Sunday, August 26, 2007
The Dilapidated DeVil Mansion
Readers are familiar with my enthusiasm for the groundbreaking style in 101 DALMATIANS. The advent of the xerox drawing-to-cel process (which replaced hand inking) was exploited to great advantage, creating a fresh, modern look.
Shown first is the wonderfully moody rendering of the DeVil mansion exterior.
Next, the upstairs hallway. Love the stylish pen-and-ink design with color wash, typical of this film.
Perhaps my favorite background in the whole film is the blue bedroom. This re-created pan B/G is fairly bursting with detail and extravagant, imaginative design.