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Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Art of the Animated Series Hardcover – Jun 1 2010
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There are loads of character and background designs inside, in sketches and in their finished coloured form. The main characters like Aang and others come with cool animation sequences created with pencils. Also included are many of the discarded concepts which were difficult to animate or doesn't suit the story. Appa had some really awesome spiral horns but were discarded, unfortunately. The character drawings are superb. Just by looking at their different expressions you can pretty much guess their characteristics.
Besides the characters which includes the town folks and soldiers, there are also drawings for many miscellaneous stuff like storyboards, airships, hybrid animals, wanted posters, promotional posters, chibi (or super deformed) style and random doodles from meetings.
Did I mention the background paintings? The world created is so beautiful!
The whole book is annotated heavily by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. They talk about everything on production, from creating the pilot episode to Nickelodeon approving the final season. You can see and read about their influences and inspiration everywhere, from Buddhism, Studio Ghibli, Gainax, Chinese martial arts, etc. It's very interesting to see how they apply what they learned from research to their drawings and animation.
This is a fantastic art book for the series and fans, which should appeal to anyone who hasn't watch the series. Good art appeals to all.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Another thing I really liked is that they didn't put anything about the upcoming live action movie in it. I love the series, but I have doubts on the movie, so I wanted something from the SERIES, and I got what I wanted. There's not even a promotional page!
As a graduated animation student and as a big fan of the series, I definitely recommend it!!!!
Beautifully illustrated and arranged by the different kingdoms.
This is a must for any Avatar fans!
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I loved reading about the development of this series. This was a wonderful insight into the minds of the creators of the Avatar series and is a great inspiration and reference for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michelle
This book is awesome, you can learn some exciting new things about this lovely characters and the great effort of creators to make this protect the master piece it is. Recommended.Published 9 months ago by diego gonzalez
Great book a must own for any avatar fan. Lots of beautiful art and concepts too look at, and a great read aswell with behind the scenes info and stories.Published on April 30 2013 by C TURCOTTE
This book is a true Treasure. A Gift to the fans of the series. It's a must own for any fan.Published on March 1 2013 by Xenver
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