Web Roundup: J. P. Miller, Gravity Falls And Classic Illustration

J. P. Miller created brilliant drawings for the “Baby Weems” sequence of The Reluctant Dragon, and Andreas Deja has posted a nice selection of that artwork.



These background layouts and paintings from the new Disney TV series Gravity Falls are more sophisticated and appealing than a lot of recent TV fare. Above: line art by Sean Jimenez, painting by Elle Michalka.



Leif Peng’s blog Today’s Inpsiration never fails to live up to its name. It’s an exquisitely curated selection of vintage illustration with a focus on the artists who created the work. The level of technical skill and craftsmanship in this work should inspire any visual artist and not just those who work as illustrators.


  • The Gee

    nice!

  • http://www.witch-katrina.com/ Charles Brubaker

    “Gravity Falls” is arguably the best Disney Channel show in years. It’s actually funny, clever, great characters (Dipper and Mabel especially!) and even the animation is pretty good.

    That show gets thumbs up from me!

  • Scarabim

    I agree with Charles. Gravity Falls is ace! It reminds me of Eerie, Indiana…

  • J.M.

    The backgrounds in Gravity Falls remind me of Jeff Smith’s backgrounds in the Bone books. In other words: fun, fanciful and unapologetically cartoony.

  • Stéphane Dumas

    Thanks for sharing these vintage illustrated ads. :-)

    The last one designed by Bernie Fuchs reminds me a bit of the vintage Pontiac illustrations made by Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman from 1959 to 1971.