I loved Maurice Noble's design, but I gotta say the best thing about this book is the writing... you learn without noticing! As an artist it makes you see things differently, it teaches on how to observer, grab what matters to YOU. It truly builds up so that one develop an original style without sugarcoating it or saying it's easy. Mr. Noble would slap you in the face :)
Tod did an incredible job structuring this book, and Maurice's approach is so simple but so ingenious.
Anyone in involve, in ANY kind of art should read this. This is not just for layout and design artists, it works for everyone.
Thank you for this wonderful piece.
on 11 September 2016
One of the best Animation related books (which can be a dry, stodgy and ultimately frustrating lot) I've ever read. This is a sprightly, highly illuminating, practical breakdown of this master's inspiring design philosophy.
I have found the chapter on Mr Noble's colour theory revelatory and there are many, many more dynamite insights beyond this.
Fascinsting too to learn more about the man and the breadth of his life's work.
A must for the practicing/struggling animator or indeed any artist the author's clear style render the book approachable to the curious layperson as well.
Mr Noble's elegant dreamscapes have been thrilling me since childhood and it is a genuine boon to discover the pearls of wisdom contained within this essential volume as an adult.