Just when we had thought that we had laid our eyes on quite possibly everything Deadpool by now, some stellar examples of concept art have popped up and they're definitely a must-see.
Artist Joshua James Shaw, who has worked on the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Daredevil, has just shared some of his artwork that he illustrated for Marvel's latest release and it's nothing short of incredible.
Apparently, way back in 2011, Shaw came up with the following creations that were then passed onto director Tim Miller when he went in to pitch Deadpool plans to 20th Century Fox. The artist revealed:
"I was thinking about how enraging that Wolverine [X-Men Origins: Wolverine] movie was and I thought it would be funny to paint over one of their promo photos. I believe Tim used this in one of his initial pitch packages."
When Miller finally got the nod from Fox to begin to produce test footage, he turned to Shaw for help once again. The latter got to work preparing ideas for Wade Wilson's iconic costume:
"I started by gathering as many of my favorite Deadpool images as I could find and put them into a ridiculously large jpeg for reference. There wasn't much time for the design process and they needed to get the CG model (created by Alessandro Baldasseroni) started as soon as possible, I miraculously only ended up doing one design!"
And guess what? The creations that Shaw fathomed from the inner workings of his brilliant brain were perfect, albeit for a couple of changes needed to suit Ryan Reynolds. He explained:
"The difference between this final design and our test footage design were mainly proportional. We made sure the torso and shoulders were a little more in line with Ryan's proportions. Also, you can see the details on the boots and shin pads are more flush with his legs. That was something Ryan specifically requested."
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the following came to be:
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