Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Avengers Alien Craft Round 1

These are a few quick B&W sketches I did early on in the development of the alien craft. Originally they were spec'd out as the "Jumbo" and the "Chariot," and it was unclear pre-script whether the Jumbo would be a vehicle or a creature or some kind of hybrid, but it was always described as being like a whale or dragon-like shape. My first attempts were on the mechanical side, inspired by various kinds of parasitic worms:

Originally there was another class of craft like a one-alien flyer that would detach from the Jumbo, and these I envisioned as being the spines of the Jumbo that would drop off like shed scales and unfold into something like wingsuits.

The chariot was pretty self-explanatory, A craft that would carry a pilot and one or two gunners in the back. I liked the idea of the pilot being somewhat integrated into the craft, an idea that Ryan Meinerding pursued as well into the final design you see in the film. At this point we had yet to design the Aliens themselves, we just knew that they would be basically humanoid.