“Affected Cities”: The Duperb Dark Concept Artworks of Thomas Dubois

From a young age, Thomas Dubois has always loved to draw and create any kind of story. His background in Architecture and his passion for creation led him to produce a wide variety of visuals, award winning projects and scenarios. From his studio in the South of France Thomas creates stories and concept for film, entertainment and design industries.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/affected-cities-the-duperb-dark-concept-artworks-of-thomas-dubois/

Incredible Concept Art Of Our Favorite Pop Culture Characters And More By Michael Kutsche

Michael Kutsche (previously) is an exceptionally well-known and award-winning artist from Berlin, Germany that currently works in both traditional and digital media. Kutsche mainly focuses on character design and concept art.

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His current portfolio includes character designs from famous movie adaptations such as The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Oz the Great and Powerful, The Jungle Book, and even Thor. Of course, that’s not even all of it, as those are just the most recent projects he worked on, but what we can say for sure is that the artist is booked almost full-time for other projects as well.

The artist shared on his official website that he has successfully been working with film industry giants such as Disney Studios, Dreamworks, Marvel Studios, Warner Bros, etc. And, not only that, but his work has also been widely featured in other various forms of media throughout the world.

“I always start to approach an artwork from an emotional angle. But it’s important to inject a whole mixture of different and even conflicting emotions into the process, it should never be one-dimensional. I think an artwork can have a unique quality when it is able to communicate an emotional depth and richness, I think that’s more important than ‘style.’”

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/incredible-concept-art-of-our-favorite-pop-culture-characters-and-more-by-michael-kutsche/

“The Hunter”: Superb Character and Concept Artworks of Andrei Riabovitchev

Andrei was born in 1968 in Aphseronsk, South Russia. He moved to Moscow to study engineering then found his way into the animation industry. He had always loved art as a youngster and has been working as an artist ever since! Andrei has worked his way through all the different stages involved in making an animation film.

His work as Character Designer can be seen in ‘Prince Vladimir’ and ‘Quest for a Heart’. In 2008, Andrei moved to the UK and began working in the film and VFX industry. Here he has worked on many interesting projects as a Senior Concept Artist, including: ‘Aladdin’, ‘Wrath of the Titans’, ‘X-Men First Class’,’ Wolfman’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Parts 1 & 2. He is currently working as a freelance artist!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/the-hunter-superb-character-and-concept-artworks-of-andrei-riabovitchev/

The Cars That Money Can’t Buy: 1953-1955 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. Concepts


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Unconstrained by the limitations of budget and the realities of manufacturing, concept cars afford talented designers the opportunity to explore their wildest and most progressive ideas. At their best, these dazzling, artistic creations invite us to totally reimagine what the automobile can be.

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As in the world of fashion, however, car design evolves quickly; it is unusual to find a concept that remains relevant after its allotted time in the spotlight comes to an end, let alone one that is still compelling over six decades after its debut. Rarer still is the concept that transcends its role as a design exercise to embody the sculptural potential of the automotive form. And when it comes to a trilogy of concepts that effortlessly achieves both feats, there is but one spectacular example: The Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica series by Franco Scaglione.

Whether considered the ultimate three-movement concerto of automobile design or the only true automotive triptych ever produced, few will contest the greatness of the B.A.T. 5, 7, and 9d concepts. Hand-built by the storied Carrozzeria Bertone of Turin, Italy and introduced in 1953, 1954, and 1955, respectively, these cars were pioneering in their use of aerodynamics. With flamboyant aesthetics that simultaneously minimized drag for optimal performance, the B.A.T. cars were immediately and enthusiastically embraced by press and public alike.

Individually, each of the B.A.T.s is, without exaggeration, among the most important automotive concepts ever built. Presented collectively, their significance deepens: Uniquely in the automotive world, the B.A.T.s are best understood as variations on a singular theme, a complete work in three parts. Like a Francis Bacon triptych, examining one car in the context of the other two reveals new aspects of their forms, as well as the captivating details incorporated into the hand-shaped bodywork of each.

