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The Art of Robots

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:08 am
by agent44
This is hands down one of the best "Art of" books I've seen. Though it's overflowing with art on every page, it still has a nice ratio of art and commentary. Despite the standardized format of most of the art books today it's layout is easy to read and has a great collection big images. My only complaint is that I wish it was even bigger. Like the art of Tarzan book. And that it had fold out like the incredibles book.

The artists that really stand out in this book are Greg Couch, Michael Knapp, and Dice Tsutsumi. Couch has a keen sense of character and presence parralleled to De Seve, and in the case of his work for Robots, surpasses him. Knapp and Tsutsumi prove themselves as masters in color and atmosphere.

It's also nice to see a lot of William Joyce's work. If your bored with Santa Calls and Dino Bob, this will give you a good Joyce fix.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:19 am
by deantrippe
I was JUST wondering whether to pick this up. :)

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:11 pm
by Plouffe
is BIll Joyce the same person as william Joyce..??

I saw in the book some commentaries done by William Joyce "executive PRoducer.. But on the other hand alot of the art is done by Bill Joyce =p.. im guessing its the same person .. just comfusing =p...

VERY Nice book. I told Kazu to go pick up a copy this morning. My only complaint is that i like to see a variety of materials used for the concept work.. Pastel , watercolour , pencils , digital , charcoal ECTT ECT.. All the work in there seems to either be Pencil or Digital. No real complaints though just somethign i noticed.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:14 pm
by agent44
Yeah, Bill and william are the same guy.

Your complaint about mediums was pretty much my complaint about the Art of incredibles. Too much collage and guache paintings. I wanted more pencil and digital stuff.

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:30 pm
by kamikazestyle
hey jake, remember when we went to bill joyce's studio?

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:55 am
by complete2
kamikazestyle wrote:hey jake, remember when we went to bill joyce's studio?
who are you?
do i know you?

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:50 pm
by Finnegan
what a great book. i picked it up this week and i have to say that it's one of my favorite "art of" books too. the variety in it is fantastic. It gets me even more excited for the movie.


=BoB=

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:43 am
by kamikazestyle
complete2 wrote:
kamikazestyle wrote:hey jake, remember when we went to bill joyce's studio?
who are you?
do i know you?
i used to work with jake at reelfx. we took a field trip to his studio one day. awesome place. lots of "robots" concept art.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:08 pm
by complete2
yeah, but do i know you?
i've worked with jake too.
i helped with storyboards for Valor vs. Venom.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:21 pm
by kamikazestyle
complete2 wrote:yeah, but do i know you?
i've worked with jake too.
i helped with storyboards for Valor vs. Venom.
i was there at the beginning of valor/venom. cmae in on the first joe movie, left on the second. did some prop work with robert on v/v but thats about it. i was hired with danny. im keith.

Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:54 pm
by complete2
oh, i was getting you confused with Keith Aiken.
ok. cool.
we might have met. im friends with danny too.

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:18 am
by kamikazestyle
complete2 wrote:oh, i was getting you confused with Keith Aiken.
ok. cool.
we might have met. im friends with danny too.
im sure i met you, i used to stop by every once in awhile. danny and i used to be room mates in florida when we went to ringling.

are you still at reelfx?

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:17 pm
by complete2
haha
we've totally hijacked this thread.
but no,
im in LA now. i work here: www.belief.com

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:24 am
by kamikazestyle
complete2 wrote:haha
we've totally hijacked this thread.
but no,
im in LA now. i work here: www.belief.com
yes we have...its great isnt it?

im in LA as well...i decided to put my ringling degree to more use and im going back to school for toy design. im goin to otis. the combination should have a good outcome. if you have AIM say hi sometime. my name is kamikazestyle101.

i wasnt a fan of reelfx, theres some other people out here as well (lets just say theyre not fans either...but theyre working for disney now...and happy)

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:04 am
by agent44
Oh for pete's sake just private message each other!