Owls | Sleeping Beauty | Marc Davis study

Monday, September 5, 2016

It's funny, I've never, ever really tried to draw disney characters before. I've always loved the stye of Sleeping Beauty from the character design of Marc Davis (Nine Old Men fame) to the scenic paintings of Eyvind Earle. Just beautiful, compelling stuff!
Last night on Pinterest, this model sheet of owls caught my eye and decided to give them a try. The Owl on the left took me ages (well, an hour or two until finish) but once I got him down, the other on the right took about 10 minutes. 
Yup, practice, practice practice.

So the steps seem to be developing like so:
  • Sketches - 10 to 20 minutes
  • Cleanup in Adobe Illustrator. I used a standard (I believe) grunge brush for the line work to keep the feel of a slightly rough sketch and the films of that particular era started to have that "sketchy" feel, like the Aristocats.
  • Post it for hopefully your viewing pleasure.
  • Repeat process as often as possible.
Side Note: Something kinda cool happened today. After tweeting my earlier post, "Witch Hazel," Chuck Jones' actual grandson started following me. I know, I am a dork. 


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