Archive for November, 2007

23 Nov 2007

Redesigning the Masters of the Universe

Here’s a bit more catching up with forum activities. U16 has had a “Masters of the Universe” redesign activity and already sketched these a couple of weeks ago for it, but only now had time to finish them.

Actually Skeletor is the main star here – or Aviator General Skeletor as I dubbed him with the redesign. The shoulder pads and the crotch piece of the original design reminded me of feathers, so I went for a bird motif. Conveniently, with a different name and color scheme he could well fit in another story as well. I imagine the world the MOTUs would live in would be a mixture of the Napoleonic era, WWI, magic and weird gizmos.

Aviator General Skeletor

And then there’s He-Man. He was kind of dragging himself along with the Skeletor design, but as you can tell he’s still slightly sketchy.

He’s hard to make look cool or charismatic like the leading man should be, considering the original design basically comprises of steroid muscles; sissy looking hair style from the Middle ages; S&M armor and solarium tan. He’s like Conan’s uncool, Californian little brother without any personality. I don’t know if my version feels any more like a person, but at least he’s wearing pants now. It’s way difficult to look noteworthy (well, in a good way anyway) when everyone else is properly dressed and you’re running around in your panties.

He-Man Redesign
21 Nov 2007

Scifi Gear and Stupid Pants

And a couple of images for Unit 16 forums “Character Tag Team” -activity. The first one is a take on asnmdirtehw’s sketch and the second is my image for the next in line.

MC Hammer Audition Exoskeleton

Scifi isn’t exactly my forte, but I think the exoskeleton dude turned out alright, for a silly, impractical design. Eat your heart out, Shirow!

20 Nov 2007

Colorful Sketches

Man, I’ve been busy lately! I managed to get the blog updated to WordPress, but haven’t had the time to play with my new toy up until now.

I finally had some time to do some drawing just for myself, and here are the results. Doodles and sketches of my regular cast – monsters and women.

Digital Sketchbook 09 Digital Sketchbook 11
6 Nov 2007

Update: Blog Migration Complete

I have just finished migrating my blog from Blogger to WordPress. Feedburner should have gotten the new source for it’s feed, which is why you are seeing all the old posts as new (in a pretty random order. Maybe I can even get this post appear as the newest one on the feed, so that you might actually notice it.

Update Graphic

If you have bookmarked the old blog – the hypnotic gaze compels you: Update the bookmark!

http://tempesthole.com/wordpress/

Oh, and let me know if there are any broken links. You may have to clear your cache to get the header links working right.