Ian Joyner is a professional character designer, illustrator and conceptual artist who's worked on films like The Hunger Games, Real Steel and Avatar. He's currently Lead Character Designer at Legacy Effects (formerly Stan Winston Studios)
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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
"Legacy did not officially work on Captain America, but we had a small amount of time to pitch some ideas to show we wanted to work on the film. I got to take a few passes at Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, which was fun. Not sure why I had such a love for that cataract eye since ‘the Blind Skull’ does not sound as scary…more like a bad death metal band name…"
IRON MAN 2
"My first full-time project at Legacy was Iron Man 2. Working with the team at Marvel, mostly the awesome Ryan Meinerding, I was tasked with bringing the 2d artwork from Iron Man, War Machine and the Drones to the 3rd dimension. I supervised the drone team and got to do all the digital modeling of the suits by myself. It was hectic and painful but definitely fun!
"Below is some work in progress models, maquettes, final suit shots, Sideshow Collectibles statues and one lone concept for an alternate ending they played around with…dark!"
"We did some design work on the Frost Giants for Marvel Studio’s Thor. Marvel knew they wanted them fairly human so these test designs were for how far the makeup should go from monsterous to human.
For this project, I mostly handled making the armor and got to do a few passes on the giants. The Destroyer doesn’t really fit here, as it is a print done for Sideshow Toys, based off a model provided by Marvel."
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R is for Red Skull
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