Okay, so I’ve just finished watching District 9…again…and I thought it was time to have an adoration gush, a gush aimed at a fine, bearded fellow called Greg Broadmore. Greg is one of the lead concept designers at Weta digital and is, without doubt, one of my favourite concept artists.
I first became aware of Greg’s work when I was bought ‘The World of King Kong’, a book showcasing all of the concept work that went into Peter Jackson’s awesome retelling of the 1933 movie. Something about Greg’s style really caught my attention and his dinosaur paintings and creature designs are some of the best I have ever seen.
I then managed to acquire myself a great book Greg had written and illustrated himself, Doctor Grordbort’s Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory. This was my first taste of Greg’s insane weapon design, steam punk style. So, when I heard Greg was lead concept artist for District 9 I was naturally geekily excited. Not only did Greg design the filthy death dispensing ‘prawn’ hand canons but he was also responsible for one of the coolest mech/robot designs to ever grace the screen (in my opinion at least).
The man is a genius as far as I’m concerned and a source of immense inspiration. If you don’t know his work I suggest you check it out.