Armando Milani. See more of his work on his site.
The often imitated, never duplicated, Mary Blair (1911-1978). By many accounts, she was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists, having contributed conceptual illustrations to classics such as “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Walt even included her in “El Grupo,” the group of hand-picked artists that accompanied him to South America during the Summer of 1941 and spawned the movies “Saludos Amigos” and “The Three Caballeros.”
Today, most Disney park visitors will be most familiar with Blair as the designer and artistic influence behind the “It’s a Small World” ride.
See more of her work here: http://magicofmaryblair.com/
Simple, clever, strong. This is a reblogged image from another blog, but I’d love to know who the artist is or the original source. Anyone know?
I really like this awesome early-style Mickey by classic Disney animator Ward Kimball (one of Walt’s “Nine Old Men”) for current Disney animator Andreas Deja.
Mickey’s one of those characters that has gone through many visual changes over the years, but I have a real soft spot for Ub Iwerk’s original design from the early shorts when Mickey was a bit rougher around the corners both in design and personality.
Check out Deja’s blog for a lot more Kimball images, as well as cool stories about the great Disney animators.
(via Deja’s blog).
Ben Shahn’s “Figure with Ice Cream Cone,” c. 1945.
This photograph was taken during the Beatles’ first U.S. concert tour by photographer Mike Mitchell when the artist was just 18. Mitchell will be auctioning the collection through Christie’s next month. You can see more images here.
"Pointlessness" by Geoff McFetridge.
It’s no secret that Superman is my favorite superhero, which makes me appreciate this drawing of Superman vs. Ursa, Zod, and Non (from Superman II) all the more. It’s amazing how artist Scott Campbell is able to capture such accurate likenesses with relatively simple character design. Be sure to check out the other drawings in his "Great Showdowns" series.