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DescriptionFantasia Hyacinth Hippo Model Sheet/Character Study Art Group of 2 (Walt Disney, 1940). Offered is a fantastic pair of character studies for Hyacinth Hippo from Walt Disney's masterpiece of film making, Fantasia. She was the hippo that appears in the segment "Dance of the Hours." She represents the hours of noon day. A character study is a series of illustrations that have been created to explore an animated character, after the character has been conceptualized. It acts as a comprehensive guide to map out character traits and "proof of concept." Proof of Concept in animation is the first stage of any character study definition. It is called this because the animator must prove that the character can emote in a way that would make an audience care, empathize and relate. Character studies can also be used for model sheets. In visual arts, a model sheet, is a document used to help standardize the appearance, poses, and gestures of a character. Model sheets are required when multiple artists are involved in the production, to help maintain continuity in characters from scene to scene. These amazing images were rendered on paper using gouache. The images were trimmed and mounted on 6.5" x 8.5" and 6.5" x 6.5" heavy card stock. Hyacinth Hippo measures 7" and 5" tall. Model sheets and character studies are highly prized by astute collectors of the medium. Age-related toning, edge wear, glue residue, and tape. Overall condition is Very Good.
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