Bill Peckmann &Disney &Illustration &Layout & Design &Models 21 Jun 2010 07:30 am

Rowland Wilson at Disney – 3

- Here’s Hercules. The last two weeks I posted some wonderful watercolor sketches, preliminary art for The Hunchback of Notre Dame from the great cartoonist, Rowland B. Wilson. (see: Part 1, Part 2)

Here for the first of two parts are some drawings by Rowland for Hercules. This entry includes character sketches for characters that developed into something completely different, or didn’t end up in the film at all.

Once again, I must express my debt of gratitude to the generosity of Bill Peckmann for lending me the art to post here. Thank you, Bill.


Hades – version 1

Hades – version 2

Hades – version 3



Centaurs 1

Centaurs 2

Titans 1

Titans 2

Titans 3

Titans 4

Next week, the last of these beautiful watercolor sketches.

3 Responses to “Rowland Wilson at Disney – 3”

  1. on 21 Jun 2010 at 11:23 am 1.Eric Noble said …

    These are absolutely brilliant. Some of these really have a feeling of Greek art. Stunning.

  2. on 21 Jun 2010 at 11:51 am 2.Daniel Caylor said …

    So vibrant and full of life!

  3. on 21 Jun 2010 at 2:07 pm 3.Bill said …

    Eric, Rowland strongly admired and enjoyed a ton of cartoonists and illustrators along with their schools of thought, but his real absolute, strong passion was for fine art. Fortunate for all of us, that love showed in all the periods and phases of his art, from the very beginning to the end of his career. (I always felt that Art Museums the world over also benefited from this and were able to keep their doors open because of the visits of Rowland and his wife Suzanne.)

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