Mushka and Sarah Maquette

MUSHKA AND SARAH MAQUETTE

Strangely animation maquettes are often finalized late, toward the end of production, and Mushka is no exception. Hand sculpted by...

Happy Easter!

HAPPY EASTER!

A great Easter character illustration from 1939. Possibly By Tom Wood or Hank Porter.

 
 
 
The Walt Disney Studios and World War II

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND WORLD WAR II

That's the title of a brand new exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. If you happen to be in the Bay area, you don't want to...

Rotoscoping

ROTOSCOPING

Here is an early example of live action use for animation at Disney. All human characters in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs relied...

 
 
 
Art imitates Life

ART IMITATES LIFE

The Walt Disney Archives just posted a few photos of Milt Kahl in celebration of his birthday. I believe they were taken just before...

Another Milt Kahl Birthday

ANOTHER MILT KAHL BIRTHDAY

Milt Kahl was born on this day in 1909 in San Francisco. He was eight years younger than Walt Disney.Most of you have seen this photo...

 
 
 
Behind the Scenes

BEHIND THE SCENES

It is always exciting to find photos from the Disney past. Photos I had not seen before from Behind the Scenes that give you a glimpse...

Mowgli & Kaa

MOWGLI & KAA

Here is a story sketch by Vance Gerry, who boarded the sequence in which Kaa tries for the second time to hypnotize Mowgli. I believe...

 
 
 
The Mona Lisa of Thumbnail Sk

THE MONA LISA OF THUMBNAIL SK

I recently posted this page with Milt Kahl's exploratory sketches for Medusa's eye lash removals. But in low resolution. Here it is...

Mary Blair's Legacy

MARY BLAIR'S LEGACY

Much has been said and written about Mary Blair in recent years. There have been a variety of new books about her art, some are Disney...

 
 
 
Grandpa Milt

GRANDPA MILT

In the 2013 Ted Thomas documentary Growing Up with nine Old Men he pays a visit to Milt Kahl's daughter Sybil. They both meet up in...

Ollie's Backyard Train

OLLIE'S BACKYARD TRAIN

Some cool pics with Ollie Johnston running his backyard railroad for his and the Thomas kids from next door. Approximately late 1940s....

 
 
 
Quality Control

QUALITY CONTROL

I have talked often about the fact that Milt Kahl was not only a supervising animator at Disney, but he also maintained drawing quality...

Silhouettes

SILHOUETTES

The characters in this beautiful story sketch from Sleeping Beauty are depicted in dark silhouettes. The final frame from this sequence...

 
 
 
The Sound of Disney in Frankfurt

THE SOUND OF DISNEY IN FRANKFURT

Even though the title is in English, this remarkable exhibition took place in Frankfurt/Germany. And it's not over yet. After the current...

Georges Guyot

GEORGES GUYOT

I had never heard of Georges Guyot. You got to love the internet when you come across incredible artists you never knew. Guyot was...

 
 
 
Pure Joy!

PURE JOY!

Here are a few items that ease my anxiety and frustration during covid lockdown.They seemed heaven sent as we all need inspiration...

"Duchess.wherever have you been?"

"DUCHESS.WHEREVER HAVE YOU BEEN?"

This is an interesting animation drawing by Milt Kahl of the butler Edgar from The Aristocats. This scene was cut from the movie. It...

 
 
 
The Tam O'Shanter

THE TAM O'SHANTER

Here is another restaurant that was popular with Walt Disney and his artists, the Tam O'Shanter in Los Feliz, a short drive from the...

2021

2021

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Just Three

Just Three

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just three colors. Black for their wings and... Read more ...

Boy Oh Boy

Boy Oh Boy

Saturday Leftover Day. I have shared many pages from the scouting magazine Boy's Life. Some using my own scans, some from the complete run that can be found online. The comic... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

Krazy Kat

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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