Last Thursday we visited Forbidden Planet, a gigantic comic and 'all things geeky' kinda shop, so that I could check out the Harry Potter wands and a few graphic novels that I've had my eye on for a while, but after wandering aimlessly for close to half an hour I concluded it would probably be cheaper for me to buy from Amazon..
A few weeks prior to this I came across the new 'Art of Tim Burton' book whilst browsing online and immediately knew that I had to get my hands on a copy someday but the only store to stock them in the UK was Forbidden Planet which I had all but forgotten about until my other half waved me over to a corner of the shop and pointed at something high up on a shelf which made my heart skip a beat! He lifted it down, placed it in my hands, I ran to the counter, paid, and walked out with my new book of Tim Burton magic.
I ended up buying the standard edition because no matter how much I love Tim Burton I wasn't prepared to blow £190 on the Deluxe Edition which was basically exactly the same apart from the fact that it's hand signed by Tim Burton.
I adore the look and style of the book, it has a fabric cover which does attract all kinds of fluff, and in my case cat hair, but a lint roller does the job (first time I ever lint rolled a book!) I love the swirly black and white inside page, almost like an optical illusion, so very Tim Burton-esque! ♥
Included are sketches from Burton's short animated film 'Vincent' which I love oh so very much! You can watch Vincent here. Click!
I'm guessing this is a sketch of a character from '9', a film about rag dolls in a post-apocalyptic world that must save humankind.
I'm also guessing this is an alternate character design for Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, it would have been awesome if Sally's dress was like this in the film but then she wouldn't look so innocent!
The Corpse Bride!
Character design for Lydia Deetz, a much loved misfit of mine from the film Beetlejuice. I quite enjoyed this contribution from Winona Ryder who played Lydia.
Mars Attacks! was mine and my little brother's favourite film to watch together when we were kids. It's hard to believe that this film came out when I was 8 years old but then again we did own it on VHS!
Some sketches for my all time favourite Burton film, Sleepy Hollow! ♥
It was no easy task trying to narrow down which pictures I wanted to include in this post out of the 1000+ possibilities, I wish I could share much more but I don't want to spoil it for any other fans out there that are now desperate to get their hands on this book! I now have a really strong urge to grab every single Burton film from our DVD collection and have a marathon!
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into the mad mind of Tim Burton because I sure did, it's going to take quite a while to read through it properly because I keep being distracted by all the images, which of course isn't a bad thing at all! ♥