There is no debate as to the sheer beauty of the visuals seen in Pixar’s films – from the animation to the lighting, each sequence is stacked with tiny details that warrant repeat viewings to fully appreciate. During the development cycle of the films, an extraordinary amount of conceptual artwork is drawn up by the talented artists at the studio. The film’s art books are the best in-depth look into the gorgeous art we would otherwise rarely see. After the break, take a look at the cover of the upcoming Art of Inside Out book!
The book features an introduction by the film’s director, Pete Docter, and a foreward by the star of the film, Amy Poehler, who voices the emotion Joy. It is sure to contain stunning artwork of all the emotions and the creative environments inside the mind. Given the inventiveness of the story, similar to Monsters, Inc., the filmmaking team had to create a whole new world. Although it was inspired by ideas of how the mind works, Docter and company truly had to depend on their imagination to develop the locales. With The Art of Monsters, Inc. being one of the best Pixar art books (in my opinion, obviously), the Inside Out book will hopefully excel as well.
Amazon has the tendency to release images and details of upcoming books, and has not disappointed with a first look at The Art of Inside Out (via Pixar Post). Below, take a look at the cover which was unveiled recently:
It provides us with some new concept art we have not yet seen. Not only do we get another look at Joy and Sadness, but we also get what seems to be a storyboard from the first scene of the film. We have to note that the cover artwork may not be final. The covers for these art books have changed at times before their release, so you may not necessarily want to get too attached to it. Don’t worry – at the very least, all these pieces of artwork will at least be found in the book itself.
The description of the book, seen at Amazon, follows:
The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film’s writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film.
The 176-page Art of Inside Out is scheduled to arrive in bookstores late Spring.