They Drew as They Pleased

They Drew as They Pleased

The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age, the 1930s

Book - 2015
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"As the Walt Disney Studio entered its first decade and embarked on some of the most ambitious animated films of the time, Disney hired a group of "concept artists" whose sole mission was to explore ideas and inspire their fellow animators. They Drew as They Pleased showcases four of these early pioneers and features artwork developed by them for the Disney shorts from the 1930s, including many unproduced projects, as well as for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, and some early work for later features such as Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Introducing new biographical material about the artists and including largely unpublished artwork from the depths of the Walt Disney Archives and the Disney Animation Research Library, this volume offers a window into the most inspiring work created by the best Disney artists during the studio's early golden age. They Drew as They Pleased is the first in what promises to be a revealing and fascinating series of books about Disney's largely unexamined concept artists, with six volumes spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1990s."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781452137438
Branch Call Number: 741.5809 GHEZ
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Docter, Pete


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May 29, 2018

Knowledgeable Content, Contains illustrations from the respective artists, has great anecdotes regarding the early days of Disney.

Aug 30, 2016

excellent history and art from the early disney era. it is all about the process rather than finished work and probably wouldn't be enjoyed as much by younger children. some very cool art work even so

1dreamer Apr 11, 2016

This is a very charming book. I realized that as I was looking at it that I was smiling. The book is about four artists that worked at Disney during the 1930's. It has a short biography of the artists and is mostly drawings and sketches of concept art. It's almost as if you are looking over the artist shoulder as they try different poses and expressions. If you are a Disney fan or an artist learning to draw and want to try to draw some of these sketches yourself, I highly recommend this book.


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