Animation Artifacts &Bill Peckmann &Disney &Illustration &Models &Rowland B. Wilson 07 Jun 2010 08:18 am

Rowland Wilson at Disney – 1

- Bill Peckmann has sent me an incredible cache of photostats. These are watercolor paintings Rowland B. Wilson did while working for Disney. There are two groups of paintings: one for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, one for Hercules.

These were all inspirational sketches, and they’re all extremely long. Consequently, I’m posting them in batches. The first comes from Hunchback, and I’ll post the full sized image, then break each down into a couple of parts so that you can appreciate the incredible detail Rowland did in these things.

I hope you enjoy them.

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More of the Hunchback paintings to come next week.

Many many thanks to Bill Peckmann for sharing these glorious images.

6 Responses to “Rowland Wilson at Disney – 1”

  1. on 07 Jun 2010 at 8:56 am 1.Elliot Cowan said …

    Man oh man these are good.
    Humbling really.

  2. on 07 Jun 2010 at 4:30 pm 2.Casey said …

    Wow, the more you post of this guys work the more I fall in love with him. I think you were right on your last post, there really should be a book of this guys work out it’s too great to not share with others! Thanks again!

  3. on 08 Jun 2010 at 3:36 pm 3.Suzanne Wilson said …

    The presentation of these is really impressive. It’s wonderful to see the structure of the composition yet also get a close look at the detail and technique.

    (I also fall more in love with him!)

  4. on 09 Jun 2010 at 1:59 pm 4.scott caple said …

    Hm, I have all these too from when i worked on the show.
    Guess i shouldn’t sit on stuff.
    I did the workbook for the Topsy Turvy sequence and tried, isay TRIED to get some of Rowlands’ sensitivity into it, but in the end….
    How come Disney doesn’t come down on us for posting this king dof stuff?

  5. on 09 Jun 2010 at 2:00 pm 5.scott caple said …

    sorry, Kind of stuff..

  6. on 22 Jun 2010 at 12:29 am 6.Eric Noble said …

    These are incredible. I need to study this man’s work. I love it when you post these.

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