January 17th, 2018

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Design: Mice and Duck Model Sheets

Disney Model SheetDisney Model SheetToday, we had a full complement of volunteers, and we digitized more of the model sheets loaned to us by Archive Alliance member, Van Eaton Galleries. The batch consisted of models of Mickey and Donald from various vintages. For more Disney model sheets, see…

Reluctant Dragon and Pinocchio Model Sheets
Two Disney Concept Artists.

One of these model sheets surprised me. Take a look at them and see if you can see why. These images are perfect to use to hone your drawing skills in Lesson Seven of John K’s $100,000 Drawing Course.

Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet
Disney Model Sheet

Van Eaton GalleriesVan Eaton GalleriesThese original production photostatic model sheets are available for sale by Van Eaton Galleries for $50 apiece. If you decide to add any of them to your collection, tell the folks at the Van Eaton Galleries that Animation Resources referred you, and they will donate a portion of your purchase price to Animation Resources.

For more Disney model sheets, see… Reluctant Dragon and Pinocchio Model Sheets and Two Disney Concept Artists

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

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January 12th, 2018

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Design: Two Disney Concept Artists

Disney Concept ArtDisney Concept ArtToday, we digitized more vintage model sheets on loan to us by Animation Resources Alliance member, Van Eaton Galleries. (For our previous posting, see… Reluctant Dragon and Pinocchio Model Sheets.) Among the collection were some fascinating early concept sketches by two very unique designers… Albert Hurter and Charlie Thorson.
ALBERT HURTER

Albert HurterAlbert HurterAlbert Hurter was born in Switzerland in 1883. He came to America during the first World War and found work in the New York animation scene. He moved West and ended up working at Disney as a concept artist. His influence is seen in many of the Silly Symphonies and early features. His strengths were an unfailing solidity of drawing, and an eye for creating situations, not just designs. For more info on his life and career, see Bud Plant’s Biography and John Canemaker’s book, Before the Animation Begins.

Here are some inspirational designs by Albert Hurter…

Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter
Albert Hurter

CHARLIE THORSON

Charlie ThorsonCharlie ThorsonUntil Gene Waltz’s book, Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson, few people had heard of Charlie Thorson, but once you see his work, it’s hard not to recognize his unique style in many cartoons from the 1930s. Thorson was responsible for the first model of proto-Bugs’ Bunny and the Porky Pig redesign at Warner Bros, as well as numerous characters in Disney Silly Symphonies and Fleischer Stone Age cartoons.

Here are two beautiful model sheets Thorson created for Disney’s “Little Hiawatha”…

Charlie Thorson
Charlie Thorson

I’m not sure who did this next piece, but it impressed me with the amount of detail and refinement Disney allowed his concept artists to instill in their work… I’m sure when this concept drawing was created, no one had any idea how the delicate pastel rendering technique would be translated into ink & paint!

Disney Concept Art

Van Eaton GalleriesVan Eaton GalleriesThese original production photostatic model sheets are available for sale by Van Eaton Galleries for $50 apiece. If you decide to add any of them to your collection, tell the folks at the Van Eaton Galleries that ASIFA-Hollywood referred you, and they will donate a portion of your purchase price to the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.

For more vintage Disney model sheets, see… Reluctant Dragon and Pinocchio Model Sheets. Thanks to the Van Eaton Galleries for their support of Animation Resources.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Animated CartoonsAnimated Cartoons

This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Animation.

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January 11th, 2018

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Animation Resources Members: RefPack 020 Available For Download NOW!

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Login to the Members Only page to download Reference Pack 020!
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This time, we’ve packed the download with terrific reference material… A book from 1926 that brings together all of the Hearst newspaper comic characters, a pair of rare silent films by comedian/stop motion animator Charlie Bowers and MORE! We’ve started including Members Only surprises in the Reference Packs. To find out what the surprise is, you have to login and check it out.

Charlie Bowers

This Reference Pack will only be available for a limited time. At the end of February, it will be gone forever. So login to the Members Only page now!
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If you aren’t a member yet, JOIN Animation Resources today. If you are a creative person with an interest in animation, cartooning or illustration, you should be a member!
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