Concept Art

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 […]

5 Skills a Concept Artist Needs for Creature Design

Posted:May 09 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept Art

From the earliest days of film and digital animation, including the Ray Harryhausen classic films, and digital games, like 1993’s Doom, creature design has been a central process on which the success of the entire project can hinge. If there is anything in common with Harryhausen’s Cyclops, Doom’s monsters and even the Clickers who prowl […]

Why Concept Art is So Important

Posted:April 15 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtMax the Mutt

Even if you’ve heard about concept art, it can still be difficult to understand why it’s so important for animation and video game projects. What is Concept Art? It might help to start with what concept art is not. It’s not a simple illustration of a concept. It’s not a sketch or layout of an […]

Max the Mutt Ranks 3rd Worldwide, First in North America, for Digital Illustration & Concept Art !

Posted:September 28 2017

Post Categories: CareersConcept ArtNews from Max the Mutt

  “The Rookies” has ranked Max the Mutt 3rd worldwide for Digital Illustration, and first in North America, for their 2017 School of the Year Official World Rankings.   The Rookies is an international website dedicated to emerging artists and supported by major companies worldwide. Every year students around the world submit work and compete […]

Congratulations!! To Kristiyan Bechev and Welcome to the Concept Art Program at Max the Mutt!

Posted:July 14 2017

Post Categories: Concept ArtNews from Max the Mutt

Congratulations Kristiyan Bechev, who has been accepted into our Concept Art for Animation & Video Games Program, and has received a glowing write up in the Alberta, Canada publication, the Okotoks Western Wheel. The link to the Okotos Western Wheel article is displayed below: http://www.westernwheel.com/article/Student-captures-the-anatomy-at-work-20170705?orgid=106&infoID=8503968&sid=-99&linkID=838442 Here are some pieces that Kristiyan submitted for their application to the […]