The first Tubby Masters was so cool that I made another one. This time I tried some more background, and somewhere I found this space design that has some depth too (look at the crates in front!). Same technique as for the first one, pencil and felt tip pen without black lines except for He-Man’s chin, that is a happy mistake. I finished one black pen for the dark space. Here we have a group of heroic warriors plus one horde member. The elephant-head was driving me nuts. I left out the antennas but gave them more prominent ears.
Leech is making fun, holding his hand up like he was holding a moon. He is in the butterfly group.
Heman is very cool, yes we see you are in space. Hearty armor you wear!
Fisto is just serious, look how I’m not floating here!
Snout spout, enjoying low gravity instead, but man his head is a difficult one to draw!
The first crossover I made was Tubby Masters. That’s Teletubbies and MOTU! They have in common that characters have easily recognizable features like the color or the antenna. Maybe there is some hidden critic about the plain MOTU cartoon?! It’s fun to see the muscular warriors in that clumsy shape.
Until now I always draw with pencil first. For this piece I did not use a black felt pen to finalize the lines, but I just used the colors right from the start. The blending of both attributes went well, look at the eh what is it, head antennas? Though Spikor’s and Whiplashes’ faces didn’t turn out great, I think there is enough details to recognize them. They went so well, look how much fun they have!
Whiplash is the scary one, but his tiny tail can only brake hearts, not bones!
Clawful in his own world, he is a dancing shrimp! Also a bit grumpy, but that`s an evil warrior!
Buzz Off learning to fly, or just enjoying his wings. Smile!
Grumpy spikor! And he is so shy, hiding his trident.
Hefarts goes online today! You will find fan art in written and drawn form about an almost 40 years old toy line that has influenced a whole generation of kids around the globe. My focus is on the original toys and the cartoon from the 80s. This blog will also document my development as an artist, beginning from absolute beginner. How did I start drawing? Read my story here!
For serious investigation on the history of He-Man, his relationship to Conan the Barbar and Big Jim, there’s plenty out there e.g. here. For all the newer lines like MOTU classics, 2002, and the new coming MOTU Revelations find information here! The Wikipedia article is also very informative.
The second 80s toy line and cartoon with high impact on me is MASK, the Mobile Armed Strike Command. I have lots of ideas for fanart around Matt Trekker and the others too!