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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Broken Toys" (1935)-Pencil Pan Background

While I continue to be knocked out by the quality of some of the background work I find, I really enjoy finding draft background work. It's even more fun when you find additional documentation that matches the pencil work. Here's a great 35-inch example from "Broken Toys" (1935), a film where Christmas toys are featured.

"Broken Toys" (1935) 35-inch Background

Since you get absolutely no perspective when this gets compressed to "blog" size, here are a few enlargements. You can click on the images to see the notations in more detail...

You look at this page and you can actually "feel" the process.

But, what made the all the difference for me were the following sheets that came with the background:

I hope you enjoy looking at this snapshot!


From “Broken Toys” (1935). A great pencil pan background. Old and pieced together. Numerous comments on layout and timing. 35-inch pencil background of material in junk yard. Blue line where the Aunt Jemima character would move. Notations by Vlad (Bill) Tytla and Babbitt [Unframed Item: 34.75"W x 9"H; Sheets: 8.5"W x 10"H] Acquired 1999. SeqID-0399 Updated: 8/3/2005

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