Here's a preliminary sketch I did today for the He Man show. After watching a few episodes of the 2002 Toonami re-release of He Man, I decided to take my re-designs of the characters and costumes a lot further. I also wanted to play with the relationship between Skeletor and Evilyn, adding some of the sexuality often associated with black magic.
I've been working on some preliminary sketches for the He-Man show coming up at Gallery 1988. I'm really excited to be working on this. He man was one of the first things to spark my interest in fantasy. I've been re-watching the old episodes whenever I can get my hands on them. They're awesome. Full of really weird design, cheap animation, and lots and lots and lots of cheese... delicious, corny cheese.
I really need to get someone to take better photos of these, but here are a couple of acrylic pieces I made. The pin up style painting, "Stinger", was made for The Hive's Beerotica show a few months back. The boy on the horse, "The Lost Boy" is for a show coming up in a couple of weeks at Liliya, a restaurant downtown. There will be a bunch of Otis faculty, alumni, and students participating. It should be a great show, and I recommend that anyone who can make it check out the work.
I'm an illustrator based out of Los Angeles, CA. My ambition is to one day sit alongside my heroes in the fantasy art community, and have my work featured on many book covers, role playing game books, collectible card games, and much more.
I'm currently available for freelance work, please contact me at:
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I realize that art is a discipline in which there is always room for growth, and I greatly appreciate any feedback, comments, or critiques.