Concept Art for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy by Kev Jenkins
Concept artist Kev Jenkins is the man responsible for creating some of the epic settings seen in this years highest-grosser Guardians of the Galaxy. Jenkins was brought on at the very early stages of production and he also collaborated with other artists involved to develop a variety of 3d models.
Here’s what Kevin had to say about the project;
Before I joined ILM I contributed to Guardians of the Galaxy. Hired by the production at the beginning of the show I developed images For Morag, Xandar and Knowhere.
I designed the Knowhere Robot Head and have included the image chosen by Marvel that inspired the direction. I also Designed and worked on the Zbrush sculpt that VFX used in their DMP’s using an initial sculpt I did for the concept paintings. After seven months in pre-production I then hired a team and spent three months creating all the concept assets under my direction while I provided lighting studies for VFX to follow.
Tip of the hat to my old friend Fred Gambino and Chris Cook who joined me designing assets through the summer. Big thanks to all the 70’s and 80’s book jacket illustrators that inspired me on this show, Chris Foss, Chris Moore, Peter Elson and many others.
Once again I managed to get into the Marvel ‘Art of Book’ which was cool.
For more on the off screen work that went into the film check out our previous post on the Alien make-up designs and FX.
Here is a selection of some of the work below.
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