Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Original Seven Dwarfs Production Drawings

This 1937 work was produced by various Disney animators. Most of these pieces come from the personal collection of former Disney artist Joe Magro.

  • Production drawing of Dopey with candle. Graphite on 12" x 10" sheet of animation paper.



  • Dopey With Scissors.







  • All seven dwarfs at the end of Snow White's bed. Auction states this was a Marc Davis drawing. Rendered in graphite and red pencil.



  • Bashful. Graphite and red pencil.



  • Doc with deer. Graphite pencil with distinct red and green highlights. "65" written in right hand corner.



  • Grumpy. Graphite with red highlights. "111" written in the bottom right.



  • Dopey. Pencil on 16-field animation paper.

Above images from the 2013 Animation Art Signature Auction via Heritage Auctions.


  • Four Dwarfs, right before they throw Grumpy into wash tub. Pencil on animation paper. Vladimir Tytla supervised the work on nearly every scene in this particular sequence.

Image via Phil Sears.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, these are adorable!

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    1. It's amazing just how expressive they could make a single drawing.

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  2. Thank you Robert for showing us these beautiful production drawings!

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    1. You are very welcome Maxime. Glad you like them.

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  3. I love production drawings, thank you for posting these. I have one Grumpy production drawing, and it is one of the highlights of my entire Disney collection.

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    1. That's terrific Nick. You have a real piece of Disney history. The skill level at which these drawings were made is simply amazing.

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