The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

Guardians of the Galaxy had a number of great points, but one of the things that we all noticed from the very first trailer was the fully lived-in universe it created. Concept artist Kev Jenkins provided designs for Morag, Xandar and Knowhere. They're beautiful.

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

There's a lot more on his website, where Jenkins describes the process of creating these places:

I designed the Knowhere Robot Head and have included the image chosen by Marvel that inspired the direction. I also Designed and worked on the Zbrush sculpt that VFX used in their DMP's using an initial sculpt I did for the concept paintings. After seven months in pre-production I then hired a team and spent three months creating all the concept assets under my direction while I provided lighting studies for VFX to follow.

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

The Concept Art That Created Guardians of the Galaxy's Cosmic Locations

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