by Caleb Goellner

Inspiring Productions: Artist Jason Sheier on Concept Design

Before there's a script, before there's a cast, before the cameras start rolling, your favorite movies, TV shows and video games are usually being formed from scratch in the form of concept art -- or in Visual Development Artist and Concept Designer Jason Scheier's words, the "paintings that inspire a production."

During his career Scheier's inspired dozens of productions with his own paintings, applying his skills to films such as Rise of the Guardians, Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, Megamind, Turbo, Scared Shrekless, The Croods, and the How to Train Your Dragon T.V. Series.

Working in Adobe Photoshop on a Wacom Cintiq 22HD Pen and Touch creative pen display, Scheier demonstrates how he renders a world rife with potential using a selection of brushes and tools in this video time-lapse that condenses his presentation to students traveling with The Laruasian Institute at Wacom's North American headquarters.

See Scheier demonstrate his skills and discuss the concepts of concept design below:

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