Showing posts with label Robin Davies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robin Davies. Show all posts

20 January 2014

Shoot the asteroid!

Here is an action-packed and pretty powerful illustration from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man and the Asteroid of Doom" by Robin Davies. I love the level of detail on the toy accurate Wind Raider in this piece; especially the bird-like design that swoops down the cockpit. There is an incredible sense of speed in this illustration, largely in part thanks to the chalk-based speed lines that zip across the Wind Raider!


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10 December 2013

Swift Wind appears!

Here is a fantastic illustration by Robin Davies from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Shadow Weaver's Magic Mirror". In this illustration we not only see a beautifully drawn Swift Wind, but the use of colors is amazing to behold. I was always a fan of the way in which Swift Wind was illustrated with a pink hued skin in the Ladybird books, instead of plain white skin as in the Filmation cartoon. The character seemed to leap from the page a lot more than he did from the screen.


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15 November 2013

Worried Clawdeen.

This illustration by Robin Davies from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Spirit is kidnapped" always makes me chuckle. It is a really lovely illustration, but Clawdeen's expression, which appears to be one of fear, is comically distracting. I did not think anything could frighten the giant pink cat, but it appears that Shadow Weaver could cause her fur to stand on end! Also notice Catra's incredibly big hair...


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21 April 2013

Skeletor's monitor.

Here is yet another fantastic illustration by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". I always like the way in which Robin Davies illustrated his figures. While his drawing of Skeletor is as good as always, I love the strength of Evil-Lyn's hands-on-hips pose! From this illustration, especially if you look at the way her legs are illustrated, it is clear that Robin was referring to the Evil-Lyn action figure...


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17 December 2012

Adam flees the Beast #04

Here is the fourth of four strikingly beautiful illustrations by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". In the story Prince Adam enters a cavern and ends up being chased by a large monster. The chase is wonderfully documented with illustrations that often reach across two pages showing Prince Adam's fear amongst the iridescent colored glow of each tunnel. This fantastic illustration shows Prince Adam desperately trying to escape the creature by grabbing on for dear life at a crumbling rock face...


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15 December 2012

Adam flees the Beast #03

Here is the third of four strikingly beautiful illustrations by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". In the story Prince Adam enters a cavern and ends up being chased by a large monster. The chase is wonderfully documented with illustrations that often reach across two pages showing Prince Adam's fear amongst the iridescent colored glow of each tunnel. In this piece we see Prince Adam moving away from the creature. What I love about this piece is that we are now located in a purple cavern, but in the background we can see the two previous tunnels the characters have been in...


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10 December 2012

Adam flees the Beast #02

Here is the second of four strikingly beautiful illustrations by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". In the story Prince Adam enters a cavern and ends up being chased by a large monster. The chase is wonderfully documented with illustrations that often reach across two pages showing Prince Adam's fear amongst the iridescent colored glow of each tunnel. Here we see a wonderfully green-colored piece in which the creature comes close to catching Prince Adam...


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08 December 2012

Adam flees the Beast #01

Here is the first of four strikingly beautiful illustrations by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". In the story Prince Adam enters a cavern and ends up being chased by a large monster. The chase is wonderfully documented with illustrations that often reach across two pages showing Prince Adam's fear amongst the iridescent colored glow of each tunnel. In this illustration we see Prince Adam trying not to make a sound as the large silhouette of the creature looms nearby...


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07 December 2012

Floating Twigget.

Madame Razz tries to improve some of the wild flowers by making them bigger in the She-Ra Ladybird book "Shadow Weaver's Magic Mirror". However, as you can see in this Robin Davies illustration her magic causes one of the lesser known Twiggets begins to levitate upwards! What I love about this illustration is the less than pleased expression on Broom's face!


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27 October 2012

A happy ending...

This very happy illustration appears on the last page of the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "A Trap For He-Man". Here artist Robin Davies has illustrated He-Man and Teela to perfection. I love the way that Teela is looking towards He-Man with a big smile on her face, whereas He-Man is looking as heroic as ever. One of my favorite things about this illustration is Battle Cat. We cannot see his mouth, but given the somewhat goofy eyes, we can tell that he is smiling...


