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Visionaries Pitch by stratosmacca Visionaries Pitch by stratosmacca
I've been watching Visionaries lately (an awesome cartoon series from 1987), and was reminded of a drawing I'd done a few years back when I was with MVCreations.

We were trying to make a pitch to Hasbro to create a comic book series based on the Visionaries property, and I did up some character sketches and designs (which you can find on my website) as well as this pin-up. Hasbro asked us to revamp the characters and costumes, which I had a lot of fun doing.

To make a long story short, we had some great ideas lined up that would have made for a really cool comic, but alas, it was not meant to be. Hasbro had all sorts of things tied up in legal hell, so our plans were scrapped. But it was cool to work on.

This pin-up features the characters Arzon and Darkstorm, and their Avatars: the Bearer of Knowledge and the Lord of Decay. 'Twas drawn by me with colors by the mighty talented Val Staples.
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darkwarrior Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Not half bad. I just recently watch 3 episodes of Visionaries.
Samhadj Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
valstaples Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I forgot all about this!  :-D  Awesome.
snowb0red Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cool. I've been trying to get in touch with Hasbro to make a Visionaries game, but it's hard to find the right person to talk to.
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
You're quite the visionary yourself for drawing this.
Icon-UK Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011

"By what creeps,
What crawls.
By what does not.
Let all that grows,
Recede and rot!"

"A whim, a thought
And more is sought
Awake, my mind,
Thy will be wrought!"

And yes, I can do the same for ALL the Spectral Knights and Darkling Lords (even Darkstorm's Decay reversal spell) and the ones the show never used, like Reekon and the comics only spells for Galadria and Virulina.

Why yes, I am a complete geek, why do you ask. :)
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :D
Shidyk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The show was part of my Saturday Morning Line-Up along with SilverHawks and ThunderCats. :D
DeMontez Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
whoaa.. it's awesome to see someone actually remember this cartoon show. this pic brings back the memory maan... although i always hate that afro guy
silaku Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
why is Darkstorm's Lord of Decay orange? they were green in the cartoons. and shouldn't arzon's nemesis be the Specter of Fear?
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
It was a pitch. Things were redesigned to fit in with what would have been the new storyline.
Grimer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
You have no reason to tell me anythng but I'd love to hear about your pitch. I recently went on a 80's cartoon binge and Visionaries, Captain Planet and the Raccons brought back the happiness to my life.
kaaslave Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Kick-ass. :D
levonn78 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great look. I wish they did use this to do another show.
svartaduvan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
"By what creeps, what crawls, by what does not, Let all that grows recede and rot!"
CreepyTrucky Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008

That reminds me, we should do stuff like StarCom, Centurions and Mask etc.
NeterG Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Really cool pic! Nice take on the classic characters.
Chulala Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
awsome, I haven't seen this in YEARS!!!
angelofdiversity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool liking the blue knight
haidokun14 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i know that series! i want to watch it again... XD love the art!
rinacat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Ah... This brings so much memories. I remember how excited I was when the show was on.

Great work on the revamp designs. :)
felinaedeath Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
aww, man. that woulda been such a good idea. the armor designs look awesome. i've been a visionaries fan forever. one of the great cartoon ideas of the 80's.
y2jabba Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
this was prob my fav cartoon of all time, i myself have created some characters, backstorys ect but had them deleated as i created them on heromachine, apparently against deviantart policy, this is a great piece, good to see more visionaries art out n about!!
happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I wish you'd have got it. I loved Visionaries when I was a kid. I like the look of the new armour as well. DId you get rid of the animal totems then? Like the new look for the Lord of Decay as well.
LORDNEPHALIM Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to bring back the Bionic 6.
They have alot of cool characters and alot of bad ones that could use the revamp.
If done right it could be an awesome action series with some comedy thrown in fer good measure.
Doncha' jus' love 80's cartoons?
LORDNEPHALIM Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
B-Jul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
Cool !:D
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Way cool. I love the very epic feeling.
Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
neat-o! somehow I think I remember this from somewhere...
but as always good work! :worship: keep finding stuff Lee, I know you're hording it from me lol
COURTJ3ST3R Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
the little people in my head are suddenly wanting to play rock em sock em robots... hehe.. good job, love the orange guy... very thor... GWA! THOR!! hehe...
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hah! Thanks! :)
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