Did you see Transformers: Dark of the Moon? Not a perfect film — not by a long shot. But certainly a lot better than the dreck that was Revenge of the Fallen. Whether you loved or hated the movie, one thing you can’t argue is that the giant robots look frickin’ awesome. Check out these amazing digital renderings of Megatron, the Wreckers, the Dreads, and lots more, created by artist Josh Nizzi as concept art for the film. Included: an unused design for the classic character Ultra Magnus.
Okay, I’ll come clean and disclose that I have alternative motives for showing you these. Josh Nizzi, the artist who created these stunning images, is a friend of mine. He lives right here in my home state of North Carolina, and he and I have even collaborated on a few projects that are still in the works. Every time I see him, he shows me some of his amazing artwork, and I’m blown away every single time.
Since getting the job to work on Transformers – he first joined the concept design team for Revenge of the Fallen (if memory serves, I believe this is the image that got him that job)– he’s gone on to create a whole slew of covers for IDW’s Transformers comic books, and work on such upcoming films as Battleship (a kooky-sounding VFX-fest based on the board game), 2012′s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot, and Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, which is filming now.
Take a look at these incredible images, and tell me this guy doesn’t have a huge future with Hollywood. See lots more of his Transformers 3 artwork here.