The Art of How to Train Your Dragon

by Tracey Miller-zameke
Preface by Cressida Cowell

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 23, 2012 | Hardcover

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

This official illustrated tie-in book showcases over 350 spectacular images from the DreamWorks Animation feature film, based on Cressida Cowell''s popular children''s book.

How to Train Your Dragon is the story of a scrawny teenaged Viking, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, who lives on the island of Berk in the North Sea. Hiccup is a member of a Viking tribe and wants to make his father, the chief, proud of him. Entering dragon training, Hiccup has a chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and father. But then, in a world where Dragons and Vikings do not coexist peacefully, Hiccup encounters and ultimately befriends an injured dragon, at which point his world is turned upside down.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon is a spectacularly designed, full-color insider''s guide to the creative process that went into turning Cressida Cowell''s popular book into a feature-length, animated film. Featuring more than 350 pieces of development artwork, including early character designs, story sketches, and concept paintings never before released by the studio, the book provides an in-depth look at the process involved in bringing mythical Dragon and Viking worlds to life.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 10.5 × 11.75 × 0.62 in

Published: January 23, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1557048630

ISBN - 13: 9781557048639

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely stunning! Any of the disney art books have always been exceptional and this is no different. A wide range of oil, mixed media, digital paint and concept art make this a must have for any age. If you loved the movie or love dragon art check this book out because in my opinion its some of disneys best work to date!
Date published: 2011-06-05

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The Art of How to Train Your Dragon

by Tracey Miller-zameke
Preface by Cressida Cowell

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 10.5 × 11.75 × 0.62 in

Published: January 23, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1557048630

ISBN - 13: 9781557048639

About the Book

A guide to the art of the animated film discusses the process of creating and developing the characters and settings and includes storyboards, sketches, color scripts, concept art, and commentary by the director, producer, and artists.

From the Publisher

This official illustrated tie-in book showcases over 350 spectacular images from the DreamWorks Animation feature film, based on Cressida Cowell''s popular children''s book.

How to Train Your Dragon is the story of a scrawny teenaged Viking, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, who lives on the island of Berk in the North Sea. Hiccup is a member of a Viking tribe and wants to make his father, the chief, proud of him. Entering dragon training, Hiccup has a chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and father. But then, in a world where Dragons and Vikings do not coexist peacefully, Hiccup encounters and ultimately befriends an injured dragon, at which point his world is turned upside down.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon is a spectacularly designed, full-color insider''s guide to the creative process that went into turning Cressida Cowell''s popular book into a feature-length, animated film. Featuring more than 350 pieces of development artwork, including early character designs, story sketches, and concept paintings never before released by the studio, the book provides an in-depth look at the process involved in bringing mythical Dragon and Viking worlds to life.

About the Author

Tracey Miller-Zarneke is the former Production Department Manager for Walt Disney Feature Animation and author of The Art of Kung Fu Panda, The Art of Meet The Robinsons, and The Art and Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.