more from the book 1

24 01 2012

another illustration from the book DREAM WORLDS 2


wilhelm m.busch 26

21 01 2012

1980 WILHELM M.BUSCH illustrated GUSTAV HILLARD’S novel DER SMARAGD. with these ‘jewels’ I wish all my chinese friends a happy NEW YEAR of the dragon, kung hei fat choi!

© wilhelm m.busch / h.christians verlag hamburg

more 101 dalmatians

14 01 2012

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comparison 7

1 01 2012

here we go – another year. hopefully a good one, – I doubt it – too many dark clouds on the horizon! anyway, I want to start the BLOG-year with some beautiful artwork, already over fifty years old but for me better than most of the film-design artwork I see today. the disney animated feature film 101 DALMATIANS was released january 25, 1961, the first of the disney films that had a very different style. the animation was xeroxed and showed for the first time most of the original drawings of the animators. the corresponding backgrounds matched the loose lines of the animation perfect, the background details in line were xeroxed as well and the cels placed over the slightly offset gouache colored backgrounds. stylistically a masterpiece. following are a few layout drawings with the recreated backgrounds.

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