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I had the great pleasure of being able to to sit down and chat a bit with professional concept artist and illustrator Adrian Virlan about his experience becoming a concept artist, exploring creativity, and finding a balance between passion and profession.
There’s so much to explore here, whether it’s the brand new Portfolio layout with custom categories and pages, to the new and improved ESA Shop, to the revised and expanded Mentorship Program with the all new and exclusive Membership Vault for students, or even the vast wealth of free resources, articles, videos, and insights you can find in the Archives.
For this one, I decided to get back to my traditional roots a bit and do some concept thumbnail sketching with good old fashioned pencil on paper. Add to that some epic fantasy soundtracks and a bit of a speed boost and you’ve got a recipe for a meditative and relaxing experience as you watch these ideas unfold (along with some shockingly satisfying sounds of pencil on paper).
I’ve got a brand new video for you this week for you fantasy art lovers. This piece was actually created for the winner of my recent custom art giveaway, and now I’m sharing the process for everyone who wants to see it! Just one of the many ways I like to show appreciation for my small community of artists and art fans here.
I’ve been super busy lately working on all kinds of awesome art projects, teaching students, and (slowly) migrating to a new website host that will help me get even more sweet content out to you guys. And still, as promised, you all get a shiny new video every week (with some epic fantasy scores!).