Posts tagged disney
Posts tagged disney
This is Erin. And this, is AWESOME! She spent the last 6 months perfectly recreating the Disney Designer Villains version of Queen of Hearts I created for the Disney Stores last year. From the looks of it, the results were totally worth the effort. It makes me happy that something I helped create can inspire other people to take this collection someplace entirely new. Above you can see my original sketch and doll that inspired Erin’s creation. I am totally impressed . And, thank you Erin for sharing. Congrats to Maleficent and Cruella too! Can’t wait to see the whole gang. Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did today. :)
Fun morning doodle. Pocahontas. :)
Available today from the Disney Stores is the “Artist Series One” mini collection. There are t-shirts, bags, a notecard set and an i-phone case. I was excited to be a part of this series and contribute my art of Ariel from The Little Mermaid, shown with her BFF Flounder in both the note card set and on this fashion Tee. I love being able to draw classic Disney characters in a style all my own and see it end up in cool places. I was so excited by how this piece turned out, I went ahead and did all the other girls in a similar style. I hope to be able to share those here as well at some point. But for now, head on over to the Disney Store and check out this great collection featuring art from not only myself, but a bunch of other talented Disney Store artists! Enjoy.
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.
Since I’ve been on the topic, here’s another one. Snow White was the first princess I worked on in this style. So, while Jasmine and Ariel were never finished in color, there were more than one finished of Snow White while exploring style and color for the book. Here is another one that has never been seen, ‘til now…….
Going into the way back files, more unused ”Art of the Disney Princess” artwork. There were a few pieces I had worked on that were never finished in time to submit for publication along with the pieces I did for that book. It’s a shame , as I really liked the direction they were headed. Ariel and Jasmine made it to tight pencil , but never to color. They almost made it onto the “Charming Collection” packaging I referenced in my last post. Unfortunately the collection that was to include these girls never came to be. So, back in the bin they went. After many years, here they are. Enjoy. :)
Back when I worked on a few projects with Kidada Jones, she fell in love with the story book art I had done for the Art of the Disney Princess book and wanted to use the art for packaging. At the time I submitted art for that book Tiana was still in development, so I had not yet drawn her in that style. When it was decided that some of my previous art would be used for packaging of the “Charming Collection”, I was asked if I could add Tiana to the mix since she would be represented in the line of charms Kidada had designed. Here you can see my original rough concept drawings , as well as how the final art was used on packaging and product.
In meetings I always make sure to take very important notes! :)