This illustration took FOREVER. I think it was a total of about 6-8 hours spread throughout 3 days. If you know me, you'd know I rarely spend more than one afternoon on one drawing. I've never had the patience for it. This is the exception to the rule because I absolutely adore this jeweled book. I got to see this historical prop in person, when the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives was at the Ronald Reagan library, and totally geeked out when I did.
This is my rendition of the prop book in the opening sequence of Disney's Sleeping Beauty. I would like to introduce the Sleeping Beauty Book Collection now on Society6!
- It is a prop book, used in stop-motion, at the opening scene of the classic Disney film, Sleeping Beauty
- The jeweled cover is made of hammered glass
- Back in 1959, it took $1500 to create
See the actual book being restored in this short video by D23's Armchair Archivist.
Wouldn't this book be a fun DIY project? Make your own prop book as décor for the ultimate Disney living room! Ahhh, to have more hours in the day.
In the meantime, why not style your own Cozy Reverie tee? That's just as fun!