[film] Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010) conceptual art

October 27, 2009 § 4 Comments

Ever since I attended the LOTR exhibition back in 2004, I’ve been intrigued by the way a film’s visual concept is conceived. It’s a treat for the eyes to see the artwork these amazing conceptual artists turn out. I remember watching the ‘behind-the-scenes’ section of Mary Poppins (1964), and they had their own conceptual artist as well. He ended up painting a large backdrop of London at night, which the production crew then back lit (tiny lights that flickered through slits in the canvas), and it was used for certain camera sequences..

It’s always a delight to see the conceptural artist’s work for a film turned into reality on set, and finally, on film. I was curious about the look of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, in addition to how he always manages to come up with such brilliant concepts (what a solid crew he has), so I decided to look up the artist who did the conceptual artwork this time around.

Turns out it’s one Michael Kutsche who lives in Berlin. I’m don’t think he did all the work below, but he definitely did the first 3. His DeviantArt and website are filled with impressive CG + 3D images. The work’s quite stunning. I found out he also did SEGA’s/ The Creative Assembly’s Viking: Battle for Asgard. Of course, I’ve never played the game, but if I had any gaming inclinations, this would surely convince me to buy it.

Here’s the conceptual artwork I managed to piece together from various sources in the web (filmofilia.com, cinematical.com, artofdisney.canalblog.com, etc..)

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UPDATE: I found how who did the characters for the 3 below ( + most of the posters that have been released)! It’s done by the designers/artists at Imaginism Studios . However, they mentioned in their blog that they did the characters, and not the surrounding enviroment. They said they’ll be releasing more art after the show opens, so can’t wait for that.

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