Monday, March 11, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - Theodora Riding Outfit

Costume design for Theodora's riding outfit. This is the artwork that convinced Sam Raimi to entrust me with the challenging task of designing most of the costumes for the film. My drawings and ideas served as a guide for Gary Jones, my co-designer who injected his magic to bring them to life with the help of the talented people in the costume department.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - Finley

Finley character design for "Oz the Great and Powerful".
Loved how Zach Braff's performance brought the little monkey to life.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful - River Fairy


With today's premiere of Oz, I thought it might be cool to start sharing the designs. This was my first and only take on the River Fairy, it got approved by Sam right away. He's such an awesome director to work with. Enjoy the film everyone! :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

John Carter - Flyer Key Frame Art

Key frame art for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton. Flyer designed by Ryan Church.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

John Carter - Tal Hajus Concept Art

Tal Hajus concept for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton.
The collaborative effort of a couple of artists led to the final design of the Tharks, but the awesome drawings of Iain McCaig were the foundation.

Friday, March 23, 2012

John Carter - Woola Concept Art

Another earlier Woola concept for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton 

Monday, March 19, 2012

John Carter - Woola Concept Art

An earlier Woola concept for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton.
Loved the animation of the final character! 

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Michael Kutsche is an award-winning German artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is a self taught artist who works both in traditional and digital media. His work is best described as an astoundingly lifelike depiction of parallel realities, populated by odd characters reminiscent of movies, comics but also Flemish Renaissance Painting. His unique approach of imaginative character creation has led him to become a character designer on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, “John Carter of Mars”, directed by Andrew Stanton and "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh. Parallel to his career in the film industry he still keeps track of his own projects, including paintings for future exhibitions, book projects etc.

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