C'mon, you know you can finish off that sentence. You know you want to, go ahead! HA...now you will have that theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the day....you are most welcome my friends. For those who do not know what the title of this blog is from....what a sad day.
I may be biased, but I feel that kids cartoons had more charm back in the 80's. Such iconic characters and designs were pure gold for any kid to feast there eyes on. Shows like the Thundercats, Silver Hawks, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs ( O yes I went there), Visionaries, G.I.Joe, Transformers, Bionic Six, etc... I can go on and on. So in my geek boy phase every once in a while I will do a character from a show. Right now I am in a a Thundercats mood and decided to start out with the most bad ass of them all, in my mind...PANTHRO!
So, I basically did my own take of him and really wanted to see what types of shapes I could push and pull with him. For me, he was the strongest of them all so I centered everything around his immense torso. I enjoyed doing this because it helped me to see what was working and what was not working with the original design. Its a good exercise and I plan on doing more of these. Along with the finished version I added my line art and my first color block in phase for you guys to look at. Nothing fancy, just trying to describe forms but the main thing I always try to be consistent with my light source and how I light my forms. This will help with the big graphic read of your character.
Enjoy, next up...SLYYTHHHHHHE!