Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wonderfully Lively

This wonderfully lively watercolor, of a coach racing a train, was created by an unknown Disney Studio artist as an an exploratory sketch for a projected biography of Hans Christian Andersen, back in 1942. I believe that this may have been a project, with animated sequences, that Walt Disney had been discussing as a joint production with Samuel Goldwyn.


Annie said...

I love how the sketch succeeds in creating a sense of movement. It seems like a still from an action sequence.

Faff said...

What a fantastic picture, I hope someone is able to identify the artist. Interesting pencil figure drawing in the area under the bridge. Being wartime I wonder if it was done on recycled/pre-used paper?