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    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.

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    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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    Rodolfo Damaggio
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    Justin Sweet
    http://www.justinsweet.com/

    I don't think Craig Mullens is the ultimate, but I appreciate what he does, as I do with Dan Milligan/Mentor Huebner.

    Seem to be other contemporary competitors that kick ass in the movie industry.......2 men enter only one man leaves.



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    post works please, and links

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    Craig is great at what he does. If you want something like cheeks does, you will not get that out of Craig.

    It depends what you need done as to who the appropriate artist is.

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    Yeah, Damaggio and Dusso are the kind of artists I'm looking for. Great!

    (I consider sweet more an illustrator than a concept or storyboard artist, even though I realize the distinction is a fine/blurry one.)

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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.

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    Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for the recalibration.

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    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.

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    Yes, I know. But let's get past the word "best" or "top" and just get some names listed so we have a resource.

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    some concept guys work better with others stories and ideas....others are idea generation machines and can create believable worlds from scratch...it is hard to tell by looking at their work.

    there is a huge difference between the storyteller and the design guy. sometimes they are the same person. rare though.

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    Jason, which artists do you consider "idea generation machines" just off the top of your head.

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