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.