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!


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

  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.

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

  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

  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 Hi Andreas, do you know something about his unpublished book on anatomy of motion?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