MOD DB has recently announced the formation of the first-ever Unfinished Mod Concept Art Gallery in their home city of Melbourne, Australia. The T. Wally Gallery, which will open with a festive gala at the end of the month, will showcase and sell pieces of concept art to collectors.
“There is so much raw, artistic talent to be found on Mod DB,” the press release states. “We felt it was our duty and privilege to showcase this art to the world. It is a part of our desire and ongoing mission to share the creativity of our gifted users.”
The members of Mod DB have scoured the archives of hosted projects, choosing the best of the best user-generated incomplete concept art to feature in the gallery. Obtaining the original artwork from the artists when they could (and exclusive, high-quality prints when they couldn’t),the T. Wally Gallery has slowly begun to build its collection.
The Gallery itself will be divided into several sections: locations (interior), locations (exterior), weapon sketches, prop sketches, character designs, story notes, and tram rides.
The announcement of the gala has taken the art collection world by storm. Collectors from all over are converging on Melbourne in order to attend the event. “We are not only drawn towards to the quality of the works,“ one prospective collector said, “but also to the sheer volume of prospective purchases. It’ll be a buyer’s market.”
If you are a concept artist for a modding project and wish to have a piece considered in the T. Wally Gallery, please only contact Mod DB here with a cover letter as well as some samples of your work. It is currently unknown if other forms of art, such as sculptures of low-poly weapons renders, will be entered into the gala.