The Nine Old Men Exhibition

THE NINE OLD MEN EXHIBITION

Caricatures by Mel Shaw There is still time to catch the incredible exhibition on The Nine Old Men at the Walt Disney Family Museum....

Mother Goose Goes Hollywood

MOTHER GOOSE GOES HOLLYWOOD

Mother Goose Goes Hollywood is one of the last Disney Silly Symphonies. It was released in December of 1938.Wikipedia says: "The film...

 
 
 
Bambi Sk

BAMBI SK

Some wonderful deer studies have been offered on Ebay recently. They were all produced during animal drawing classes at Disney in preparation...

Spectacular Kley

SPECTACULAR KLEY

I believe this piece by Heinrich Kley was offered on Ebay a while ago. And it sold for a lot! But for all the right reasons, as this...

 
 
 

PETER PAN MIX

Peter Pan remains one of my favorite animated films. Right from the opening scenes you find yourself in a dream-like world. The lighting...

The Moore That Got Away

THE MOORE THAT GOT AWAY

In 1996, while bidding on these two drawings at auction, I had to realize how popular and revered Fred Moore had become. These character...

 
 
 
Fantasia

FANTASIA

I love a lot of the artwork produced to promote Fantasia. Look at the cover illustration of this book, published around the release...

Something is Missing

SOMETHING IS MISSING

The character of course. I was told by a Disney background painter, who worked on most of the classics, that a BG should look like...

 
 
 
Distortions

DISTORTIONS

Distorting parts of a character is an old staple in pencil animation. It was perfected by Disney artists as well as other studios during...

Roger Does Chaplin

ROGER DOES CHAPLIN

At least that's what it looks like to me, as Roger Radcliff hops toward Anita while finishing a verse which denounces Cruella De Vil....

 
 
 
Ollie Johnston's thumbnail sk

OLLIE JOHNSTON'S THUMBNAIL SK

These are very small thumbnail sketches Ollie did before going into full animation on the "Mowgli meets Baloo" sequence from The Jungle...

More Kley Illustrations

MORE KLEY ILLUSTRATIONS

I just came across these beautiful Heinrich Kley drawings. I hadn't seen them before. The first one features a theme often applied...

 
 
 
Roger Rabbit at the El Capitan

ROGER RABBIT AT THE EL CAPITAN

Another Who Feared Roger Rabbit panel plus screening will take at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood on Thursday, August 30. I will...

A Hug Squirrel

A HUG SQUIRREL

Several artists are having an influence on me while animating on MUSHKA. Swiss animal specialist Fritz Hug is one of them. I love this...

 
 
 

BAMBI AT 76

Bambi was widely released in US theaters on August 21, 1942. The film lost money in its first outing, partially because foreign markets...

Mickey Mouse Development

MICKEY MOUSE DEVELOPMENT

Two images from different eras in the development of Mickey Mouse. The first one is from Steamboat Willie, 1928. A gorgeous animation...

 
 
 
Roger Radcliff

ROGER RADCLIFF

In the previous scene Anita gently ridicules Roger's musical talent. "What clever lyrics!"Roger: "Melody first my dear, and ."Milt...

9 Old Men Exhibit

9 OLD MEN EXHIBIT

Just a reminder of this phenomenal exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. It will run until early January. Beautiful, inspiring...

 
 
 
Johnny Appleseed II

JOHNNY APPLESEED II

As many of you know, Mary Blair created many works regarding color and background styling for a great variety of Disney films. Seldom...

Busch Magazine Covers

BUSCH MAGAZINE COVERS

For this post I am borrowing illustrations by Wilhelm M. Busch from Hans Bacher's blog: I think they are magnificent. Sternchen was...

 
 
 



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 ...

V Villa / White Cube Atelier

V Villa / White Cube Atelier

© Farshid Nasrabadi Architects: White Cube Atelier Location: Maku, Iran Collaboretes: Hengameh Rezaee, Mohamad Asadzade Area: 100.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Farshid... Read more ...

Barca azzurra

Barca azzurra

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Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “WOODLAND...

Contemporary Art, Abstract Painting, Expressionism, Mixed Media, “WOODLAND FLOOR” by Contemporary Artist Liz Thoresen

This painting is part of my 2018 Fall Exhibit "Anticipate the Unanticipated" by Liz Thoresen Basic Space Gallery, Portland, Oregon View the Exhibit Online HERE... Read more ...

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

The Hofvijer 4 and 5, The Hague

De Hofvijver, DH 4 oil on canvas - 55 x 45 cm painted on location - 29 Sept. 2018 € 580 Further developing this series, I decided to walk down the street towards the... Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape...

Aspen Tree Painting,BirchTrees, Abstract Aspens,Autumn Landscape "Reflections of Autumn" by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.... 30"x15" x1.5" Acrylic on gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available Read more ...

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

Lovely at Wonderground Gallery: Part 2

The queen. In order to stay inspired as an artist, I find that it is best for me to constantly have multiple ideas and projects brewing. Every once in a while, though, I will... Read more ...

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss is gearing up to add a fourth lens to its highly-acclaimed Otus lineup. New leaked photos are giving us a sneak peek at the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens. The... Read more ...

Magical Meadow, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Magical Meadow, New Contemporary Landscape Painting by Sheri Jones

Magical Meadow12x12 oil on canvas This sunrise painting was inspired from the wild flowers sprinkling the landscape in the early morning light. It was a joy to witness this... Read more ...

Refurbishment and Extension of the Goethe Institute / Henchion Reuter Architects

Refurbishment and Extension of the Goethe Institute / Henchion Reuter Architects

© Fionn McCann Photography Architects: Henchion Reuter Architects Location: 37 Merrion Square S, Dublin, Ireland Area: 2100.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Fionn McCann... Read more ...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral...

Longing for a Soft, Docile 17C-18C Gentlewoman Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

1681 attributed to Caspar Netscher Lady with a Lamb During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the... Read more ...