Steampunk concept art such as the examples showcased in a recent Solitary Creative blog post “Consistent Art Style for Work” features one very powerful skill for artists: adaptability to specific project types.
With so many different art styles and genres in the world understanding how to deliver uniquely themed art is important to succeeding as an artist.
This post is about a somewhat varied genre, Steampunk.
Similar to any themed project, Steampunk concept art or design often requires extra research to set the unique look of for the project artwork.
When a new project begins the final concept art aesthetics are a point to note.
What makes something look like something? How is Steampunk in concept art portrayed?
Specifically, what exactly is Steampunk concept art?
Steampunk in concept art and design has a distinctive vibe.
Namely Victorian, Industrial era influences with a hint of Art Nouveau design influence.
Because concept art can be somewhat similar to logo design in some respects it can be like an anchor of style for projects.
The viewer should be able to take one look at the work and know what it means without actually saying anything.
Most noteworthy, style-wise Steampunk is a whimsical, antique, yet sometimes futuristic style often featuring darker undertones.
So in a nutshell the Steampunk genre is a mix of sci-fi & fantasy mixed with 19th century steam powered machines.
On that note, this blog feature is for the Steampunk themed production of Moon! (Currently in script form.)
Overview of Steampunk concept art in the production of Moon
“Moon is a theatrical production and a celebration of the arts and our shared humanity.
It is the journey of a young girl who goes on a quest to find the Moon which has been stolen by the Mistress of Tears.
Elements of steampunk, fantasy, and mysticism all meet in this exploration of beauty and the wonder of being.”
– Nicole Romine
Choreographer, Director, Master Teacher www.nicoleromine.com
While working with the mastermind of Moon (Nicole Romine) Ameshin as a concept artist was able to taper the desired aesthetics to the art.
That is to say the whimsical vibes, contrast in light and dark aged tones were a perfect artistic match for Ameshin’s dark abstract styles.
Being both flexible and solid at the same time works in just about any situation. When that doesn’t work hire THE artist Ameshin for your business or passion project: http://www.solitarycreative.com/blog/about