Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Update: The artist now claims that these concept photos are his own personal designs and were not created for James Cameron’s Avatar.
I’m Jonay Bacallado, the author of the images. They are part of my artwork, my personal artwork, and it has nothing to do with the actual concept art of the film. The interview will be removed from www.plansiete.com as well, I’ve spoken aboput his incident with responsibles of the program, becuase information it’s not accurate, and things can be misunderstood. Please, I have to ask you to remove this information, because the images shown are part of my own portfolio, no one has asked for authorisation, and of course,and most importantly, those designs have nothing to do with the real concepts and designs. I spoke during the interview about my experience, images were taken from my website, and they asume they are real concept art, but is not. The editing odf the video is quite confussing and may lead people to think it’s the real concept art done, but it’s not!!! Just to emphasise what I’m trying to explain mention that the design of characters have been done by another team, and we only get invlolved in costume, and as I said before, Avatar is far from this personal creation of mine included in my portfolio. This would get me into trouble, and without a reason, because this is NOT AVATAR CONCEPT ART. So please, people who follows Avatar news deserve to know that this concepts are FAKES, they are my creation, but have nothing to do with the work done in pre-production. Thank you, Jonay Bacallado.
Jonay Bacallado Martin
MarketSaw got their hands on a bunch of concept art for the Na’vi in James Cameron‘s upcoming 3D sci-fi epic Avatar. The designs above and below were created by concept artist Jonay Bacallado.
The film tells the story of a paraplegic war veteran named Jake, who is summoned to a planet in order to help exploit the planet’s resources. The planet is inhabited by a primitive alien race called the Na’vi (seen above). Humans are able to create Avatars, genetically engineered copies of the aliens, that they are able to control. Jake unexceptionally falls in love with one of the alien creatures. Written by Cameron eleven years ago as an 80-page treatment, Avatar will be released in Digital 3D on December 18th 2009.
Discuss: What do you think of the Na’vi design?