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Transformers: The Ark - A Complete Compendium Of Transformers Animation Models Paperback – May 30, 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing (May 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600100805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600100802
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. Murphy on February 5, 2008
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I decided to get this book upon a suggestion from an internet friend. I personally love drawing and recently started making attempts at some of the original Transformers. I was pausing the computer screen and making attempts to hunt down good reference material. This book worked wonders for me. It is all in black & white,with multiple views of the characters. Apparently most are character models that the animators used for the cartoon.It does have all the characters from the 3.5 American Seasons of the cartoon. If you enjoy drawing or just want to remember who everybody was, I'd recommend this book.
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Substantial historical reference of the Transformer robot roster of the 80s. While the line quality can be poor in a few models, they are all still adequate as a starting point for budding artists. Given their simpler block construction, they are easier to study, copy, and position in 3-D space for young artists eager to learn how to draw their own transformers. For a good basic library of Transformers Art, this would be a good bundle with You Can Draw Transformers (DK) (Spiral-bound).
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Very nice book who are fans of the original animation. It has many nicely character design (model pack drawings) in the book. The book's graphic design is layout by T.V. seasons. Easy to follow the progression of each generation designs for the series. I am very satisfied with this book. What I like to see is the next book from the publisher is to have a background layout drawings and paintings from the television series.
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"Transformers: The Ark" is a fantastic resource for any Transformers fan or budding artist. This book is a great compendium of all character sheets from both the original Transformers G1 cartoon and the animated movie circa 1986. All character sheets are presented in black and white from the original drawings.

There are even some historical notes for specific characters an changes that were made in their design.
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This book is more of art book. There plenty of pictures of transformers as seen in their cartoon form(also contains early concept models). There is not much to read in this book except for a couple of paragraphs. If you are a fan of the cartoon show than get this book.
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If you area true TF fan you have to get this book! Its got sketches of just about every single transformer from the original series and some that were only released in the toys! Its a completely amazing art book and a must have for TF fans!
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