ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
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Jonathan J Moya

It has been close to a week since the release of the first [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) trailer. A flood of great fan art has hit the internet as anyone with talent and a Jedi interest has given their own view of the small revealed world J. J. Abrams chooses to let us see. So far we have seen and imagined what all the fans have in their heads but almost nothing from the artists who draw and create whole worlds for a living: the concept artists themselves.

Fan art usually precedes greater art by a shadow's length of time. It is as if the better artist needs a chance to see the variations before they shape and draw their worlds, before commitment to pen, ink, pencil, canvas or pixels yields to permanence. The concept artist lives in the grit and reality of their dreams.

Where the fan artist is content to sketch the clouds, the concept artist needs to know to the utmost degree the physicality of this imagined space. Like God, the concept artist knows and can count every hair on a characters head, how strong the wind blows, which way the sun shines to create dawn and night, how best to draw a falling sparrow, a star fighter, a star ship, or a death/life star.

Presented here are 37 who dare to know Star Wars very well. A few have drawn the force for profit, but most presented here haven't. They have done other fantasy games, video games or other big film pieces. All of them have created a world worth viewing, imagining and visiting over and over again.

Alex Charleux
Alex Charleux
Alex Chen
Alex Chen
Amy Beth Christenson
Amy Beth Christenson
Anthony Eftekhari
Anthony Eftekhari
Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones
Billy George
Billy George
Bjorn Hurri
Bjorn Hurri
Bobby Pontillas
Bobby Pontillas
Brenoch Adams
Brenoch Adams
Bruno Werneck
Bruno Werneck
Carlos NCT
Carlos NCT
Chris Rosewarne
Chris Rosewarne
Cristi Balenescu
Cristi Balenescu
Daryl Mandryk
Daryl Mandryk
David Palumbo
David Palumbo
Dermot Powers
Dermot Powers
Furio Tedeschi
Furio Tedeschi
Gary Jamroz
Gary Jamroz
Guillaume Menuel
Guillaume Menuel
Gustavo Mendonca and Colin Fix
Gustavo Mendonca and Colin Fix
Izzy Medrano
Izzy Medrano
James Zapata
James Zapata
Jan Urschel
Jan Urschel
Joshua James Shaw
Joshua James Shaw
Kai Carpenter
Kai Carpenter
kevin Demunyck
kevin Demunyck
Lori Wood
Lori Wood
Mark Molnar
Mark Molnar
Michael Pasquale
Michael Pasquale
Michael Pedro
Michael Pedro
Michael Lisowski
Michael Lisowski
Mikael Leger
Mikael Leger
Pat Presley
Pat Presley
Ryan Church
Ryan Church
Simon Goinard
Simon Goinard
Stephen Chang
Stephen Chang
Tara Rueping
Tara Rueping

Via: Concept Art World

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