Category: drawing

Milan Roof Tops from the 6th floor Principe Sa…

Milan Roof Tops from the 6th floor Principe Savoia Hotel, 1960, ink and graphite on sketch pad paper, 14″ x 11″, by Chuck Jones.

Preliminary ideas for what would become the bo…

Preliminary ideas for what would become the book “Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life” by Chuck Jones, 1992.

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Wile E. CoyoteOriginal layout drawing for an u…

Wile E. Coyote

Original layout drawing for an unidentified theatrical short, circa late 1950s, graphite on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones.

To paraphrase Chuck Jones, “If you’re going to…

To paraphrase Chuck Jones, “If you’re going to draw a funny horse, you better know how to draw a real one.”  

Top: original drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite and colored pencil on 12 field animation paper, circa 1965

Bottom: original layout drawing by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, 1957, for “What’s Opera, Doc?”

Wile E. Coyote five ways. Character model draw…

Wile E. Coyote five ways. Character model drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper by Chuck Jones, circa late 1950s.  

Before it all goes horribly wrong…

Before it all goes horribly wrong…

Original drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa late 70s. 

“Two Horses”, sketch, graphite on MGM storyboa…

“Two Horses”, sketch, graphite on MGM storyboard paper, by Chuck Jones, circa 1965.

“If you’re going to draw a funny horse, you better know how to draw a real one.” –Chuck Jones 

Top: original drawing of Johnson the cat, grap…

Top: original drawing of Johnson the cat, graphite and India ink on notepad paper, 11″ x 14″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1989. Illustration for “Chuck Amuck”, Jones’s autobiography (pg.15). 

Bottom: painted version on reproduced line, gouache and India Ink on paper, 11″ x 14″, by Chuck Jones, circa 1989.

“He moved into our house that morning, bag and baggage. The bag was that cat bag all cats live in, one of the few characteristics he shared with other cats. He sat fat and walked thin like other cats, but the resemblance to other cats stopped there.” Jones describing Johnson the Cat in “Chuck Amuck”.