Animal Logic for mailing this book to me.
Animal Logic is an animation studio based in Australia.
The Legends of the Guardians ( US | CA | UK | DE | FR | JP) is one of the big animated movie titles they have worked on. The film was directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen).
This is a 160-page hardcover artbook self-published by Animal Logic. It's only available through their website
It's a well produced book that has production quality similar to
art books from Chronicle Books. Good printing on good paper.
The visuals for the movie are stunning and this artbook collects the concept art. There are character designs, background art, storyboards, sketches, colorscripts and other illustrations.
There are lots of different species of owls featured, both from the good and dark sides. They are beautiful. Owls always are.
Compared to other movies with animals, here they went with a more realistic rather than stylized caricature designs. The details are amazing, especially the fluffy feathers that you can almost touch.
I like the head gears, armor and weapons some owls were wearing. No idea how they are forged but they look great.
Owl talons are pretty dangerous by themselves and they have additional blades fixed on them. Those are truly angry birds.
The overall mood of the art direction is dark and environment paintings reflect that. There aren't a lot of green even with the Great Tree. Others locations are either cavernous or mountainous.
There are lots of beautiful artwork in the book. Recommended to those who like the visuals of the film.
The book is only sold through