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Ashley Wood's Art Of Metal Gear Solid Paperback – April 21, 2009

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Ashley Wood is an Australian comic book artist and illustrator who is well known for his cover art, concept design and his work as an art director.

Ashley Wood is an Australian comic book artist and illustrator who is well known for his cover art, concept design and his work as an art director.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING (April 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600103626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600103629
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Length: 1:05 Mins
I've reviewed this book before.

IDW had previously published this book with a different cover in 2009, Ashley Wood's Art Of Metal Gear Solid. The 2011 edition sports a white cover but the content is the same. It's now available at a saner price as the earlier edition is out of print.

Ashley Wood's art is still loud and dramatic.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Looks like Ashley Wood got roped in to create more concept art for Metal Gear Solid, in his own style.

The book I have is a white paperback cover instead of the brown one shown on Amazon (left image), not that it makes any difference.

It collects art from Ashley Wood's graphic novel adaptations of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty. Additionally, it also has art created for the Metal Gear Solid: Mobile Portable Ops video game.

Here are some keywords to be associated with the book: big guns, long legs, crazy brushstrokes, stylish portraits, no captions.

Fans of Ashley Wood's style and Metal Gear Solid might want to take a look at this book.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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This book was bought because my friend Josh got me to start noticing Ashley Wood's work. His art almost looks sloppy the way he draws his ink out. I believe its watercolors and ink in this book with some screen tone. I flipped through it once but then I really looked at the art ya know. Each picture is really special in its own way. His style of art is very attractive because it isnt neat, its raw and very vivid. If you are interested in Metal Gear or just great art it will do the job to inspire you. I still am getting ready to sketch a few of the pics for myself.
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By Neil on September 27, 2011
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Awesome book! Being an avid Metal Gear collector, of course I had to scoop this up. The paper is heavy and each page is glossy. Also the book is much bigger than I expected a little bigger than your average spiral bound notebook Sure to be a collectors item!
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I love Metal Gear Artwork, especially from Yoji Shinkawa however, his books are elusive in the USA. So I bought Ashley Woods book, and it goes without saying that is art is very good. And whether you want some art to look at or you're searching for inspiration, go ahead and get the book. The only thing I feel this book lacked was a commentary, or even an interview of Ashley Wood, I always enjoy hearing an artists comments of their work. The book has NO WORDS, just art. That's my only gripe, lack of commentary.
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Format: Paperback
Ashley Wood, the driving force behind the two Metal Gear Solid comic books series, as well as the work behind the movies in the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, gives us a collection of their fine work from all three of the previously mentioned material.

When I received my book, I realized that, much like fellow Amazon user Parka, I too had a white cover. However, I've realized that I enjoy that cover better than I do the one displayed on the Amazon info page.

The book is 120 pages of, as I said, the finest work Ashley Wood has ever done (in my opinion). The pictures are semi-split into "sections".. For instance when you see a picture of Solid Snake, the next few pages are more than likely going to include pictures of Solid Snake. The way the book itself is, is great. The size of it is great, larger than a normal book.. The only way I can desribe the size is that it's about the same size of a video game strategy guide.

The cover, while not hard, isn't paper thin either. It's very sturdy, and could probably hold up to normal wear and tear fairly well (only time will tell, though). The pages inside are also fairly thick, and don't show finger-prints or anything of the things fellow art book aficionados fear. The pictures come through vibrant, clear, and even the pictures that have been "resized" to fit the page length look brilliant.

Say you have no idea what Metal Gear Solid is, nor have heard of the comics, yet you're a fan of Ashley Wood? I would tell you to pick this book up, because as I've said, in my honest opinion it is Ashley's finest work. However, to the fans of the comics, and even the fans of just the game? This is a must-have for your book shelf. The size, image quality, and price are all great. You will not regret it, and you will come back to look at it time and time again.
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This is an excellent collection of works by Ashley Wood. Do not buy this if you are looking for a compendium of MGS art throughout the years. This is more recent works such as the images from MGS Portable Ops. Beautiful work with great details.
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the book is cool but the the cover is a white one and has a different picture on the front. My only other complaint is that even i knew it was going to be 120+ pages it still feels kinda small, but for the price its worth it.
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