This is my fifth art book from Pixar.
In typical Pixar art book fashion, the pages are filled with concept drawings, visualizations and the thought process that went behind the production of Ratatouille. Through these pages, you'll come to a realization that their success is no fluke.
The creators travelled to France to research on the restaurants, food and the people. The effort and level of detail they put into the research can be clearly seen from the artwork from the book. The concept art and renders of the food in 3D made me imagine how they will taste if they were actually real.
You'll be able to see a lot of character designs for the humans as well as the rats. Sculpted models are also provided in photos. The storyboards, as you'll see plenty, are followed strictly in the movie. The compositions and lighting are the art form itself.
This book is filled with life and food, just like the movie. It makes for a perfect coffee table book.
Stocks do run out for art books, even from amazon.com. So if you're into buying artbooks, do so fast. You really don't want to miss this, especially if you're a Pixar fan.
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