Friday, 27 March 2015

The A.T.O.M project

We finally get to see the ATOM suit in full action in the latest episode of Arrow 'Suicidal Tendencies'. I was lucky enough to get a chance to go on set today to see the ATOM suit up close in person. This was probably one of the coolest and definitely proudest concept I've ever done. I was shocked when I first heard about the producers' idea of an exosuit from costume designer Maya Mani. I literally paused and said 'EXOSUIT ? for TV? Like EXO-Skeleton armor? Really?' and the answer was 'YES'. I was in joy of course. Not often you get to participate and help conceptualize in such ambitious design for a TV show, and it will have to be a functional practical suit that Brandon Routh will wear. I'm more familiar with the traditional spandex Atom suit from the comic and cartoon, and have only see a picture of 2 from some of the latest New 52 comic version where he has some sort of armor and helmet. I tried to emulate the feel of the traditional blue and red pattern as much as possible while keeping it still more on the grounded sci fi armor. I was so excited when I saw a little lighting test they did on a 3D printed 1/6 Maquette of the suit on Brandon. When they finally release the first photo of Brandon wearing the suit in full lighting, I had the biggest geek out moment screaming in studio to get all my coworker to check it out. Lots of amazing talents did lots of hard work into this suit, I'm glad that most people feel really positive about it. Either you like it or not as the ATOM, it is a pretty cool suit on an amazing actor. Stay tune, more cool stuff to come!

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Monday, 23 March 2015

Running backward - Reverse Flash

After the mid season finale, The Flash came back with a mind blowing episode that not only introduces the beginning of time traveling, but also revealed Harrison Well's true identity as Eobard Thawne from the future. We finally get to see Wells in the actual Reverse Flash suit. So here are 2 concepts of the Reverse Flash suits that are pretty close to the final suit in the show. The suit in the show ended up having a bit less dark grey armor than the concepts. It was pretty exciting that I got to illustrate the Reverse Flash, and I knew that it is Harrison Wells who is in the suit but I had no idea what his true identity was and the whole back story. Can't wait to see what other amazing plot twists the awesome producers and writers have for us as we are getting closer and closer to the end of the first season! Stay tune, more cool stuff coming!

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