Posts tagged cinderella
Posts tagged cinderella
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.
A few years ago I did some art for “The Art Of The Disney Princess” hardcover book. Not every image I drew got to finished color, or submitted for the final book. As I was exploring the style I did a few sketches of each princess. Here are a few unseen concepts from that time. And, there are a few more where these came from. Presenting, Cinderella.
Those ornaments I design? They all start out with a sketch. Here are the ones I did for the Disney Princesses. They are all available at disneystore.com , now!
Growing up one of the first things I remember collecting with my own money were ceramic figurines at Disneyland. I had A LOT of them. I would get a new one every time I went. Then, when the Disney Store opened by my house, it made it even easier to get my hands on them. Somewhere along the line these figurines became really hard to find. I don’t know if they just fell out of style, but my fond memory of them was part of my inspiration for these two pieces. They are both limited edition collectibles from Disney’s classic film Cinderella, currently available at…the Disney Store! First we have a scale model of Gus and Jaq in the tea cup. Next we have the whole cast of characters from Walt’s favorite scene in the film, the transformation scene. It’s a little bit of nostalgia for collectors old and new! Hopefully people will enjoy the simple charm of these ceramic figures as much as I enjoyed working on them for a whole new generation to enjoy.
You know how sometimes you are on the phone , drawing pencil and paper within reach and your mind wanders? Before you know it you have some fun phone doodles. I always like these because they are usually done with out too much thought. When you think too much about drawing or how it’s going to look, sometimes the result can be uninspired. But when you just let go , you never quite know what will come out on paper. Looks like I had princesses on the brain today.
Above is an example of how a rough drawing can turn into final product. The first image is a rough drawing I did for a Cinderella anniversary snow globe. There are many steps of course that take place between the first initial drawing and the final product which you see above. There are final clean up drawings , sculpting , overlays , sculpt approval , paint approval , then production approval. All in all it is about a 12-15 month process from start to finish. I thought it might be fun to see that it is possible for the final product to turn out pretty much exactly how I very first imagined it.
These were the other images i created that appeared in the book, “The Art of the Disney Princess.” Cinderella appears in both her blue gown and her rags holding the pink dress that is made for her. I put Aurora in blue ,with a nod to her dress turning pink with the background color. But , since the dress in the film was originally made blue, i like it that way. So, there you go.