Category: Elmer Fudd

“Western Group”, color model cel and color model layout drawing, from an original line drawing by Chuck Jones, 1980.

Original color model drawing, graphite, colored pencil on animation paper, for the 1957 Chuck Jones-directed, What’s Opera, Doc?

Bugs Bunny and his adversaries, original drawing, graphite on 12 field animation paper, by Chuck Jones, circa 1988-89.

We’re working on a catalog raisonne of the Chuck Jones hand-painted cel art editions, titled, “The Animated Art of Chuck Jones”. The first volume will contain works from 1977 to 1989 and is expected to be completed in September. 

The color call-out sheet along with a color model cel art for “Western Group” from 1980 are shown. The final version of “Western Group” had a yellow sky. The background was hand-made using Pantone paper. Chuck Jones’s original line drawing was silk-screened onto an acetate sheet and each cel was hand-painted using cel vinyl by expert cel painters. 

From the top: “Trophy Room,” “Genius at Work,” “Socially Secure,” and “Decisions, Decisions”, acrylic on wood, each 12″ square, by Mike Bilz.

Chuck Jones at his animation desk, circa 1988.

Let’s go to the Oscars!

“Oscar Time” a hand-pulled stone lithograph created from an original painting by Chuck Jones paying homage to Picasso. It was pulled one color at a time at the American Atelier, New York, on a 19th century Marinoni flatbed press in 1989. 

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