I believe today is the official release of this new tome from Weta.
Several hundred pages packed with conceptual design, production art, CG look development and beauty renders of the final 3D assets. My friend and colleague Chris Guise has spent months on the layout and design of this book and it looks really great. When I first started at Weta some three and a half years ago, design was winding down on Tintin. I was lucky to sneak in on the last few weeks of work and broke my teeth on character and environment designs for none other than Mr Steven Spielberg. Luckily, several of these novice pieces made the cut and snuck into the book. Of course they were my very first pieces ever done in a production environment and they are over 3 years old, but I will still proudly splash them all over the blog very soon.
To celebrate and promote the release Chris Guise is doing a signing at the Weta Cave tomorrow - Saturday, October 15 - from Noon - 2pm. He will be joined by the lovable Frank Victoria.
Chris is also doing another signing at the Weta Cave in Auckland on Sunday 16 October from 11am.
If you want to check out the work of the artists involved (before you see the book) then it contains most of the artists in my friends links on the sidebar.
Weta Cave Wellington
Weta Cave Auckland