Unused Polaris Concept Art for “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction”
More concept art for “Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” is rolling out! The three images we have for you today were drawn by artist Michael Hritz after the people at polaris came to him wanting him to transform some of the Polaris vehicles into robots that would have appeared in the movie, had they made the cut. Check out the concept art for the unused Polaris robots below!
First of all, thank you for keeping me inspired for so many years through school and especially working as a professional!
Secondly, I have just been given permission to show some Transformers 4 work and I thought you guys might be interested. Unfortunately, I can’t show the original vehicles yet but I can say that I did them through Polaris Industries, one of my main clients who I contract for. I do industrial design/transportation design for them primarily. They were going to try to get a few vehicles in the movie but I don’t know what happened. I had a ton of fun though. I hope I can get into more entertainment stuff like this.
Overall I tried to show as much Polaris as I could: exposing shocks and linkages, using roll-cages and vehicle structure, aggressive/colorful forms floating over blacked-out mechanical parts. These bots would be small at 8-10ft max because the vehicles that they are based on are small.