Tutorial artbook is a must-have for wannabe concept artists

Videogame artist Mark Molnar's new book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in concept art.

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Our Verdict

Behind the Pixels is an excellent companion to those just starting out in the field of concept art – whether you are a student or forging your own path, Mark Molnar can help inspire and guide you along the way.

For

  • Hows and whys - reveals industry expectations
  • Offers core skills and best practices
  • Inspirational artwork

Against

  • Some of the art can be found online, and is not new to concept art fans eyes

Calling anyone interested in the world of concept art – get your hands on Behind the Pixels. And if you're just starting out at art college, pester your lecturers to buy a copy today.

There really is a ton of content here, in regular ImagineFX contributor Mark Molnar's treasured art book. What this book does well though, is not only show you how to draw and master the craft, it also reveals the whys, crucially educating the reader on industry expectations, core skills and best practices. In his introduction Molnar revals how he had to discover much of this for himself, which is why he felt compelled to author this book.

Behind the Pixels exposes curious minds to a potential art career, acting as a a vehicle to navigate the concept art landscape for the first time.

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Mark's book reveals not only the how's but the why's – educating the reader while inspiring

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Mark talks through how he created a video game magazine cover for Ninja Theory’s upcoming Hellblade

Words: Alice Patillo

Alice Pattillo is a staff writer at Creative Bloq.

The Verdict

9

out of 10

Behind the Pixels

Behind the Pixels is an excellent companion to those just starting out in the field of concept art – whether you are a student or forging your own path, Mark Molnar can help inspire and guide you along the way.