Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ARROW Concept Art of Oliver Queen and Brother Blood's Mask by Any Poon

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 6

Check out Arrow concept art by Andy Poon!

This season of Arrow has brought some major changes and one of the biggest is that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) finally wears a mask. It's not exactly like the domino mask that Green Arrow wears in the comics, but it's pretty close. One of the concept illustrators on the show is Andy Poon and he recently shared some of the many looks they considered for the mask on his blog. Poon is a professional concept artist who's worked on network television shows like Smallville, and Slugterra.



Oliver Queen's Mask
"Conceptually, it was something we wanted to do because Oliver himself is evolving as the Arrow–  from vigilante to hero, sort of from Arrow to Green Arrow — and we wanted to see that progression in his costume as well," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg to EW. "As Oliver is embracing being a hero, being a hero means stepping out of the dark and being more of a symbol, so he has to stake steps to conceal his identity more." He also added:  "It’s going to allow the Arrow to interact with people who don’t know his identity in a much more organic way than having him constantly keep his head down."



Brother Blood
Plus, he also shared some designs for Brother Blood's (Kevin Alejandro) terrifying mask. On his blog he said, "Like Bronze tiger, I did not have too much knowledge about him, so I had to do my research. He was a Vampire / cult leader in the comic books, but I like the direction they are going for on Arrow. I did quite a few versions of the mask, and we ended up going for a simpler version."




See more of Andy Poon's insightful blog at http://andypoondesign.blogspot.com.

Click on the links if you want to see more of Andy Poon's work or Arrow on my blog.

Via Comic Book Movie (Nailbiter111)

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Arrow what did you think? Do you like the new mask or prefer the "raccoon face?"

Official Arrow Synopsis
"After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be – flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle – while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on – and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine. The series stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance."
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Manu Bennett
Original run: October 10, 2012
Official Site: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/arrow
© Copyright DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television. All rights reserved

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6 comments:

  1. Loving the new Arrow mask!
    The first time I the Brother Blood mask, I thought he might be a new Scarecrow.

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  2. It works Alex. I like the subtle arrows they worked in the design.

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  3. There's a definite influence there David.

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  4. It sounds like a lot of fun to me too A.S. A lot of work, but fun.

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  5. Very creepy Rusty. Even creepier than Scarecrow.

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