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Thumbnail studies from today, lookin' at some killer concept art and trying to reverse-engineer the process to absorb some of their design sensibilities.
Lots of fun, super tiring, I kinda pooped out on the last row. xD

Original artist credits, in order of appearance:
Wei Wang, Wes Burt, Jason Chan, Dean Holdeen, Glenn Rane, Trent Kaniuga, Victor Lee, Josh Tallman, ArenaNet artists, Brom, Dominic Qwek
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MarioTsota Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
how does one reverse engineer concept art made by others? can you explain im very intrested
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Andantonius Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I was basically just trying to draw them in a way where I could learn what elements were being used and why. Basically asking myself, if I had to draw these concepts originally, how would I come to the same conclusions that they did?

Plus, you observe things a lot more carefully when you draw them. If you just look at a concept and go, "that's cool" you're only getting an impression of it, but if you go in and draw the whole thing from scratch you notice all the repeating shapes, the storytelling motifs, which areas they added details and which ones they left empty, etc.

It's also useful to study them as thumbnails, like these, rather than trying to make a super detailed drawing. It's too easy to get trapped drawing little buttons and patterns when you do a full on drawing, so doing simplified thumbnails forces you to look at the character as a whole and understand how the different parts work together.
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MarioTsota Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hmm ok , thanks a lot :)
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BadbrushArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Its always good looking through your work because you highlight good practice methods along with excellent work straight after them.
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fenrysk-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
my eyes went straight for the blizzard ones haha; i think some of the ArenaNet ones were probably by Kristen Perry
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, Thanks! :)
And cheers, I'll have to look Kristen Perry up, I love those designs.
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JoshCalloway Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's a really cool idea! Great work man.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Josh! :)
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Ysvyri Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Where's babyhead and babyfist?? Awesome though, love it! :)
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:iconandantonius:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, locked away in a hidden layer somewhere, never to see the light of day. xP
Thanks! :)
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Ysvyri Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah, such a shame! That was a winner! :p And no worries :)
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LozzaLolzor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
awesome artist choice! ^^
Even for thumbnails, you still get a good idea what it will be, even from another person's view.
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you can tell what they are, haha.
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C-VonBear Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Still love dat Vekk. x3
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
He's pretty radical. =P
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SparksflyStudios Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great job, mate. Cheers!
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Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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