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The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art Center College of Design

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This version of 'The Skillful Huntsman' is a documentation of the creative thought process in designing for entertainment through the work of three talented artists. Guided by their instructor, the artists create original design solutions for the environment, characters, props and much more.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Design Studio Press
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Alec Chalmers
The Skillful Hunstman is an attempt to show the kind of production process that is involved with AAA games and movies. The focus is on the choices that good preproduction can allow, and just how diverse the ideas can range when making use of simple techniques. Some great tips on designing environments and characters, although I wish the environment sections could have been larger.

Nevertheless, what is there proves to be valuable and interesting. Many times a fine line is trodden between believa
This is essentially a sketchbook. It also looks very much like a school project for art students. And the art students in particular are Khang Le, Mike Yamada and Felix Yoon.

The Skillful Huntsman is actually a story by the Brothers Grimm.

Based on the short story, the artists then came up with concept drawings for the characters, set, props and environment. As you can see in the video, there are lots of sketches on character designs. For every subject, there's comment from the artist on the thoug
A fantastic glimpse into the process of graphic design by three incredibly talented students and their mentor. The text is clear and informative and the illustrations are sumptuous.
Intelligent on the visual process from thumbnails, environments and characters. Very clear on communicating the idea/design. Good read! 5/5!!
William Lake
A very open and detailed insight into the progressive stages of concept art illustration.
Dec 15, 2007 Sarah marked it as to-read
great to look at and shows how characters and environments are develped
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