Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Art of Disney's Dragons / Book Review #Disney #DisneyDragons

By: Tom Bancroft
Published by: Disney
Released on: June 28th, 2016
Ages: Disney fans of all ages, especially for adults.
Purchase from: Disney + other retails 
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Rating: 5 Owlets
Thank you to Disney for providing a copy of this book in xchenage for my honest review

Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney artist to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of another. That idea was the inspiration for The Art of Disney’s Dragons. The drawings contained within this volume represent the entire range of dragon-themed development art from animators, live-action studio artists, and Imagineers. Inside find playful pencil studies of Mushu; color concepts on Figment (who was green before he became purple!); bold pencil layouts on Maleficent, and the latest character explorations of Elliot from the new Spring/Summer 2016 live-action film Pete’s Dragon. Tom Bancroft, often recognized in Disney circles as being lead animator on Mushu the dragon in Mulan, writes the book’s introductory essay.

A must have for fans of Disney's dragons. This collection of art features Disney dragons, both good and bad, through the years. It's a collection of sketches, and illustrations, making it a must have for Disney fans of all ages, as well as Disney art fans. Plus, dragons! I loved getting a look through the years at all of the various dragons Disney has used for both their movies, and their stories. 

Some illustrations featured in the book may be a little scary for younger kids.
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