Trade in your item
Get a £0.62
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art College of Design Hardcover – 1 Jan 2008


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£546.06 £210.01
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • When you trade in £15 or more you’ll receive an additional £5 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card for the next time you spend £10 or more.


Trade In this Item for up to £0.62
Trade in The Skillful Huntsman: Visual Development of a Grimm Tale at Art College of Design for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.62, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press; Ill edition (1 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972667687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972667685
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 2 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,382,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 13 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
Length: 0:28 Mins
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 thought process for the creation. And just beneath that comment is another one from the Scott Robertson, a teacher at the Art College of Design.

It's fun to see how the 3 artists interpret the stories and come up with their own unique concepts and designs.

Bear in mind that this book was published in 2005. These talented students have already gone on to work at major studios.

There are more pictures on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 7 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
This is like an "art of" book for a film - it contains so many visuals on so many different themes.

From people, costumes, vehicles, weapons, environments, interiors and structures which are presented in simple sketches (pencil, pen, on computer, marker) to fully realised digital pieces - all showing the development and thought process of an idea.

Excellent layout & read. And no there is not that much to read - each page has about one to two paragraphs on text rest in packed full of visuals.

Recommended if you're a design student.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Feb. 2011
Format: Paperback
By far one of the best educational concept art books out there and a must purchase for anyone trying to learn the development skills of becoming a concept designer.

This book goes through the entire development process and offers a wealth of great insights from both students and teacher along the way.

A word to the novices out there: this book doesn't cover application, but covers in depth the design process and theory of development.

absolute top tier stuff!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sapeleboy on 13 Mar. 2011
Format: Paperback
There are tons of artbooks out there but only a few cover the processes involved with achieving the required goals. Although not that in-depth with text, there is certainly plenty of sweet visuals to fill your imagination which certainly makes this book worth the purchase.

To be more precise there are plenty of sketches/references/ideas to get you thinking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. NJ RICHARDS on 25 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback
I have many many art and design books and this is my favourite.
I even spent extra to get a signed copy after seeing a friends copy.
A multitude of ideas for any concept artist, done with great skill.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Rhodri on 17 May 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is a very interesting look at what students are doing at Art Center in the states and I might say a chilling reminder of the incredible talent coming out of that place, chilling for industry people like my self. It's not a book of Scott Robertson designs, had I not been hasty to manically buy up all the Scott Robertson books I could find and actually stopped to read the description, I would have found that it is in fact a book of Scott Robertson's student's work and although the work is great in it's own right, it's not quite Scott Robertson... well not yet ;)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Kim on 8 Mar. 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Brilliant book, beautifully presented. This book gives you a glimpse inside the minds of 3 amazing artists as they develop their own vision of a well known story. On each page there are notes from the artists and their mentor taking you through their thought process, but not so much that it takes the focus away from the designs.

A must for anyone interested in concept art and character design, looking for tips and inspiration.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Filled conceptual sketches. Most of them are fantastic, and it's lovely to be able to see the progress of an idea through to completion- and there are some quirky ideas here. The cityscapes are quite fantastic. The character designs are alright. it's nice for flipping through when you're having trouble getting creativity to flow.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback