Friday, June 08, 2012


The new Pixar movie is upon us soon and I'm really excited to see it.  The best precursor to watching the movie has been reading the Art of Brave written by my good friend Jenny Lerew.

Ill be honest, I never read these books because i'm usually captured by the art and I'm just a slow reader in general so I skim.  This book I'm reading and the writing moves so well that I'm captivated by the story that Jenny tells.

I found myself wanting to know the next story point and the next and the next.

All of us in animation have gone through processes like this but Jenny writes it with great tension and humor painting a world that sounds exciting and primordial.

Oh yeah, and one more small little thing.  This book is chuck full of amazing paintings, character designs, Storyboards, who'd of thought Storyboards would be celebrated so much?  Jenny has really made a book that gives more and more every time I open it!  It's a definite must have book!

Hat's off to Jenny Lerew and the Pixar team of amazing artists and filmmakers for such a great Art of book!


Louise Smythe said...

I didn't know the book was out yet! I really admire Jenny Lerew and can't wait to see Brave. Thanks for sharing, Dave!

Portlynn Tagavi said...

ahhhhhhh yeah!!! got that in the mail last week! have kept it by my side since, it's great i've learned a lot from just looking at it!!!!

tiffannysketchbook said...

i would really like to actually READ the book, but i keep getting enchanted by the actual pictures and forget to actually read!

JK Riki said...

Doesn't that ruin the movie though?! I like checking out the Art Of books, but only ever after I see the film, otherwise it's spoiled. :)

I got to see an advance screening. Worth a trip to the theater, but not quite at Toy Story/The Incredibles/Wall-E level to me. La Luna in 3D was fantastic, though.

Jeff Maka Merghart said...

Just ordered my copy from Amazon! Can't wait to get it!! I hope you will be making a sketchbook for San Diego Comic Con this year! Your life drawing is especially great! I've referred many people to it :)