Celebrating the process

Today we visited the Walt Disney Company. One of the highlights for me whenever I am here is the magnificent artwork on the walls.

I love the incredible cels and background paintings, but even more, I love the images that show the creative process at work. For example, today I saw two images that showed the visual evolution of the seven dwarves in Snow White.

Here is an early concept drawing. This gives a sense of the visual concept of the seven dwarves relatively early in the process:


And here is a concept drawing much later in the process. This is very close to the final concept of the characters as seen in the film itself:


It is a wonder and a privilege to have the opportunity to see the minds of great creators at work. It is always delightful to enjoy the fruits of crative genius, but it is also good sometimes to simply celebrate the process.

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