Thursday, March 4, 2010

Skeletor


I was a big Skeletor fan as a kid, I had the figure and even his purple panther that he rode around on. Until my mam stood on it and cracked it in half down the seam. This was all drawn with a good old fashioned brush, old skool.

12 comments:

Mansloth said...

that looks amazing. nice brush work

Will Sliney said...

"I knew it would be He-Man"!! Nice one thompson. Hes looking quite sinister with his slanted eyes

Stephen Thompson said...

Racist.

Will Sliney said...

Heh, ill admit, i never liked those blue skinned feckers

Declan Shalvey said...

Very nice Tom Tom.

Nice idea to make the skull more animal-like; makes him a lot more sinister.

I also had skeletors's cat-thing. He-Man's too. A dog chewed the head off my He-Man figure; true story

Will Sliney said...

Panthro and Battle cat would be their names.
Dec if a dog chewed off the head of your he-man toy, its probobly because you went outside. Bad things happen outside

Moondog said...

Panthro later went on to co-star in the little-known 'Thundercats' series.

Moan-oh-man I love the finish on this Thomps, super-keen brushwork. Not crazy about the teeny eyes though. Maybe if you'd de-humanised the rest of the skull around the jaw and teeth a tad, as it is he looks kinda malformed to me.
But as I say, sensational execution.

Stephen Thompson said...

Panthor Will, not Panthro.

Will Sliney said...

Whoops, mixing up my early 80's nostalgia. Shame on me. I have him upstairs and all (Along with every single other he-man figure)

David said...

I remember Panthor action figure had some fake purple fur.

JK_Woodward said...

very impressive brushwork. particularly the line shading! not an easy thing to pull off.

John Cullen. said...

Ah...Skeletor, one of my favourite villains of all time!

I'm loving the unique take on the design of the skull, makes him look even more despicably eeeeviil!