|Guardians of the Galaxy "Nebula" concept art by Andy Park|
Check out Guardians of the Galaxy concept art by Andy Park!
In Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, the alien assassin and daughter of the Mad Titan Thanos. The design went through many many stages as they tried hard to balance the look from the comics and the modern movie-going audience. Saldana told ScreenRant she had "maybe seven or eight camera tests" while they tested different make-up looks. In then end, she said "what we had to do, when it came to all the characters and for mine specifically it was, 'How alien do we want Gamora to look like?' And what I was thinking was, 'She just needs to be pretty.'
"And that’s usually a thing that I don’t think about with other characters that I play but for some reason because I was going to be green and I was going to be the lead girl, I just wanted teenage boys to find me attractive. I don’t know why I was stressing this a lot but I really was when we were testing. That’s where I was coming from, everybody else was just like, 'Contacts? Do we dye the hair? Wig? No wig? What color hair? How long is it?' I’m like, 'Pretty. Teenage boys, please. We gotta get their vote.'"
She looks amazing even after two to three hours in a make-up chair. One of the artists that helped develop the look of her character was Andy Park. He recently shared some concept art via his Twitter and Facebook account.
Andy Park is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood blockbusters like
Thor: The Dark World (2013), Iron Man 3 (2013) and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
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