29 June 2012

Coloring book #11 - A jealous beauty.

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 one of the old unused story points of the Masters of the Universe canon, in which Evil-Lyn is jealous of the love He-Man and Teela have for one another. I like the way Evil-Lyn is waving her arms in both frustration and anger. Actually, it is possible to make this scene work in the context of the animated series. Evil-Lyn could be angry that instead of capturing Teela, Faker, the robotic double of He-Man, has fallen in love with her!


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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Ha ha. :) Great take on this illustration, James ... Makes sense! Usually, Skeletor takes a pose like this in the animated series. :) I love the beauty and expression that this artist captures in the faces of the females for this artwork! :)

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