Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Background and Layout: The Wise Little Hen

   A few weeks ago I shared some wonderful artwork from King Neptune, and before that we looked at the stunning background art from The Jungle Book.  Today, as my infatuation with the Background and Layout book continues, I'm happy to share these images from the 1934 Silly Symphony The Wise Little Hen.
   Not only does The Wise Little Hen mark the first appearance of Donald Duck, but if brings plenty of laughs. Take a moment while watching the film to appreciate the washed out water color backgrounds.  These muted colors are pretty unusual in short cartoons, and are seriously wonderful pieces of artwork.