Notes from the Studio

Felix Lorioux

Felix Lorioux is a French artist that worked, as far as I can tell in the teens. 20s and the 30s of the last century. Throughout the 1930s he was chosen by Disney to draw their licensed characters in France. I’d like to see how he handled the Mouse or Donald. I believe that these are done in watercolor. I have to say that I am transfixed by this image in particular. Now how could I resist showing a walking tree?

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Hermann Vogel

Hermann Vogel

I discovered Vogel’s work about 10 years ago. And after I purchased his 1890 illustrated edition of Grimm’s fairy tales with approx. 300 illustrations I was blown away. I believe I found the first of these 4 volumes of drawing on line. Each largesized book has 100 pages of wildly detailed scenes featuring dozens and dozensof characters both human and animal.

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