Thursday, February 25, 2010

Interview on LA Times blog

Did an interview for Hero Complex about my work on "Alice in Wonderland", check it out!

Thanks to Gerrick Kennedy for putting it together so nicely!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2010/02/alice-in-wonderland-character-designer-is-a-cinderella-story.html

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

In 2008 I had the opportunity to do a lot of the character designs for "Alice in Wonderland
I was very lucky to meet Tim Burton as well as Ken Ralston from Sony Imageworks, I've been working directly at the film set in Plymouth and later on at the set in LA, it's been a great time working for one of my favourite directors.
Seeing Johnny Depp's performance was also mindblowing, he's amazingly talented.

Below are some images that have just been released officialy.
You can find the full article on this site, as well as 3 concept art pieces for the environments: http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/06/21/first-look-tim-burtons-trippy-new-alice-in-wonderland/
I will show you the huge pile of the other character designs I did after the film's release in 2010.

Here's a photo of Johnny Depp in the Mad Hatter costume as well as two of the very early Hatter concepts I did:
 

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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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