Monday, December 3, 2012

Freaky Unseen 'The Dark Knight' Concept Art By Rob Bliss

Monday, December 3, 2012 - by Maurice Mitchell 13

The Dark Knight (2008) was a visual feast firmly grounded in reality. But what if it had been a little more "freaktastic?" 

Professional concept artist Rob Bliss, who also worked on Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), Watchmen (2005) and Jack the Giant Killer (2009-10) created some truly bizarre visuals for the film. Some are available in his portfolio including The Joker (Heath Ledger), the Joker's clown masked men in the bank heist and horrific images of Harvey "Two-Face" Dent (Aaron Eckhart).

When asked about his Joker designs Bliss told me he was "just trying to make him look as unhinged as possible."

Official Site: http://www.krop.com/robbliss

Check out more after the jump and click on the images to enlarge






















Official Synopsis:
The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan with star Christian Bale, who returns to continue Batman’s war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger), who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

If you really want to unhinge your brain, see more of Rob Bliss' portfolio at http://www.krop.com/robbliss

What do you think of the illustrations?
@ Copyright 2008 Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Syncopy Rob Bliss. All rights reserved

About the Author

Maurice Mitchell
Lover of science fiction and art.

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  1. More like out of a horror film than Batman. I'm sure Jeremy will dig them though!

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  3. Clowns ... why did it have to be clowns ...? :)

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