Concept art is an endlessly fascinating aspect of cinema, it offers us an insight into the ever-evolving creative process of film-making, translating scripted words into visuals. Jess recently took a rather extensive look at the wide gulf between concept and finished product with some of film's mot popular characters.
Another side-effect of seeing concept art is discovering ideas you sorely wish had become reality but, for likely practical reasons, were lost early in development. Artist Josh Nizzi's recently released pieces from last summer's The Amazing Spider-Man showcase an elaborate action set piece that could have stolen the show.
The sequence involves the Lizard, a runaway tour bus and the Rockefeller centres ice skating rink. The detailed visuals are dynamic enough to give you a sense of the momentum this scene would carry, and it is a pity that either budget or time meant they could not use this sequence, as it would be a massive step-up from anything found in the final product.
You can see more excellent concept art for films such as Django Unchained, The Avengers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon at Josh Nizzi's official site.
Source: Josh Nizzi