Get your motivation lifted with book title starting by: “The art of…”

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Singapore – Merlion

Last week-end I went for a very short trip to Singapore with my dad.

And I couldn’t resist to visit my favourite bookstore: KINOKUNIYA at Orchard road.

I went straight away to the Movie corner under “Entertainement” and find the hidden gems for designer inspiration!

Every time I go there, I feel like hunting a treasure.

I invite you to go to your closest book shop and look for the books which the title start by: “THE ART OF…”

If you are among the people who love watching the behind the scenes of movies, you will love these books!

I secretly took a few pictures in the bookshop to share some visuals with you. Let me start with my favourite one of the moment!


Christmas coming,
I decided to offer a present for myself. And choose one of these beautiful books. I look around, and suddenly I saw the last copy of “SPIDERMAN INTO THE MULTI-VERSE. The art of movie.”

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SPIDERMAN INTO THE MULTI-VERSE. The art of movie.

I watched this movie few weeks ago in the plane. The movie was fabulous! And graphically intense. My eyes kept seeing new images and action animation.

It was such a wonderful surprise for me to see the Art book available now in my hands!

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I know we can find plenty of drawing content online from amazing artists.

However, the value of these artbooks diffuse a such greater energy and emotional impact when you turn the pages.

TIP: You may find the name of the artists. If you love their style, feel free to look for more of their creation online if you want to digg further.

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Study the composition, the story boards, and how you may import these in your own product design projects. Try to identify what makes the picture dynamic and eye catching for your audience.

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You find inside the sketches from your favourite animation and movies: Marvel, Pixar and Disney have plenty of them.

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Check your favourite movies sketches and creation steps!

These books won’t teach you how to draw.

But they are big motivation booster! It is such a pleasure to see the initial sketches and research. I love to see the fluidity, the style of the artists and designers.

The very first sketches are rough, and get more neat along the process. Which is the same process for industrial designers creating products.

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THE ART OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

All the books are wrapped. Select as many as you like, and ask the staff to open them for you. It is a bit of a hassle. But it is the best way to keep them protected.

So don’t be shy.
Ask the staff to help you open all the books you want to discover further.

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These books cover character design, environment design, vehicle design… We can feel how much fun they had to create the universe.


An other visual impact I had also in the plane was from the movie Ready PLayer One, produced by Steven Spielberg. I can’t forget the scene when the gorilla is chasing the racers. Olala!

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THE ART OF READY PLAYER ONE

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Some more here:

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THE ART OF ZOOTOPIA

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THE ART OF SOLO – STAR WARS

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Once again, run to your closest bookstore, and look for the books starting with: The art of… You may find amazing sketching style you admire. And see how to import these lines into your own product design projects.

Cheers,
Chou-Tac

PS: It is not the first time I mention this art books corner at Kinokuniya on the blog. However, it is something that is so exciting to boost your motivation that I can’t missed out to share it with you again. : )

So look for this corner below!

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

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