Our friends at the Disney Store have given us an early gift this holiday season: they let us peek into the artist’s sketchbook behind their exclusive Sketchbook Ornament collection. We were immediately impressed with how skilled their team was at illustrating some of our favorite characters each in a single personality-capturing pose. Take a look below at the original drawings that led to the final designs for six of the ornaments currently on sale at DisneyStore.com, each laid out next to their final form.
These sketches were drawn by artist Steve Thompson. Steve has been a character artist for The Walt Disney Company for nearly 20 years and has worked on films including Hercules, Tarzan, and The Emperor’s New Groove.
You can purchase these ornaments and more at Disney Store.