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Knights of the Magical Light by stratosmacca Knights of the Magical Light by stratosmacca
I've been waiting to show this for a while now. This is the Visionaries pin-up I drew for the second issue of cereal:geek magazine (which is now available for purchase!), and it's something I'm pretty proud of.

Visionaries remains one of my favorite cartoon series of the 1980s. And that's saying a lot, being that it only lasted 13 episodes, and most series aren't able to make much of an impact on me unless they go 65+ eps to tell their stories and flesh out their characters. The voice acting, animation and storylines of Visionaries were all brilliant, and I highly recommend checking it out if you ever get a chance.

This piece was definitely a labor of love-- it went through several different colorists until we found the right combination to make things work. In the end, colors were done by :icontmvgabel:, me and :iconbustatoons:.

Incidentally, my husband :iconrhannah:, has written the accompanying article for this pin-up. Pick up a copy and check it out!
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BMWTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018   Traditional Artist
Wow, your description sums up my thoughts EXACTLY about the series. I haven't watched the show in three decades but somehow I've never forgotten this franchise.

Oh, and the artwork ain't too shabby either. ;)
kragf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Fantastic man.
Anomaro-Karisu Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always felt bad for the guy who had the power of a snail. =p
Brakkart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
That would be Darkstorm. Not a snail though, a Mollusk which wasn't that puny at all, the thing could throw fireballs!
Anomaro-Karisu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But a snail is a mollusk. He could have had an octopus, but no!
Colonel-Hardstone Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Student General Artist
I happen to saw it in the 90s, back then I didn't have a clue why they stopped it after airing for a few months [ it turns it they produced only 13 episodes ]. Awesome work, there is not much fan art for 'Visionaries' here coz not many people know about it. 
alecris33 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
caelien Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I can still recite the rhymes used to activate the staffs of power. Is that wrong?
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, it's awesome! :D
Lyranthe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
"To the shrine!!!!"
Lol. So great. Thanks for this
saru78 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
great job!
Icon-UK Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Exceptionally good! :)
kaaslave Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Looks like a modern comic. :)
Chronometrics Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Another phenomenal show that ended before it's time.
Lyranthe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Yay! lol, Visionaries! :D
semaj007 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
By natures hand
by crafts by art...
once was one
now fly apart!

Damn! Visionaries was one of the coolest comics/toys/toons ive ever had! Thank you so much for bringing the memories back!
D-MAC Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, I love Visionaries! It was really the only 80s cartoon that I became obsessed with as a kid. I had all of the different power staff rhymes memorized and my friends and I used run around the playground pretending to turn into animals and fighting Darkling Lords. :)
brickmickasso Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Wow, that takes me back. Nice work!
mankindram Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
One of my favs from the issue. Oh hey I was in there too ;)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks! Small world, eh? :)

Just checked out your work-- great stuff!
mankindram Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Thanks! I have loved your work from a far, from the world if I'm not mistaken. Val turned me onto your Deviant art page!
Joomba Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Sorry forgot. Really great work on this. You did them justice with it... :D
Joomba Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Oh man I miss Visionaries. When I got older and I realized I lost most of the toys I had of them I get sad some times because of it. :)

I wait for the day someone brings it all out on DVD... :D
angelofdiversity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kittyrainethorne Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
Awesome piece! Shame this DVD is only available on Region 2... =(
none4ROMiR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
woohoo! love it
DanSchoening Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This turned out great! One of my favs from the issue :)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)

I'm still waiting to get my hands on a copy or two!
SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool image! Great coloring, indeed!
blood-and-death Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
oh wow, thats awesome, the compostion is awesome and the style that you drew the faces rocks my socks
devilman13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet, I used to love Visionaries as a kid, Nice Work =)
FalconFan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Fabulous! I don't know the series or the characters, but I love "descriptive/inclusive" pieces like this, regardless! It's a wonderful collaboration (I'm assuming you did the pencils/inks?), and you're all to be commended! Most excellent! :clap:

Tmvgabel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Wow I wondered what ever happend to that cover and I gotta say I love what you done with it bro!
MikeBock Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Extremely fantastic Leanne! Fav!
rhannah Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
The best art in Cereal Geek magazine IMO.
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay!! You finally got to post it! I was really excited about the lineart you showed me, it's nice to finally see it finished! :D :highfive: (I need to get these magazines!)
bonusparts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Galadria really pops out here, but all of them look great. Anything to see the old Visionaries again. :)

Terrific job!
y2jabba Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
this is awsome, realy wanna see the other characters done now! great work! :-)
angelgaby Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
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