FMP – Ryan Church

“Ryan Church (born July 18, 1971 in Long Beach, California) is an American concept designer best known for his designs of vehicles, planets, and architectures as a concept design supervisor on George Lucas’s Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and of the tripods in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.”

I’ve been a fan of Ryan Church’s concept art ever since I noticed that he did concept art for star wars episode 3 in particular.

Here is some of the concept art he did for star wars:

The first thing I like about Ryan Church’s concept art is that when you look at it at a far, it looks like it has alot of detail to it, thats until you look closely and you can see that there are not as much brush strokes and detail than you would have noticed. This itself is an inspiration for me because as before when I did the first concept art for my APP, I tried to do the same thing. I also like Ryan Chruch can make a composition look busy as well as free/open as well as epic. Ryan church’s use of lighting is great throughout all of his star wars concept art and they give you a sense of where Ryan wants you to look at.

Ryan church has an impressive portfolio including work that he has done for movies such as Transformers, Godzilla, Avatar, Star Trek and even Avengers. He also has done concept art for video games like Command and conquer, and dead space. You can she what he has done on his website:

Ryan church’s skills are very impressive. The fact that every idea he has ever had is different from the one before and can create amazing, large compositions which are full of detail and mystery is another reason why Ryan Church will forever be a true inspiration for me as a concept artist.


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