Design (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)
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Design (Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Archive Series)

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Whether it consists of quick sketches on a lunch counter napkin, elaborate paintings in oils or watercolors, or dazzling computer renderings, the unparalleled creative process of Disney artists is lavishly showcased in Design, the third volume of The Walt Disney Animation Studios - The Archive Series. Among the incredible talents featured in this volume are Albert Hurter,...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 23rd 2010 by Disney Editions
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Monet St. Louis
this book has so many beautiful concept designs for past and future disney movies, going from mickey himself...all the way to tangled. I have always loved concept art, and this book was like a kid in a candy store for me!
The Archive Series is a wonderful selection of four books, focusing on the Animation, Layout and Background, Story and Design of Disney features.

This one, Design, is arguably the most rewarding of the set, if you are only looking to buy one. It consists of a selection of concept artwork for Disney features (including some shorts), running from 1928 up to 2010. Several prominent Disney artists including Eyvind Earle, Mary Blair and Glen Keane are featured. The evolution of the character designs i...more

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Of the three books from The Archive Series, this is my favourite. It covers design or the concept art for animated films.

This 256-page hardcover is filled with beautiful character designs, background paintings and storyboards. There are Mary Blair's paintings, wonderful layouts from Hans Bacher, the Lilo and Stitch drawings from Chris Sanders, pastel colour scripts from Bolt animated films and more. The art here is way more colourful than the previous two volum...more
This book is amazing. I loved looking at all the sketches(I especially love looking at sketches), and the design process.
The only thing that made me a little sad was that I couldn't find any art work for Treasure Planet or Atlantis.
But there was a page for The Emperors New Groove.
And the art work for Tangled was a little disappointing. I was hoping to see some art that wasn't included in the Art of Tangled...but it was still nice. :)
I love looking through this book. It's really inspirational.
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