Book review: The Art of Kung fu Panda
The art of kung fu panda
Date Published: May 13, 2008
List Price: $45.00
welcome in the world of kung fu panda. This book is a great example of "character design" capabilities with marvelous thought-of characters brought live through this book. When you flip through the pages of The art of kung fu panda, you will remain amazed by superb imagination power of Nicolas Marlet, the author of this book.
The entire world of Kung Fu Panda is filled with beautiful characters who have their own interesting background stories. All Kung Fu Panda characters of the book present an exemplary illustration of character design. Pages after pages, you will be introduced to new characters with their various types of props. A lot of research has been done before thinking about the characters to bind the whole story into a colorful kaleidoscope.
Kung Fu Panda, the lead character, is essentially brought from the Chinese history. This bear like animal character has been conceptualized to give special message and lessons. Keeping this fact in mind, design elements and props have been blended properly into the concept. The character designs of Kung Fu Panda beautifully showcase the body language of each of them to present the story in a vivid manner. In order to capture the essence of interaction among various characters, large frames are included throughout the book. Large pages beautifully depict the movie scenes.
The art of kung fu panda is also remarkable if you go to its level of detailing. Every care has been taken to keep the Chinese essence intact. Even the title design of the book reflects the Chinese typography.
The concept and art leading to the inception of kung fu panda is breathtakingly beautiful. This book is worth getting if you haven’t watch the of kung fu panda movie. The interplay between the characters maintained through vivid design presentation visualizes the whole story.
The book is successful not only in showcasing the art, but also successfully presents the visual interaction between various characters against the backdrop of the story. Nicolas Marlet's tremendous artistic skills are strongly felt throughout the book. His ability to extract characteristic features from animals and give them suitable fluid shapes is unparalleled in today's animation industry. We can proudly call this book as a benchmark of designing and a polished animation.
The environmental setup around the characters presents the Chinese demography in an inevitable manner. Selection of colors and their intelligent use undoubtedly make the pages of the book to come alive. Definitely it makes sense to purchase this amazing book to understand the development of this wonderful animation art with various characters.
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Kung fu Panda
Edition: May 13, 2008
Physical Description: 192 pages