Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Pixels" Creatures Were Almost Horrifying in Concept Art by Lamin Martin, Court Chu, Daniel Edery, Jared Krichevsky and Luca Nemolato

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - by Maurice Mitchell 0

Pixels (2015)

Check out Pixels concept art by Lamin MartinCourt ChuDaniel EderyJared Krichevsky and Luca Nemolato!

While the movie Pixels is considered a box office bomb it's made over $131.3 million at the box office. Who doesn't love the idea of video games coming to life? While the movie shows very blocky, cartoonish looks for the aliens, some of the concept art shows they almost went for some truly horrifying designs. That stellar concept art was made by a host of talented designers and some have shared their incredible artwork.

Lamin Martin, Court Chu, Daniel Edery, Jared Krichevsky and Luca Nemolato are professional concept artists who've worked on Hollywood projects like Heroes Reborn (2015),G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016).

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Key to making the film was the concept art. Director Chris Columbus told Coming Soon that they used concept art to convince the video game companies to let them license their characters. "When I read the script for the first time, Centipede and Pac-Man were in the movie." Columbus said, "We didn’t have a lockdown on Pac-Man yet and there was no Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong, to me, was the Holy Grail. I just wanted Donkey Kong to be in the movie. So basically, what we had to do is create conceptual art, and also, create an animatic, a very detailed animated version of the sequence, with the lenses I would be using and everything. Then, we had conferences with Nintendo. After a few months and after they realized that we were going to treat their characters with respect, they gave us permission to use Donkey Kong. Some companies were a little easier. I mean, Pac-Man, it was really Professor Iwatani himself who really went up to bat for us to get Pac-Man." 

Jared Krichevsky 












Lamin Martin 

Here's what Lady Lisa (Ashley Benson) looked like in the film



Court Chu 

Here's what the Centipede creatures looked like in the film

Daniel Edery 










Luca Nemolato


See more of the artist's amazing work at their sites and blogs
Lamin Martin http://www.laminmartin.com
Court Chu http://artblogofcourtchu.blogspot.com
Daniel Edery https://www.artstation.com
Jared Krichevskhttp://jaredkrichevsky.blogspot.com
Luca Nemolato http://www.lucanemolato.com

Click on the links if you want to see more of Lamin MartinCourt ChuDaniel EderyJared Krichevsky and Luca Nemolato's work or Pixels artwork on my blog.

What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Pixels what do you think of the designs? 

Official Pixels Summary
In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team’s unique weapons specialist.Directed by Chris Columbus
Cinematography by Amir Mokri
Production Design by Peter Wenham
Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Ashley Benson, and Jane Krakowski
Release Dates: July 24, 2015 (United States)
Official Site: http://pixels-movie.com
© Copyright 2015 Happy Madison Productions, 1492 Pictures, Columbia Pictures. All rights reserved


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