Friday, January 8, 2010

Concept Sheet

The above image is an all-purpose concept sheet I designed in an effort to streamline my creative process. It is up for grabs as I feel it would be a useful tool for any artist or graphic designer.

The main box (including the trim/bleed area) measures
7.5x5.367"—roughly the size of a B-Format paperback cover. The center grid indicates areas in the picture plane that are typically chosen for focal points, yet it can also be used to divide the image area into thirds or even ninths, depending on the project. On the right-hand side, there are seven thumbnail boxes, each proportionate to the main stage, with an eighth box for experimenting with lineweight, crosshatching, color, etc. Lastly, at the bottom, I included eight lines for notes.