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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 )
lass2010 Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!
The best!
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!
For a first foray into digital art you did an amazing job with this piece! Well done :thumbsup:
KamaSutra1984 Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is the best Artwork for this ive seen so far <3
I would be damned if I didn't have that sword when I was a kid
Looks like some over-seas twit is using your brilliant artwork for bootlegs.

Remainaery 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 :/
Dionisante Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Work!
This looks nice! I like the original Thundercats. The newer version is WAY too weird, and they changed all the characters up too much.
Remainaery 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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