Monday, December 13, 2010

Paint Like It's 1930!

Above is a sketch for an unused Walt Disney Studio greeting 
card created by an uncredited artist in the early 1930s. 

Over 70 years later, Jody completes the final painting which, in turn, is published by Disney as a boxed set of greeting cards. 

 It's not easy to mimic vintage paint techniques, but I think Jody did a very convincing job, making it look as though the final art had actually been completed in the 1930s.

14 comments:

Eric Scales said...

He totally nailed it.

Davelandweb said...

Nailed is right; before reading the description I assumed it was vintage!

Kevin Kidney said...

He can handle gouache like the "old masters". By the way, notice that on the concept sketch "Greetings" is misspelled as "Greetngs"!

norman said...

The inking on the painted version is perfect.

Carriatrick! said...

Fabulous! Now where can we buy these cards?

Dan Alexander said...

I love vintage Mickey!

Kevin, I like your new Flickr thumbnail photo feature on your blog. I just saw the picture of the "Return to Oz" puppet offer ad---Oh my gosh! I have never seen those before!

Kevin Kidney said...

Thanks Dan, I own a set of those hand puppets! The Gump has arms and Tik Tok is furry, but who's complaining? They're great!

Paula said...

Simply gorgeous. Me want!

David said...

Absolutely love Jody`s interpretation - bang on! I especially love the fact he did the lower face shading on the faces...just like they were portrayed in the very early 1930s. The original almost looks like Floyd Gottfredson`s work. Check out this image on my blog: http://vintagedisneymemorabilia.blogspot.com/2009/12/1st-disney-studio-christmas-card-1930.html

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Wow!
Where was the original card found?

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Brian Sibley said...

Great job! Vintage Mickey is the best and this is a superb tribute!

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