About the Book: The Art of How to Train Your Dragon 2
Newmarket Press for It Books
The official illustrated tie-in to the second chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed, Academy Award® nominated How to Train Your Dragon trilogy is based on the characters in Cressida Cowell’s bestselling series. How does a movie of such imagination and magnitude come into creation? This celebratory edition leads Berkian aficionados through the journey: the story all begins with an incredibly talented team of artists, writers, engineers, animators, modelers, and tech wizards letting their creativity soar. Movie-goers will attest that the result is a stunning, original vision—bigger, better, and fiercer than ever—of an earth-shattering, fire-breathing sequel to the legendary story of Vikings and dragons in the frozen north. Mirroring the style of the bestselling The Art of How to Train Your Dragon, THE ART OF HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 showcases concept sketches, preliminary drawings, architectural plans, and digital artwork that reveal how teams of artists bring the Dragon and Viking worlds to life with modern cinematic energy. This brilliantly conceived sequel is a journey of exploration to new lands, four-winged dragons, long-lost love, vicious and powerful enemies, and ginormous Bewilderbeasts. Friends and fans of Hiccup and Toothless should be advised in advance to hold on to their dragons, because they are in for the ride of a lifetime!