Those are amazing. The insides look better than the cover.
Hi John, is there anywhere online we could find scans of the whole Remus book? I love the artwork but can't afford the huge price of an out-of-print copy. Do you plan to scan the whole book? (Assuming you have a copy of course)Cheers!
K these are really really nice.
The one where they are crossing the bridge is amazing... look at those silhouettes! Great use of color and lighting! It's perfect!The rest are all great too! Nice use of shapes to frame the important figures. Great coloring in 4 & 5.The cover is in a completely different style! Very nice too, I prefer the other artist though.
One of my all-time favorite books, primarily for the pictures.
These are awesome. Thanks for sharing.-Sin
I have a Giant Golden book with one of the Uncle Remus stories in it. But it doesn't have all of those great pictures.
I love how the color varies on each page so muchSecond to last is beautiful, reminds me of paintings that were all over my grandmother's house. I ought to try that color scheme if I try painting backgrounds.'Nother great post, John.
These are amazing!Some of the best art I've ever seen from a golden book.Can we get some breakdowns of these paintings?
Wow. These are absolutely spectacular. Thanks so much for sharing them.
I really like that last one. Clear staging really helps one to get into the picture and live there.
I had that book when I was a kid. I wonder whatever happened to it...I wish I still had it. Every page in that book is amazing!
That last image of Br'er Rabbit fishing is a great example of how to lead the viewer's eye through the picture. If you start out looking at Br'er Rabbit in the foreground, the eye travels through the fishing rod down to the lure, then across to the frog, up through the tree roots to the trunk, then curving down through the limb and Spanish moss to settle on Uncle Remus and his cabin. Also the curve of the tops of the trees in the background reinforces it. If you squint at the picture, there is also a really nice spotting of light and dark values that balance out the composition. Yeah, Bill Justice and Al Dempster sure knew their stuff!
Wow! This is amazing stuff, I have never seen this before!
thanks for posting these
The insides look better than the cover. Shhh! Don't say that so loud around John: the cover is by Mary Blair.
Terrific scans John. I had this book when I was a kid, I hung onto it for years. I thought it had the best artwork of any Golden book adaptation of a Disney Movie. A few years ago I picked up a very old copy the "Bongo" large format Golden Book. It came close- very nice - but Bill Justice and Al Dempster really shone on "Uncle Remus"
I just watched a copy of that movie last night, and I have to agree, the character animation in there is top notch. Shame that disney won't officially release it onto a newer format...
More please! These are all fantastic!
I especially like this picturehttp://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=remus07bigcr9.jpg(This is from A Giant Golden Book, with 23 stories, by the way)
unbelievable colors - breathtaking really
All very delicious, very - except that Br'er Fox & Crow line of action is freaking me out, man.Is it me or is that a little off?
this is a great book. i found one at a yard sale, early printing, for $1.nice that the format is large sized.
Wow! those are some inspiring paintings.
Uncle Remus Stories (with the Mary Blair cover) is at the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive...http://www.animationarchive.org/2008/11/illustration-uncle-remus-stories-1949.html
Pete,You're right about how this picture led my eye through ithttp://www.animationarchive.org/pics/remus04x-big.jpgThough my eye found Remus by traveling along the river, rather than up the tree and down the moss, I can see how the tree being there directed where I was looking.How is it, do you suppose, that our eyes find Br're Rabbit a the place to begin or "enter the picture." Is it just because he's in the foreground, and has an outline? This works so beautifully, yet it would be my instinct to start the viewer at the lower or center right.
I've managed to hold onto this book, even after growing up and moving across the continent a few times, it's one of my favourites.Unfortunately, I was told I shouldn't bring it in to show my students because of the 'potentially racist message' it might suggest.* sigh *
We had this book when I was little!!!! I wish I still had it, my mom read it to us all the time- in dialect too!! I made color copies from a copy the local library had, but it;s not the same!!
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