Since Fred Flintstone first scratched petroglyphs of Wilma on his cave wall with rocks and charred firewood, artists and animators alike have shown a particular fascination with women.
Sketches of cartoon women became more common about 10,000 years later. Ahh… but finding the most fabulous, most inspiring images takes more time.
The feminine mystique has often been frozen in time with ink or paint on animation cels, storyboards and drawings -- or through an actresses’s voice. For example, Walt Disney was famous for his portrayal of strong-willed, often beautiful heroines as survivors. And, they can also carry a tune! Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella and Ariel fit that description easily!
Of course, Disney was also famous for his bone-chilling female demons like Maleficent or the Witch. If you’re really fascinated by characters like Maleficent, be sure and ask your Great American Ink art consultant about our Secret Sketchbook and Gustaf Tenggren’s heart-stopping painting! Tenggren was a spectacular background artist for Disney; like every other artist in the world he created some of his own work after-hours. You’ll hardly believe what you hear or see!
Pepé le Pew’s recalcitrant girlfriend, Kitty, is also especially famous and helped Chuck Jones create his own legend through Warner Bros. If you prefer the delicate lace and sweet “apple-pieness” of older women, there’s also Granny from Sylvester the cat’s era. And your classic feminine bombshell is best personified by the cartoon Betty Boop; she’s got more than a woman needs.
As the first expression of a cartoon’s power and grace, sketches of cartoon women precede the production of animation cels. To complete a cartoon, an animator will first sketch their thoughts, creating a procession of finer and finer images before the “perfect” character model will go into production. Great American Ink animation fine art gallery features a complete range of sketches and cels of cartoon women. You’ll discover work from the great animators of
Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Fox Studios and even DC Comics. For the sake of the more conservative collector, we don’t stock characters from Heavy Metal. About the raciest thing you’ll find with us is Bugs Bunny dressed in drag from Warner Bros.’ Rabbit of Seville. But, Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop is a close cousin! In her earlier days she carried many more innuendos.
Now, give yourself an online glimpse our vast collection of art, around 8,000 pieces, created by the world’s most talented artists. We have many forms of artwork you’ll enjoy and almost any filmed or animated character your heart could desire! We provide collectors art to enrich their souls. Since 1991 Great American Ink has been foremost in the collection of fine art, located in Los Angeles, California.
Our collections are a “must-see” for animation art lovers from all over the world. From vintage art to the latest we have it for you. For the finest sketches of cartoon women there’s no other place than right here at Great American Ink. We look forward to talking with you at 800 552 2847, 310 552 2847 from outside North America. Or e-mail us at
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