Ryan Church is one of the most famous concept artist in the world. He’s worked on a variety of blockbusters like Transformers, War of the Worlds, Star Trek or Avatar, but he probably is very famously known for his work on Star Wars Episode II and III. I remember spending ages on his Website, looking at his Art.
Here are a few of his Concepts for Star Wars. You can see how with just a few brush strokes and without falling into painting all the details Ryan Church was able to really give us the sense of action, scale, and mood.
It’s pretty interesting to compare the concept of an environment, a vehicle, or a creature, with the final version that you can see in the shot, to judge how much has been kept from the original idea.
That’s exactly the purpose of this 5′ video which take some of the most impressive picture from Ryan Church and show the final shot representing the scene in the movie.
Quite cool ! No ?