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Thundercats - HO by Remainaery Thundercats - HO by Remainaery
Thunder... Thunder... Thunder... Thundercats! Hoooooo!

This might be rare, but I actually have to say a load about this. Wacky. Here we go.

Well, it's been quite a while since I uploaded anything, and it's quite a while since this show hit the screens for the first time. Actually, being from 85 as far as I recall, I'm only one year older than the Thundercats. Apparently it aired in Germany at least 5-6 years later (guess it was in 1991 or near it), otherwise I could hardly remember (I suppose), but I saw the first season waaaaay back then when it was something new on TV over here and some of the re-runs every now and then throughout the 90's.

Either way, it's a classic piece of childhood memory, and boy did I dig them Thunderkitties when I was little. In fact - I still do, even though it appears I almost forgot about it, until the day I had this convo with Rianq and one of us, I cannot say for sure it was me, but I THINK it was me, commented some other remark with the "Thundercats-Ho!"-line. That's when the tragedy began to unfold.

A little later, I found this piece [link] on AR rather by accident, after that Rianq went to find the original theme song somewhere, and so on - and the urgent need to draw something Thundercats-related grew and grew.

And here it is. After two attempts at drawing some simple comic-style group pic (of which at least two certain people think the first one was actually the best of them all, wheep) I thought this would be a good opportunity to go and try to venture into digital painting some more.

So this took shape, and I personally like it, even if it has its obligatory little flaws and errors and differences to the original characters.
I sure favored Tygra (handsome and smart) and Wilykat (handsome and not smart) a lot. The rest of the crew was cool too. Including villains. Heck, even Snarf. But I was scared of Mumm-Ra in the past, eep. Looking at it now, I think Mumm-Ra's the coolest of the bunch. So he had to be in this pic as well, despite the fact he actually does not really fit in the display of the heroes, but who cares? No heroes without evil villains, and don't we all just love those evil laughing evil maniacs with the failproof (evil) plans for the universal sake of being evil that never work? I think I'm gonna marry Mumm-Ra. Did I mention the term "evil" so far already?
Well, at least cloaks and bandages are fashionable. Not like some other person in the cartoon that still scares me like hell due to the lack of REAL pants. Lion-O, dear, underwear in public is NO fashion statement, it's a crime. There's nothing more ridicolous than men in briefs. That goes for you too, Panthro.

Okay, I could ramble on and on, but I guess that has to do for now.

Painter & PS 7, about 18 hours (HECK. long!)
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Given 2006-03-30
After 18 pain staking hours of work in PS and Paint 7 Thundercats - HO by ~Remainaery comes to life. If I spent that much time in PS, I would just need a new mouse battery. This piece brings back so many fond memories of childhood, some of the younger members might not know who these characters are, but the rest of us are going 'Thunder Cats HOOOO!' I still have the toothbrush holder. ( Suggested by Ceal and Featured by gatekeeper501 )
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colin6969 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Very nice work on this piece !!
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lass2010 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!
The best!
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
OMG I love you!:heart::heart::heart:
Thundercats is my life! I love how you did this and the fact it's digital while looking like an oil painting is excellent!
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
For a first foray into digital art you did an amazing job with this piece! Well done :thumbsup:
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KamaSutra1984 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is the best Artwork for this ive seen so far <3
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Deviant258 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I would be damned if I didn't have that sword when I was a kid
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LioConvoy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Looks like some over-seas twit is using your brilliant artwork for bootlegs.

[link]
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Remainaery Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
D'aw, not again... Thanks for the tip. Not much I can do about that, I suppose, except maybe plaster some huge watermark over this painting to prevent further shenanigans with it :/
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work!
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losinggoose7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This looks nice! I like the original Thundercats. The newer version is WAY too weird, and they changed all the characters up too much.
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Remainaery Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was actually kinda fond of and exited about the new show at first when I saw the pilot episode, but was very disappointed with it from episode 2 on. Not so much because they changed things up, but being somewhat bi-polar in HOW they changed it up. Like how in the pilot, it tried to be something completely modern and different, and then in the next episode making a 180 turn and trying to emulate the style of the 80s show in a weird way.
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losinggoose7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Yeah. The original version is better.
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kragf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Wily kit looks the best to me. But I like how elegent Cheetara is, so poised. Panthro, cool and chill as ever and I like the positioning of Mummra and Jaga. How that sword just pops out at you is fantastic and the skies is just screaming Third Earth.

Tigra is my fave TC so I naturally love seeing your Tigra and Snarf cowering (perfectly in character) behind him. Overall; superb job here! Great painting, great concept, great execution.

