Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers Paperback – Illustrated, Aug. 31 2010
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- Publisher : Design Studio Press; Illustrated edition (Aug. 31 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1933492953
- ISBN-13 : 978-1933492957
- Item weight : 630 g
- Dimensions : 21.74 x 1.4 x 27.81 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
“With Framed Ink, Marcos Mateu distills his twenty-plus year career in feature animation into a clear, practical manual on the language of images. Marcos has a special eye for composition, lighting, and continuity that creates a tangible sense of mood and drama in all of his work.”
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-founder and CEO DreamWorks Animation SKG
“There are some people who draw in a way that looks like they load their pens with pure liquified fun. Concept artist Marcos Mateu has a wonderful character of line and a jaunty, casual style that makes it look like the lines danced out and created the image of their own accord. His loose, relaxed application of color, which careens between brilliant lights and rich, atmospheric darks, just adds to the visual treat. Mateu’s drawings have just the right touch of exaggeration to give them extra visual appeal; lines are given an extra spring, forms bent out just a bit, and figures swirled into motion in a way that gives everything a sense of verve and life.” - Charley Parker
About the Author
Spanish born Marcos Mateu-Mestre is a visual concept, traditional animation layout, and graphic novel artist whose film credits include titles such as ‘Balto’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, ‘Asterix and the Vikings’ and ‘Surf’s Up’ amongst others.
With an extensive experience of twenty years in feature animation, working mainly for Dreamworks and Sony Pictures, he has also been teaching drawing, illustration and visual storytelling techniques for twelve years.
His works as a film maker have mostly included both the design and cinematic aspects of film, taking care of frame composition, lighting and visual continuity of many key sequences in some major productions.
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Some art books I have will have extraneous mostly useless information, like interviews with various artists (which if I buy a how to draw book, I want to learn to draw, not read about some unknown artist's favourite flavour of tea). This book isn't about drawing as such, but how to lay out comic panels etc... Every paragraph of text in the book is related to the book's subject matter. I was very satisfied with all the good relevant information.
Highly recommend this book!
Incredibly informative and well written book, with great visuals!
It seemed to be leaning towards storytelling in film,but there's definitely a lot of transferrable skills for any sequential art.
You can tell the author is an experienced artist.
Definite recommend for any artist interested in telling stories.
Top reviews from other countries
It's really well written and beautifully, if minimally, illustrated in monochrome. I don't think I will watch a movie in the same way again as I have picked up so many tips on how shots are composed and these can easily be translated to concept paintings. If you are interested in this field or movie making then I would not hesitate in saying this book is an invaluable addition to your library. Absolutely first class resource.
O único ponto que esse livro peca é na parte que ele explica sobre planos. É muito básico. Não é algo que deveria faltar em um livro que se aventure a explicar sobre composições. No entanto, não se engane, não é algo que tire uma estrela, este livro é maravilhoso e, com certeza, uma obrigação na biblioteca de qualquer artista!
Se você, assim como eu, é uma pessoa encanada com o estudo sobre planos, adquira o livro "The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition". É um livro que se foca somente em tipos de planos. Como o nome sugere, é voltado para cineastas, mas o que são os quadrinhos senão uma atividade que lida com narrativa através de imagens? Esse livro teve uma versão brasileira, e recebeu o nome de "O olhar do cineasta", mas virou raridade, chegando a custar mais de R$200 em certos casos.