29 December 2013

FILMATION ART: Royal Palace courtyard tree.

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 "Into the Abyss". Amazingly, this background from one of the many memorable scenes from this episode was incredibly cheap to purchase! Backgrounds from the Royal Palace are incredibly hard to come by, and backgrounds of the courtyard are even harder to come by! In the distance on this piece we can see the familiar pinks of the Royal Palace, with the plants that randomly grow up the walls. But the focus of this piece is the patch of land dedicated to green, with the wonderfully rendered tree taken center-stage. I love the fact that the tree is illustrated with the twisting bending trunk that was often commonplace on Eternia, with the healthy green foliage drawn in unique formations. There is a surprising use of color on the foliage, as the darker areas are distinguished through the use of purple shades. However, it is executed perfectly, and even compliments the pinks of the Royal Palace wall.


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

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

1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Agreed! Excellent job on the darker shade of green of the shadow of the tree, as well as the shape that the shadow casts ... I also like the green highlights at the end of each section of the tree trunk. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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