If you are not familiar with the work of these two brothers, check the site linked below. If you are a person who loves draftsmanship skills, it doesn’t get too much better than the Brizzi brothers.
I have never met them. But when I worked at Disney TV Animation in current production I had many opportunities to explore the building where we worked on the main Disney lot. One day I left a meeting and sitting in an empty room were amazing pieces of story art up on bulletin boards. I took a peek. It was original pencil/graphite drawings by the brothers. I learned they were just leaving a contract at Disney (That’s what I was told, not that I was high on the good-gossip list) and they had been working on several projects.
The work I was looking at was obvious from the content of the drawings. It was related to Snow White. Either a different story in that world or a Snow White part two. I’m sure a true Disney fanatic can tell you what exactly was going on back then. The art eventually got stored in a hallway for a week or two before it was shipped off to storage. I spent plenty of time studying them. Just regular cork-boards with drawings stuck to them, those things were everywhere. But these drawings were rich, fantastical and carried out in a true renaissance inspired style. I wish I would have taken a few pictures of them at least. One in particular was an amazing forest scene with the Prince riding his horse into the dusk. The magnificent trees reaching high into the dark sky told much of the story in that piece.
The pace of TV animation doesn’t allow for the scope of visual development that an animated feature gets. So seeing this stuff was an education in itself.