But Disney's archive still treasures the preliminary layouts for them. The layouts (shown at left above) were drawn with soft graphite on vellum. Those layouts work out the soft, atmospheric tonal transitions that gave Bambi its distinctive look.
Source for this post: Animation Treasures (Hans Bacher's weblog)
Disney BG Artist Lisa Keene remembers studying the Bambi background technique on a visit to the Animation Research Library
Previously on GurneyJourney:
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