Concept Art

Once more, Max the Mutt’s Animal Drawing students visit the Royal Ontario Museum !

Posted:October 26 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann, Co-director of Max the Mutt and Animation program Coordinator, took our Year 3 Concept Art and Illustration students to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for their Animal Drawing course and had this to say about their visit: ” Even though we added 2 new bird skeletons ( a falcon and a pheasant, beautifully […]

What is Traditional Representational Art & Why is it Crucial for Concept Artists?

Posted:October 23 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Representational art quite simply ‘represents’ its subject in a way that most viewers can easily recognize. Traditional representational art uses perspective (including colour and atmospheric perspective) to present the illusion of three-dimensional reality on the paper or canvas. The knowledge and skills required to create realistic illusion grew slowly through the centuries. Throughout history, most […]

What Does a Character Designer Do?

Posted:September 21 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersConcept ArtInspiration

Even if we do say so ourselves, that’s a great question! If you’re interested in character design, you may have designed lots of your own characters. But you’ve probably not come close to doing what a character designer does. What is Character Design? It’ll help to talk about character design itself before we get into […]

3 Sources of Inspiration for Artists and Animators

Posted:August 08 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsIllustration for Sequential ArtsInspiration

It’s bound to happen sometime. You might be the most prolific artist ever; you might have the best creative brief ever authored. But you simply can’t seem to get a start on your illustration, piece of art or the first frame of your animation storyboard. First, you’re not alone. Creative blocks are common for creative […]

The Importance of Still Life Drawing

Posted:June 14 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsMax the Mutt

Before we discuss the importance of still life drawing, it helps to clarify just what is is. Interestingly, still life art typically depicts everyday natural or man-made objects that are inanimate and, in contrast to the name, generally lifeless. But it’s the depiction of what may be a lifeless (actually including dead animals in some […]