Friday, June 29, 2012

Week 46 - Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins is a 1964 musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, produced by Walt Disney, and based on the Mary Poppins books series by P. L. Travers with illustrations by Mary Shepard. The film was directed by Robert Stevenson and written by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, with songs by the Sherman Brothers. It was shot at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Poppins and the film also won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Original Music Score, Best Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and Best Visual Effects, and received a total of 13 nominations.

Late post again, but still I think I did another great job. I have a bit of catching up to do this weekend, but I'll blame it all on my comic- I'm finally going to start uploading them on a weekly basis! I finished this weeks page on Tuesday, and I'm already coloring the next page (for next week), so hopefully I can always stay ahead on that! In the mean time, I'm getting really close to my vacation, so I know I need to get caught up with my Disney sketches! Today makes 100 days left until the trip- it flies by so fast! Also, I ended up using the broadway font for the logo, since I think it matches Mary better. Next post is The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad!

Mary Poppins © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Week 45 - Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American adventure fantasy film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The story follows blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as they rescue the kidnapped Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl, captained by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Jay Wolpert developed a script based on the theme park ride in 2001, and Stuart Beattie rewrote it in early 2002. Around that time, producer Jerry Bruckheimer became involved in the project; he had Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio work on the script, adding the supernatural curse to the storyline.

I'm a week late again, but I'm happy that I at least got last week's done! This is one of the few Disney movies I'm drawing that is nearly all live-action (I say nearly because the Kraken and Davy Jones use CGI, among other things). Actually, this is the first life-like drawing I think I've ever done digitally! Even though it's a sketch, I'm going to congratulate myself on a job well done!

Next up is Mary Poppins!

Pirates of the Caribbean © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Week 44 - Fantasia

Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third feature in the Disney animated features canon. The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski; seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film's Master of Ceremonies, who introduces each segment in live action interstitial scenes.

Wowza! Look what happens when I actually get my sketch done on time! Since there's a LOT of different scenes in both Fantasia movies, I wanted to take some of the biggest ones from the two films. Of course Mickey had to be in front- he will always be the symbol of Fantasia for me. Night on Bald Mountain and The Firebird were the two most memorable scenes from the movies, and The Pines of Rome is so beautiful, I had to add it too (plus I felt the middle needed something big, lol)! I drew everything myself- except the logo (but technically the logo is a strongly edited font- I stretched it, cut it up, and added the little horizontal stubbies to the A's and the F).

Next week is... Pirates of the Caribbean! The only completely live-action movie in the whole blog!

Fantasia © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl