Jackalopes sketch dump.
Combining Bear sketches with some beautiful antique cameras. I ran across this page, about Antique Wood Camera Collector Rob Niederman. I find old wooden cameras to be so rustic and interesting. Sampled on the right of my sketch are a couple from Rob’s page. The look of these cameras fits right in with some of the bears I’ve been drawing. There’s something to be said for the craftsmanship of these cameras, hand-made and custom-built of leather, brass and wood. They are functional works of art from photographic history.
Inspired by Ward Kimball & C. August Nichols – Toot Whistle Plunk and Bloom (1953)
And in light of the Oscars being tonight, This film won Best Animated Short Film in 1953.
Ward Kimball was asked to rework the film to be the first Cinemascope cartoon for Disney.
For more information about this classic, you can view it here, thanks IMDB
A friend bought me a book a long time ago called “The World of Robert Bateman” featuring his prints and paintings. I’m sketching based on what he did to get a better understanding of drawing animals. Honestly, it makes me want to draw nothing but animals. What an amazing artist. His work inspired the last batch of sketches I did and also makes me want to visit Alaska someday. Here’s his site.