Monday, May 14, 2012

Explore The Ceatures of 'John Carter' In Michael Kutsche's Brilliant Concept Art

Monday, May 14, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 4


While the film John Carter Was not a commercial success, it took an amazing amount of work to bring it to life on-screen.

One of the designers that helped shape that vision was Michael Kutsche (Thor, Alice in Wonderland) and he shared some brilliant art he did for the film on his site and elsewhere.

Directed by Andrew Stanton, John Carter(2012) is about a Civil War vet mysteriously transplanted to Mars. He discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall four-armed barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

An earlier Woola concept for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. Loved the animation of the final character!

 Key frame art for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. Flyer designed by Ryan Church.
Tal Hajus concept for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. The collaborative effort of a couple of artists led to the final design of the Tharks, but the awesome drawings of Iain McCaig were the foundation.

Female Thark

Thoat concept art for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. Loved to see these creatures come to life on the big screen!

White Apes concept art for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. This image served as both character design and key frame for the film, and an earlier version has been used in the marketing campaign on billboards and posters as well. I've always wanted to design something like this for a movie, and I'm glad it happened on this one! Working with Andrew was an amazing experience.

See more of Michael Kutsche's portfolio at http://michaelkutsche.blogspot.com/

What do you think of the illustrations? Did you have a favorite creature in John Carter?

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

4 comments:

  1. These are brilliant. I love the Woola illustration. It looks like a big, mutant pug.

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  2. These are brilliant. I love the Woola illustration. It looks like a big, mutant pug.

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  3. These are brilliant. I love the Woola illustration. It looks like a big, mutant pug.

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  4. They did an awesome job with Woola.

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