Put simply, since the inception of the internal combustion engine, no one vehicle—let alone an interwoven trilogy—has so compellingly explored the concept of the automobile as pure kinetic sculpture as the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5, 7, and 9d.

The three Alfa Romeo B.A.T. cars sold on October 2019, as a set, for $14.8 million.

BAT 5 was painted grey with red grilles, red upholstery and grey carpet.

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For BAT 7 the original side profile was cleaned up; it featured fully faired-in cooling vents for the front brakes and larger intake scoops for those at the rear. Meanwhile, instead of exiting underneath the car (as had been the case with BAT 5), BAT 7 had its exhausts fully shrouded into the sides of the rear bodywork.

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With little chance of significantly improving BAT 7’s extraordinary aerodynamic efficiency, Alfa Romeo decided to take a slightly different approach for the last car in the series: BAT 9.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/the-cars-that-money-cant-buy-1953-1955-alfa-romeo-b-a-t-concepts/

“Sketching From The Imagination”: The Dark Universe Of Konstantin Kostadinov

Have I ever told you how much I love the slightly dark and gloomy universe? That’s good because for some time now I’ve been following Konstantin Kostadinov on his various social networks, and I immediately fell in love with his graphic style and his mysterious universe so special.

Reminiscent of different folk horror stories or even some tales and legends from Eastern Europe, all his creations are borrowed from a rare originality. At times, we follow the stories of a coffin creature and other monsters, each one looking as strange as the next.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/sketching-from-the-imagination-the-dark-universe-of-konstantin-kostadinov/

1970 Lancia Stratos Zero: A Crazy Concept from The Wedge Era

Pininfarina and Bertone were two of Italy’s best recognized and most successful postwar coachbuilders. Both Milanese carrozzerie competed for commissions and they debuted outrageous concept cars to impress the public and to entice automakers into choosing one of them over the other. In 1970, at the Turin Auto Show, Bertone unveiled the Lancia Stratos HF, which soon became popularly known by its internal nickname: Zero.

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To challenge Pininfarina, whose designs tended to be alluringly curvaceous, Bertone produced a very low, sharply chiseled coupe that appeared to have been carved out of a solid block of bronze. At only 33 inches high, it was arguably low enough to be driven right under a semitrailer. Design experts have commented that the Stratos HF Zero was a significant step between the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo and the production Lamborghini Countach.

Even after more than thirty years, the Stratos remains extremely futuristic looking. Nothing about it was conventional, save for the wheels in all four corners. The steering column could be moved forward to allow more room to enter the vehicle. Simultaneously, a hydraulic mechanism opened the wide Perspex windscreen, which served as the car’s single door. Occupants could see directly ahead and above—and little else.

The cost of building the Zero was reportedly forty million lire (about $450,000 in 1970). Nuccio Bertone drove the Stratos on public roads to Lancia’s offices, dazzling all who saw the impossibly low coupe, and marveling at it himself when he drove it under the closed entrance barriers at Lancia’s racing department.

The result of that meeting was the radical Lancia Stratos rally car. Although the production Lancia Stratos, with its midmounted Fiat/Ferrari V-6 engine, did not closely resemble the Zero, the edgy, all-wheel-drive race car would probably not have been built had it not been for the influence of the inimitable Zero.














SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/1970-lancia-stratos-zero-a-crazy-concept-from-the-wedge-era/

“Journey to the East”: The Superb Concept Art Works by Dom Lay

Dom Lay was born 1994 and raised in Fountain Valley, California and later moved to Irvine, California in the summer of 2000. Growing up in a suburban environment as an only child, Dom has incorporated his influences and inspirations from movies, television, and entertainment media throughout his life, into his works today. His passion for illustration, concept art, and storytelling landed him freelance experience while studying, both in community and private college.

