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Disney Sketchbook, A [Hardcover]

Ken Shue
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8 Nov 2012
Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney animator to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of another artist. That idea was the inspiration for A Disney Sketchbook. The drawings contained within it represent the entire range of animation development, from the origin of ideas to fully conceived characters, and display the dedication that goes into defining the expressions and body language of each character. This is a beautiful illustrated history of Walt Disney animation.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: DISNEY EDITIONS (8 Nov 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423165691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423165699
  • Product Dimensions: 34.2 x 26.1 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully simple 31 Dec 2012
By Mr. M. A. Spridgeon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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A Disney Sketchbook is a large book that contains very little text, but some of the best drawings I have ever seen. The range of drawings covering the breadth of the Disney catalogue is outstanding.
The beauty of the book is the simplicity of the drawings, they are all grey pencil drawings and have been left in a very raw state.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like a real sketchbook, only it's Disney. 28 Dec 2012
Right away you notice the size of the book (each page is roughly A3 in size) and how good the quality of the print is. There's a print of a pencil sketch of The Beast, from Beauty and the Beast, spread over two pages and when I pressed down on the spine of the book to get a better look, I found my hand had lifted up in the air for fear of smudging the image in a jerk reaction.

The layout of the book is also interesting. It's made up like a full sketchbook would be. The images almost seem randomly placed and the only text is in the form of a foreword, introduction and notes which accompany a few character designs.

The introduction mentions that they wanted to create a sketchbook you would think had been handed down over the years, from animator to animator, and they have done exceptionally well in achieving this. You just feel like you're getting a rare insight to the inner workings of the master animators as you go from sketch to sketch.

I could also mention the personality, weight etc put into each drawing but I think it would be defeating the point of the book as you should really see it for yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a work of beauty 7 Dec 2012
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As an animator I have been waiting for this book for quite a while and when it finally was announced that it was coming out I eagerly bought it and was not disappointed. I would go so far to say that every animator worth their salt should have this book in their collection. The drawings are gorgeous and every time i look at the sketches inside, I can see something new in the way they've been drawn. It is a truly inspiring collection. Even if you are not an animator, but enjoy watching the Disney films, I heartily recommend getting this book, just so you can get an inkling of the talent and skill that comes in making these kind of films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 30 May 2014
By Emma
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This is lovely for any disney or animation fan, it offers only pure beauty <3 <3 no text, just full of wonderful sketches :)
I love it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical and beautiful!! 27 May 2014
By Zarakai
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My favourite art book so far!!
I purchased this book as I am an animation student who loves Disney and the art style they produce. I was blown away by the artwork inside! The book has beautiful, initial concept designs spread across A3 sized pages. It is actually like a real sketchbook! The pages are the thick, textured paper that you usually find in high quality sketch pads and the pictures are printed in their original pencil/ink onto the pages. This looks so amazing that you almost feel that you would smudge them if you touched them.

My best, favourite and go-to book of all time! If you're an artist/student/just interested in Disney art - BUY THIS BOOK YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
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