I love buying “Art Of” books, I love collecting each one mainly for inspiration and learning, but also for the pleasure of owning a minuscule part of this beautiful animated industry, and maybe one day I can leave this books as a lovely memory for my kids. Sometimes I buy the book, go over a couple of pages when I receive it, and then put it on a shelf next to the others for that day when I will need it for a project or just to be inspired for a personal project.

Well, it’s not fair for these beautiful books to be shelved and not put to good use, but with the hectic schedule and, when you do have a brake, you want to stay away from the design, reference, inspiration materials. I feel in some ways words like “Inspiration books, reference materials and others in the same category” took the fun out of enjoying these books cause we just feel that we have to do them for the sake of the job and the work that we are constantly doing.

So I had an idea: 2 kill 2 birds with one stone! (How cruel is this saying! Really there surely be a better less cruel saying that we can use instead of this.) I actually googled “kill 2 birds with one stone alternative” and I found one which fits perfectly with what I’m trying to do with this tiny project: ” Grow two trees from one seed”. How beautiful is that!. It puts a smile on my face and I can already imagine those beautiful trees and the sun rays coming though their leaves.

The Art of Wreck-It Ralph (The Art of Disney)  The Art of Frozen  The Art of Monsters University  The Art of Pixar: 25th Anniv.: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation

Now that we have addressed the expression conundrum we can get back to the matter at hand. So I decided to start reading these books and write a blog post with all the stuff that I found interesting, helpful, eye opening, brain melting amazing or just fun, and I will share these with the people who read my blog.

The Art of Up  The Art of WALL.E  The Art of Tangled  The Art of The Incredibles  The Art of Toy Story 3

Now I’m not saying that these are the only things that you can learn from these books, it’s just the things that I found helpful for me as a 3D Artist. This is not a review of the book, it’s more or less an in depth analysis (I haven’t started yet and I’m already using fancy words like analysis). So, to make things simple and easy, I will write about whatever I find in the book that attracts my attention and helps me become a better artist or maybe even a better human being :)

About Oasim Karmieh

My name is Oasim Karmieh and for the last 12 years I have been working as a freelancer,I have had the pleasure to work with clients all over the world. I have worked on some amazing projects from Animated films, animated short films, commercials and interactive iPad books. I’m what you call a Jack of all trades, but my true love and passion is teaching I always enjoyed sharing my knowledge and technique with all my friends, This is why I started Pixelophy.com, cause I really believe in sharing knowledge and experience, the only way we can grow as artists is to help other artists grow with us.

One Comment

  • Okami5 says:

    I totally agree with you. These books are amazing! Have you already reviewed some of them? ‘Cause I would really love reading the ideas from a professional artist :)

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