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Lord of the ThunderCats by KwongBee-Arts Lord of the ThunderCats by KwongBee-Arts
well this one took the better part of my 2 days off this week to complete. it started with the simple copic marker art i used a photo of a live model as reference for liono and changed it of course into the lord of thundera. then i scaned the final work into the computed and hand painted a starfield highlighted background for him in corel painter. i made i somewhat blured to give it some depth. i hink the final product came out quite well what to you think?

The colored line art without the digital background
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Gravitywheel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's something vaguely homoerotic about this. I DON'T mean that in a bad way. I actually think it's more interesting than the usual "barbarian" portrayal of Lion-O. Dude's based on a big cat. He SHOULD be sort of sleek and sexy. Well done.
Gravitywheel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm. Now that I've looked at the rest of your gallery, I gather that's what you were going for. :p
KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey thanks so much for the more then kind words on my liono, glad you like the homo-eroticism in my art. checked out your gallery live your custom x-men stuff, i see your an atlanta native too me as well ;-)
OneLeaper Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great use of colors
Skarbog Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yay for nostalgy!
I like this piece, the background adds to the whole picture, but without a background it is also really nice!
Feitaru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work, looks awesome :D.
zeromarusaur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work. I think it looks great. :D
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I really like the colouring here. Good work!
xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the way you colored him. Looks like something straight out of a comic book. Never saw Thundercats when I was growing up though >.>;
sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
oh nostalgia. :heart:
and I actually prefer the version without the background, though this is also a pretty nice job.
Sevenlole Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice colors as always !
taibossigai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're both neat, each in their own way. The white background is simple and clean, but the stars add a cool feel to it. I like your color choices, they're bright and colorful, and the fact that you've used a mixture of traditional and digital techniques. :)
edf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice use of color- he sure looks bright! Very nice shading, an dlove the texture you got in his hair!! :D great work!
Huuni Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
You have a great sense of depth and I think the coloring looks good =) Though I'd agree with another who mentioned that they liked the one with white background better. That one is definitely cleaner and more appealing.
chicharrria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a great pose! you were able to impose the colored line art just as great as it also not opposes much to the original drawing. great work! ^^
Mysterykids Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!!! I really love it
KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcellinara: said in a wonderful critique to me in the forums the followin i had to post this here for all to read
Devious Rating *****



A certain long haired superhero with a blue armor is drawn. A very well shaded six pack can bee seen. Light is from the frontal side .A space void is the background ,seems like a cool galaxy hero. Not humanly, either from some other planet or a gifted superhero. Nice wavy red haired guy. This os what I have derived from the image .do tell me if I am wrong anywhere,as I will be giving a critique with this view.
No faults in the sketch,clear differentiation between the center object and background. A fine ideal lighting,no problem is spae and dimention hence.
In my opinion a perfect piece of drawing
Is creativity like your second name or something ? Maan ! So cool !
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Cool one Lion O here
JohnnyUnderFireOften Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Takes me back...
Furyian Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Photographer
Don't take this the wrong's meant to be critique and not 'bashing'.

When you start your initial drawings, they're simple and crisp. The one without the background is, by far, the better piece because it gives us what we need - an amazingly life-like fantasy character with all the elements that make it what it is. The giant 'Cats symbol in back gives us a nice focal point for the foreground figure and grounds the overall piece.

Then...the starfield background is added and the piece begins to look overwrought and too "worked". It's busy and distracting because it isn't clear and the blur seems to add to the "muddy" feeling it gives. Then, add in the blurred "aura" of the pinkish-reddish light and the "muddy" effect is amplified.

Sometimes "simple" is best. In this case, a gradient background or something simple would have worked best and given your drawing a clean, strong place to be.
KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i appreciate your opinion and you have clearly stated in the past in the superman and captian america pieces that you are not a fan of fusion works or marker art that has been accented by digital backgrounds. this is not a field i intend to abandon any time soon. if you like the piece with the simplistic white background that is your privledge, that is why i posted the plain piece. but i feel the final piece with the star field is a stronger more professional looking piece. sorry that you do not care for it but there are many that do.
Ilenora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work, the shading is really well done! The anatomy is realistic and the whole image is crisp and nicely drawn. Good work :D
ochanotsuki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice job on the coloring and shading on this one! I really like his expression as well. I have to say I like the one without the background though. Not because the backgrounds bad, but just because I have simplistic tastes in art I guess lol :D anyways, good job!
secretuniverse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I love how you did the gradient lighting, I personally wouldn't have thought to convey it like that because I don't have enough experience with coloring in general : P A very nice shiny, oily body xDDD
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