The "Artist's Artists" in Storyboarding and Concept Art - Your Opinion
This is in no way meant to insult all the great concept artists that post on CA. I'm just wondering what the consensus is of the top people in the industry.
The reason I asked is because I just did a google search for storyboard artists and I didn't see the Dan Milligans or Mentor Huebner's I was looking for. And I'm wondering just how badly google's been screwed up by all the "search optimization" that goes on. This goes for concept art as well. It seems if you don't already know the artist's name, you can't get to his art through google.
I don't know if anybody else is encountering this problem. But I think the only way to get the information is to ask artist who just know the names.
So I'm looking for your opinion here about a consensus. Not just personal favorite artists. The "artist's artists." among storyboarders and concept artists.
And don't be shy about including CA members, MB members, or whoever.
Last edited by kev ferrara; October 5th, 2008 at 02:57 PM.
Not sure about the whole Google thing, but the first artists that came to mind are Dusso and Puddnhead (allthough I'm not sure if he still works in this field, since his Puddnhead website has been gone for quite a while).
It's hard to compare different artists though, especially with different styles. I don't think I could choose one artist to be the best.
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you shouldnt...sweet spent 13 years doing concept and knows how to make video games from the ground up. he did not get into illustration until later. he can also model and texture what he makes in 2d...which is a hallmark of an advanced concept designer.
that's exactly the problem i have kev, its hard to discern the focus of a lot of active artists ('problem' is a poor word choice, as it's awesome that talent is being utilized in such a diverse visual way)
a name that always come to mind is james jean, who is no stranger to client work and is no obscure name by any stretch of the imagination. but again, he could be labeled as a lot of different things.
as to jason's comment to the affect of "you hire what best suits your job needs" is valid. and i suppose the word 'best' in this post is misleading, as to where 'most recognized as representing the field' would be more accurate.