Monday, December 1, 2014

Here's What Girder and Multiplex Almost Looked Like in THE FLASH Concept Art by John Gallagher and Andy Poon

Monday, December 1, 2014 - by Maurice Mitchell 3

The Flash (2014) concept art by John Gallagher
Check out The Flash concept art by John Gallagher and Andy Poon!

Part of the success of the new The Flash TV series is it's realistic interpretation of the classic villains from the comics. It takes a lot of work to get it right though. Two concept artists that help bring them to the show are John Gallagher and Andy Poon.

John Gallagher and Andy Poon are professional concept artists who've worked on major Hollywood projects like Mockingbird Lane (2012), V (2009) and Arrow (2013).

Click on the images to enlarge.


Girder (John Gallagher)
Here's what Girder looks like on the show and the comic:

Now, here's the concept art

"Unused concept from The Flash. Playing around with the scrap metal found object aesthetic. The original Girder is a bit wonky looking but here was trying to bridge the original with a next gen look." - John Gallagher

Episode Summary: The Flash (Grant Gustin) faces a new meta-human named Tony (Greg Finley), who can turn himself into girded steel at will."

Muliplex (Andy Poon)
Here's what Multiplex looked like on the show:
Now, here's the concept art


"In the second episode of The Flash, Flash faces a villain whose power is the ability to multiply himself. Cisco Ramon made up the name 'Captain Clone' for him half way through the episode and at the end he gave him a name that are more familiar to the comic book fans - Multiplex. He was the the first character I got to worked on for The Flash. Like the first season of Arrow, the villains are not quite villainy yet and stilll very grounded visually." - Andy Poon

See more of  John Gallagher's portfolio at http://www.uncannyknack.com and Andy Poon's at http://andypoondesign.blogspot.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of John Gallagher and Andy Poon's work or The Flash artwork on my blog.

Via Comic Book Movie (Nailbiter111)

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen The Flash what do you think of the villain designs?

Official The Flash Summary
"After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash."
Created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
Cinematography by C. Kim Miles, Jeffrey C. Mygatt and Glen Winter
Production Design by Tyler Bishop Harron and Ian D. Thomas
Original airdate: October 7, 2014 (USA)
Official Site: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash
© Copyright 2014 Bonanza Productions, Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television Distribution. All rights reserved


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3 comments:

  1. I love the art - obviously brimming with talent - but I'm not crazy about the whole idea of Girder in the concept art. I don't want to insult his talent; it's not that. Just not crazy about Girder.

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  2. I don't really know Flash, either the comics or the show. But from what I know second-hand, the villains are the best part. Girder clearly was a long process for the art department, given the major differences between the concept and the final product.

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  3. Wow amazing designs. Shame they didn't really use them

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