concept art

August 5, 2020

Black Knight: Character Concept Art Demo with Tyler James

In this character concept art demo, award-winning concept artist, illustrator and CG Spectrum mentor Tyler James shows how he would approach the painting process for his Black...

July 30, 2020

Student Success: Q&A With Concept Artist & Illustrator Xiaoya Lin

Xiaoya Lin always wanted to be an artist. But it was after attending a Pixar art exhibition, that her career goals began to take shape. Now in her final term of CG Spectrum's...

July 7, 2020

Into the Uncanny Valley with Body Horror Artist Molly Brown

By the age of 2 or 3, Molly Brown was drawing faces on her little magna-doodle. As she got older, the desire to create grew, and though Molly enjoyed designing creatures and...

June 2, 2020

Q&A with MADFINGER Games Concept Artist Erika Hornakova

Erika Horňáková was destined for a creative career, but it wasn't until she stumbled upon 'concept art' that she found the perfect fit. She threw herself into CG Spectrum's...

May 21, 2020

What's the difference between Concept Art and Illustration?

Concept art and illustration often experience some crossover, but they represent two different aspects of visual storytelling. Let's look at what sets the two apart.

April 15, 2020

Interview with Skybound Concept Artist & Alumni April Prime

Concept Artist, Illustrator, and CG Spectrum alumni April Prime admits her entire life is dedicated to D&D, fantasy, and creature art. After getting her Advanced Concept Art...

February 14, 2020

What it's like to be a Concept Artist: Interview with Tyler James

Award-winning Concept Artist, Illustrator and CG Spectrum Mentor, Tyler James shares advice on how to become a Concept Artist. Tyler's got some serious street cred having worked...

February 10, 2020

Alumni Interview with Matt Moriarty (Concept Artist/Illustrator)

Ever since he was a kid, Matt Moriarty loved drawing characters. He studied Graphic Design after high school and took some animation classes, but life led Matt along a completely...

January 10, 2020

Beyond Concept Art School: Alumni Interview with Christine Pagaduan

Christine Pagaduan took CG Spectrum's Concept Art and Illustration course and now gets to create environment concepts for games for a living. Christine shares her whimsical...

September 19, 2019

Interview with Award-Winning Digital Illustrator Eric Wilkerson

Back when Eric Wilkerson was a kid, something was missing from book store shelves... "When I was growing up there was no representation of any people of color on the covers of...

September 6, 2019

What is Concept Art?

What is Concept Art? Concept art is a visual representation which tells a story or conveys a certain look. It is commonly used in film and video games to convey a vision and set...

August 30, 2019

5 Benefits of Online Courses You May Not Have Considered

The benefits of online courses far outweigh the traditional classroom approach at CG Spectrum. Here's why. As an online Animation, VFX and Game Design school