29 January 2009

Clawdeen bounds.

Clawdeen was one of the Princess of Power toyline's odd characters in that her design was never fully understood by the many artists who interpreted her. In the Filmation cartoon she was based on their stock lion design from their Tarzan cartoon, painted pink. When compared to the toy design it may not have been a bad choice to go down that route. The Ladybird book artists actually did a good job of representing the character, the best being one-shot artist Glenn Steward. Unfortunately the worst looking design appeared when Robin Davies illustrated her in "Spirit is Kidnapped"; she was made to look like a giant cat and without the mane she looked ridiculous. And yet I still look at this image and think that Robin Davies could do no wrong!

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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

It's a pink angry Cringer! :) The starry night sky makes this illustration look fabulous, too! Catra's face is illustrated beautifully here, looking more like Teela's face. :) Thanks for reading! God Bless...
~"KevyGuy" :)
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