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Classic Disney Film Stills Digitally Repainted to Look 3D

The Sword in the Stone

Artist Tyson Murphy recreates some of our favorite classic Disney films by digitally painting their still scenes. He's not trying to outdo The Sword in the Stone or 101 Dalmatians, but simply reimagine what they'd look like when rendered three-dimensionally. Murphy uses Photoshop to give these images a unique update that combines the magic of vintage Disney with a style that's popular today.

When compared side-by-side, it's amazing to see the transformation that takes place. Murphy's use of shading and minimal outlines makes these images look real to the touch. In addition, his skills allow him to create a more atmospheric and emotionally-charged scene. We're now treated to a special sword that glows in the sunlight.

Murphy has only painted two film scenes so far, but indicates that we'll see more. In addition to this project, he's also the lead character artist for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft computer game, and helps craft its fantastical creatures.


101 Dalmatians

Tyson Murphy Tumblr
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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