Friday, May 3, 2019

More Black Cauldron Designs

Heritage Auctions is again offering never before seen animation art, including a few more of my early character designs for Taran and Princess Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron
I remember having a conversation with Glen Kean about the idea for designs that reflect a mix of the drawing styles of Milt Kahl and Fred Moore.
These sketches are an attempt to achieve this. Seems like 100 years ago when I drew them.
Black felt pen and Magic Markers.


  1. Lovely! I can't help but feel like Aladdin and Jasmine's design were perhaps partially inspired from these. They do bear a certain resemblance.

  2. I like your Eilonwy much more than the Eilonwy of the movie! :-)

  3. Hi Andreas! Beautiful drawings! I always forget to ask... how does Heritage Auctions get so much Disney production art? Shouldn't they be in the Disney Archives? Thanks ;)

    1. Well, people used to take stuff home way back. These pieces come from the film's producer's collection.

  4. Wow, your Eilonwy looks a lot like Jasmine. I'm kind of glad that she went blonde in her final design, to help distinguish her more from some of the future Disney princesses. Same reason I'm glad that Ariel ended up with her signature red hair.