A little while ago, Philippe Gaulier – the artist behind some of the concept art for Avengers: Age of Ultron – uploaded some pictures to his website that show some concept art from the early stages of the production. Most of the images didn't make it to the final movie, but it's clear to see he influenced the production a lot. Phillippe has visualized how beautiful Sokovia is, and these paintings make me wish there was a movie set in Sokovia telling the story of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Images from Sokovia
It's incredible to see all the detail that has gone into these paintings, and the artist is truly talented. It's no surprise he has worked on several blockbuster movies, including Mad Max: Fury Road, Thor: The Dark World and Man of Steel. My favorite painting must be the first one showing the snow in Sokovia.
He pretty much painted the final scene
It's really interesting to see how close his concept art for the final scene is to the real deal, it's pretty much the same thing.
I love seeing concept art transfer onto the screen, it really gives us an idea of what goes on behind-the-scenes and it's nice to see more than just the actors and directors getting credit for their hard work. The actors and directors deserve credit too of course, but a lot of people are needed to make a movie and it's nice to focus on the other crew members every now and then.
If you want to check out the rest of Philippe's work make sure to pay his website a visit.