|Iron Man 2 (2010) concept art by Philippe Gaulier|
One of the most complex scenes in the Iron Man sequel was the battle against Ivan Vanko, played by Mickey Rourke, and Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey, Jr., on the Monaco Grand Prix race track. Double Negative Visual Effects, the special effects company working on the film said the greatest challenge came from the Mark V Iron Man 'suitcase' armour. They said "This portion of the work presented unique tests, firstly the conceptual challenge of making the deployment and assembly of the armour plausible and secondly the choreography of the close-quarters fight with Whiplash, which resulted in Iron Man's interaction with a live action performer, to whom he was directly connected to for much of the fight. The final Iron Man model was comprised of thousands of individually modelled and textured components." One of the artists that helped them develop the look of the scene was Philippe Gaulier and he shared some of his work on his blog. Some are digital paintings while others are "look development concepts digitally painted on top of a plate or a render to define the look of a particular shot."
Gaulier is a London based professional concept artist who's worked on Inception (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
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See more of Philippe Gaulier's bangin' portfolio at http://philippegaulier.blogspot.com
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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Iron Man 2 what do you think of the Monaco race track scene?
Official Iron Man 2 Synopsis
"Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero Iron Man, reuniting director Jon Favreau and OscarÂ® nominee Robert Downey Jr. In Iron Man 2, the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James Rhodey Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces."
Directed by Jon Favreau
Cinematography by Matthew Libatique
Production Design by J. Michael Riva
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson
Official Site: http://ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
© 2010 Copyright Marvel Studios, Fairview Entertainment, Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved
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