Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dalmatians Mix


Here is a small selection of various art from 101 Dalmatians. This was Disney's first animated feature set in a modern, contemporary setting, and you can see a sense of excitement and experimentation in the artists' work. The image above from the film's opening sequence shows what animation does best,
a terrific personality idea presented in clear, fresh graphic form.

Ken Anderson came up with these character two doodles.

A few examples of Bill Peet's extraordinary story sketches, beautifully staged and full of personality.

These illustrations appeared in a children's book that was published around the film's release.
I love the restricted two-tone approach to the paintings.

Some of Frank Thomas' early studies which show his attempt at giving human emotions to a Dalmatian.

The official studio stationary which announced the arrival of a whole new (and different) Disney animated film. One of the best motion pictures ever made, in my opinion.