Saturday, March 22, 2008

Another Visit to the Ink and Paint Department, Walt Disney Studio

It is saturday and time to take another stroll to the Ink and Paint department at the Hyperion Avenue Walt Disney Studios. The first image is of an inker and painter by the name of Eve Gerstad. I could not find any information on her...but the talented ladies of the department never did receive much publicity. I like the details in this photo, the light, the coat rack with the fur coat, the film vault and the cabinet with all the animation cels stacked on it.

The second image shows one of the inkers working on a cel. Unfortunately I cannot tell what the artwork is.

The third image shows the paint laboratory where the colors and paint was mixed. From what I have read, the paints were mixed slightly different each day depending upon the humidity and the animation cel stock. Unfortunately this image is not named, I wish it was.

The last image is of a fish ready to be inked onto the cel. The animation is the old style five hole animation sheet.


outsidetheberm said...

Exceptional images. Thank you.

Major Pepperidge said...

Is that the girl fishy and the big mama fish that Jiminy has to deal with at the bottom of the sea?

Hans Perk said...

Great images - the artwork on the second image seems to be Donald Duck (here unparallaxed).