Cover art by Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco & Rodney Fuentebella (cover not final)

Marvel Entertainment once taught fans “How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.” Next year, the Visual Development team behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe will teach you “How to Paint Characters the Marvel Studios Way.”

If you are an aspiring illustrator or just an aficionado of the fine art that goes into the making of every Marvel Studios movie, this book will be for you. See the full description from Marvel.

In this beautiful hardcover, you’ll discover insights from some of the industry’s leading concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Charlie Wen, Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Rodney Fuentebella, Anthony Francisco, and more of the artists behind the Marvel Studios Visual Development team will share their method behind creating iconic designs for all your favorite characters, from Captain America to Black Panther!

Within the stunning pages of this keepsake book, readers will learn these artists’ favorite tools of the trade, their tips for visual character development, their process of collaborating with filmmakers and other artists on the team, and the costume and props departments—and how it all comes together to create seamless film designs! Each five-ten page “character study” will take readers on a step-by-step journey through the artist’s approach to bringing a specific hero or villain to life. Not only will readers get a sense of how each artist works, from their tools to their process, they’ll also get to see how a character’s design was created—from blank page to a final approval!

This book sounds incredible and should offer brilliant insight into visual character development from the people who do it best in all of Hollywood. I’m a massive fan of Marvel Studios’ Vis Dev team, with a complete collection of “Art of” books on my shelf to show for it.

You can bet this book will be added to that shelf when it is released April 17, 2019.

SOURCE: Marvel