“With Framed Ink, Marcos Mateu distills his twenty-plus year career in feature animation into a clear, practical manual on the language of images. Marcos has a special eye for composition, lighting, and continuity that creates a tangible sense of mood and drama in all of his work.”
- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-founder and CEO DreamWorks Animation SKG
“There are some people who draw in a way that looks like they load their pens with pure liquified fun. Concept artist Marcos Mateu has a wonderful character of line and a jaunty, casual style that makes it look like the lines danced out and created the image of their own accord. His loose, relaxed application of color, which careens between brilliant lights and rich, atmospheric darks, just adds to the visual treat. Mateu’s drawings have just the right touch of exaggeration to give them extra visual appeal; lines are given an extra spring, forms bent out just a bit, and figures swirled into motion in a way that gives everything a sense of verve and life.” - Charley Parker
Spanish born Marcos Mateu-Mestre is a visual concept, traditional animation layout, and graphic novel artist whose film credits include titles such as ‘Balto’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, ‘Asterix and the Vikings’ and ‘Surf’s Up’ amongst others.
With an extensive experience of twenty years in feature animation, working mainly for Dreamworks and Sony Pictures, he has also been teaching drawing, illustration and visual storytelling techniques for twelve years.
His works as a film maker have mostly included both the design and cinematic aspects of film, taking care of frame composition, lighting and visual continuity of many key sequences in some major productions.
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Great book. Very clear and precise. Definitely worth the time to study it.Published 13 days ago by Ted M. Johnson
I found this to be a very helpful and informative book on storyboarding and composition. I have been a professional artist for over 10 years, but only recently have I developed an... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Anthony Carey
A must-read -- such great info in this book as everyone will attest to. Yay!Published 22 days ago by Sam Gonzalez
Very Nice Book... high Quality images...
and good structure for learn about compositions!
Looks good but I haven't opened it yet since it is a x-mas present..lol I just know my wife got it for me..lolPublished 1 month ago by Dustin Pageloff
I read this as i was working on an eight page comic story. I scraped all eight pages and started over with much better results.Published 2 months ago by Marvin Mann
This is a pretty good book. I have to say I was expecting more, but a good buy nonethelessPublished 3 months ago by Pedro Ferreira