Saturday, June 15, 2013

Joe Grant Sketch

I don't have much time tonight for a post, still, I want to put up something.
I find this sketch showing early versions of Pinocchio and Honest John absolutely fascinating.
Evil and innocence in one drawing. The tone here is much darker and more severe than what we see in the final film.
The fox's expression reminds me a little of Joe Grant's designs of the witch for Snow White.
It is a haunting image, no trace of comedy whatsoever.


  1. Goodness, that is a terrifying leer.

  2. I remember watching a 'making of' programme of Snow White and there I saw some beautiful early concept sketches of the Evil Queen! Any chance of posting those sketches in the future?

  3. This sketch is gorgeous. There's so much going on in it.

  4. It just oozes with sinisterness. Very different from the final version of Honest John! I would love to hear more about the history behind Pinocchio. It's one of my favorite Disney features.

  5. Nice composition and how eye guide viewers focal point.

  6. I was lucky enough to meet Joe Grant in 1988 he was a charming host and I remember seeing at least one sketch of the old Witch from Snow White at his home! This is a superb drawing and it does resemble the sketches of the Old Hag from Snow White!