DEPTH of CONTENT in our CONCEPTS!
Though fairly new in making post here, I've been viewing threads here for a LOOooong time. Well...
I've seen, needless to say, INCREDIBLE art here and I have often been impressed and inspired technically and creatively with the subject matter and at times concerned of how much dept/research goes into some of the work. Many here, like myself are professionals and as illustrators, we often must do work that appeals to the client and their market. When we do OUR work or have OUR own concepts revealed, we have the chance to make it something SPECIAL.
Some of the art I've seen stays within the safe and same old boxes of tired matter. Honestly it's boring and shallow when work is based solely on what has already been tried and proven to sell or be excepted in the MAINSTREAM American and European markets espescially. Examples:
How many times must we see-
* The monsters that are supposed to be new concepts which have heads like HR Giger's Alien concept!
* Predator looking aliens
* People with the dead boy/girl goth hardcore rocker look surrounded by human skulls galour
* The sexy femme fatales with bathing suit outfits slaying hordes of orc beast in totally hostile enrivonments that easily rip open flesh? Fan boy fantasy gone wild!
*Abusive images of beastial men conquering sexy women?
* Eurocentric D&D standard Dragons with bird/hard nosed turtle beak snouts only
* Tech Mech Weapons and armor that all look like Gundam's robos meet Halo Soldiers (heck even Halo's look imitates the SOS = same ol' s**t)
* Demons that all have bat wings and horns ( I could go on for days about why it's lame to ALWAYS have horns on most 'evil' characterrs and why this is totally backwards in its historical, cultural, and symbolic origin!)
* Hiphop related images with a lack of research or real life experience/exposure in the artist's work being painfully obvious when recent trends, styles, and nuances are totally OFF!
What is the reason for most vampires still having black clothing and attacking primarily with their mouths/teeth?
This SOS must end! There is a new day coming. EVOLUTION IS NOW!