|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) concept art by Anthony Francisco|
Guardians of the Galaxy had a huge opening and is currently the highest grossing domestic film of 2014. This is big considering that the year has been a slow one. "This movie just couldn't have come at a better time," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "When we were really down and out in the summer box office — at one point down 20 percent from last year — 'Guardians' came along and injected life. What is surprising is that it was a film launched in August." It's ironic that the strangest, biggest gamble of the year turned out to be the biggest one. The film was supported by a dream team of artists and one of them was Anthony Francisco. He shared some illustrations on his Facebook page using his unique and colorful painting style.
Francisco is a professional concept artist who's worked on blockbuster films such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) and Spider-Man (2002). He shared some unused designs for Groot, The Collector, Korath and more.
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