When you think about everything that goes into the production of all the cool characters and creatures you see in movies, it amazes you. If you’re interested in this kind of thing then there’s an an art book about the style of creature and character design for motion pictures, television, video games and toys. This is a project by Sandy Collora.
Collora says “The Art of Creature and Character Design, is a project I have been wanting to do for quite some time now. It’s a very informative, comprehensive, lavishly illustrated volume on the art and aesthetics of creature and character design for film, video games and toys. It will explore the style, approach, technique, and inspiration of some of the best creature and character designers in the world.” This book looks like a vital resource to character designers, FX makeup designers, and even to those who want a look behind the curtain.
The book will include a lot of the author’s work as well as work that Collora’s friends and acquaintances throughout the industry have contributed. Collora thanks all these artists for being a part of volume one of the first book of its kind.
The Art of Creature and Character Design will be a 100+ page book that will be available in three formats; a digital, downloadable version, a softcover and a hard bound edition. The author will sign each printed copy and he’s hoping to get other artists to sign it as well. Those of you out there who are artists in the making or just interested in artistic design and you want to learn how your favorite artists came up with the idea then the this is a must buy for you. The downloadable version will cost $25. As you pledge more, you are rewarded with more. The book is scheduled for delivery by April 2015.