Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book Review

Posted By yonghow on July 23rd, 2014

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book

Hiromasa Yonebayashi is a Japanese animator and director from Studio Ghibli, having directed The Secret World of Arrietty and the upcoming film When Marnie Was There.

This art book is a collection of his concept sketches, drawings and illustrations he has created for more recent Studio Ghibli films like When Marnie Was There, Ponyo, Arrietty and Kaze Tachinu ( When The Wind Rises ).

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book

(above & below right ) Character design illustrations for When Marnie Was There.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book

(below left) Layout board drawings for Ponyo. This particular piece was used as one of the promotional images for the amazing Ghibli Layout Design Exhibition, first held in Tokyo in 2008.

Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book
Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book

A beautiful collection of art work from one of Ghibli’s new wave of young directors. With Miyazaki-san retired ( for now :P ), it will be up to new talent like Hiromasa Yonebayashi to carry on the amazing work that the studio has done so far.

“Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works” details :

– Dimensions – 29.4 x 21 x 1.4 cm
– Softcover, 128 pages
– Full color, in Japanese language

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2 Responses to “Hiromasa Yonebayashi Art Works Book Review”

Alejandro

Five image, from the top…could those research sketches could be more expresiive ? I mean, if the such called “minimalism” as Bauhaus concept,or “less is more” is applied to character design, this is it. I think i could stare at them for hours. I think that’s one of the most powerful thingss of Ghibli.

yonghow

The animators in Japan have mastered the skill of creating the most expressive faces with the least amount of strokes, I think. :]

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