On Thursday, the new M. Night Shyamalan film The Last Airbender will be released and I'll be featuring a profile on the two concept artists (Warren Manser and Dawn Brown) and storyboard artist Jim Magdaleno.
Dawn Brown Manser is a set designer, conceptual artist and comic book creator. Raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, she began her career in the art department on the underwater science-fiction show seaQuest DSV. Now she's an established set designer and concept artist, and has worked on many big-budget feature films like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) (set designer), Star Trek (2009), Watchmen (2009) and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (2010).
In addition to film projects, she has created two critically acclaimed titles, "Little Red Hot" and "Ravenous."
She has a great eye for ornate work and we can expect some wild designs for The Last Airbender.
Here's a sample of her costume design for Watchmen's Dr. Manhatten from her gallery. I like how she manged to capture the glowing feel of the character.
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