Monday, March 25, 2013

Exclusive: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Concept Art by Nick Ainsworth

Monday, March 25, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 3


Last week I shared some concept art for Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) by Brian Matyas. Now you can see more of what you didn't see if you watched the movie.

Nick Ainsworth is a freelance prop concept artist for films like X-Men: First Class (2011), and TV shows like Game of Thrones, based in London.

Check out the rest of the images of the beanstalk, General Fallon's mace, Foom's slingshot and his favorite design that didn't make it into the film: The horrific "Man Catcher."

As always, click on the images to enlarge. In Japanese, それらを大きくするために、写真をクリックしてください.


Nick joined the production in early 2010 as a graphic artist doing some of the more illustrative graphic design work while it was still called Jack the Giant Killer.
Although the Production Designer, Gavin Bocquet, knew him primarily as a graphics person, he knew Nick wanted to do more concept work and gave him some props to design. "He liked what I did," Ainsworth said, "So I joined the props department and ended up doing the giant's weaponry, furniture and technological bits and pieces that inhabit the world of Gantua."
"It was [my] first fully fledged concept job on a studio film." Nick said, "I had done little bits on other films such as painting up technical drawings for colour and texture options and I had done some illustrations for prop posters and books but not straight up design."
"The transition from graphics to concepting was fairly smooth. I started on giant weapons which were supposed to be irregular and crude so that  was a good way to ease into it. I resolved the designs by initially doing them in elevation and just making sure they had a strong silhouette.
"I was also getting more confident in 3D at the time as well. So, when some of the more complex bits of giant tech needed resolving, I found that an invaluable tool to help get my head around the design."

"My favourite design was the 'Man Catcher' - which was like a smart gun crossed with a bear trap but unfortunately that was cut from the script so I never saw it get made which was a shame as it could have been quite terrifying."





See more of Nick Ainsworth's portfolio at www.krop.com/nickainsworth.

Click on the links to see more concept art for Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) and Nick Ainsworth.

Official Synopsis
Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Official Site: jackthegiantslayer.warnerbros.com

What do you think of the illustrations?

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About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

3 comments:

  1. Amazing details in items we only saw briefly!

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  2. This is some really incredible art. I love that you go the extra mile to show us these wonderful paintings and drawings. I really loved this movie and can't wait to own it on DVD.

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  3. Pretty formidable weapons! Wish that man-trap had made it in

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