Definitely a book worth a look, especially this month: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design by Weta
From the Publisher:
A stunning look at the creative process behind The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies—the third and final installment of one of the world’s biggest motion picture franchises from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson.
Working closely with the film’s production staff, the award-winning team at WETA brings together more than 240 pages of spectacular four-color visuals, including hundreds of images of concept artwork, photographs, development paintings, and more created by the artists and designers working behind the scenes. Movie photography and finished imagery accompany the sketches and drawings, showing how the artists’ vision was realized from design to final product.
Chock full of insider stories, details, and insights, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Chronicles: Art & Design also includes a special bonus feature—a three-page fold-out sure to delight fans and become a treasured collectible.