For anyone who is unfamiliar with the goblins, concept art represents the first stages of planning, inking and drawing a cartoon version of an existing character. Often this occurs during the pre-production stage, before a movie or television show has ever been conceived. Concept artists are often hired by the production company, to provide visual content that will assist in the creation of the story line. Not all concept artists are credited for their work, but they do still contribute greatly to the production of the movie or television show in some way.
Of course, this doesn't mean that the concept artists don't have their own ideas and artistic contributions to make to the finished product. It is often the case that the artist is asked to contribute ideas and concepts, based on previous work, into the television show, or movie. Often, this person can also help in the scripting and animation of the film, or can oversee the design and writing direction of it altogether. They may, or may not be involved in the production itself.
It is the job of the behind the scenes artists to ensure that the basic story line and characters are well defined and functioning in the film. These individuals are often involved in much of the process from conception to the final draft of any script, as well as serving as consultants to the directors and producers. They will often have a hand in determining which versions of characters and locations are featured, in addition to deciding how these personalities will interact with one another.
Of course, the world within the films and television shows is just the tip of the iceberg. The goblins are, of course, only one of the various colorful characters that often fill up these projects. Some of the other prominent characters include the evil wizard Glenda the Good, the snake Chunk the Wise, and the noble lion Rage. Each of these characters and more play important supporting roles, adding flavor and depth to the overall picture. These additional players are often introduced through paintings and sketches, often done by an artist who is contracted to do art and illustrations for the show.
Goblins, for example, were mostly depicted as bumbling, mischievous creatures that lived in the underground caves that were part of Glenda's world. However, through the years, the portrayal of these characters have taken on a more humorous twist. Many of them are portrayed as being lovable, and having redeeming qualities that make them worthy of a place in our society. This is especially true for the most recent incarnations of these characters, who are often shown as being extremely smart and cunning, although there are some that are rather less than this.
This is not to say that there are no traces of evil in these works of art. The goal is merely to show off some of the variety that is available when artists are allowed to really get creative. There is often a great deal of fantasy involved in the world of Glenda and the surrounding area. This was one of the primary reasons why this form of art was so popular for so long. There were always people that wanted to escape from the realities of the world.
One of the most interesting things about Goblins as drawn and portrayed by artist is that they are often depicted as scurrying around trying to figure out what all of the excitement is. Their movements are almost hypnotic, and their expressions are often times funny and goofy. It is also interesting to note that they are often shown with an expression that says they are hungry, as if in need of food or snacks. This is another common aspect that was often used to make them more appealing to children and families.
It is likely that this type of art was very common in the Medieval times, and likely served as a kind of folkloric storytelling. The point being, it did not really have anything to do with the real world. While it was a fun piece to have, it was often times used to make the world seem more mysterious. goblins of this type still remain a popular component of the world of Wicca and religion.