Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Even Milt Kahl erases his lines once in a while, as is evident in this small staging sketch. The upper fielding dimensions are 5 x 3". Shere Khan is leaving Kaa behind, he is done interrogating the snake. It's time to go searching for the man cub.
I love this drawing. Shere Khan seems to be walking out of the screen. It is only a doodle, but the tiger's body is beautifully carved out like a sculpture. Dimension, clear silhouette and brilliant anatomy. It's all there. The smaller sketch below indicates a position a few frames later, as both rear feet touch the ground. Milt reverses the spine to show the animal's rear in a low position.
A master mind at work.