The Art of Ant-Man By Jacob Johnston

    Good art of book! Takes more time on the art than on the making of the book. That's something an art book should all ways do! ;) 256


    I have all the MCU Art Of books, so I didn’t hesitate to preorder Ant-Man when it was announced. Now that I’ve received it, I have to say it’s not as impressive as the other Phase 2 books.

    Part of the issue, I think, is that the story takes place on Earth and Scott Lang is just a “regular guy.” There’s not much need for “world-building.” Some time is spend on Hank Pym’s house, and I admit I missed a lot of the details while watching the film, but it’s just not as interesting as Tony Stark’s workshop/house or anything about Asgard, let alone GOTG. There’s actually a couple pages devoted to the safe door that Scott Lang breaks into – not exactly exciting material.

    Since the environment has little to offer, most of the book is focused on the design of the suits: Ant-Man’s, Yellowjacket’s, both Wasps. There was a lot of excellent concept art here, but again, it pales when compared to the work that was done for Iron Man or his Iron Legion. Most of the book is filled with double-page spreads of concept art of Ant-Man, and storyboards.

    A couple things that did stand out in the book were the discussion of how to render things from an ant’s eye view and the ants themselves. There’s a page devoted to each species of ant, why they chose that species and how they translated them to film. I enjoyed this section a lot. How to render the ants’ perspective was also cool. How would normal objects look from such a small scale? How do you render backgrounds that they are recognizable without having any detail?

    Overall, this is a nice production, with the beautiful high-quality paper and matching slipcase. However, the content is just a little underwhelming. Recommended to those collecting the series, but not for one-off purchases unless you’re a die-hard Ant-Man fan. 256 a look at the development of Ant-Man. 256 Would love if there was more different artists' take on Ant-Man and his costumes, more concept art about the microcosmos of the whole movie or what ifs. Like there were on most of Art of Marvel books.
    256 5 ⭐

    This book shows the art designs that were used in the Ant-Man film. These designs included the Ant-Man suit, Yellow jacket suit, and the fight scenes.

    The designs for the Ant-Man movie were very cool. I didn't really like the movie though. Not much of a fan of heist movies and I thought Luis's explanations were annoying. 256 Like many people I'm sure, when Marvel announced they were making an Ant-Man movie my initial reaction was huh, really? Of course Marvel went on to create a great movie filled with action and humor and introduce a great character to their cinematic universe. This book shows a bit of the road they took to get there.
    Like the other books in the Marvel movie art series this comes in a really nice slipcase and is really high quality. Inside you get concept art for the various suits, characters, locations, and tech you'll find in the movie. You also get commentary from the artists and designers so you can see how the final product materialized. One thing that is rather interesting is that you get multiple artists working on the same thing. For example there may be three different concept artists working on the suit for Yellowjacket so it's interesting to see how those differ and what elements are taken from each one for the final design. 256

    Experience the true scale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the latest entry in Marvel's ART OF series. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas take up the mantles of Scott Lang and Hank Pym as Marv el's Ant-Man brings a founding member of the Avengers to the big screen for the first time. In this keepsake volume, explore the pages of script secrets and production designs that showcase the creativity of Marvel's talented filmmakers. With intricate concept art, full-color photography from the set and finished film, and commentary from the filmmakers, including Director Peyton Reed, this collectible will delight new and old fans alike. The Art of Ant-Man

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