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"He-Man: I Have The Power!" is a commission art for this year's Power Con, as it will be on the Con Guide cover. I am really proud of this, because now I am actually part of a great line-up of incredible MOTU artists, who did former Power Con cover artworks. It was really a challenge to paint this. The famous transformation. And you can easily f*** it up. Since this is a key moment of every MOTU story, I did not want to fail at all, but I really had respect to this scene. This sequence was always stunning for me as a child, when I watched the Filmation cartoon. These powers, the dynamics... incredible. A lot of artworks showing up Adam's transformation into He-Man include a lot of... well... light and shine and tinsel... but it's weird - they still they seem to appear with a kind of statics instead of magic. Anyway. I wanted it to be loud and powerful and just a big bad bang. As far as possible without any sound. *giggle Visualizing the power itself was an impor…

The Battle for Grayskull

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"The Battle for Grayskull 2.0" - The final version of my project for Grayskull Con 2016 It's a conversation of Alfredo Alcala's famous drawing into a huge classic oil painting on canvas, 100 x 120 cm (about 39,5 x 47,3 inches). The original is a page of the minicomic "He-Man and the Power Sword" from 1981 (see it here: http://www.he-man.org/assets/images/collect_toy/231_full.jpg)



He-Man: The Prophecy Of The Legend

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Here is my painting "He-Man: The Prophecy Of The Legend", made 2016. It is the recreation of the last page of the very classic minicomic "King Of Castle Grayskull" as a huge oil painting 80/120 cms (about 31,5 x 47,2 inches). The original art was made by Alfredo Alcala 35 years ago. The painting's title is taken from the original page text itself, witch you can see here: www.he-man.org/assets/images/collect_toy/mastersuniversecomic22.jpg As always I put in some easter eggs and hommages. You can find Tri Klops there for example, directly taken from a famous promo Poster by William George. An interesting question was how to paint the spirit of Grayskull. In the original artwork it is more like smoke that has the shape of a skull. But I didn't want it to look like the dark mark from Harry Potter. I listened to a german audio play, when the narrator exactly told me how to solve it. "A skull seemed to waft amidst a reddish smoke cloud." Sometimes…

On Top Of Grayskull - A Skeletor Portrait.

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"On Top Of Grayskull - A Skeletor Portrait" is my recreaton of page 2 of "King Of Castle Grayskull", one issue of the very first edition of MOTU mini-comics. Here is the original page: www.he-man.org/assets/images/collect_toy/mastersuniversecomic01_full.jpg Of course done in oldschool classic style, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm (approx. 27.6 x 39.5 inches).