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Using the foundations of strong narrative focus in his pieces, allows him to connect with his viewers on a more emotional level. In this way, it gives his audience a chance to explore his artworks and concepts more carefully and deeply. He entered his first year at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California in the spring of 2017.

He used this opportunity in college to further jumpstart his career as an artist. From there, at the age of 22, he developed more of his artistic skills and began the process of writing and worldbuilding. He pieced together his very first solo intellectual property, titled Journey to the East. It is a 168-page artbook, which revives ancient Middle Eastern cultures, the Orientalist time period and includes a hint of science fiction. The book has now sold around the world in many countries including the US, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and many parts of Europe.

While working on his book, new opportunities opened up for him to work on projects with other well-known artists and art directors such as the Xentropa creator, John Mahoney. He also worked briefly at Nexon OC, collaborating with Anthony Jones, Ryan Metcalf, and Jeff Simpson. Working in the entertainment industry for big studios as a concept artist had been Dom’s initial choice for a while, but seeing the possibility of creating something of his own and being able to inspire hundreds of people, including industry artists, had led him to pursue the path of becoming an independent artist and budding entrepreneur.

He is currently working on his second artbook titled, Blu November, and on the side, he instructs and mentors students of all ages in the foundations of concept art and illustration, in order to develop their voice and portfolio for their artistic careers. Even with his abilities he has been fortunate and grateful to be pursuing art as his career and to help pave the path for the newer, younger generation of artists.

“Film and video games have been the forefront of my life ever since I was young, and it brings me a deep sense of fulfillment, passion, and satisfaction. I believe I’m very fortunate to be a part of this industry where I can explore and experiment with this medium, contributing to different ideas and genres by others. I specialize in world building, illustration, and concept art. In 2020 of this year I have finished the task of writing, concepting, and illustrating my very own artbook titled Journey to the East, which is a story set in a peculiar time of Orientalism and science fiction. The project has spanned at least 3 years,” he wrote.

“My main passion in the visual arts is storytelling. I feel there is something captivating about drawing in my audience’s emotions by the images I create. Some of the other facets of creativity I enjoy include video games, reading, writing, rollerblading, jumproping, talking and collaborating with good friends, spending quality time with family, and maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle through meditation and exercise.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/journey-to-the-east-the-superb-concept-art-works-by-dom-lay/

The Superb Concept Art Works by the Russian Artist Nikolay Kurganov

Nikolay Kurganov is a freelance artist based in Moscow, Russia. His works are mostly inspired by Japanese culture and anime.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/the-superb-concept-art-works-by-the-russian-artist-nikolay-kurganov/

Russian Artist Artem Biziaev Published a LEGO Set Concept Based on Slavic Fairy Tales

According to an artist: “Hey, Lego fans! Let me introduce you the most famous, most charismatic, most adored character of Slavic fairy tales! Baba Yaga!

Don’t be intimidated by her terrifying appearance. After all, although she is very nasty, Baba Yaga is fair and ready to help travelers who have entered her forest. Yaga lives in the old Hut on Hen’s Legs. Have you seen something like this?
It is possible only in the Thrice Tenth Kingdom beyond the Thrice Nine Lands. By the way, unlike the European witches, Baba Yaga flies not on a broomstick, but in a large, comfortable mortar.

I am very glad that I was able to share a part of my culture. I hope you will love Baba Yaga as millions of children in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Eastern Europe.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/russian-artist-artem-biziaev-published-a-lego-set-concept-based-on-slavic-fairy-tales/

“Us and Them”: The Superb Concept Art Works by Fedor Titov

Fedor Titov is a concept artist and illustrator based in Siberia, Russia. His main areas of expertise are environments and intimate, atmospheric narrative pieces. His talents have kept him busy in the freelance world, completing work for a number of game/story, publishing and music album projects.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/us-and-them-the-superb-concept-art-works-by-fedor-titov/