21 August 2007

Birthday Blog #4 - Ill Man-E-Faces...

The painted illustrations in the 1985 UK Masters of the Universe Annual were always impressive and extremely atmospheric in places. Take this image from the end of the story "The Tale of Man-E-Faces"; here we see He-Man and Teela at the bedside of Man-E-Faces, having just rescued him from Skeletor. The style of these paintings always reminded me of the earliest interpretations of Masters of the Universe. The mood of this piece is obvious, emphasized by the minimalist background...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

5 comments:

Jay Amabile said...

teela looked rad

TheW40 said...

Out of all the Teela designs, this is actually my favorite - mainly because of the hair. I can't stand Filmation Teela's hair and the ponytail from MYP was too long . . . but this one is perfect!

Kevin Martinell said...

Love the shadow effects!

Beautiful rendition of Teela ... Here, we see the motherly, tender side of the Captain of the Guard. :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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LJM said...

Love this picture because it reminds me of a story arc in the Turtles comics you'd get in the daily newspaper based on a scene from the movie where Raphael kept a bedside vigil over Leonardo. Cracks me up that Man-E-Faces is in bed with that monstrosity of a helmet though! Haha!

joseephus said...

The use of colors and lighting in this pic is fantastic. But I hate how they made He-Man's armor. The symbol is way too small.

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