|Now||2018||Previous||Articles||Road Essays||Road Reviews||Author||Title||Source||Age||Genre||Series||Format||Inclusivity||LGBTA||Portfolio|
The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2: 01/27/15
The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2 by Linda Sunshine is a folio highlighting the artistic process behind the film. It's a full color, glossy affair.
The reproduced artwork is gorgeous and something any fan of the film will probably enjoy being able to linger over. There are photographs of the inspiration behind the the landscapes and sets. There are comparisons with the old film to see how characters were aged for the new one.
The unfortunate part of this book, though, is the conflict between the luscious artwork and the tiny text for the captions. The book needs to be read under good lighting, or with a magnifying glass, and there's no excuse for that. The book is huge. All it would have taken would be slight larger type face or some white space behind the text blocks.