Kyle's Customs

Discussion in 'Fan Art & Customs' started by kzlambert, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. kzlambert

    kzlambert Illustrator & Animator TC.org Staff

    Ok, I eventually got around to doing a custom. With all of the talk of a new series there is debate about how the chracters should look. I am a big fan of the way the characters of Thundercats were designed and animated, therefore it is my view that for a new series, there should be very little that should be changed. Although I agreed that some updating would be required, until now I had not figured out what that update would be.

    Lion-O Concept​


    Ok, I had a spare few hours today so I decided to draw an updated Lion-O. My main concern was to make Lion-O look as close to the original as possible, yet have a slightly more modern look. Here is what I came up with.

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    I hope to re-work this at a later time, as this is step one, and I kind of rushed it.. keep posted for more soon :)


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  2. Thundercutter

    Thundercutter Junior Member

    I am becoming a big fan of your work Kyle, but I must say this design doesn't do it for me. The way it is drawn is beautiful as usual and the computer colouring is smooth, but it is just missing something. I prefer your accurate 80's pictures. Maybe it is just me not liking a change to the original, what does everyone else think?
     
  3. kzlambert

    kzlambert Illustrator & Animator TC.org Staff

    Thanks for the comment, fair enough you are not mad on it.. but its just an idea.. and its my first so maybe I will get better at them :)
     
  4. blackiecats

    blackiecats Legacy Team Member

    I think it's the cats Symbol. I think it should be lower down (middle of his chest) and perhaps be a touch bigger.
     
  5. kzlambert

    kzlambert Illustrator & Animator TC.org Staff

    Maybe so.. it was only a quick concept as I say, took me about 2 hours in all and my main intention was to provide something for the custom section of the site :) I may take my time with my next one and get it perfect..
     
  6. MannysCollectibles

    MannysCollectibles Legacy Team Member

    He looks like he has man boobs, maybe its just me :?
     
  7. kzlambert

    kzlambert Illustrator & Animator TC.org Staff

    Holy hell lol...i think these comments warrent a re-design... :eek: I will get on it
     
  8. Mark / Grizzlor

    Mark / Grizzlor Site Director TC.org Staff


    I think Neil hit the nail on the head. I think we're all used to seeing the cat symbol on the belt and it just looks plain or like something is missing. I don't necessarily dislike it since it still resembles Lion-O, but I think making the insignia bigger might just make a huge difference. :)
     
  9. MannysCollectibles

    MannysCollectibles Legacy Team Member

    Hey Kyle did you ever do a re-design and got rid of the man boobs ???
     
  10. Bengali

    Bengali Rampager

    I've always invisioned a new Lion-O with pants instead of just briefs..
     

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