the artist is 101 old now! ^^

Tyrus Wong’s production design for Bambi open the use of color. His evocative inspirational artwork added an emotional dimension to color and aimed to “creat the atmosphere, the feeling of the forest,” instead of the largely literal and utilitarian expression of color in the earlier full-length Disney features.

Tyrus Wong is a Chinese-born American artist . He is a painter, muralist, ceramicist, lithographer, designer and kite maker. As film production illustrator in the film industry, Wong has worked for Disney and Warner Brothers.



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Here are some color scripts I did for practice involving my character “Leo” from my recent set of sketches :) I got The Art of Pixar art book for Christmas (which is absolutely gorgeous) and it inspired me to try doing my own color scripts. For these, I used a gouache brush I made in Photoshop. I think I might do more of them for practice. Enjoy!

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colorscripts asked:

Firstly, your art is absolutely INSPIRING. I am so in love! A question for you, though, and my apologies if it's been asked before - what are your tools of choice for your work?

Aw!! Thank you so, so much!

And no worries. I don’t have a FAQ or anything so it’s my pleasure! For my traditional work, I use Pelican Opaque Watercolors or graphite. 

For digital illustrations, Photoshop CS6.

For my gifs, Flash CS6. I like hand-drawn animation (pencil and paper) a lot better, but I need to get comfortable with working with it. The interface is pretty intuitive and not too hard to get used to. 

Hope that answered what you wanted to know! :)

i am tired of reblogging walt disney's face so this is going here.


“Problematic” bullshit aside, I would really love to see examples of how Disney movies are turning the world into racist, sexist, terrible people. Because, going on what you’re saying, that would mean literally the entire population fits into that category. That would mean that the millions of people who interact with anything DISNEY are also all of those things. I find this incredibly doubtful. There are far worse things in the world that are influencing children. Besides, let’s totally forget the fact that Disney movies usually incorporate a ‘moral to the story’ that is almost always a positive thing.

First, here’s a list of reading on racism in popular culture and popular culture’s ability to continue and uphold racist images, ideals, and stereotypes throughout American history:

The Effects of Racism in Popular Culture by Danielle Dirks and Jennifer C. Mueller
Thinking of the Children: The Effects of Internalized Racism

Books on Disney and his racism:
Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight by Eric Avila
The Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney and the American Way of Life by Steven Watts 
Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince by Marc Eliot 
Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas

On bigotry and popular culture:

The Most Racist Characters in Popular Culture - The Daily Beast 
Disney’s Latest #Racefail - Racialicious 
The Princess and the Frog and the Critical Gaze - Racialicious
Consuming Popular Culture While Trans: Disney’s Little Mermaid - Feministing
Racism in Pocahontas - Contemporary Sociological Theory  
The Persistence of Racist Undertones in Disney Films

And a whole list of further resources compiled in one place.

Read, and take it in before you reply:

There is no ONE specific instance in which you could point at, say, a murder and declare “DISNEY DID THIS!" That’s not how pervasive internalized bigotry works. Disney reinforces a message that demonizes blackness (using it as a consistent marker of villainy and showing it triumphed by pureness aka whiteness), that marginalizes and stereotypes ALL non-white characters, that whitens heroes in order to make them heroic, that anthropomorphizes racist stereotypes to reinforce them, and that perpetuates an ideal of femininity and womanhood that is just plain fucking sexist. They are part of young girls’ body image problems, they are part of racist and homophobic struggles (the feminization of male characters is always a sign of evil intentions), and in terms of Disney’s presence OFF of screens, their theme parks – ESPECIALLY Disneyland – have a history that is overtly racist. Until the 1980’s there were NO African American employees at Disneyland, except for Aunt Jemima. When you see that, and when you see other people accept unproblematically, you learn that it is acceptable and correct to view things with all of those bigoted stratifications.

And all of that plays into the ways that racism is expressed in the 21st century, be it overt and extreme – like white folks using the n-word (hint: NEVER OKAY), or assuming that black patrons in stores are shoplifting, or the clear and present racism in US police forces which stop and search people of color tens of times more than they do white folks; or subtle and internalized – like how white girls use "ghetto” to describe things that are low-class, or assuming that people of color are too stupid for the honor track at school, or even just feeling extra Stranger Danger when in a part of your town which is predominantly occupied by people of color. That’s all racism, that’s all bigotry, and that is what Disney is reinforcing for generation after generation of Americans. 

Moment 7

[Fri] 1.7.11


Earlier tonight, I went to the Oakland Museum of Art and checked out the Pixar Exhibition. The exhibit closes on the 9th, and my friend from UC Davis wanted to come down and see it. Walking through the exhibit was like a walk through my childhood. I was amazed at the detail put into put into making the animations. I have so much newfound appreciation for the animators. The colorscripts were beautiful. I learned that Pixar purposely makes it seem effortless, so that the audience doesn’t notice the details as to not take away from the characters and the meaning of the story. I think the exhibition rekindled my hobby for drawing and sketching. It’s been too long.