Simon McGuire

Concept Designer and Art Director

UK

Film Concept Art

Film Character Art

Old Stuff

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Methodology - Simple Character Ideation

  • Start with a simple thumbnail sketch
  • Refine the sketch
  • Define some facial characteristics
  • Add a colour palette and rudimentary lighting
  • Develop the lighting and background shading
  • Keep blocking out and blending in
  • Correct lighting errors and develop face
  • Use reference and continue blocking and blending
  • Refine the lighting and add a background
  • Sketch out some further ideas
  • Use 3D elements
  • Develop and enhance the idea
  • Try a few ideas
  • Finish up with detailing and lighting
  • Photoshop
  • Then do it again...
  • ..and again...
  • ..and again...