Monday, June 7, 2010

Another Valuable Resource

'The Art of Avatar: The Last Airbender' came in today just after a few day's of myself ordering it online, much to my delight. I must say, after Nickolodeon's past publications, I was expecting something somewhat mediocre and more targeted to a younger audience. When I opened the package I was pleasantly suprised to find the book to be a hearty volume, abundant with beautiful art and the creators comments.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is what inspired me to really become a great artist, let alone animator, and it's the sort of show that really immerses you in it's world, and connects you to the lives of it's characters.

If anyone has had some spare cash burning a hole in their pockets, a suggestion would be to perhaps invest in an art book from an animation? They give you a fantastic insight as to how the artists ideas evolve, both in their own interpretations and what happens when they bounce ideas of other artists. But most of all I find they give the reader inspiration, which after all, is how anything great begins.

The power of the creative mind people. We make stuff come to life.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Tim. There are a number of 2nd years you should chat to as well. I know that Corey has the art of "How to Train Your Dragon". I know that Braden draws this character quite a lot. And I'm sure Alice has some interesting discussion about the benefit of "Art of..." animation textbooks. I saw the Ponyo one at Folio Books and was very tempted but got the Maya text instead.