|Avatar concept art by Ryan Church|
James Cameron's Avatar (2009) is a brilliant film and became the first movie to gross more than $2 billion. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 2009, but won three (Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects) because of it's stunning visuals. One of the many artists that helped bring Cameron's vision to life is Ryan Church.
Church is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster films like Star Trek (2009), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Transformers Dark of the Moon and he posted samples of his stunning concept art for the film his site http://ryanchurch.com. He also included concept art from the deleted prologue showing life on Earth.
Check my favorite images after the jump (click to enlarge).
Prologue Concept Art
See the rest of Ryan Church's portfolio and Avatar at http://ryanchurch.com.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Ryan Church's work and Avatar on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Avatar what did you think?
Official Avatar Summary
From Academy Award winning director James Cameron (Aliens, The Abyss, True Lies, Titanic) comes Avatar, the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.
Directed by James Cameron
Cinematography by Mauro Fiore
Production Design by Robert Stromberg and Rick Carter
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver
Release Dates: December 10, 2009 (London premiere), December 18, 2009 (United States)
Official Site: http://www.avatarmovie.com/
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