Lost Concepts: Part 1 — Almost Human

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

 

Almost Human Concept Art

Occasionally a sketch can become something else.  I have taken to the iPad for illustration, as many have over the past few years.  it is convenient, and allows me to do more finished work as well as sketch on-the-fly.  Tasked to do some concept illustrations for the series Almost Human, I quickly re-purposed one of my sketches for varying concepts of android design for the (unfortunately) cancelled show.  Here are some of them:

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Lost Concepts: Part 2 — Almost Human dMFX

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

The Lost Concept Series explores production designs by Johnathan Banta that never saw the light of day — until now.

©2015 Johnathan Banta — for MastersFX

 

There is always so much work that goes into an entertainment property that no one ever sees. Were it not for the books that chronicle the preproduction of … Continue reading

Lost Concepts: Part 3 — Falling Skies

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

Concept Art by Johnathan Banta

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As part of any creative process, there are a lot of abandoned avenues and choices. When a final  design concept is approved, all other art is shelved and a final creation guided from approved art. It is an evolution, sometimes directed, and occasionally as a last resort. For television work especially, design and manufacture of these creations happens under a very tight … Continue reading

Lost Concepts: Part 4 — Transformers

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

An Idea On Its Own

During the production of Transformers: The Movie, I was asked to submit some ideas for poster designs, and other concepts to sell the motion picture.  I knew it was a Michael Bay film, and that he had a love for fast cars, scantily clad perfect women, and shiny metal objects, and I hoped to bring a fresh perspective — considering I had seen … Continue reading