Saturday, March 9, 2013

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Concept Art by Michael Kutsche UPDATED

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - by Maurice Mitchell 2


See designs for Finley the monkey and the River Fairies by lead character designer Michael Kutsche.
The movie Oz the Great and Powerful came out this week and professional concept artist and character designer Michael Kutsche shared some of his amazing designs.

I don't normally post on the weekends, but these are too good not to share.

Check after the jump for the images and some comments from his fun blog.



"With today's premiere of Oz, I thought it might be cool to start sharing the designs. This was my first and only take on the River Fairy, it got approved by Sam right away. He's such an awesome director to work with. Enjoy the film everyone! :)"
"Finley character design for "Oz the Great and Powerful". Loved how Zach Braff's performance brought the little monkey to life."
 
Theodora Riding Outfit


"Costume design for Theodora's riding outfit. This is the artwork that convinced Sam Raimi to entrust me with the challenging task of designing most of the costumes for the film. My drawings and ideas served as a guide for Gary Jones, my co-designer who injected his magic to bring them to life with the help of the talented people in the costume department."

Official Synopsis:
“Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well."

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

What do you think of the illustrations?

@ Copyright 2013  ,  Michael Kutsche. All rights reserved

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

2 comments:

  1. Visually the film was stunning. A bit lacking in heart in parts though. My review will go up on Monday.

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  2. the top image reminds me of hellboy II...

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