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Check out Avengers concept art by Raj Rihal!
The Avengers sequel is only a little more than a week away, so it's a perfect time to share some concept art from the first film. The set designs of the first film are massive in scope and scale. Production designer James Chinlund told LA Times, "the first challenge that jumped out at me was how to make all of these characters from so many disparate worlds and visual vocabularies coexist in our world of today.
With the Iron Man films, Marvel had been so successful creating a seamless reality where the world felt plausible and even though Iron Man’s tech was otherworldly, it still felt grounded. You could tell how much care had been taken to maintain a truth in the visuals. I felt a tremendous sense of responsibility, to all of the incredibly talented artists and designers who had worked on the films before me, to deliver a world that was balanced and cohesive, and could contain all of these different visual threads."
One of the many talented artists that helped to craft that look was Raj Rihal. Rihal is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood films like Oblivion (2013), Thor (2011) and Men in Black 3 (2012).
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