Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion

A sneak peek at "Alice in Wonderland: A Visual Companion".
Big thanks to Holly Kempf and Mark Salisbury for putting together such a nice book.
There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, the art behind the movie as well as behind the scenes photos. Order here:


Monday, March 8, 2010

Initial Caterpillar Concept

This is the actual drawing which got me the gig on "Alice".
At the time I did it, I wasn't even aware what movie and director it was for.
A couple of illustrators had been requested by Sony to participate in a pitch, and it turned out that Bobby Chiu, Kei Acedera and myself were hand picked by Tim Burton after Sony showed him the drawings.

About Me

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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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