Posts tagged cinderella
Posts tagged cinderella
Shortly after my years at Disney Animation Studios (then known as Disney Feature Animation) were over, I worked on a few projects for Disney Toon Studios before finding my current home designing for the Disney Stores. One of those projects was “Cinderella 3: A Twist In Time”. My first job on that project was to help develop the character of Prince Charming. He would be playing a much more “active” role in this film. So at first I was thinking, “Is he younger, more athletic ?” I wasn’t quite sure at the time, so I got to drawing. Seen here is a little bit of my exploration. You can see it’s all a bit of a variation on a theme. As we got closer to production, his design fell closer to the original film. We didn’t need to redesign him after all, just give him a bit more character for the animators and story artists to play with. It was a fun assignment and project to work on. All images (C) DISNEY/TOON STUDIOS
A few years ago I got news that a someone I knew was expecting a baby! So, I did a little drawing for them. I wasn’t quite sure at first what to draw. But seeing as they were having a baby girl, and I draw princesses for a living (hence the request), princesses it was! My favorite part of the drawing has to be the baby. It’s funny what will come out on paper when you really aren’t trying. Made up of just a few simple lines, you can still capture all the emotion of a new born. I love drawing.
I came across my original sketch of Cinderella from the “Disney Designer Princess Collection” we did a few years back while digging around my desk. SO many drawings! I never posted the original sketches before. If I come across the other ones I’ll try to post them here.
I usually never re-blog anything. But since I did the original art for these dolls, I felt it’s alright. I love how this person put together the art I created for the “Disney Princess Designer Collection” and turned it into this great poster. I had a blast doing the original artwork. And, I love that it still pops up now and then. Like an old friend.
Finishing my post on the “Wish A Littles” I had worked on for the Disney Stores, I present the whole collection! :) Read more about all “the girls” in the link.
As you know, I love working on the princesses. This year for the “Sketchbook Ornament" collection I have updated 8 of our favorite girls in these cute winter dresses. I love how they turned out.
Those ornaments I design always start with a sketch!
A few years ago the idea of doing a set of nesting dolls had floated around. The idea of doing a princess set came up around that same time. Almost as quickly as I got started on the concept for what these might look like, the idea was put on the back burner. There was a new film coming up at that time called “Brave”. While the princess idea was a good one, we decided that Brave was a better fit for nesting doll concept. I always liked the rough sketches, but never completed any of the other girls. They were the only four I worked on prior to working on these…….
Maybe the princesses will make it back someday in some form or another. But, hopefully you enjoy a sneak peek at one project that never quite made it off the drawing board.
Sometimes I get to design product using my own art style, like the Disney Designer Princess or Villains collections. Or more recently, the Tink sketch art collection I posted about. Other times I work on designing 3D collectibles. But, some times I do traditional character art used just for product applications. I start out doing my own rough poses and clean-up drawings. I then work with the inker to make sure the final ink’s and color stay as true to my original drawings. Shown here are a few examples of final clean-up pencil art, as well as one application of the art on product. This particular art also ended up on t-shirts , bathing suits, art kits and table ware, etc. I am still excited to see where this type of art ends up, because it will generally be used off and on for years to come. I still recognize every piece of art I’ve done , every time I see it. No matter how long ago I drew it.
I work on a lot of things for the Disney Stores. Sometimes they are very high profile, like the Designer Princess and Villains collections. Sometimes it’s a small, fun project like these super cute princess finger puppets that are available now. Big or small, I love it all.