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    WIP Mini Comic Cover: "King of Castle Grayskull" as a R. Obrero styled Oil Painting

    Hello there.

    I am actually working on a new little project – transferring an old cover into
    a 40" x 32" sized oil painting. I love the pre-filmation comics and KOCG is my all-time-favorite.
    As a fan of the original old-style box arts done by Rudy Obrero or William George and so I try to give it that look.

    Here is the original - you all know it:




    And here is the actual WIP shot:



    If you are interested:
    There are some older WIP shots in the german forum of www.he-man.de.
    Don't want to post them all again. But you can find them here: http://www.he-man.de/forum/index.php?topic=27146.0
    Last edited by SiMo Sol; July 30, 2010 at 03:33am.
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    Uh, this looks very cool so far!

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    Looks really promising, please keep us updated!

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    Wow! That looks AMAZING! Great work!

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    Very nice. Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Spectacular work. I really, reallly love what you've done with Grayskull and the background. Great treatment. Battle Cat looks spectacular so far as well. Thanks for sharing the process, you do great work.
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    I do not know any adjectives to describe the level of awesomeness your painting is on. It looks amazing, I can't wait to see the finished product!

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    Woot this is awesome. It reminds me of the Castle Grayskull box art.

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    Looks smashing.

    But why did you chose a red background instead of the originals blue...? I know you want to invoke the old box-art where there was often a lot of red, but I think it's a mistake in this case, because the blue in the original help to differentiate the piece, and give it some personality of its own.

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    Holy CRAP!

    I am in awe of your oil painting talents, my good sir!

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    Wow... its so good!

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    Wow can't wait for the finished product

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    Quote Originally Posted by Predabot View Post
    Looks smashing.

    But why did you chose a red background instead of the originals blue...? I know you want to invoke the old box-art where there was often a lot of red, but I think it's a mistake in this case, because the blue in the original help to differentiate the piece, and give it some personality of its own.
    I don't think it's a mistake. I think it's just the try to cross two very-first-age MOTU styles. Mini-Comics and Box Art.

    Thank you all - I'll keep on posting.
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    WOW!!!!
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    UPDATE: "King of Castle Grayskull" as a Rudy Obrero Styled Oil Painting

    Here is a small Update from last night...

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    Okay, that looks really really cool. Keep up the awesome work!

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    I love that you added more stuff in the background then what was there. It gives it more depth.
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    Spot-on! A great tribute to the box art, using the mini-comic as an inspiration. Can' wait to see the end result. FANTASTIC!
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    I absolutely love it, but my only problem are the way how He-Man hold his shield on this one, I rather choose that there's a leather strip on the shield.
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    damn epic. traditional media owns.

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    Wow! That looks amazing so far! I can't wait to see this masterpiece completed!
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    Thank you all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fendi View Post
    I absolutely love it, but my only problem are the way how He-Man hold his shield on this one, I rather choose that there's a leather strip on the shield.
    Oh, I'm far, far away from completing arm and shield - and leather Straps will be the very last things I add. You know, I am even still not sure about the concrete position of the shield, so I will not finish the area until I am. The wonderful thing about oil colors is that you can paint it over and over again, and I love to do it. So I develope objects only while painting - as I did at weekend (perfect transition to my update ):

    I changed He-Man's head to get a more accurate "KOCG" pose. The head has to be more in Skeletor's direction. I am actually trying to get his anatomically seen "difficult" original posture of his arms and upper body to a good looking and half way correct pose.



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    WOW!
    Hope you do more MOTU paintings after this one.

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    Awesome work. Is Teela going to be in the painting?

    I'd love to see a bikini Teela painting done by you.
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