Cinderella’s magical transformation from rags to an elegant gown is a study of movement and grace. Disney art focused heavily on her visual transformation, from the movement in her arms and hair and clothing. It’s expressive and fluid. When I decided to sketch this subject, I wanted to study her movement as a means of illustrating the magic. I completed this sketch in three 30minute sittings. I really wanted the movement to be the emphasis, the transformation should be viewed as a whole, rather than each still. I took very little time working on each still, and instead focused on making the lines look alive.
This is really good, Megan. I definitely see the movement in Cinderella’s arms. It’s been said that this scene was Walt Disney’s favorite piece of animation, likely because it mirrors his “transformation” from humble beginnings to the dreamer and doer he became. Great job, and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!