Sullivant this November

SULLIVANT THIS NOVEMBER

Wil Raymakers alerted me earlier this year about the publication date of this LONG OVERDUE book on our favorite cartoonist TS Sullivant....

WOW!!

WOW!!

I don't always have the time to read all of the comments posted on this blog, particularly when they appear much later than the original...

 
 
 
Alfonse's Restautant

ALFONSE'S RESTAUTANT

There are a few restaurants/bars in the LA/ Burbank area that have a strong Disney connection. Let's start with this painting by Marc...

Milt Kahl at Auction

MILT KAHL AT AUCTION

Recently there have been a few offerings of Milt's drawings at Heritage Auctions. While other animation art items saw record prices,...

 
 
 
Missing Puppies

MISSING PUPPIES

I've always loved this still from 101 Dalmatians. Cruella de Vil is reassured that her plot has been successful. The newspaper reports...

Nightingale

NIGHTINGALE

Marc Davis animated this beautiful scene at the beginning of the "Sweet Nightingale" song sequence. No doubt based on live action reference...

 
 
 
June 6, 2020

JUNE 6, 2020

From Tom Bancroft's Instagram.

Wilhelm M Busch 1959

WILHELM M BUSCH 1959

These are illustrations for a story about a Lipizzaner stallion, written by by Uno Modin.Busch's graphic style looks almost like a...

 
 
 
The Thomas Touch

THE THOMAS TOUCH

Another article from Sketches Magazine written by Jim Fanning, Disney historian and author.Frank consulted on the figurine of Mickey...

Dumbo in Sketches Magazine

DUMBO IN SKETCHES MAGAZINE

Another nice article in Sketches Magazine from 2001.Interesting quotes by Disney greats Ward Kimball, Ollie Johnston and even Tytla...

 
 
 
The Roger Rabbit Production Process

THE ROGER RABBIT PRODUCTION PROCESS

I remember animating this scene early on in production of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.The Disney Archives recently posted these three phases...

Background Designs

BACKGROUND DESIGNS

A handsome article from Sketches Magazine, spring 1994. Its readership consisted mostly of Disney fans, so the information is basic....

 
 
 
Camouflage

CAMOUFLAGE

For a while during WWII Frank Thomas joined the US Armed Forces as a member of the First Motion Picture Unit, which produced training...

What's on my Animation Desk Right Now

WHAT'S ON MY ANIMATION DESK RIGHT NOW

I am animating a bunch of short action scenes right now which will connect longer, already animated sequences. Here Sarah is trying...

 
 
 
Lisa Davis II

LISA DAVIS II

A charming article in Sketches Magazine from 2006. Lisa Davis talks about her experience voicing Anita in Disney's 1961 classic 101...

"They'll be back !"

"THEY'LL BE BACK !"

Live action Roland Dupree, animation Milt Kahl.

 
 
 
Roland Dupree

ROLAND DUPREE

I have mentioned Roland Dupree before in connection with his Peter Pan live action reference work. But only recently did I find out...

Ollie Johnston in Sketches Magazine

OLLIE JOHNSTON IN SKETCHES MAGAZINE

This article was published in 2001. Ollie passed away in 2008.

 
 
 
Robin Hood

ROBIN HOOD

There has been quite a bit of traffic today around an earlier post regarding Robin Hood.Perhaps this has something to to with the recent...

Galaxy Gas

GALAXY GAS

Check out this cool project that our associate producer Craig Peck plus a number of animation friends initiated. I'd love to see this...

 
 
 



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 ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas "Mountain" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

I love the contrasts, textures, and colors of this contemporary Mountain. It also looks great horizontally, and I have gently signed it both ways. The painting is done over... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Gateway Cow Camp” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

Some cattle drives can take days because cows mosey along, munching along the way. It's important that they arrive at the marketplace fat and hydrated. Cow camps are designated... Read more ...

Floral Art, Flower Painting,Textural Collage, Mixed Media “PAPER FLOWER AT NIGHT

Floral Art, Flower Painting,Textural Collage, Mixed Media “PAPER FLOWER AT NIGHT

Mixed Media Collage on Wood Panel. Using Acrylic Painted Paper and Handmade Paper to design cheerful, textural collage. Wood Panel has natural wood sides 2" deep - ideal for... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “WITHIN THE SHADOWS” by...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “WITHIN THE SHADOWS” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

Shadows hid things lurking the background whether or not they are good or bad. Unable to actually see, the viewer then must make up his or her mind the important images that... Read more ...

Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes I” by Texas...

Mixed Media Art, Collage, Contemporary Art “Music Notes I” by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Paper Adhered to Cradled Board/Available Read more ...

Abstract Painting, Expressionist Art, Contemporary Art "That Day in Central...

Abstract Painting, Expressionist Art, Contemporary Art "That Day in Central Park" by Virginia Contemporary Artist Lou Jordan

A memory of New York City and a wonderful day with my three sisters. 14"x11x1/4" Mixed Media on Panel/ Available $150 Read more ...

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

You Can Now Use Fujifilm X and GFX Cameras as Webcams on Mac

Following in Canon's footsteps , Fujifilm has just released a Mac version of its Fujifilm X Webcam software. The original version of the software-which allows you to use... Read more ...

Canon Unveils 4 New Lenses, Including the RF 600mm f/11 and 800mm f/11

Canon Unveils 4 New Lenses, Including the RF 600mm f/11 and 800mm f/11

In addition to the two full-frame cameras announced this morning, Canon also unveiled not one, not two, but four new RF-mount lenses during today's virtual product launch. The... Read more ...

Here We Go-Go Again

Here We Go-Go Again

I have to clean out my blog folder, so here are some odds and ends. Saturday Leftover Day. I am a fan of Bob Powell's work. The last ten years have been almost forgotten by... Read more ...