Thursday, August 17, 2017

Eric Larson's Cinderella





Another example of how an animator's rough drawing gets translated for the final screen version.
All rough animation drawings were redrawn and cleaned up on a new sheet of paper (until the 1960s). That clean drawing was then inked on to a cel using multiple color outlines. The shapes were then painted with special colors on the back of the cel.
These drawing/final frame comparisons almost represent the same drawing number, perhaps one or two frames apart. Eric's drawings show a slightly different looking Cinderella from the cel version, as far as facial features are concerned, Nothing a good clean up artist couldn't handle though. I wished I knew who supervised the final clean up for the character of Cinderella.









Drawings were offered at Howard Lowery Auctions.


6 comments:

  1. Wow, Andreas this is amazing beautiful art do you think the live action of Cinderella is different from the Animation because I put the live action 2014 and after the animation 1950 in order of the story like Maleficent to Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast because after there are sequels this why the live action helps to understand the story of what happened to there mother, like Cinderella's mother before she died in sickness "Have courage and be kind".

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  2. Did the clean up artist change the position of her hand, or is it a different frame?

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  3. I love the roughs. I've been a Disney fanatic my whole life. To me the final painted product loses a lot of information in translation. When you look at the roughs, they're just beautiful. You can see where the animator used thicker and thinner lines, those beautiful s curves etc. I almost wish they would just make the movies with the roughs. I know, it sounds insane.

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  4. Francis ... well they did kind of once they started using photocopied cels on 101 Dalmatians.

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  5. "pureté des lignes" no need of 3D ,everything is said!

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  6. The one who cleaned up Eric's drawings was Ken O'Brien.

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