Posts Tagged ‘Masters of the Universe’

Faker and Teela Wedding

Monday, July 25th, 2011

My friend Travis, the commissioner of both my Faker and Teela watercolor painting, and the Man-E-Faces vs. Shakespeare tattoo design, got married last Friday. I decided I’d create a Masters of the Universe wedding card that I thought both he and his lovely bride Lori would appreciate:

This is my third digital painting that I have completed in about a month and a half. Of course, by “completed” I mean “stopped working on”. This time, I had to be finished so I could print it onto a card and give it to them, which turned out to be only 2 days from when I got around to starting it. While there’s kind of a raw look to it, I think I prefer it to the ultra-smooth, air-brushed look to parts of my previous paintings. If you could see this larger and at a higher res, you’d notice there are actually brush stroke-type marks I made to approximate texture. I did this a bit in the other paintings, but then had sections of the other pieces which were overly smooth. I prefer to be more consistent in the future. My favorite part in this one is the veins on Faker’s arm. Let me know what you think. BTW, I’m hoping they open their card before seeing this blog post. I’d hate to have ruined the surprise.

Man-E-Faces vs. Shakespeare

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

So I have completed my second Masters of the Universe-related piece of art in just over a year. This one is actually a tattoo design for the same friend I did the Faker painting.


My friend who came up with the concept of this design told me what he wanted me to draw, but didn’t really explain what was going on. All I know is that Man-E-Faces was an actor before briefly becoming a villain, and eventually joining He-Man and the forces Castle Grayskull. I am guessing this scene took place back in his acting days. It appears that he has a starring role in a Shakespeare play back when Willy was actually alive to direct his own productions. Man-E-Faces, sporting his monster face, seems quite upset at his director. Apparently, there are some creative differences that need to be sorted out.

My friend and I communicated very little during this collaboration. I don’t even know where he plans to put this tattoo. It is quite elaborate, so I think it needs an area the size of either a back or a chest. Hopefully he likes the work I’ve done, and that I will see the finished product some time soon. As long as its not on his ass.