This is another scrapbook style art book from Insight Editions. It's a big vertical hardcover book that is housed inside a thick cardboard box.
The book is filled to the brim with art. Nothing less since it contains work from all three Shrek movies. They are arranged based on location, in an order as they appeared in the movies.
Included are concept art, matte paintings, sketches, character designs, storyboards and movie prop designs. By movie prop designs, I mean art like wanted posters, paintings, cupboards, signages and other props are used in the 3D world. It's also interesting to see storyboard artists portraying their interpretation of Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots.
In between the pages are little booklets with more art. Everything in the book is well captioned from the perspective of storytelling.
The amazing variety of style showcased is breathtaking and fun at the same time. It's very inspiring and makes me want to pick up my pen and draw something.
It has been a long time coming for this art book and I'm glad to say it's well worth the wait. This book is highly recommended for fans of Shrek, concept artists, production designers or people who just like art.
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