01 May 2012

FILMATION ART: Collector viewscreen.

For the last sixteen years I have collected He-Man and She-Ra animation artwork. As a result I have amassed a pretty large collection! Here I present a piece of original background artwork from the He-Man episode "Colossor Awakes". I was actually quite happy to purchase this background of the Collector minus the cel layers, because I think it showcases the fantastic detail given to the plowed fields that show up on the viewscreen. If you look carefully there are even highlights on the gathering mounds of dirt! It would appear that the field was actually painted first, as the interior of the Collector sits atop the painting as an overlay. The artist would have rendered it in this way, so that when they needed to alter the image on the viewscreen itself they could simply place a new image under the Collector's interior, and have it appear!


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

And here is how the background was used in the episode...

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Amazing, and interesting to see the controls without the animated blue and yellow handles too! This was always a sad scene, because we never got to see the farmer "revived" along with the other heroes, as the effect of stone was reversed, but I do love the following moment where Evil-Lyn had a cameo on the view screen. :) I also like how realistic the vegetation looks for the farmland scenery! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Kevin Martinell said...

Amazing, and interesting to see the controls without the animated blue and yellow handles too! This was always a sad scene, because we never got to see the farmer "revived" along with the other heroes, as the effect of stone was reversed, but I do love the following moment where Evil-Lyn had a cameo on the view screen. :) I also like how realistic the vegetation looks for the farmland scenery! Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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