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Becoming A Member

  • membershipNon members can enjoy up to 10 briefs per day choosing from Characters, Landscapes, Creatures or Studies. Members will get full access to all of the generators for a much more broad range of inspiration, including all the other features to tweak and edit briefs, save their briefs, add notes to their briefs and probably the most useful feature of all is the Auto Moodboard Generator.

  • subscribeYou can view membership types here. Simply click the subscribe button or view details, and then you’ll go onto the payment page. For any membership option with a Trial, you can get access straight away by simply registering without payment details.
  • pay-palPayments currently uses PayPal, and it’s a very straight forward procedure. Simply fill in your username and email, click Subscribe again and you’ll be redirected to the PayPal page. Here you fill in your payment details then process the payment. You’ll be redirected to ConceptStart.net and be able to log in right away using the details you signed up with.
  • renewIf your membership has expired, you can renew via your Profile. There is link for your Membership Subscriptions in the Menu under Profile.  From here you will see your subscription(s), simply click the Hyperlink and follow the instructions on the following page.

    You can have multiple membership types for your account, so if for example you have subscribed for 2 Months, and later want to subscribe for 12 Months, then you will have to go back through to the membership page and create a new membership this subscription. Membership don't stack, so if you pay for 1 month or 4 months but want to subscribe to a 12 month membership then they will start from the date of purchase. Ideally, make sure you get your full use of Membership package.

     


Using the Brief idea Generator

  • When creating your artwork, it’s important to stick to the brief. Essentially you’re your own boss here but the briefs are a good way to guide your thinking process and help to prepare you for solving visual tasks in the Concept Art, Illustration and Art based industries.

    You won’t always have the freedom to choose what to do, so practice being as creative as possible working with the brief in question.

    Some industry based briefs will be more vague than others, if you want a more open brief then simply limit the criteria.

  • We always love to see how our briefs have inspired individual, and we’d love your work to inspire others too! So, please take a moment to share you artwork.

    You can tag us via Twitter or Facebook using #conceptstart or you can submit them to our Tumblr Blog submissions.conceptstart.net


THE ART RESOURCE

  • The Art Resource is designed to aid artistc growth through the observaton of Art Theory principles. These Still Life photos aim to capture varying forms of Colour and Light, Shadow, Materials, Shapes and dynamic lighting effects that come into play for you to learn and understand. 

    Select Criteria
    The criteria by which you can learn is broken down into searchable topics: Subject, Perspective, Material, Light Source, Form Changes, Lighting Range and Lighting effects. Simply check the boxes under each tab to narrow down an image for you to study from.


  • These photos offer a broad range of Character Poses that are designed to convey the mood of a Character with a 3 point lighting setup. 

    Select Criteria
    The criteria by which you can source a Character Pose is broken down into topics such as Type of Pose, Side, Perspective, Gender, Weapon, Hand Position and head direction.

    The long term goal is to have an extensive archive of Character poses with a ready made lighting setup to aid Concept Artists.


Mood board GENERATOR

  • mood-activateA Moodboard is useful for gathering reference and ultimately narrowing down a look and feel for the Art piece you're about to create! This amazing feature makes it easy to gather the resources you need to get started. The Moodboard generator works along side your brief and will automatically generate images for reference and inspiration based on the criteria in the brief. You get 4 Moodboard per day so make sure you choose your favorite briefs to work from!

    Moodboards will only generate for Saved Briefs, so as soon as you save a brief you simply click the Grey Moodboard icon that will appear on the Generator, Profile or Brief page. Your moodboard will load within about 10 seconds.

  • mood-viewerYou can alternate the layout of your moodboard in 3 different states by clicking the icons to the top right of the moodboard. The default state is more of a Thumbnail view where there are more images on the screen at once but smaller in size, this is good to get an overall look and feel in one screen. The next layout zooms in slightly to get more clarity of an individual image. You might want to use this state when tweaking your moodboard (see below).

    The final state is the image pop up. If there's an image you want to focus on, simply click to enlarge and view it in more detail.
  • mood-iconsTo make adjustments to your moodboard, you can use the left and right arrow icons to cycle through the images displayed for that particular variable. There's a Shuffle icon which will randomly select an image within the pool of images loaded.

    Do this until you are happy with the over all look and feel of your Moodboard.
  • mood-saveMake sure you Save the current state of your Moodboard by clicking the 'Save' icon in the bottom right hand side of your Moodboard. You can load this moodboard anytime you want without it counting as one of your daily 4. Once saved the icon will turn Yellow showing that there is a Moodboard loaded and saved for this brief.

    If you want to scrap this Moodboard and generate a fresh one for this brief, you can click 'New' button via the Profile page. You'll notice some different results appear for a different look and feel overall.


creating Artwork

  • When creating your artwork, it’s important to stick to the brief. Essentially you’re your own boss here but the briefs are a good way to guide your thinking process and help to prepare you for solving visual tasks in the Concept Art, Illustration and Art based industries.

    You won’t always have the freedom to choose what to do, so practice being as creative as possible working with the brief in question.

    Some industry based briefs will be more vague than others, if you want a more open brief then simply limit the criteria.

  • We always love to see how our briefs have inspired individual, and we’d love your work to inspire others too! So, please take a moment to share you artwork.

    You can tag us via Twitter or Facebook using #conceptstart or you can submit them to our Tumblr Blog submissions.conceptstart.net


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