|Monsters University Scare School colour exploration -- Dice Tsutsumi|
Pixar's fourteenth feature film is fast approaching, but almost as eagerly anticipated - particularly going off how vibrant and beautiful the trailers have been - is the accompanying Art of book, The Art of Monsters University. To help hype both the book and the film, and give us all a peek at how the talented artists at Pixar created the extended monster world for Monsters U, Disney and Pixar have rolled out an array of beautiful new concept art.
|Monsters University college age Mike concept sketch -- Ricky Nierva|
|Monsters University college age Sully concept|
sketch -- Ricky Nierva (marker, 2009)
|Oozma Kappa -- Chris Sasaki (pencil, 2010)|
There are some great, quirky and beautifully cartoony character designs, as well as some absolutely stunning scene concept art and exploratory pieces, from artists including Ricky Nierva (Up), Robert Kondo (Ratatouille, La Luna) and the always impressive Dice Tsutsumi (Toy Story 3). Head on over to Pixar Post to check out the full batch.
|Monsters University Athletic Track -- Shelly Wan (digital, 2010)|
The Art of Monsters University - which is written by The Art of Ratatouille author, Karen Paik - is released by Chronicle Books in June (US) and on 1st July (UK). The actual film is released on 21st June (US) and 12th July (UK).
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