Virgil Ross - Gossamer "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionVirgil Ross - Gossamer "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
Sneaker-wearing monster Gossamer made his first appearance in the Chuck Jones-directed Bugs Bunny cartoon Hare-Raising Hare, in 1946. Here's the big orange hairy (but interesting) monster, in a series of Model Sheet-style drawings. Artist Virgil Ross (1907-1996) was a long-time Warner Brothers animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units. He was famous for his action and dance sequences, as well as his facial expressions. He worked on three Looney Tunes shorts that received Academy Award nominations -- Tweety Pie, Birds Anonymous and Knighty Knight Bugs. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of progressions of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Masters Collection" for the Warner Brothers Studio Stores and animation galleries. He began making personal appearances where he created one-of-a-kind drawings of the Looney Tunes characters as well as other cartoons he worked on for other studios. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. This signed 16 field animation sheet includes five images of Gossy, with sizes ranging from 3" to 9.5", and is in Fine condition.
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