Monday, May 5, 2008

Mickey Mouse Club

























Back in the mid 90's the agency that I was employed by got me quite a bit of Disney work. I had a lot of fun penciling and inking such properties as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and Winnie the Pooh. I also worked on such classic characters as Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, amongst many.

11 comments:

Aaron said...

That's awesome. Being a freelance artist, I think sometimes the ability to suppress your personal "Style" and match model sheets and style guides is really under-appreciated by fellow artists.

Great Mickey drawing!

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~ tOkKa said...

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..Aaron has a good point.


Ube Iwerks may be a good example. Hell he may have lead the way as an early example ( Tho' that is more in the animation realm.).

Still i instantly thought of Ub as soon as i saw Ryan's illustration of the Mickster.

Again another compliment.

Ube is one of the greatest influences on me.

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dark turtle said...

Wow, Ryan! I didn't know you worked on Disney characters. That's wicked cool. Did you get to draw any of your favorite characters?

Great Mickey sketch, too. It's spot on.

NoGhostSaturn said...

What type of products did your drawings wind up being used on?

Cowabunga Dude! said...

I don't really know if I have a "style". Throughout my entire career the only way I've found to actually make money at this was to conform to my clients requests to
"make it look like this".

So to pay the bills that's what I did.


Thanks DT! Yes I did ! I illustrated licensed coloring books for the Rankin/Bass 1964 Rudolph TV special!
More on that in a future post.

Well, noghostsaturn , the Disney stuff was all for coloring and sticker books.
Some of my Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer illustrations were incorporated into the licensing campaign and appeared on all sorts of products.

But I'll get into that in more detail hopefully around Christmas.

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-->> ** Photo taken by Ken Mitchroney

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RB said...

Wow! Good thing I wasn't anywhere near that display our I would have crashed the gates and ran home with those wonderful figures! I want to live in Rankin/Bass world!

Thanks tokka!

dark turtle said...

Ryan said: Thanks DT! Yes I did ! I illustrated licensed coloring books for the Rankin/Bass 1964 Rudolph TV special!
More on that in a future post.


Oh! Looking forward to that post! I remember watching Rudolph every Christmas while growing up. It was one of the few things that would help keep my excitement for Christmas in check.

~ tOkKa said...

RB:Wow! Good thing I wasn't anywhere near that display our I would have crashed the gates and ran home with those wonderful figures! I want to live in Rankin/Bass world!

Thanks tokka!


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-->> Don't thank me.. ;]

thank your old pal ' Ken Mitchroney !!


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