News for May 02, 2007

New Kongcept Art

5/02/07, 9:41 pm EST - Xoanon

From wetanz.com: Today's concept art comes from Weta Designer Warren Mahy. He designed this piece with Anne Darrow in mind. Warren explains: "This is a muppet-looking weirdo lizard bat. Thatís pretty much what this is all about. The original thought was to combine mammal and predator-like characteristics into a creature that needed to be large enough to look like it could successfully hassle Anne Darrow and annoy Kong." Warren's work with us has involved a number of projects, including The Lord of the Rings as well as King Kong. Primarily working in the concept design area of the workshop with tasks ranging from free hand illustration to 3D maquette sculpture to computer assisted colour rendering, Warren works a variety of designs mediums. While at Weta his experience also included the management of the manufacture and installation of large scale sculptures, sculpting of scale figures and busts. [More]