This Rescuers Down Under Cody and Marahute original production color concept art style 1 by John Alvin was created for the film campaign.
This gorgeous original painting is one of the few remaining full color images available directly from his estate. The light and emotional expression is classic "Alvin-izing" which is what Disney called what John Alvin could bring to a piece of art, thereby evoking a yearning in the viewer that translated to creating fans for new films. It worked every time!
The new book The Art of John Alvin by his wife Andrea Alvin released by Titan Books is, we hope, the first of several books that will show his importance to the history of film.
ABOUT JOHN ALVIN:
"Creating the promise of a great experience" is how John Alvin described his role as the preeminent designer and illustrator of cinema art in the entertainment industry. In a business where you are only as good as your last job, Alvin was diverse enough in style and creative invention to be one of the ultimate go-to artist for movie posters in Hollywood for over two decades. He designed and illustrated some of the world's most widely recognizable movie art. From E.T. to Blade Runner, to Blazing Saddles and The Lion King, John Alvin is responsible for many of your favorite movie campaign images...