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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Mickey's Fire Brigade" (1935) - Pencil of Mickey and Effects Background

Purchased in 1992, this was one of the early pieces we picked up. There were two sheets: a pencil of Mickey and a colored pencil effects background. I wasn't excited about trimming Mickey and putting him on top of the EFX sheet. So, we decided to mount them side-by-side. Because the sheets overlapped, we decided to place more emphasis on Mickey by using a fairly small cut-out. As long as we were doing that, we decided to create a matte relief in the shape of the fire fighter hat worn by Mickey. Finally, we extended the line of the burning wood onto the frame itself and burned lines in the frame (with some connecting lines cut in the matte). The effect is very striking and adds considerable impact to the two sheets.

Mickey and Color Effects Sheet

A Photoshop Combination
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From “Mickey’s Fire Brigade” (1935). A great pencil sketch of Mickey in fireman's hat. But the special effect of fire is excellent. The fire is in red and very good. [Mickey: 4” diameter; SFX: 10"W x 9.5"H] Acquired 1992. SeqID-0080 8/6/2005

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