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23 October 2012

Skeletor wakes the Beast!

The Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast" features a great deal of beautiful artwork by Robin Davies. Here is a fantastic illustration showing the moment when Skeletor wakes the Beast! I love the colors on this illustration, as well as Robin's ability to create amazing scale-like texture on the Beast's skin with simple circular shapes. Over the years I have featured numerous illustrations from this particular book. Track them down!


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18 October 2012

An approaching Gnoll...

Here is an illustration by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "Wings of Doom". Gnolls were a race briefly mentioned in the Masters of the Universe Series Bible. When I was a child I remember thinking that the Gnoll's shield was actually a mouth that could eat things, not realizing that it was merely an elaborate design! I love the composition of this piece with the Gnoll approaching He-Man, who is drawing the Sword of Power.


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27 August 2012

Adam and Cringer return...

Here is a nice calm illustration by Robin Davies from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "Wings of Doom". In this piece Prince Adam and Cringer have just transformed back from their other selves and are returning to the Royal Palace. I like the small attention to detail, such as Cringer's white eyebrows; something that is unique to this piece. I must say though, Cringer appears to have put on a little extra weight!


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22 May 2012

Many a Glimmer.

I have always been a fan of Glimmer, so the more the merrier in my opinion! However, in this fun illustration from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Shadow Weaver's Magic Mirror" by Robin Davies, both Adora and Glimmer are less than pleased with an army of Glimmer clones. I love the low angle of this, favoring Adora's surprise at the situation...


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26 April 2012

Giant pink cat!

Here is yet another illustration by Robin Davies of Clawdeen from the She-Ra Ladybird book "Spirit is Kidnapped". As I have pointed out before, Robin's take on Clawdeen is quite amusing due to the missing mane, which results in Catra's large ally looking like an overgrown pink cat! That said, as always, I love Robin's style of illustration. And before I end this post I must point out how annoyed that green rabbit looks!


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19 April 2012

Sunset ride.

Here is a lovely Robin Davies illustration from the Masters of the Universe Ladybird book "He-Man meets the Beast". It is interesting to see Prince Adam riding a steed with Cringer by his side. One of my favorite things about this illustration, aside from the wonderful color scheme throughout this piece, is the design of the royal ship that hovers across the desert. The detail on Teela and her horse in the background is a nice touch, too.


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26 February 2012

The Iron Master attacks!

Here is a very dramatic illustration from the Ladybird book "The Iron Master" by Robin Davies. I love the angle on this illustration in which we see the heroes atop Castle Grayskull looking down towards the Iron Master, as it chases He-Man and Battle Cat towards the jaw-bridge. There is a great deal going on in this illustration. First we have Teela firing a beam from her Kobra staff, striking the Iron Master; secondly we have the Iron Master's eyes creating shafts of harsh red light; and thirdly He-Man and Battle Cat racing into the castle.


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21 December 2011

Victory pose!

This illustration by Robin Davies appears on the final page of the Ladybird book "The Iron Master". Whilst He-Man holding aloft the Sword of Power is nothing original, the colors and boldness of this illustration are very strong. I like the fact that we can see the remains of the Iron Master, and the molten rock, at He-Man's feet. A very victorious illustration!


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03 December 2011

Robin Davies transforms!

This fantastic illustration by Robin Davies from the Ladybird book "Skeletor's Ice Attack!" was used as a promotional illustration when Ladybird would advertise their books in magazines. And rightly so! I remember being at school when one kid, who had just managed to acquire this book, came racing over to us. We all stood in the hall, instead of going into class, looking wide-eyed at this awesome piece of artwork! The definition of He-Man's physique looks impressive, but the power of Castle Grayskull that surrounds him steals the show!


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11 November 2011

Throwing the blade.

Here is a great action-packed shot from "The Iron Master" illustrated by Robin Davies. As a kid I always liked this illustration; especially the way in which the Sword of Power is about to be caught by He-Man. Also note the beautiful star-filled sky covered by the harsh storm clouds; this is foreshadowing for a forthcoming plot device...


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