Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 10:42AM CDT

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Our friend Ken Christiansen has updated his Facebook page with some of his concept design artwork for Transformers: Age of Extinction Grimlock. Take a look at the images mirrored below:

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587642)
Posted by Autobot Dash on July 3rd, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
They pulled out the cannons and added Optimus Prime. :lol:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587650)
Posted by dreadwing95 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
holy zoids, batman
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587655)
Posted by Metroplex79 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 11:21am CDT
Would have looked awesome back in the day when movies and television were in black and white.

:-B
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587685)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 3rd, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
see grimlocks a zoid ripoff, hes pretty much berserk fury with guns
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587712)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:12pm CDT
That thing doesn't even look like a T-Rex.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587715)
Posted by Archanubis on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:see grimlocks a zoid ripoff, hes pretty much berserk fury with guns

Looks more like a Biotyranno from the Genesis line, with guns on its back.

:CON:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587738)
Posted by Stormtalon on July 3rd, 2014 @ 4:54pm CDT
[size=150]K/C? Of Bionicle and Hero Factory fame? Cool.

Reminds me of Sea Attack Ravage.[/size]
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1587780)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 3rd, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
Stormtalon wrote:[size=150]K/C? Of Bionicle and Hero Factory fame? Cool.

Reminds me of Sea Attack Ravage.[/size]

:oops:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1588886)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 8th, 2014 @ 6:57pm CDT
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.







Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1588891)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
Whoa, these were sketched in 2011 :shock:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1588900)
Posted by dreadwing95 on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:28pm CDT
i quite like those
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1588901)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
make that grimlock an action figure. I BEG YOU!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1589038)
Posted by Shuttershock on July 9th, 2014 @ 8:24am CDT
Nice nod to Animated Lockdown's poncho.

Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (1589317)
Posted by RhA on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:26am CDT
More of this stuff, thank you.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Concept Art from Ken Christiansen (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

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