18 October 2012

An approaching Gnoll...

Here is an illustration by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "Wings of Doom". Gnolls were a race briefly mentioned in the Masters of the Universe Series Bible. When I was a child I remember thinking that the Gnoll's shield was actually a mouth that could eat things, not realizing that it was merely an elaborate design! I love the composition of this piece with the Gnoll approaching He-Man, who is drawing the Sword of Power.


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1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

James, I agree with you on the shield theory. :) Interesting to see no case to hold He-Man's sword, as that must feel uncomfortable! Just like for all of the cavern scenes that we have seen throughout the Filmation series, the color and shading to these backgrounds is impressive, including this floor structure! :)

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