Anastasia

ANASTASIA

A beautiful rough animation drawing by Ollie Johnston. It looks to me that this scene was based on live action footage. Many scenes...

Edgar in a Panic

EDGAR IN A PANIC

This is the second half of a scene, in which Edgar, the butler realizes that he might be in trouble. After kidnapping the cats he had...

 
 
 
Classic Disney Animation Roughs

CLASSIC DISNEY ANIMATION ROUGHS

Rough drawings from various Disney productions offered at recent a animation auctions.I always find it interesting to see individual...

Cruella's Last Scene

CRUELLA'S LAST SCENE

A couple of drawings from what might be Marc Davis' last scene he ever animated. It is Cruella's last scene in 101 Dalmatians. Her...

 
 
 
One More

ONE MORE

Here's another cover idea for my NINE OLD MEN book, designed by the multi talented Matthieu Saghezchi. I really like this one. But...

Early Book Cover Idea

EARLY BOOK COVER IDEA

This was an idea for the cover of my NINE OLD MEN book. For various reasons it didn't make the cut. It would make for a nice poster...

 
 
 
A Harper Goff Mystery

A HARPER GOFF MYSTERY

Sadly I never met Harper Goff, an artist who contributed in so many ways to Walt Disney's "mid century success". He met Walt in 1951...

Realism before Caricature/Animation

REALISM BEFORE CARICATURE/ANIMATION

These Ollie Johnston drawings popped up on Ebay recently. They are life drawings of either a Dalmatian or Ollie's own dog. I can tell...

 
 
 
Just a Great Drawing

JUST A GREAT DRAWING

Ever since I saw a publicity photo of a young Milt Kahl holding a drawing of Brer Rabbit, I realized that this man is an extraordinary...

Costume Designs for Sleeping Beauty

COSTUME DESIGNS FOR SLEEPING BEAUTY

Marc Davis loved doing research for any given project he was involved with. All of these pages show his drawings. I imagine Marc had...

 
 
 
Designs for The Three Good Fairies

DESIGNS FOR THE THREE GOOD FAIRIES

These 1950s xeroxes come from Ollie Johnston's estate. He labelled them:Don DaGradi character designs. I am not sure that these are...

More Ken O'Brien Roughs

MORE KEN O'BRIEN ROUGHS

I've written about animator Ken O'Brien before. On Lady & the Tramp he had the ungrateful task of bringing the human characters of...

 
 
 
Bald Mountain Art

BALD MOUNTAIN ART

A few pieces of art from "Night on Bald Mountain" that were sold by Heritage Auctions last year. This segment from Fantasia remains...

Ollie's Mowgli

OLLIE'S MOWGLI

Ollie Johnston animated practically the whole "Bear Necessities" song sequence from The Jungle Book. He had such a natural, instinctive...

 
 
 
Frank Thomas and Dalmatians

FRANK THOMAS AND DALMATIANS

Great publicity photo of Frank drawing a live Pongo at the studio. This pic was taken either during or toward the end of production...

Disney's Christmas Carol 1957

DISNEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL 1957

From Mc'Calls magazine, many years before the animated Mickey's Christmas Carol. My guess is that the images were sketched by Bill...

 
 
 
Developing the Character of Penny

DEVELOPING THE CHARACTER OF PENNY

I believe this early sketch of Penny from The movie The Rescuers is by Ken Anderson. When child actress Michelle Stacy was chosen to...

Gurgi

GURGI

Tim Burton's preliminary designs for the character of Gurgi from The Black Cauldron fetched a big $ amount at Heritage's recent animation...

 
 
 
Holiday Greetings

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

I don't know how far these marvelous Christmas cards by Mary Blair date back, my guess would be the 1960s. Her flat style with its...

Disney Cel Set Ups

DISNEY CEL SET UPS

About a couple of years ago auction house Bonham & Butterfields offered a number of beautiful Disney cel set ups. To see them lined...

 
 
 



UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural...

UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural Cinema Center in EuropaCity

Aerial view. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio UNStudio has been selected as the winner of the largest ever private initiative architectural... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "MORNING ROSES" by...

Contemporary Abstract Still Life Flower Art Painting "MORNING ROSES" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

20"x16" Mixed Media on Canvas/Available Click H ERE for more info. Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 20"x20"1.5" Poured Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available HERE This painting has a companion piece... Read more ...

Hug House / React Architects

Hug House / React Architects

© George Messaritakis Architects: React Architects Location: Paros, Greece Architects In Charge: Natasha Deliyianni, Yiorgos Spiridonos Area: 150.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Family House in Pavilnys / DO architects

Family House in Pavilnys / DO architects

© Norbert Tukaj Architects: DO architects Location: Vilnius, Lithuania Architect In Charge: Sabina Daugėlienė, Algimantas Neniškis, Andrė Baldišiūtė, Ieva Marija... Read more ...

Beach Time

Beach Time

Abstract art shower curtain in aqua blue and yellow Buy it here Read more ...

Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Pentax K-1 Mark II Offers ISO 819200 and Handheld Pixel Shift

Ricoh has just announced the Pentax K-1 Mark II , a successor to the original K-1 that was unveiled in February 2016. The latest camera promises better image quality and... Read more ...

Abstract , Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “August 14, 1945” Narrative Art...

Abstract , Folk Art, Narrative Art Painting, “August 14, 1945” Narrative Art by Santa Fe Artist Judi Goolsby

Contemporary Art, Narrative This painting is heavy with layers of paint and sand. I painted it over and over again. I couldn't seem to get it right. This is the day WWII ended... Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by...

Original Contemporary Abstracted Landscape Stormy Sky Painting "Enraged" by International Contemporary Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist "Pouring Color Into Your Life" 20"x20"1.5" Poured Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available HERE This painting has a companion piece... Read more ...

Portrait 13

Portrait 13

This i.s the second time that I have painted this incredibly beautiful woman. The first attempt I felt that the drawing was too dark and dismal. In this drawing I left some of... Read more ...