Long Live the THUNDERCATS!!!!!!!!!
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flavioluccisano Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Someone has stolen your image i guess, because the other day i bought a t-shirt with this image, very cool by the way.
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Remainaery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And huh, this is actually not the first time that might have happened; quite some time ago, someone sold prints of this image on ebay without me knowing anything about it :T oh well, thanks for letting me know.
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flavioluccisano Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol your welcome.
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horus-rose Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome piece of art of a series that is near and dear to my own heart as well! My first fan character was, and still is, based from Thundercats!
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haydenyale Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work :)
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ImmatureChild Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Holy Batman! What's this, Thundercats fanart? I love this show and I can never find any good sized fanart AND you did a fantastic job! :happybounce:

You my dear sir are win.
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cyimang Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ho - :iconremainaery:!!!

This picture is totally Awesome!!!!
Well done!!!:clap:
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Shadowian1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
im glad they brought the show back, it is a great show :D
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CrazyBlonde13 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
What a nostalgic rush! Excellent work!
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KINGOFTHEGAMEZ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Artist
brings back childhood memories a lot of detail in this masterpiece.[link]
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animanian Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thats awesome!
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loztheworm Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
wow loving this
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wonkowillyman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
:winner:
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Viezon13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Good times
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darkinvasion74 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Student General Artist
this....is what my MOM is watching!?? O_O
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Saiyajin-hime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I remember some things about this show (I don't think I was even born yet when it first aired) and thought it was really cool. I'm also stoked for the remake that's supposed to come out later this year.

I love how you've captured everyone's features and the clouds in the back. Wonderful job! :clap:
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KittenCrazy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
THUNDERCATS RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULE!!!!
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RedGeek13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Gosh, I love this!!!! It actually brings me memories to watch!! :tighthug: Thank you so much!!!!
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hinchen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC piece! :star:
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Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, my childhood rejoices at this. Thanks for paying such an awesome tribute to Thundercats. :thumbsup: :highfive:
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NinjaTurtlesRock Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
sweeeeet! love it!!
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NinjaTurtlesRock Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
sweeet!!!! awesome!!! love it!!
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KnightWriter77 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I can tell you put a metric TRUCKLOAD of work into this. Great job!
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womanTENSAIinathens Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
it's my favorite!i love very much thundercats. it reminds me my childhood. unfortunately there aren't cartoon like thundercats! they miss me! damn it! i am moved whenever i remember them.... :-( :-(
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Figaro-8 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Everyone looks fantastic. I really like Panthro's expression. Great job!

By thy side,

Figaro
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SirusWolfStudios Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Writer
want!!!!!!!
it's so beautiful and true to the cartoon yet expressed in a whole new style!
I would simply adore this as a huge poster in my bedroom.
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Sol-Fyre Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Speechless at how well you captured the original essence of the characters while uniquely making it your own.
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toulon2342 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mumm-Ra's a smooth operator. I always liked Wilykit, Cheetara, the Thunder Tank. I still want the sword of Omens. The short version with the cat eye, and the lion's paw sheath. That would look bad ass on the trail.
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enapets21 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
OMG! I loved the thundercats as a child - I still do! It aired here around the time I was born, but my cousin loved it so much that he taped them all, and I would watch them over and over and over and over again when I went around to his house. Actually, recently I aquired the two seasons on DVD. Yay!

I really love this picture. You have drawn them very well. I think Panthro is done the best - I can barely tell him from what he looks like on the show - and Mumm-Ra has some amazing detail. Also, your background really sets off the picture.

You are such a great artist, with a great taste in subjects! xD
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Annabel-demon14 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Oh lord how I miss thundercats so badly. yu drew them so nicely that bits of the show pop into my mind. Xd It's a very wicked job and I applaud you. :clap:
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lite47 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
awesome! I LOVED this show as a child too. back when I was 4 to 8 . horray!
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lite47 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
awesome! I LOVED this show as a child too. back when I was 4 to 8 . horray!
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Nagneto Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome and epic, but why is Mumm-Ra their Arch nemesis standing with them? Since he's their enemy would it not be better to have him facing them? Here it looks like he's standing by their side. Just a thought.
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Remainaery Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you're right, and the answer is pretty simple:
I didn't think too much about it beforehand, I kinda made it up "on the fly". As I recall from reading my own comment under the pic, I did two other TC-pictures prior to that, with linework, which did not turn out well (and were never really finished), before dabbling into digital painting - which was mostly new turf to me at that time, so I never actually expected to go this far with this picture - it just happened to turn out really, really well for those early steps.
At one point I decided to put Mum-Ra in there just because - and not having worked on some elaborate sketch (or even multiple setups to find out which might be best), I was left with the choice of "where enough space was left". Color/composition-wise he seemed to fit in that spot, despite the villain-on-the-same-side-effect; I was aware of it back then too, but decided to go with it anyway. Alternatives would've required a whole new setup, and since I already painted most of the characters already, that did not seem acceptable.

Little did I know those years ago this might become one of my most watched works, heh.
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themightyjbowski Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
U really did a fantastic job on this!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
awsome work here
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Rhavi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Soo fuck_ng great !!!!

i wanna make a mun ha tattoo !!!!
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