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The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Hardcover – December 16, 2016
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There is so much artwork here that one could spend hours going through and studying the images in the book. Some of my favorites are detailed below:
- The designs of K2-SO, the film's new droid and likely a fan favorite from the film. The book shows very early concepts of K2, and well as artwork that looks to be near to the final film version of the droid.
- Rough sketches of Jyn, including various alternate costume and gear designs.
- Designs for the new all-black Death Troopers, Director Krennic's elite personal guards.
- Illustrations of Krennic's encounter with Darth Vader in his castle on Mustafar.
- Full two-page spreads of artwork from the Battle of Scarif (both the ground and air campaigns).
In looking through the book, it's interesting to see how the design team takes cues from old Star Wars (necessary given the film's proximity to the original 1977 film) and build on it to create new designs. For example, you'll see the traditional TIE Fighter that you know and love, but you'll also be introduced to the TIE Striker (very similar in overall look and design, but a distinctive new shape).Read more ›
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This 256-page hardcover is densely packed with concept art from front to back. The artworks are reproduced large, some pieces are printed across double pages. The huge reproduction sizes do make an impact and they surely look good.
The bulk of the book features environment art, scene paintings and some storyboards. In smaller amount are the designs for characters, creatures, droids and spaceships. All the artworks are digitally painted, with a few pieces 3D rendered or 3D painted over.
The environment artworks are breathtaking. The composition is wonderful, lighting beautiful, and the design and idea look great. The vast textured landscapes look and feel believable. They are painted with so much detail that I took my time to slowly peruse each piece, wondering how they would look like if actually printed as huge paintings on walls.
If you're looking for character art, they are there but definitely not as many pages when compared to the environment art. You do see some costume designs, iteration for Jyn, the stormtroopers, robots.
All the artworks are well captioned, and occasionally there are lengthy and insightful writeup on the design and story process.
It's clear that a lot of work went into creating the concept art. More than hundreds of drawings were created just for spaceship designs. Kudos to all the artists from the art department.
It's an amazing companion for the film. Highly recommended to fans of Star Wars and sci-fi concept art. It's one of 2016's top artbooks to me.
(See more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Highly recommend this book - 5 stars out of 5!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is full of tantalizing images of the development of the Movie. Still wish they used the TIE Striker design shown in the book. Oh well.Published 19 hours ago by V. Bueno
Wow! Wow! This is one of the most beautiful and high quality books of it's kind that I have ever seen. Read morePublished 1 day ago by A. Hearn
Beautiful beautiful book. If you love art, if you love Star Wars, if you love Rogue 1, go for it.Published 5 days ago by Rogue Jedi
I just recieved my copy of this 3 days ago. I purchased my copy through the Science Fiction Book Club as while Amazon has great deals on a lot of the books they carry, the SFBC... Read morePublished 7 days ago by OrangeCrush
This is a great book. I ended up returning mine, because it was too much reading for my 7-year-old niece. Read morePublished 9 days ago by James Astro
This is a beautiful volume and includes some great pieces of concept art, including design processes on new elements like the U-Wing fighter and the K-2SO droid. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Rob Caswell