Friday, September 7, 2012

Battle of the Centaurs

A powerful illustration by Heinrich Kley, watercolor and pen and ink over pencil, 21 x 40.8 cm.
Everything is perfection. The muted colors, only warm and cold washes, the lighting from the top, sensational motion, yet there is beautiful detail in the foreground figures.
Not much more to add here, just to say that Kley would have made a heck of an animator, and he could have been of great help to Fantasia's Pastoral sequence.

There is only one week left to see Kley originals up close at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. (This piece is not part of the exhibit.)