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Art of Brave (Disney: Pixar) [Hardcover]

Jenny Lerew
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1 Jun 2012 Disney: Pixar
Brave is Pixar's first fairy tale, a lush, animated adventure through the forests, heaths, and highlands of medieval Scotland. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists, The Art of Brave also showcases the gorgeous concept art that went into the creation of the movie, including colour scripts, storyboards, character studies, environment art, sculpts, and more.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781452101422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452101422
  • ASIN: 1452101426
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.1 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you marveled at the artistry of Disney Pixar's 'Brave, ' you're going to love 'The Art of Brave.'" - Sioux City Journal

About the Author

Jenny Lerew is an animation story artist and the author of a noted blog on animation art and history, The Blackwing Diaries. She is also the author of Scrambled Ink, a compendium of original illustrated stories, and has worked as a director and story artist at Warner Bros, Amblimation, Turner, Disney, and DreamWorks. Her most recent film was DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon. Jenny lives in Pasadena, California. John Lasseter is a two-time Academy Award-winning director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Brenda Chapman is the director of Brave. She previously directed DreamWorks Animation Studios' 1998 release, The Prince of Egypt, and worked as a story artist on a number of beloved films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, including The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Fantasia/2000. Chapman was also the story supervisor on Disney's The Lion King. Mark Andrews is the director of Brave. He has worked in Pixar's story department on a number of feature films including The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, and Toy Story 3, and also co-wrote and co-directed the Academy Award(r) nominated Pixar short film One Man Band. Most recently, Andrews was co-writer and second unit director on the Disney film John Carter.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely art book 29 May 2012
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Length: 1:16 Mins
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This is a lovely art book for the movie Brave. This is number 13 for Pixar if anyone's counting.

The book's 160 pages and it's all filled with art and commentary. The concept art is great and you can really feel that everything really fits well together, the characters, the landscape and the stories. There are character designs, environment drawings, sculpts, storyboards and colorscript.

This is Pixar's first period film. The environment designs are a bit dark but that's because the movie is set in ancient Scotland. It's interesting to see a mythical and worn landscape as designed for animation. The colour choices are quite muted, perhaps to give more contrast to Merida.

The characters and art are delightful to look at. They are so full of personality. They have all sorts of characteristics and shapes that make them stand out. There are a few pages of storyboard sequences that are really great, even without words you know the chemistry between the characters and how they are feeling.

Steve Pilcher is the production designer and there's a lot of his charming drawings included. His pencil drawings really beautiful and dimensional. They really bring the characters and places to life. Other artists included are Carter Goodrich, Steve Purcell, Noah Klocek, Matt Nolte and more.

The book doesn't really talk about the story as a whole, but the text do cover the characters and their development. So there's bits and pieces of spoilers throughout.

Overall, it's a wonderful book put together by author Jenny Lerew. It's a good read with great art.

Highly recommended for fans of Pixar and animation art.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 17 Nov 2013
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Such a beautiful book! The art work is amazing and the detail on the film is a great read. Great gift for anyone who is into animation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 21 Jun 2013
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It's a awesome piece of art. One of these things I'll let her in my workspace like a reference of a unique movie visual art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous 7 May 2013
By Giedre
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A really great read followed by beautiful artwork. It tells the story of making the film, talks about people who made them, about locations they visited and where they got inspiration from. It shows how concepts evolved, including not only the final concept art. Lots of Scotland-related and celtic art, painted drawings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Dec 2012
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As a great fan of the "Art of...." books, I found this one stands up really well to those already published. The design and illustrations are brilliant - sharp, colourful and totally alive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars art of brave 25 Nov 2012
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I give this book five star rating , great book with good art work . good for people who enjoy Disney , book arrived on time and good quality service .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 10 Aug 2012
By pasa
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Another great "The Art of Book" by Pixar. Fantastic range of pieces of concept art that has gone towards the making of their new animated movie, "Brave". Can't wait until the release of their next one! Keep them coming!
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