Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx

Transformers News: Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 6:59PM CDT

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After our first round of Age of Extinction concept art from Ken Christiansen, he has posted additional art on his Facebook page featuring Grimlock and Lockdown.

Ken will also be appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx this coming weekend where you can pick his brain about initial design choices for Grimlock and Lockdown. You can see the announcement on his blog.

Transformers News: Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic

Transformers News: Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic

Transformers News: Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic

Transformers News: Additional Ken Christiansen  Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic
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Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588891)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
Whoa, these were sketched in 2011 :shock:
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588894)
Posted by Burn on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:14pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:


Second shot with the cape reminds me of General Grievous.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588895)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:14pm CDT
Burn wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:


Second shot with the cape reminds me of General Grievous.


It's not?
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588900)
Posted by dreadwing95 on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:28pm CDT
i quite like those
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588901)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
make that grimlock an action figure. I BEG YOU!
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588932)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 8th, 2014 @ 10:00pm CDT
Sweet Primus, you mean an early concept of Lockdown had him turn into a beaten up, black and green classic car with an air scoop? One that would conceivably be better for disguising oneself than an expensive concept car?

Well why the hell would he look like that?

Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1588968)
Posted by RhA on July 9th, 2014 @ 12:20am CDT
Yep, he did look like Grievous. The final design is far better. Grimlock is very cool, almost a shame this glorious design was not used.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589038)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 9th, 2014 @ 8:24am CDT
Nice nod to Animated Lockdown's poncho.

Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589303)
Posted by El Duque on July 10th, 2014 @ 12:18am CDT
We have even more Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art to share. This time form artist Michael Hritz via the Concept Robots Blog. Below we have a trio of bots commissioned by Polaris based on their ATV's. They didn't make it into the film, but still great to see the designs. Check 'em out below, for more artist commentary visit the Concept Robots Blog.

[quote]Red:
This was based on a new version of Polaris RZR makes which reminds me of an angry little gorilla in that it is small but extremely tough with its performance/handling and styling. It was only fitting to make it into one. The transformation is fairly simple: the hood becomes the chest, the wheels become fists and shoulders, the fenders become muscle elements on the thigh and biceps areas, the trailing arms become femurs, the roll cage stays where it is. I figure this would be an Autobot.[/quote]

[quote]White:
This was an alternative to the red angry gorilla design but based on the same vehicle. It is loosely inspired by Demolishor. Trying to keep the same feeling as the gorilla but not so organic (more deception-feeling) so I made it into more of a small tank, armed to the teeth, with an all terrain attitude. For this complex transformation the wheels merge into one "track", the hood and face move into the center with the eyes hanging out on the side to see around the track, the rear fenders become rocket pods and the suspension becomes the inner structure.[/quote]

[quote]Green:
This one is a new road-based vehicle that Polaris will release shortly. I tried to make this one contrast the other two by being faster-looking, lighter and using blade weapons. I think it could pass for a Deception or Autobot. The transformation is simple, the front rims become the blades on the hands, the hood becomes the chest, a rear vent feature becomes a hood, the funky drivetrain becomes the spine and "leg".[/quote]
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589317)
Posted by RhA on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:26am CDT
More of this stuff, thank you.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589321)
Posted by Emerje on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:43am CDT
RhA wrote:More of this stuff, thank you.

Yeah, more of this Hritz art, but not in Transformers. TF2 gave me more than I wanted of wheel bots and unicycle legs. Best part about TF4 was making all of the bots more humanoid on all sides.

Still, these would make great mech designs in like a Robotech movie or something.

Emerje
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589348)
Posted by dragons on July 10th, 2014 @ 5:55am CDT
Emerje wrote:
RhA wrote:More of this stuff, thank you.

Yeah, more of this Hritz art, but not in Transformers. TF2 gave me more than I wanted of wheel bots and unicycle legs. Best part about TF4 was making all of the bots more humanoid on all sides.

Still, these would make great mech designs in like a Robotech movie or something.

Emerje


Humanoid faces is likeable as long they dont look to human they aliens after and my point is g1 comics smooth faces in4th movie they human faces but it was all not smooth some parts on where broken apart where metal was visiable under face itself lockdown best example, they keep faces looking rough metal looking for next sequel I will be satisfied how faces turn out
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589433)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 10th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
A bit of a retread of RotF...

How would Hasbro even make a toy of the white Demolishor-esque one?
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:A bit of a retread of RotF...

How would Hasbro even make a toy of the white Demolishor-esque one?
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589598)
Posted by lockdownisfresh on July 10th, 2014 @ 7:12pm CDT
What? This is awful. Glad they did use this crap.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589605)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 10th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Maybe it's the art style, or maybe it's that small, rounded gorillacons make me think of those Decepticlones that could neutralize your weapons and use wrestling moves on you in the PS2 Armada game, but these last three scream "video game" more than "movie". So do the Op, Bee, and Lockdown at the start of the thread.

They naturally had to bounce a lot of ideas off the wall before finding what worked for AofE, but some of these designs should be put to good use elsewhere.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589802)
Posted by lockdownisfresh on July 11th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CDT
I can't tell what it is even with the description and it looks like something from a Terminator rip-off than a Transformers movie. Perhaps I was a bit harsh in my critique, but it looks terrible to me.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589874)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on July 11th, 2014 @ 8:27pm CDT
I'm probably one of the few that actually likes the Hritz concept art bots, but even in the more diverse movie continuity, they look like anything but TF's. They belong morein an anime or a scifi FPS game.
Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589974)
Posted by El Duque on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:09am CDT
The Transformers: Age of Extinction concept art continues to roll out! This morning we have images from artist Josh Nizzi's website that give us his take on several of the characters from the film plus a few that didn't end up on screen. These include three very impressive looking Cybertronian Knights. We also get a closer look at many of the weapons seen in the film. We've mirrored a selection of his images below, many more can be viewed by clicking here.































Re: Additional Ken Christiansen Age of Extinction Concept Art, Will Be Appearing at Capitol City Comic Con in Austin, Tx (1589980)
Posted by Black Hat on July 12th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
Those are some pretty cool designs. I don't know why, but I've always been fond of the nameless generic characters, like the various background characters from Energon, and the awesome 2-headed Shockwave shown here. I actually find the way they take the existing models and mix-and-match them into new designs pretty creative.

Damn, I can't wait to see the movie now.

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