Concept Art

This page is a collection of instructional books on concept art and the design process, from character design to matte painting.  These are a great collection of how-to books with fantastic process sequences and great explanations for the choices the artists make.

Click To Buy – The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art Center College of Design

By Mike Yamada, Khang Le, Felix Yoon, Scott Robertson

The Book in Three Sentences:  This is the best book on the market for breaking down the different steps of concept design for production.  This book is filled with fantastic examples and extensive, thorough explanations.  This book is the next best thing to enrolling at Art Center College of Design, if you copy the process with your own ideas you will learn a great deal about how to design.

Click To Buy – The Art of Paperblue

By Jae-Choel Park

The Book in Three Sentences:  The artwork and concepts in this book is top notch and has a wonderfully loose, painterly quality to the finishes.  This is a collection book but it is packed from front to back with step by step process shots and extremely in-depth descriptions to go along with them.  While most collection books focus just on the finished work, Paperblue focuses on how he was inspired and how it was built.