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This week is just a found treasure trove of beautiful concept art drawings by Disney Legends Vance Gerry and Mel Shaw. The first one of Basil holding the gun is by Vance while the remaining eight (like the Rat Trap scenes) were done by Mel. Many variations to the scenes happened in the concept art before getting permanently switched to a different direction. This is one of my favorite parts whe...

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a bit off topic In the early 1970’s before Ralph Bakshi and Rankin/Bass ventured into Middle Earth Disney Unoffically considerd doing an adapatation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit These drawings were done by veteran Disney storyman Vance Gerry. One of these character designs look like Don Bluth’s Stanley the Troll. and the draft was written by Frank Thomas, Well the Disney animated feat...

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Vance Gerry’s story sketch (above) inspired Ollie Johnston’s animation (below) in this lovely scene from Walt Disney’s The Aristocats.

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This concept watercolor piece by Vance Gerry is the image on my daily Disney calendar today. It’s so expressive! I thought I’d share. The Lion King.

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Vance Gerry’s story art for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996).

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Advice from Disney story artist Vance Gerry, during the production of The Great Mouse Detective

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Vance Gerry’s story sketches for The Rescuers

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Early beatboard drawing, Hercules. Vance Gerry Titans unleashed.

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Just another image featuring a collection of beautiful concept art by Disney Legend Vance Gerry. I came across this new picture while looking around on Twitter. Historic Disney was wishing him a Happy Birthday on August 21st, the cusp of Leo and Virgo! :) Vance’s concept had in mind of an adult version of Olivia Flaversham with a love interest to Dr. Dawson (or was it Basil? Or both?), but it...

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Concept art for The Great Mouse Detective by Vance Gerry photo source [x]

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Original character concept artwork from The Great Mouse Detective by Vance Gerry.

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Beatboard drawings by Vance Gerry. Hercules

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