Here's another image that was drawn for Lilo & Stitch...and perhaps my favorite and most sentimental image.
When I got the idea of having Lilo explore her community, I thought she could stop by a local barbershop. But, this being a small island --and and even smaller community -- I thought I would also make the local barber the local PO Box as well.
During this time I was freelancing for Disney, while living in the small town of St. George, Utah. I used to get my hair cut at Anderson's Chop Shop, and I thought this would be the perfect place to shoot reference. I really liked the homemade barber's cabinet and old fashioned barber's chairs, so I thought it would be ideal. The chair, clock, water cooler and cabinet, are drawn just as it really was at my barbers. The rest of the building was drawn to reflect the Hawaiian architecture.
The time drawn on the clock is the actual time I completed the drawing.
I wanted to show my barber John Anderson the drawing, but I wanted to wait until the film was released before I showed him the drawing. That way, it could never be said by anyone that I had compromised corporate security. Sadly, John Anderson would never see the drawing. A few months before the film was released, John was murdered in his barbershop. It was the first aggravated murder in St. George in ten years.
When I told Dean de Blois and Chris Sanders that I wanted to give his widow a print of my image, both Chris and Dean paid for a professional print out of their own pockets and had it sent to me. I am very grateful to both Chris and Dean for their compassion. Those guys are tops in my book.
The drawing was drawn on vellum and Prismacolor pencil. The original is about 16x20, and it was drawn in about a week.