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ChrisOatley.com: Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art & Illustration.

ChrisOatley.com: Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art & Illustration.
Craig Mullins, Iain McCaig and Neville Page got it all wrong… If you want to be a successful concept artist, don’t follow their example. It’s far too risky. If they knew anything about concept art, they would stop producing such ground-breaking/ mind-blowing/ industry-defining work and just stick to slight variations of the familiar… Of course, I’m being facetious. In part one of this series, I challenged aspiring concept artists to consider the “concept” part of “concept art.”

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