Saturday, October 7, 2017

Early Concept Drawings - Seven Dwarfs

An early concept drawing, circa 1935-36. Doc works in front of a "tree" house with his name above the doorway. Dopey's about to crack open a walnut. Graphite with yellow pencil highlights, red layout rectangles.


According to Heritage Auctions, this group of Seven Dwarfs story sketches could be among the earliest known Snow White drawings in existence.The series features the dwarfs in various stages of washing up. Graphite on paper with red and blue pencil highlights


A drawing of Happy from the Rick Payne Collection. Possibly from the bed-building deleted scene. Graphite with red pencil highlights on regular animation paper stock.


Detailed concept drawing of Grumpy whittling and then spitting. Graphite and red pencil on 12 field 5-peghole animation paper.

Images and info via Heritage Auctions (except where noted).

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