This week we have a really amazing selection of new Bumblebee Movie concept art courtesy of ILM artist Stephen Zavala via his Artstation account.
We can share for you concept art and sketches of several characters seen in the epic Cybertron battle in the movie. We are adding Mr Zavala’s comments for each art which reveal interesting details about the creative process and design of each character. We get clearer images of the previous ones shared in Instagram, as well as some great new images and concept art:
- Brawn By Stephen Zavala – Brawn from Transformers: Bumblebee. The first Transformer I designed for the Cybertron sequence. This once was the easiest, meaning that it didn’t go through a lot of changes. Few changes make everybody happy. The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.
- Wheeljack By Stephen Zavala – Wheeljack from Transformers: Bumblebee. The very first Transformer I designed for the show. This one was the one that took the longest to approve. This was a specific characters director Travis Knight wanted in the movie so I figured it’d be better to do him first to fine tune him the most compared to other Transformers. Final head design in the film was done by Thang Le and Alex Jaeger. The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.
- Ironhide By Stephen Zavala – Ironhide from Transformers: Bumblebee. The basis body of the Autobot army. Funny how this was designed first and it’s not that featured that much in the final movie. Final details on the head and the chest were done by Alex Jaeger.
- Ratchet By Stephen Zavala – Ratchet from Transformers: Bumblebee. Ratchet was mostly and after thought after I designed Ironhide. We needed to populate the Cybertron scene with a lot of Autobots and we didn’t have a lot of time to do it, so we essentially cloned my Ironhide design, changed colors, replaced heads and had them as the Autobots army. Ratchet was the only “unique” clone since he ended up being featured more prominently. And because all of this you can see the Ratchet artwork is a little more rough since I only did a quick color swap to use as a color guide (don’t really love that I left those reds that saturated). The 3D model was done by the talented Gerald Blaise here at ILM.
- Arcee By Stephen Zavala –Arcee from Transformers: Bumblebee. By far my fav Transformer design for the movie. For all these concepts I tried to retain the essence of the G1 cartoon designs; I grew up with them so I wanted to update the designs, not change them. Also, pleeeeeease tell me how thick her thighs are for the nth time cause I can;t wait to hear it.
- Shockwave By Stephen Zavala –Shockwave from Transformers: Bumblebee. My second fav transformer to work on. Yes, he’s thicc, deal with it.
- Ravage By Stephen Zavala –Ravage from Transformers: Bumblebee. A collab design done with the talented Karl Lindberg. We originally tried the puma approach but as we progressed (and began wondering why Ravage should look like a creature from Earth) we tried to make him more of a hybrid. Inspired by dragons, wolves, and the puma, we put those together for the final version.
Thanks to all our 2005 Boards members who shared the images in our forums. You can also check out our previous round ups Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 and Part 8. Click on the bar to see all the images after the jump and then sound off on the 2005 Boards!