Jungle Book Art at Auction

JUNGLE BOOK ART AT AUCTION

Here are some wonderful pieces from The Jungle Book that were recently sold at auction. The piece above is a cel set up. I don't know...

Story Sk

STORY SK

It is astonishing to realize that Disney allowed his story sketch artists to work in a graphic style that was comfortable to them,...

 
 
 
Beautiful Things

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Heritage Auctions is yet again offering unique and rare pieces of original animation art. I just love this concept/layout piece from...

The Ludwig Von Drake Dilemma

THE LUDWIG VON DRAKE DILEMMA

Ludwig Von Drake is a great TV character, created late in Walt's life during the early 1960s. According to one artist who was there...

 
 
 
Joe Grant

JOE GRANT

Joe Grant was one of a kind. I am pinching myself when I think about all those years working with him on various Disney films.Many...

Ed Aardal

ED AARDAL

Ed Aardal lived from 1910 to 1988. He worked for Disney for twenty years starting in 1935. He originally did effects animation, but...

 
 
 
Naughty

NAUGHTY

I just love this cel from the Silly Symphony Three Little Wolves from 1936. There is little doubt that Fred Moore animated this scene,...

Frazetta Drawings

FRAZETTA DRAWINGS

I guess most of you know of Frank Frazetta's work. His draughtsmanship is extraordinary. He became known as the world's best illustrator...

 
 
 
Alice and the Queen

ALICE AND THE QUEEN

A great Frank Thomas drawing of the Queen of Hearts which was recently offered at auction, and is now available on Ebay. Classic Disney...

Anatomy Structure

ANATOMY STRUCTURE

Animator Bill Justice drew this scene with the character of John from Peter Pan.Without thorough knowledge of the human body via life...

 
 
 
Fabulous Fantasia

FABULOUS FANTASIA

A collection of amazing model sheets are being offered at Heritage Auctions. Created by Disney's character model department they show...

Ollie's Birthday

OLLIE'S BIRTHDAY

Ollie Johnston's birthday is on Halloween. Next week would be his 106th. He was the longest living member of the Nine Old Men. I love...

 
 
 
Prince & the Pauper

PRINCE & THE PAUPER

This is a cel from one of my scenes from Disney's 1990 featurette The Prince & the Pauper.I remember working very hard to distinguish...

More of my Black Cauldron Designs

MORE OF MY BLACK CAULDRON DESIGNS

It's so interesting to see drawings you haven't looked at in decades. Heritage Auctions is again offering concept art from The Black...

 
 
 
Woolie's Student Life Drawings

WOOLIE'S STUDENT LIFE DRAWINGS

I am always thrilled to do a post on Woolie Reitherman, because there isn't a whole lot of his art available, at auctions or elsewhere....

Jungle Book / Weekly Animation Productivity

JUNGLE BOOK / WEEKLY ANIMATION PRODUCTIVITY

This is a true "behind the scenes" document, detailing the animators' animation output during the last week of 1966. Walt had died...

 
 
 
More Bernard & Bianca Sk

MORE BERNARD & BIANCA SK

These photocopies of Milt Kahl's character designs for the mice leads in The Rescuers are currently offered by Heritage Auctions. Milt...

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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Amethyst Lee

Amethyst Lee

TITANS 2018 Polymer clay, paper, paint, wire, yarn 3ft x 1.75ft x 6 in A different take on Titans and goddesses Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Dancing in the Moonlight II-Winter Aspens Series " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint these with great... Read more ...

Bailey Toman

Bailey Toman

Marina Antoinette Clay. shells, plastic, acrylic paint dimensions Read more ...

Pears painting

Pears painting

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Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Art,Bold Expressive Painting "Balcony" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20 "x20"x 1.5" Oil on Canvas Read more ...

Dwarfed: 1941

Dwarfed: 1941

April 1941. "South Side Chicago. Scene in Negro tavern." The walls adorned with murals from the Disney version of "Snow White." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the... Read more ...

Base Ball To-Day: 1908

Base Ball To-Day: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Woodward Avenue looking north from Opera House corner." Our title is lifted from the streetcar. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size. Read more ...

Georgian English Christmas 1714-1820

Georgian English Christmas 1714-1820

Farmer Giles's Establishment Christmas Day 1800 Georgian Christmas: An 18C Celebration December 22, 2013 Early Modern England Georgian Christmas dinner "During the Georgian... Read more ...

Nove / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Nove / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

© Rainer Taepper Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel Location: Luise-Ullrich-Straße 14, 80636 München, Germany Partner In Charge: Florian Thorwart Area: 27500.0... Read more ...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat”...

Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat” Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

The serene setting of a lush tropical island is so inspiring. I am always amazed by the colors of the waters off the coast of Sanibel and Captiva in Southwest Florida. What... Read more ...