Concept art is a term used for illustrations used in special for storyboards, from movies and games to advertising, where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of an idea, environment, and /or mood before to be put into the final product. Sometimes is a combo between speed painting and 3d renders. The two most widely covered themes in concept art are science fiction and fantasy. Concept art has always had to cover many subjects, being the primary medium in film poster design since the early days of Hollywood, however, since the recent rise of concept art used in video game production concept art has expanded to cover genres from football to war.
Concept art ranges from photorealistic (rare) and matte painting to traditional painting techniques. This is facilitated by the use of special software like Adobe Photoshop by which an artist is able to fill in even small details pixel by pixel, or utilize the natural paint settings to imitate real paint.
The present article showcase a collection of some amazing illustrations and concept art works with different styles and subjects. Take your time to analyze the lighting of the scenes, the color pallet used and the way the digital brushes and techniques are used to convey like in traditional painting, the shape, the mood and the story.