trend board, or mood board. Assignment_01, brainstorm a steampunk idea using the right reference from the web to create a mood board. Or simply, draw along with us!

Perspective Basics for Concept Artists!

Perspective Basics for Concept Artists!

Here are the basics of how to draw two point, one point, and 4 point perspective for concept art, if you are new to drawing this video is a perfect starting point to become a concept artist, designer or illustrator.

Are You a Hard Learner But Artistic?

Are You a Hard Learner But Artistic?

This vlog is why I know you can still be a concept artist, digital artist, game artist, or matte painter if you are bad at absorbing information in a standard educational style. ..but it isn't a walk in the park ;). THANKS for the sub. Cheers!

This is a day of Concept Art

This is a day of Concept Art

Howdy, on todays Vlog, here is my freelance Concept Artist schedule. I break down the hours between morning coffee to finally falling asleep. Is it a vlog? I dunno.. Cheers! Please Sub and Like. It helps to keep going! Follow me on twitter @RobertDBrown My website: www.RobertDBrown.com THANKS!!

Hacking Art School for Concept Artists, should you?

Hacking Art School for Concept Artists, should you?

So, should you hack your art school education, or go to College, University or Academy? It can be done, but be informed first. This is probably the most asked question I get right now and I am happy to sound in with hopes it will help with an informed decision.

Shipping Container Home Concept/Design.

I have always been fascinated with living spaces.  

The tiny home movement is extremely interesting, especially shipping containers.  ..that is until they look like the same old tree fort that I have seen on HGTV a dozen times already.   So here is a pass at a 'bungalow' container home.  This design embraces the material, expands on the geometry of the space and completely breaks the silhouette of expectation without being overt or taking itself too seriously.

Shipping containers pose a fascinating opportunity for dwelling design solutions.

Shipping containers pose a fascinating opportunity for dwelling design solutions.

Patio and deck shaded in the summer months.

Patio and deck shaded in the summer months.

Every shipping container holds a blank pallet for design.  Here is a simple, but visually intense idea.  This bungalow is suited for a rocky terrain or perhaps a vertical forest.  The 'pop outs' would house a small closet, and appliances.  The pillar on the deck also doubles as a fixing point for a triangular sun shade that connects with the bungalow.  The idea is to sit on your deck with a glass of wine for most of the day, so find yourself the perfect view first.

While on the road, I am always left with the fact that my 5th wheel provides nearly every moment of comfort as home, but does it on just a few solar panels, very little propane, and very little water.  The 5th wheel is extremely efficient compared to my home.  It is time to make more efficiency something beautiful.  Conservation does not have to arrive in a bland or uninteresting package.  Thinking about new building conventions like shipping container homes, is good way to figure out how to make it doable, but also make it desirable.

If you find yourself one day at a loss for design inspiration while thinking about building a shipping container home, write me a note, or use this design.  I would love to see it built.

Cheers.

Splashy new website.

Tell me more about how cool your site is..

Tell me more about how cool your site is..

Welcome to robertdbrown.com v3.0.

This one is hosted by Squarespace.  As you might have guessed, the switch was not entirely up to me.  The old site was driven by wordpress on one of those popular web hosting services that comes in around 20 bucks a month.  WordPress and a hosting service is completely awesome when it works.  For just a few bux I had several sites, lots of traffic and actually ranked very well for things I cared about.  ...but the flip side, when it does not work, it does a stellar job at that too.

Turns out, the ftp side of my hosting company for my site is not as secure as you would hope.  It is not clear if they had my password, but it was suggested that it was likely an exploitation of a security flaw.  I was assured by the company I hired to fix it that it was likely not my password, and that circumventing ftp security on many of the hosting sites is fairly common.  The FTP security is one issue, but WordPress is another.  Remember all those widgets that make your site interactive and fun?  Well there is not a lot of protocol  and security diligence for some of those either.  WordPress is as powerful as it gets, but it comes with a sleeping dragon, and if you are not on top of it, you will get your ass burned.

So if you are thinking about a site soon, my recommendation to you is, get your domain asap.  Get your name first or a very clear variant of your name in a .com.  Even on mine, the 'D' as a middle initial is a pain at times over the phone so keep it easy to hear, remember and replicate.  If you have no chance at your name, shoot for a clear easy to remember domain that is clear and descriptive first, and quirky second.  Also do yourself a favor and host your domain at a different and reliable spot that is not your hosting company.  I personally use GoDaddy, it's not the cheapest, but it is probably one of the most stable.

Cheers.

Should you, or should you not get into Game Art?

Should you, or should you not get into Game Art?

Warning REAL talk.. Here are two dev's talking about why you should NOT get into game art right now. ..but, it's not all bad buddy ;). There are also three reasons why you SHOULD get into game art!

Asking Josh Singh if you should learning Z Brush.

Asking Josh Singh if you should learning Z Brush.

Josh is a killer Senior Character artist at RIOT games. In this episode we ask Josh if he thinks concept artists should learn ZBrush. We also touch on some problems with NOT going to art school and the practice of studio hopping. Catch some of Josh's work at Art Station https://www.artstation.com/artist/josh_singh.