Friday, April 20, 2012

Visionary Artists

I greatly admire the talents of those visionary artists who create visual development sketches for films—inventing characters, settings, mood and whatever the story needs to find its voice.

This beautiful drawing by Paul Felix was for Disney's Tarzan animated film, and you might think it was a nod to Frazetta's way of the jungle, but really, jungles are jungles—in the mind or on a map—and mists and dripping moss belong to no one person.

Paul Felix — Tarzan — visual development for Disney Studio


Larry MacDougall said...

Fabulous !

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Larry, I thought specifically of you when I posted this, knowing that you've been doing some of that kind of work and hopefully will be doing plenty more.

Paul Allan Ballard said...

I love this. Stunning!