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MOTU - He-Man and the Heroes by BrendanCorris MOTU - He-Man and the Heroes by BrendanCorris

Had to do some fanart for one of my favorite cartoons as a child, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I decided to do just a line up of the main heroes -

He-Man, the strongest man in the Universe and the star who transforms to this Herculean state from Prince Adam when he holds up his Sword of Power and says “By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!”, Man-at-Arms, or Duncan, who is Adam’s best friend and foster father of Teela, the bodacious Sorceress who resides in Castle Grayskull forever protecting its secrets (as best as I can remember, we never quite learn what the hell the secrets of Castle Grayskull are, but apparently id Skeletor learns them the world is doomed) and is often regarded as one of the most powerful forces on Eternia, though she honestly never seems to be able to stop anything in the show, Orko, the lovable wizard-in-training (When I was very little, my dad and my siblings used to act out He-Man and Thundercats where my dad would be Skeletor or Mummra and we’d all have to stop his plan, and being I was the baby of the bunch, I was always forced to be Orko and Snarf. Snarf sucks, but I never didn’t mind being Orko since I thought he was awesome, and that link to him honestly has made me like him even more over the years) who screws up his spells often and always avoids cleaning his room, and Battle Cat, He-Man’s mighty feline mount who powers into this form from the wimpy Cringer.

I debated doing Teela, but I decided to limit it to only the heroes who know He-Man’s secret identity. It’s honestly ridiculous that nobody can tell He-Man is Adam. He just loses clothes and gets a tan. He even has a green tiger. Who the hell else is a buff, blonde dude with a green tiger??? I hope to do a lineup of the main villains similar to this soon.

Here's the badguys:
MOTU - Skeletor and the Villains by BrendanCorris
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CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
I want to hug the sorceress's thighs.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
They're pretty heroic for sure. :)
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RainikaWerewolf13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorceress is EXTRA THICC
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
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theblock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Dyam, Sorceress has got some rocking hips! :drool: I get why you chose her, but I hope some time down the line you also draw Teela (my favorite cartoon redhead babe). Great job :w00t:
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
I wouldn't mind drawing Teela, she's one of my favorite 80s toon babes. Maybe some time
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maniacaldude Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Not really a He-Man fan, even though it's considered one of the quintessential 80s cartoons, but I do like how you depicted the characters with exaggerated anatomy, and Orko looks even more cartoony than he was in the actual cartoon.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Thanks :)
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Tremendous caricatures.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
thank you :)
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work on these guys! Gotta love the exaggerations on them MUSCLES!
Never seen much of He-Man since it was before my time, but I always did enjoy the characters since it was something my dad and uncles always talked about. 
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
It would probably be hard for younger audiences to get into as it's very dated, but it will always have a special place in my heart. And thank you :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing pic.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
thanks :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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Kz6 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
your style is good
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
thanks
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
This is so great
She looks really lovely
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
thanks
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JK-Kino Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This show was a little bit before my time, but I do remember it through reruns. Nice work here. Have you thought about doing the bad guys too?
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Thanks. I'll be doing the bad guys soon
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KernaaliTanuli Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Watched both He-Man cartoons religiously myself when I was kid, good stuff.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
:)
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Big--Cee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Doesn't  get  much  more  "iconic  80s"  that  this, though  I  honestly  wasn't  super  big  into  He-Man... I  always  preferred  Bravestarr. :D But  to  be  fair, I  find  all  the  Filmation  cartoons  great!!! 

But  still, amazing  work  stylizing  these  guys!!!   
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Thanks. I love Bravestarr too, but He-Man was the biggest Filmation show in my household when I was little.
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Pedrovin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Even after all these years, your work is still very inspiring to me! 
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Thanks, Pedrovin! :)
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Pedrovin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No problem.
My work may have gotten a bit less chaotic/cartoony as time went on, but I still look up to your art a lot!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Thanks. Everybody's work will go its own route. My artwork looks very little like my inspirations these days. Very flattered to hear you look up to my work a lot :)
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a show that I grew up with. But I do admire Shuki Levy's soundtrack and the backgrounds despite the overuse of the color purple. Plus I find the cheesiness pretty tolerable that it deserves it's cult status of many other retro American TV shows that where around when my parents where young. At the staff at Filmation never took themselves too seriously compared to the likes of Sailor Moon. Yeah Sailor Moon gets more niche merchandise than Thunderbirds and Gargoyles put together, but that's another story.
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Jake-202 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
That these song just exploded in my mind. That's the sign of a damn good cartoon, that weirdly transcends time being dated and timeless at the same time. =)
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
:)
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Admanios Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bodacious indeed. Look at those hips! :P
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
:D
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JJStudioComics Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Filmation Presents... HE-MAN... and the MASTERS of the UNIVERSE!!!
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Now the whole intro is playing in my head, lol
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JJStudioComics Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only reason Orko have to keep He-Man's identity a secret is because of Man-at-Arms in the the 2002 reboot series.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Never really watched much of the 2000s reboot. I did always wonder why He-Man's identity had to even be kept a secret. Skeletor knows the sword is magical, so it's not to protect the secret of its magic. I always liked to think that everybody actually knew Adam was He-Man and just played along to avoid hurting his feelings, lol.
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JJStudioComics Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In the end of The He-Man/ThunderCats crossover event everyone knows that Adam is He-Man and there was some really awesome moments in the crossover like He-Man given Skeletor's goons and the Mutant a severe manhandlely to Mumm-Ra teaming up with Skeletor to Lion-O confronting a mad driven He-Man to the climactic showdown with Mumm-rator and It was a good six issue read.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Sounds nuts.
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TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Yeah, it is really obvious, much like Clark Kent and Superman. In fact, there was a parody of He-Man in Shantae and the Pirate's Curse. Brandon, was his name, and he became Bran-Son.
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BrendanCorris Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Yeah, I remember Bran-Son. They did a pretty good job of making his theme song resemble the original He-Man theme.
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