The Chuck Reducks Exhibition

Grinch model sheet with hand-painted cel art
Grinch model sheet with hand-painted cel art
Pre-production sketches of the Grinch in various moods with notes, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pre-production sketches of the Grinch in various moods with notes, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pre-production drawing of Cindy Lou Who, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pre-production drawing of Cindy Lou Who, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pre-production model drawing of Max, graphite and reproduction stat applied to 12 field animation paper
Pre-production model drawing of Max, graphite and reproduction stat applied to 12 field animation paper
"Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears", hand-painted cel art edition
Three Bears style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Three Bears style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Papa Bear, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Papa Bear, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Junyer Bear (voiced by Stan Freberg), style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Junyer Bear (voiced by Stan Freberg), style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Mama Bear, style guide and model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Mama Bear, style guide and model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"Bugs Sheriff", hand-painted cel art edition
Page layout, graphite and photocopied text applied to 12 field animation paper
Page layout, graphite and photocopied text applied to 12 field animation paper
Bugs's feet and lower legs style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Bugs's feet and lower legs style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Bugs's face, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Bugs's face, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Bugs sheriff, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Bugs sheriff, style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Daffy Cowboy, hand-painted cel art edition (background hand-painted and collaged by Linda Jones Clough, Chuck's daughter)
Daffy Cowboy, hand-painted cel art edition (background hand-painted and collaged by Linda Jones Clough, Chuck's daughter)
Daffy Duck style guide, graphite and photocopied text applied to 12 field animation paper
Daffy Duck style guide, graphite and photocopied text applied to 12 field animation paper
Daffy Duck style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Daffy Duck style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Daffy Duck style guide and model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Daffy Duck style guide and model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"I Give Up Season" hand-painted cel art edition
Elmer Fudd style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Elmer Fudd style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"From Duck to Dust" hand-painted cel art edition
Marvin Martian style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Marvin Martian style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Marvin Martian style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Marvin Martian style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
The Great Chase, hand-painted cel art edition
The Great Chase, hand-painted cel art edition
Style guide for multiple characters running, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Style guide for multiple characters running, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Style guide for Daffy, Bugs, and Porky; graphite on 12 field animation paper
Style guide for Daffy, Bugs, and Porky; graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe Satire, hand-painted cel art edition
Pepe Satire, hand-painted cel art edition
Pepe le Pew model sheet and style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe le Pew model sheet and style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe le Pew style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe le Pew style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe le Pew model drawing from style guide (see above), graphite on 12 field animation paper
Pepe le Pew model drawing from style guide (see above), graphite on 12 field animation paper
Porky Pig as Dr. Watson, hand-painted cel art edition
Porky Pig as Dr. Watson, hand-painted cel art edition
Porky Pig style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Porky Pig style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Porky Pig model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Porky Pig model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"Road Runner Classic" hand-painted cel art edition
Road Runner style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Road Runner style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Road Runner model sheet (please note that the dust cloud is an important part of drawing the Road Runner), graphite on 12 field animation paper
Road Runner model sheet (please note that the dust cloud is an important part of drawing the Road Runner), graphite on 12 field animation paper
"Hello Ralph, Hello Sam" hand-painted cel art edition
Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf style guide with text, graphite and photocopy applied to 12 field animation paper
Sam Sheepdog and Ralph Wolf style guide with text, graphite and photocopy applied to 12 field animation paper
Sam Sheepdog style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Sam Sheepdog style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"Claws for Alarm" hand-painted cel art edition (classic Chuck Jones Sylvester)
Sylvester model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation.  Note that Sylvester did not speak in Chuck Jones's cartoons.
Sylvester model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation. Note that Sylvester did not speak in Chuck Jones's cartoons.
Sylvester style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Sylvester style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
"I Think Therefore I Acme" hand-painted cel art edition
Wile E. Coyote model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Wile E. Coyote model sheet, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Wile E. Coyote style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper
Wile E. Coyote style guide, graphite on 12 field animation paper

The Chuck Reducks exhibition has been installed at the Port of Portland for the past 5 months (it ends March 30, 2012). Pulled from the extensive drawings Chuck Jones created for his 1996 book, "Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life", these images express Jones's unique ability to capture character through the drawn line. Although what you'll see here is but a portion of the entire exhibit, you should be able to get a sense of its intriguing, charming, and complex portrait of the characters that he directed (and in many cases, created) for more than 70 years. We are in talks with Louisiana State University to travel this exhibit to their campus this summer, June 11 through July 30, 2012. Stay tuned for more information.