The Art of the Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

The Art of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

One of the best companion pieces to the Disney version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is The Art of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney Miniature).

Concept art of Quasimodo saving Esmeralda  from the Art of the Hunchback , picture image

Concept art of Quasimodo saving Esmeralda from the Art of the Hunchback

It’s for all intended purpose thisis an art book. It has tons of concept art, production stills, sketches, illustrations from the novel, and art by Victor Hugo. (Hugo’s own art work is gorgeous). However the major flaw with it is its size. It’s tiny for something that is an art book. Here’s a picture of it compare to my Final Fantasy IX art book (I had this book for a while).

Size comparison of The Art of the Hunchback of Notre to The Art of Final Fantasy IX picture image

Size comparison of The Art of the Hunchback of Notre to The Art of Final Fantasy IX

The Hunchback art book is 5.6 inches by 4.3 inches compare to the art Final Fantasy IX which is 11.8 inches by 9.3 inches. However I think this isn’t suppose to be a true art book as much a more in depth look behind movie’s creation.

Concept Art for Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Concept Art for Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

The book has a ton of information about the background on the book, characters and a lot of how the movie art plays with light and shadows. It’s a very interesting read although Stephen Rebello does make one big generalization. In the Quasimodo chapter page 57, he writes “ Victor Hugo probably never imagined his malformed, melancholy creation breaking forth into song.” Hugo himself wrote a libretto for Louise Bertin’s opera La Esmeralda . Making Hugo the first person to adapt the novel. Considering Hugo wrote Quasimodo an aria, I think it’s safe to say that he did imagine him breaking out into song. On a side note, that aria  was only piece people liked from the opera. You can listen to it here

Concept Art of Quasimodo from the Art of the Hunchback  of Notre Dame, picture image

Concept Art of Quasimodo from the Art of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Anyway despite that generalization it is well researched and an interesting read with lots of great artwork. I would highly recommend it for fans of the Disney movie.

Today’s Fan-art is by I-Am-Bleu. It’s adorable rendering of Frollo. I love the Clopin puppet. Such a cute reverse of Clopin with the Frollo puppet ^^.

Frollo by I_Am_Bleu

Frollo by I_Am_Bleu

 

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Today’s Fan Art is KtObermanns. It’s called Dread Pirate Esme based on the classic movie The Princess Bride. I love this it’s just an interesting spin on the Hunchback and the Princess Bride characters. It’s perfect!

Dread Pirate Esme by KtObermanns

Dread Pirate Esme by KtObermanns

 

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This was made by me using a picture of Candice Parise who played Esmeralda in the 2011-2012 Asian Tour of Notre Dame de Paris. It’s a parody of  iPod commercials.

Esmeralda dancing to music of her ipod, Notre Dame de Paris

Esmeralda dancing to music of her ipod, Notre Dame de Paris

Today’s Fan-art was composed by me using the Heroine Creator on Azalea Dolls

It was inspired by Maureen OHara’s Esmeralda in the 1939 version.

Inspired by Maureen O'Hara's Esmeralda using the Heroine Creator on Azalea  Dolls picturei mage

Inspired by Maureen O’Hara’s Esmeralda using the Heroine Creator on Azalea Dolls

I’m doing these  for all the different version’s Esmeralda.

Today’s Fan-art is by Mimitchki. It’s traditional drawing of Esmeralda and Quasimdo from the 1939 version. At first glance as a thumbnail, I thought this was a screen-cap but then I noticed the background and knew it wasn’t. I find this rendering on this stunning. It looks so lifelike but you can definitely see the artist’s style.  I love the play of light and shadows.

Hunchback Of Notre Dame by Mimitchki

Hunchback Of Notre Dame by Mimitchki

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Today’s fan-art was done by AnaykhOntheDoor. And there are two of them. I real I like the dark tonality to this and they are the perfect representation of Frollo and Esmeralda.

Hunchback Digital  Collage  by AnaykhOntheDoor

Hunchback Digital Collage by AnaykhOntheDoor

Hunchback Digital  Collage  by AnaykhOntheDoor

Hunchback Digital Collage by AnaykhOntheDoor

Today’s Fan-art is by BW-Babe. It’s Frollo writing a love letter to Esmeralda and all the emotions he goes though to convey his inner most feelings. I love this.

Love Notes by BW Babe

Love Notes by BW Babe

 

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Today’s Fan-art is by SerifeB and it’s a traditional drawing of Esmeralda and Quasimodo. I love the use of colors, it’s so pretty. I also really love the positioning  of Esmeralda and Quasimodo.

Notre Dame de Paris by SerifeB picture image

Notre Dame de Paris by SerifeB

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I made this a while. It’s Esmeralda in Frollo’s fireplace.

Esmeralda as a fire demon, Disney fan-art

Esmeralda as a fire demon