Milt Kahl Drawings

The beauty of Milt Kahl’s expression is evident here in these wonderfully sketched images of Penny from The Rescuers.

I’m always trying to encourage sketching with my young students who always seem preoccupied with ‘perfect’ lines.

These sketches were produced by Milt Kahl as he worked alongside Ollie Johnston in crafting the character.

What I love about these sketches is just how rough they are. You can see a denser line around the girl’s head and form. But in the eyes and expression the lines are light and simple.

There is so much to learn here, not least the importance of a free flowing pencil with no regard for perfecting or cleaning the lines.

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