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22 August 2010 @ 12:17 pm
East of the sun west of the moon  


This post is just the tip of the iceberg... see reason number 6 on our The Top Ten Reasons To Support The A-HAA for links to more great posts about golden age illustration.

A few weeks back, we posted images from Kay Nielsen's beautiful book, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Today, we are posting images from Nielsen's greatest book, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Glancing through these images, I think you will be reminded of color schemes and design elements used in animated features over the years.

It is very difficult to scan these fragile old illustrated books without damaging the bindings. I'm happy to do it if people are benefiting from these postings. If you are, please let me know by posting to the comments link below. I would appreciate knowing which of our postings have most useful to you. Please comment on the appropriate page and link to your own sketches that have been inspired by our postings. This blog is yours.

The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive is at the disposal of artists, so if there are specific things that would help you in your work, let me know by emailing me at sworth@animationarchive.org, and if we have any material that fits your needs, I will prioritize digitizing it.

Gwenyveregwenyvere4 on August 22nd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
These are STUNNING. Thank you so much for sharing them here.