Thursday, July 14, 2011

Disney Eye Candy

Some of these sheets with rough Disney drawings have been posted online before, but just in case you missed them, here are three of them. More to follow later.
As I told you before, storyboard size versions of these used to hang at on the second floor of the Disney Animation building.
I had tons of fun choosing the poses from model sheets as well as my own collection of originals. I wanted these boards to show a total mix, with no particular thought given as to when they were drawn or who the artist was.
I call them Disney Eye Candy.
These poses are all worth studying for their clear silhouette, action line, solidity
and overall design.
One of my favorites is Daisy Duck in the lower right corner, being so wonderfully mad and upset. I actually don't know who drew her.

On a different note...for everybody in the US and Canada:
Go see "Winnie the Pooh". It's a very good film, we had fun doing it.













27 comments:

  1. Great compilation of exquisite animation roughs. I wonder on how many walls they will end up thanks to you sharing them here. Terrific!

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  4. Woohoo! Something else for me to stick on the wall! :D

    Winnie the Pooh is a lovely film. Its so refreshing to see a nice simple story well executed rather than the high-intensity stuff that usually comes out of animation studios these days. Well done to everyone involved!

    The Ballad of Nessie short is gorgeous too. I cant wait to see both again!

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  5. Thanks for this blog, I have been using the drawings to practice. i am still no good, but this stuff is good motivation to keep practicing

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  6. One of my favorite from the eye candy is Ferdinand's mother, although she was a cow. I always loved what I call Disney Sissies: Ferdinand, Lambert and The Reluctant Dragon (and modern characters as Wiggins, Hercules' Hermes and Pleakley). As a gay man, I've never been offended by their stereotypic representations, on the contrary I found them remarkable and amusing! Speaking of Pooh, I must say I didn't like the movie very much, the animation is gorgeous (no doubt about that), but it doesn't add anything new to the classics and the story is a bit dull. My favourite movie stays the Tigger Movie, maybe I love it even more than the originals. The best sequence is the Backson sequence, Golberg offered a gorgeous homage to Ward Kimball. I love Rabbit's animation too, so close to the original model sheets (expecially when he's exasperated) you reproduced the xerografic lines in a wonderful way. I loved Nessie too, expecially the backgrounds so Maryblairish (Johnny Appleseed and Ichabog Crane live again!)

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  7. Taking my family to see Winnie the Pooh on Sunday. Can't wait for more traditional, hand drawn animation from Disney!

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  8. Is it just me or does Eric Goldberg supervise ALL Disney imagination sequences now?

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  9. Candy?! This stuff is food for the soul!

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  10. NICE! Also, you do not age Andreas! What is your secret?! lol

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  11. those three pigs !!! so appealing !

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  12. All of this, and all I can think is, How CUTE is that kid voicing Christopher Robin?! Those teeth are fantastic.

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  13. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Glad to see Ludwig von Drake, Sir Kay, and Thunderbolt's nemesis (!) in this pile of sketches.

    I'll round up some local friends and see the new Pooh sooner than not. The slickness of modern movies -- animated and otherwise -- gets to me, so I'm glad to see simpler, more playful productions like Pooh and Nessie hit theaters once in a while. Thanks to you and everyone at Disney for makin' 'em!

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  14. I just watched the film... amazing animation as always. Congratulations.

    and well... you wrote there "for everybody in the US and Canada" but here in Brazil we can go watch it too.

    We're making an animation movie here, called "the adventures of the red airplane". It's my first animation movie... hope to get to your level someday.

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  15. Awesome! I'm going to have to print these up and put them up at my desk

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  16. My family and I have been looking forward to the new "Winnie the Pooh" movie for a few months now. I thought it was a fantastic film. I loved the animation, story, backgrounds, colors, effects, music, etc... It was all great!
    I extremely liked the mixture of 3D effects; it just made everything seem more real and fun then it was already.
    So congratulations to everyone who work the film, and I definitely look forward to more traditional animation from Disney and hopefully other companies as well.

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  17. wow... those drawing are totally remarkable! I will truly pop to this images whenever inspiration is running low

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  18. Wow. Wonderful poses. I particularly love the John Darling pose in the bottom corner of page 3. Roger on page 2 is also one of my favorites I just love everything about that movie.

    Can't wait to see Winnie the Pooh.

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  19. I just came back from "Pooh"! I thought it was wonderful! Tottally charming.

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  20. Andreas, could you tell why Disney don't use Gopher anymore? I know he's not in the book, but he's fun! I also like Sir Brian and the Dragon (from Pooh's classical comic strips).

    By the way, the new movie is great! I also like the three previous efforts from the Disney Toon Studios and the animated series.

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  21. Guilty as charged Andreas. But they are awesome inspiration...

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  22. Holy crap, Huell Howser is in this movie?! Now I have to go see it.

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  23. Wow! so expresive... the line action of each character is amazing! I will download this images to study them, and then teach my students about these examples!
    Thank you so much Dee-jazz! :D

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  24. Those eye candy pieces are phenomenal! I made the mistake of putting one as my computer desktop background and now I can't concentrate on work because I keep sneaking peeks at it. :)

    And I saw Winnie the Pooh last night in a theater full of adults and everyone loved it. There was spontaneous applause at the end, which doesn't happen often. Wonderfully done!

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  25. Hi mr. Deja, big fan.

    As a guy who grew up on it, I must admit Pooh got me a little choked up: nice and simple and embraced the franchise for what it's best at, a universal character-clash comedy.

    And as a minor note of pride, I graduated with miss Clio Chiang, and can almost recognize her hand in some of the scenes :)

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  26. I love seeing the art work at this stage. All the rough lines really gives it life.

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