This is a hand painted limited edition cel. Classic animator, Virgil Ross who is best known for his distinctive style, character personality and fluid animation, recreates the true sense of animation in this multiple image limited edition series entitled, the "Sequential Series". This artwork is based on newly created drawings of one of Virgils' favorite scenes from the classic Looney Tunes cartoon, "Bugs Bunny Rides Again" (1948) recreating the quintessential stand-off of two of Warner Bros. favorite gunslingers, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. This edition was created from original Virgil Ross pencil drawings, the edition is hand-inked, hand painted and individually number in an edition size of 500. Each piece is hand-signed by Virgil Ross. This piece is available unframed due to the large size.
Image Size: 33" x 13"
Edition Size: 500
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Hand-painted limited editions recreate classic moments from great cartoons, using the same materials and techniques as were used in making the originals. Some limited editions are exact reproductions of frames from the films they represent, while others, such as Chuck Jones’ limited editions, are based on contemporary interpretations of great characters and scenes.
In either case, the animator’s drawing is transferred onto acetate cels, then each is meticulously hand-painted by studio artists. Each piece is hand-numbered in small edition sizes of between 100 and 750. In some cases the finished cels are then signed by the animator.
As the great majority of original cels from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are no longer in existence, limited edition cels allow collectors an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy some of the greatest moments in the history of animation.