The Aaron Sims Company was kind enough to share some of the concept artwork they created for both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
ASC worked closely with Weta on both films to design all of the main and ancillary ape characters from the ground up. In the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, they sculpted a bust for Caesar to ensure a hyper-realistic feel. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, ASC worked on aging the apes and creating the apes’ ceremonial look, which includes face paint and other ornamentation taken from nature.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
All images used with permission. © 20th Century Fox.