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You Need to See This New Limited Edition Zootopia and Jungle Book Art From Cyclops Print Works

Disney art fans, we’ve got some exciting and very artistic news coming from Cyclops Print Works: tomorrow on May 5 at noon PDT, two new limited edition prints will be released and available to purchase! These very special prints from Disney artists, Byron Howard (co-director of Zootopia!) and Eric Tan, are numbered and signed by the artists. Take a look at these amazing new pieces you’ll want to add to your art collection:

“Summer in Zootopia” by Byron Howard

This fun and colorful piece by the Zootopia co-director perfectly captures a summer day for some of our favorite characters! (We wonder what happens to Finnick when Clawhauser hits the water?) Here’s what Byron Howard has to say about this joyful print:

What inspired you to create this summertime scene featuring Zootopia characters?

A big part of the inspiration for “Summer in Zootopia” was that we were all getting cabin fever here at animation as the beautiful California summer weather was approaching. We spend a lot of time inside making these movies and when the nice weather shows up you want to be OUTSIDE! I’m also very nostalgic about swimming with my friends in lakes when I was a kid. It made me very happy to picture Nick, Hopps, Clawhauser, and Finnick all hanging out outside of work on a beautiful summer weekend. Just thinking about close friends being together with no schedules or pressure makes you wish you were out there with them, not to mention the promise of campfire food! S’mores are just offscreen, I’m sure.

If you could caption this piece, what would it say?

“Look out below!” Or “Still Life with Cheetah” though the only thing in the picture that’s still is Finnick’s heart.

What technique did you use to create this piece?

I created the art digitally in Photoshop and Painter, but I used ink strokes and watercolor techniques to give it a resemblance to traditional comic strip art, which inspired me growing up. The amazing thing for me was seeing the silkscreen artists take the digital art and turn it into these beautiful oversize serigraphs. The techniques they use to layer the inks still baffles me, and the colors on the print are incredibly accurate. I’m especially impressed with the subtle lavender of the boulders. Lavenders are tough to match.

Do you have a favorite character in this scene? And, if you were a character in this scene, who would you be?

I think I have the most sympathy for Finnick.

Is there anything else you would like to share about this artwork?

These characters all become very real to us, so it makes me very happy to see art that imagines their lives outside of work. Good friends mean a lot.

About the print:
Cyclops Print Works Print #40: “Summer in Zootopia” by Byron Howard
Size: 18″ x 24″
Technique: Serigraph | 23 Colors
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 200
Features: Hand-Signed & Numbered | Varnish | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Strongstuff 320 gsm
Printed by: Eclipse Workshop
Officially Licensed by Disney

“Lazy River Day” by Eric Tan

We love this print of The Jungle Book’s Baloo and Mowgli floating on a river. Their sweet friendship really shines though in this art, and the image makes us want to smile! Here’s Eric Tan telling us more about this awesome print:

What inspired you to create this The Jungle Book scene?

Jungle Book happens to be the very 1st Disney animated movie I remember seeing and as a kid, I thought hanging out with Baloo was the most fun anyone could have.

Can you tell us about the technique you used for this piece, and why you decided to use that technique?

I used a black inking pen on a vellum pad. The goal was to create something that could’ve looked like it belonged in a classic children’s book so the cross-hatching in black and white was fitting.

If you could caption this piece, what would it say?

“I need a lazy river in my backyard.”

Is there anything else that you’d like to share about this artwork?

It took a couple of versions before I ended up with one that didn’t have hand smears and stray ink blots. I found drawing on the computer is a million times more forgiving than drawing on a piece of paper.

About the print:
Cyclops Print Works Print #L01: “Lazy River Day” by Eric Tan
Size: 14”x 11”
Technique: Letterpress
Edition Size: Limited Edition of 195
Features: Hand-Signed & Numbered | Hand-Deckled Edges | Authenticity Seal
Paper: Pearl Letra
Printed by: Papermum Press
Officially Licensed by Disney

What do you think about this awesome new art from Cyclops Print Works? Tell us in the comments!

Posted 3 weeks Ago
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