Van Eaton Gallery

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Got these Shan Yu & Falcon model sheet set from Van Eaton Galleries (won the Ebay auction). They don’t fit on my scanner so I taped them to the wall and took the pics with my phone (some of them are blurry since I couldn’t hold my phone straight).

I was pretty lucky to randomly stumble across the auction on Ebay. 

Although these are studio xerox copies and NOT the actual original drawings, I’m pretty happy with them. There are total of 18 artwork, but I’m just sharing 10 :P

The last image is an early concept art of Shan Yu by Pres Romanillos. I love the Shan Yu design they went with, but I kind of wish they went with that design since he looks 1000X badass (and scary).

One of the falcon’s model sheets has an image where he’s with his prey; is that an ARMADILLO? Armadillo…? Really, in Mongolia (or China)? O_o

And Shan Yu is six and a half “evil” heads tall. “EVIL HEADS TALL”. LOL.

My piece for the Van Eaton Gallery’s “Moosylvania: A Group Art Show Tribute to Jay Ward” Which opens Saturday March 1st at 6:00pm! Be sure to stop by and check out a grip of Awesome art!

I did my piece of Rocky and Bullwinkle! Jay Wards work is one of my biggest influences! So much appeal and silliness!

The piece if Gouache on Illustration Board 5" x 5"

“Whirlpool Coaster” John Stone, 1989

Today’s post is a bit of an exciting find, albeit one with scarce information. Apologies in advance for the lack of high-quality photos! Seen here in concept work by Imagineer John Stone, we see a roller coaster-type attraction that seems to be a precursor to Journey to the Center of the Earth. Guests would have made their descent beneath the earth’s surface via a stormy whirlpool. From there, they would careen through all sorts of caves, caverns and fantastical locales, experiencing icy areas, subterranean waterfalls and lost shipwrecks. The top right image also displays what appears to be a giant squid, so perhaps a climactic creature finale was in the cards too! These pieces were displayed in a 2015 Van Eaton Gallery auction. If any of our readers know further information about this very intriguing attraction, please feel free to share!

Art ©️Disney

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I’m not really that big of a collector but sometimes it’s really hard to resist buying things that you can’t stop thinking about. My dad and I participated in a Disneyana auction and he got the Mary Blair signed postcard and I got this envelope that was commemorating the first flight from LA to Tokyo. Van Eaton galleries in Sherman Oaks does these types of auctions around twice a year, but they always have cool animation art for very reasonable prices!