Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1st Anniversary of the Blog

Hard to believe its been a whole year of blogging. Where does the time go? Looking back over the past 231 post, there have been some pretty good ones, and some not so good ones (you can tell when I was particularly tired). Some of my favorites have been the series on the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle, the Goebels, and the Weeki Wachee record post.

For today's anniversary post I thought I break out one of my favorite pieces of concept art, this very cool pencil, ink and paint drawing of the Mad Hatter.

This drawing is on a piece of trimmed animation paper, and is a little worse for wear, but the image itself is fantastic. The stylized rendering is very reminiscent of the UPA stuff that was going on at the same time, and while I don't know who exactly executed this drawing, it has a zany quality that I usually attribute to Ward Kimball. One of my faves.

6 comments:

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Matterhorn1959 said...

Congrats on the year. Thanks for posting your items and showing us your collection.

zapjones said...

I like this drawing a lot because you can tell its a caricature of Ed Wynn.

Davelandweb said...

Congratulations - I always enjoy checking out your blog, even if I don't comment very much! Here’s to another year!

kirockk said...

Great blog! This drawing of the mad hatter really stopped me. You had said that you attributed the drawing to Ward Kimball. Yes, you can see Ed Wynn in the drawing. What I find really interesting is that I met Ward later in his life and it looks like Ward himself. It's a little longer in shape, his face was rounder but it could be Ward!
Take care and thanks for the great work.

toycoon said...

I love your blog and I'm loving that sketch of Mad Hatter. It feels like Ward Kimball's art to me, too.
Keep up the great work!

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