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Just like a real sketchbook, only it's Disney.,
This review is from: Disney Sketchbook, A (Hardcover)
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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Initial post: 1 Jul 2013 16:16:12 BDT
Hi, I was just wondering if the book included sketches of pretty much nearly all the disney characters??
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2013 17:17:36 BDT
James W. McCue says:
Hi, there are a lot of different Disney characters included in the book but there are so many more not included that I wouldn't be surprised to see a second book released at some point. Another thing I should mention is that not all the sketches are the final design you see in the movie. An example from the book would be Ursula from The Little Mermaid. The concept art shows her to be sharp featured and thin at first, then leads onto a fuller figure overleaf. Each drawing conveys the same personality in different forms and shows the process of reaching the final design.
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