By Jennifer Vanoni, Walt Disney Archives
Rarely does the Archives receive original, hand-drawn art concepts from today’s feature films. The majority of concept art, construction, design and storyboard materials are now created digitally and delivered via download link, hard drive or server.
It’s a rare exception that we have the opportunity to unroll full size canvas banners and hand-painted watercolor concepts, filling our workrooms with the smell of an artist’s studio.
The Greatest Showman, in addition to being a musical phenomenon, is a visual wonder incorporating both hand-drawn and digital art seamlessly, as the following examples show.