This is essentially a sketchbook. It also looks very much like a school project for art students. And the art students in particular are Khang Le, Mike Yamada and Felix Yoon.
The Skillful Huntsman is actually a story by the Brothers Grimm.
Based on the short story, the artists then came up with concept drawings for the characters, set, props and environment. As you can see in the video, there are lots of sketches on character designs. For every subject, there's comment from the artist on the thought process for the creation. And just beneath that comment is another one from the Scott Robertson, a teacher at the Art College of Design.
It's fun to see how the 3 artists interpret the stories and come up with their own unique concepts and designs.
Bear in mind that this book was published in 2005. These talented students have already gone on to work at major studios. You can see more of Khang Le's paintings on The Art of Monster House.
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