Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Concept Artists Needed

Concept Art by Steve Prescott, for Wizards of the Coast

Jon Schindehette, Senior Creative Art Director for Dungeons & Dragons, is looking for a team of Concept Artists for a new project.

Specialized Concept Artists sought:

Costume Artist, that can bring bold costuming ideas to established D&D cultures
Monster Artist, that can keep the essence of an established creature but give it new life
Architecture and Environment Artist, that understands all styles of architecture and can push they into fantastical realms. Really create mood and emotional resonance through environment.

Send 3 targeted samples to ArtDrop@Wizards.com

16 comments:

  1. 2 thoughts (and both start with the expression: holy crap!)

    HC: Am I the first person to see this?

    HC: there is about to be a barrage of stuff sent in...(I hope I spelled that right).

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  2. Is there sort of like a deadline?

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    1. Nothing set in stone, but the positions won't be open forever.

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  3. Does the artwork we submit have to be specifically D&D or just similar stylistically?
    And do the pieces have to be fully coloured or can they be pencil sketches?

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    1. I guess that all depends on how much you want to impress the, now doesn't it?

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    2. That's true. I'll have to make an effort to come up with something good.

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  5. Sorry if this is a silly question, but these aren't in-house (on location) positions are they?

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    1. I may be mistaken, but Jon doesn't mention a "position" so much as he says he's assembling artists for a "project": WotC always uses a LOT of freelancers from the world over and I suspect this might be the same type of job. The only way to know for sure is to submit your samples and see what happens.

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    2. I figured as much, just wanted to make sure before submitting. Thanks.

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  6. From Jon's twitter account:

    Specialized Concept Artists sought...
    I am looking for a couple of hardcore concept artists for a potential D&D Project.
    • Costume artist, that can bring bold costuming ideas to established D&D cultures
    • Monster artist, that can keep the essence of an established creature but give it new life
    • Architecture and environment artist, that understands all styles of architecture and can push they into fantastical realms. Really create mood and emotional resonance through environment.

    Send 3 targeted samples to ArtDrop@Wizards.com

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  7. I was wondering if any one could point me to some examples of the kind of work people like this want.
    I'm pretty new to the field and am looking for what I should submit.
    Any blogs by DnD concept artists would be cool. I know some illustrators, so I'd be curious to see some concept art.

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  8. Is this truly legitimate? I don't see a post on his twitter account about this anymore.

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    1. Upon further investigation, yes, it is indeed true! I wasn't look at Jon's correct twitter account. (He has several!) He posted this one Facebook as well! I am ecstatic! link: https://www.facebook.com/jon.schindehette/posts/10151223641705098

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  9. http://dino-sawr.artworkfolio.com/

    Contact me at avncnt@gmail.com for more information!
    I'd love to be a monster and costume artist.

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