Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Madame Medusa Outtakes

These unfinished Medusa drawings by Milt Kahl were a Christmas gift to myself. Heritage Auctions offered them recently, and there are certain things just have to have.
It doesn't get any better than this: Milt Kahl's rough thoughts on paper. Sharp, thin pencil lines searching for the best way to express the character's emotions. What's crazy about Milt's rough pass at a scene is the fact that he defines certain things very roughly and others extremely delicately, in the same drawing!!
And the pencil just seems to dance on the surface of the sheet of paper.
A once in a century kind of talent!

More Medusa roughs here:

and here:


  1. Really nice ones! What kind of pencils they used at Disney? Was there big difference between each animator, what kind of pencils etc. each one used?

  2. Thank you for sharing these awesome drawings!

  3. I love the soft pencil look too, but that first drawing is especially cool because even if there are 10 lines bundling together to make one, you get the jist and you can see the solid drawing in there as it would have been in Milt's mind. Nice Score, Andreas.