Lauren Wakley is one of our 2016 season scholarship students studying Concept Design here at CG Spectrum. We have all enjoyed watching her skills develop and expand over the year.
Lauren’s concepts and ideas stem from her love of everything fantasy. From fire-breathing dragons and harpies to creatures of the deep and the pirates they pester
, Lauren’s work is never dull and is always bright and exciting.
When I asked our Head of Concept Art Brandon Reimchen about Lauren, he had nothing but great things to say about her.
“What can I say about Lauren? Lauren was an ideal student. She exuded an innate professionalism with her punctuality and her studious nature. She wasn’t afraid to ask questions when she needed clarification and seemed confident with the advanced course material. I think Lauren will enjoy a long and fruitful career as a concept artist and/or illustrator as she seems to have a desire to continue learning and growing as an artist.”
We got a chance to sit down with Lauren and ask her about what inspires her, how she goes about coming up with concepts and how she overcomes problems.
WHAT’S THE CHARACTER YOU LOVE DRAWING THE MOST?
WHAT GOT YOU INTO CONCEPT ART?
Lauren’s progress through the years
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO STUDY WITH CG SPECTRUM?
HOW IS CG SPECTRUM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB IN THE INDUSTRY?
DEVELOPING A CONCEPT ART PIECE
Initial Sketch of Third Attempt
Lauren’s Finished Product
OVERCOMING PROBLEMS AND STRUGGLES
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