16 January 2011

The problem with xerox...

Here is an interesting image from the season one He-Man episode "The Time Corridor". Filmation were known for their xerox techniques, in which they would resize the same piece of artwork via a xerox machine, in order to create the illusion that things were going away from the camera frame by frame. On this occasion the camera trucks in towards the characters as they arrive in Eternia's past. Now, the first thing to note is that He-Man, Man-At-Arms and Orko are based on their model sheets; hence why Man-At-Arms is holding his rarely seen mace. However, we can see that because xerox machines cannot always pick up every piece of line art the characters lines are broken, especially on Man-At-Arms' armor. Also, notice that Battle Cat is actually in front of Man-At-Arms; yet at that size he is tiny by comparison!


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

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Oh yeah, gotta love those thick outlines! Battlecat is about Golden Retriever size. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Vinto-Man said...

Its a really odd piece but the mace that man at arms has just stands out the most! Mace-At-Arms perhaps?

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