19 May 2012

Coloring book #3 - Teela's accuracy.

During the eighties there were many Masters of the Universe coloring books, all of which featured a variety of artwork, with varying degrees of quality. Some artists put in a great level of detail, other artists simply copied model sheets, and some artists were just plain questionable. There were a batch of illustrations by one particular unnamed artist that I have a great affection for, mainly because the style is close to the cartoon, but bold enough to be identifiable as the artist's own! These images also showcased some pretty impressive scenes that I personally wish could have been seen in the Filmation series. In this illustration we see Teela practicing her archery skills on the beach; a somewhat strange location for such a skill to be honed. Notice with this piece that the artist has perfectly rendered the design of Teela's costume based upon her look in the animated series. Interestingly, the one notable difference is the way in which her hair has been rendered.

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


HB Potlood said...

looks to me like Teela is picking up shells and seastars from the beach and shooting them at the target until they shatter.

Kevin Martinell said...

Teela looks so perfect here with a cute angelic looking face and supermodel legs, plus I like the detail on the ocean critters at her feet! :)

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