Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Study by Marc Davis



Marc Davis drew this study of a young woman in a reflective mood when he was twenty-eight years old. The US had just entered WW II, and perhaps she is thinking about her boyfriend or husband, who was sent overseas as a soldier.
The context of that time and the overall mood tells me this kind of a story, but it's just a guess.
Walt Disney sure employed some remarkable artists like Marc, who helped to transcend early animation into the art form we know today.
I really like this drawing!

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I'd love to see more of these guys' studies and work from outside the studio

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  2. Great foreshortening on that left arm...I've seen this female model in other Disney Guys portfolios. I wonder if she worked at the studio given her outfit. thanks fer sharing! Thanks fer the previous Robin hod sequences as well...Great.

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  3. This is lovely, and you're right - it definitely invites the viewer to consider the context.

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  4. I've always loved this piece. I have a print of it hanging in my dining room.

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  6. Reminds me of Lady Tremaine... :\
    Maybe that was used to determine the
    character design for the stepmother in
    Cinderella (1950) :D

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  7. Hi Andreas, do you know something about his unpublished book on anatomy of motion? I mean if it will be ever published? or something else

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  8. Captures a moment. Thank You.

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