10 December 2012

Adam flees the Beast #02

Here is the second of four strikingly beautiful illustrations by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". In the story Prince Adam enters a cavern and ends up being chased by a large monster. The chase is wonderfully documented with illustrations that often reach across two pages showing Prince Adam's fear amongst the iridescent colored glow of each tunnel. Here we see a wonderfully green-colored piece in which the creature comes close to catching Prince Adam...


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

4 comments:

Mosquitor said...

The Behemoth actually looks rather comical, with its daft smile; possibly done deliberately so it wouldn't be too frightening for kids. But the way the story was told, along with the surreal colors of the cavern's glow in the illustrations and the audio tape that came with the book definitely made the creature scary to me as a kid! I'd love the get hold of the tape again, I'd probably still find it scary now!

pH6 said...

That beast just HAS to be related to Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine!

Kevin Martinell said...

Poor Adam looks like he's about to fall forward! Great job on the dots and the "beard" formations for the beast, and I like how the color scheme completely changed since last time. :)

Brian Brickles said...

I am a big fan of the artwork featured in the Ladybird books. I also enjoy the stories where Prince Adam is unable to transform to He-Man for whatever reason as these stories are not as predictable as the ones where he can easily transform to He-Man. What do you think of the situation Adam finds himself in in "Power Of The Sky" by Golden Books?

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