Iain McCaig is one of the film industry’s foremost concept designers. He is widely known for his beautiful concept art for the Star Wars and Harry Potter films, among others.
When I last wrote about McCaig in 2006 I pointed out how impressed I was with his beautiful concept drawings in the Art of Star Wars books: The Art of Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Art of Star Wars, Episode II – Attack of the Clones and The Art of Star Wars, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
In the time since my post, the Gnomon Workshop has released 4 volumes of instructional DVD’s: Visual Storytelling with Iain McCaig; and in 2008 a new book was released Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig (image above, second down).
Still, I’ve been hoping for more of an online presence for McCaig. Unfortunately, the “Coming Soon” sign on iainmccaig.com has remained in place for the last several years.
The good news is that McCaig now has a blog, the bad news is that it is not frequently updated and does not contain a great deal of material.
The good news is that one of his recent posts points out that McCaig will be giving a rare free workshop next Saturday, August 14th, 2010, at the Art Institute of California in San Bernadino (image above, bottom).
The workshop, called “Showtime” begins at noon. The event is free, but seating is limited and admission requires that you RSVP to (909) 915-2100.
There is also a Facebook page for the event (may require login).