Concept art is not just beautiful, it's fascinating. And Industrial Light and Magic's recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art is no exception.
It shows the decision making process from concept to completion and also highlights those times when an artist has really nailed the brief.
The concept phase is an incredibly important part of the visual effects pipeline. When done well, a 3D modeler can take the ideas of the concept artist directly from their sketches and begin to design usable models that can then be brought to life with animation and effects then added to the shot by the compositors.
We recently had the opportunity to interview ILM Senior Compositor Patrick Conaty who shed some light on what it is like to work on a project as massive as Star Wars.
Have these images of TIE-Fighter graveyards and dive bombing X-Wings inspired you to pursue a career in concept art? Make sure you head over to our course overview page and start your journey today.