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General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby bac » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:04 pm

What did you think of the illustrations in The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide?
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby smitten_by_twilight » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:22 am

Have been reading the Guide whenever I have one free hand to hold it in and not finished yet. I am very taken with how the illustrations help in visualizing the human-vampire difference, with everyone but of course especially with Bella, with her before and after pix. When you look you can see that the features are all still the same, really, but the human vulnerabilities are gone, and she stands differently. Now I see that the artist was really employing her art, and not merely creating stylized images! Many of the images are very dead on for how I visualize the characters (although I think Rosalie is not stunning enough!), and although I think of the Cullens as generally smiling more, I think that that is because we always see them through Bella's eyes, and except for Rosalie, they are trying to be hospitable and kind to her. Perhaps these illustrations are closer to the way they have been to other humans ... which explains why people leave them alone.
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby suzzeeQ » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:08 pm

I actually think Bella is prettier as a human than a vampire in the drawings. As a vampire (just my opinion) she looks expressionless and cold. Those aren't attractive qualities to me.
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby VolturiGirl » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:21 pm

I just wish their was illustrations of the Volturi.

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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby suzzeeQ » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:00 pm

I wish there was illustrations of the wolves.
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby missp » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:33 pm

I would like to have seen an illustration of every character profiled in the book. SM seems to be such a huge fan of fan-art. It should not have been too much of a stretch for her to ask some of the talented people she's used before to do sketches for her. Just MHO. :D
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby Jeakat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:45 pm

suzzeeQ wrote:I wish there was illustrations of the wolves.


Ditto!

I read the Cullen Bios then skipped right ahead to the wolves. I saw the Jacob drawing and was so upset when I turned the page and there wasn't one for Leah!
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby suzzeeQ » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:25 pm

I skipped the vamp bios completely and went straight to the wolves. I was looking forward to a drawing of Leah as well.
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby Jeakat » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:09 pm

I was tempted! I know this sounds backwards, but the only reason why I didn't skip right to the wolves was because they were what I was most excited about and I wanted to prolong the experience!
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Re: General illustrations in the Illustrated Guide

Postby smitten_by_twilight » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:53 am

I would love to have seen more drawings of everyone. I just hate to expose my total greed for everything Twilight!
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