About the Book
For my project I wanted to emulate the type of work that would normally be seen in the conceptual phase of a video game or animation production. The body of work contained in this book is intended to showcase my imagination and my ability to come up with unique characters, props, environments, and creatures. I have always been inspired by the type of artwork found in the “art of” books that accompany movies and video games. Through this project I set out to create my own “art of” book of sorts. I wanted to be able to showcase all of the development that goes into each aspect of the project, all the sketches and thumbnails, as well as the finished pieces. My book, “The Wellspring, a Visual Development Process” is a compilation of all of the work that went into the creation of each of the individual characters, props, creatures, and environments. In it you will find the story behind the project, many of my thoughts, impressions, and inspirations as the project went on, as well as descriptions of each step in the process.