Pete Von Sholly's designs got into the mix on TimBurton.jp and people went off on them saying how ridiculous they were.
Of course Dudes. They were a joke!
Here's what the artist says on his blog:
Did this for fun while working briefly on the not-produced Tim Burton Superman movie. Somehow somebody got hold of it and posted it as part of some concept art and people went [apes**t] hating it! Most amusing that they took it so seriously!
Anyway here it is and here's the story as I explained to the poster of the pic: "
Just FYI the superman "robo-suit" drawing I made was a JOKE! I only worked on the movie for about 2 weeks and mainly drew monsters for Brainiac's intergalactic zoo.
I just made a couple superman pix for fun and to relieve the monotony- no idea how or why anybody has begun to take it seriously. A lot of stuff gets generated in the concept art stage, some of it just for fun among the artists.
Anyway, everybody relax about that drawing, puh-leeeze!"A little research shows he wasn't trying to fool anyone. Back in 2009, he posted on his blog about it.
Anyway, even though they're not for the movie, they're still cool. So, here they are.
Pete Von Sholly's blog is fantastic, so I highly recommend it. Lot's aof great insights to the industry. Check it out at http://vonshollywood.blogspot.com