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MOTU, Vol 1, Issue 1, Campbell by valstaples MOTU, Vol 1, Issue 1, Campbell by valstaples
J. Scott Campbell was making the rounds drawing art for all of the 80s properties.

But I always felt he put extra love into this piece for He-Man.
A huge roster of characters and Tim Townsend, the inking god :icontimtownsend:, delivered stellar inks as usual.

I also felt I nailed a homerun on the colors. It all seemed to work and come together on its own.
I should have pushed some of the shadow values to blend closes to the lineart indications.
But that aside, I was always happy with this one and I still use it in portfolio samples today.
:)
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DarkSkullgreymon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I really like how you made everyone look so barbarian and savage.Even He-Man and Teela look like they're ready to rip someone's head off
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valstaples Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
He really brought the characters to life!  :-)
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ScarletAlpha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow it's awesome :D I love it :D
You have a cool talent :D
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valstaples Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you! :-)
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ScarletAlpha Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome :D
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Odysseus-1369 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I remember watching this as a kid. Impressive upgrade, as always nice work Scott. Thank You.
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valstaples Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Yeah, he does great art! I've always been a fan and I was so happy when I had the chance to color his art. :-)
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Dark-1-75 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Excellent!!!
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valstaples Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thank you!
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Drawula Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
This is one of my all time favourite Covers!..Ever! :eyepopping: :eyepopping:
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Spoiler01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
One of the best motu covers i have seen great work dude.
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
I love it!!!!
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happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely one of my favourite covers.
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NicChapuis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I didnt see that you already had submited this one
definitly my fovorite piece I have seen from you so far
the way skeletor is lite red from below is pure genius in combination with the blue night sky
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RyanOttley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Yeah I love this cover, probably my fave piece from Campbell. I think you rocked on this cover. It looks amazing.
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sunlightsrising Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
my god, I had forgotten about snake mountain! well done on the colors. Trapjaw was always my favorite character. Campbell's not my favorite penciler but this is awesome!
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StevenWilcox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I remember seeing this somewhere... Awesome colors! Awesome cover! I used to get up early just to watch this show - even She-Ra when her cousin Adam guest-starred... Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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Beelzebubba666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am a recovering Campbellaholoic (it's not going well, though I rather like it that way), and this cover as well as his GI Joes easily put me in geek heaven. The coloring on this more than does justice to his lines. I love seeing the things you post, Val, as many times it's "oh, sweet, I didn't know he colored that! I love that cover!" So yes, groovy, groovy, groovy.:boogie:
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valstaples Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
I never sign my work, which I'm sure doesn't help to identify myself on a piece.
Ever since I was young, I've always viewed my signature as a scar on the art.

I don't mind other folk's signatures as long as they aren't tacky and stick out like a sore thumb. But for some reason, I just don't want to add my own signature.
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wheels9696 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
THis is great! I dont even know where to start complimenting, soooo....ITS GOOD!
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pixeltease Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
What an amazing piece! You are such a brilliant talent with colors. :worship:
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Jeez, this cover is awesome. I think this is my second favorite cover of the series. None of them can top Drew Struzan's cover, though--I had to change my pants after I saw that one. But I digress. I love how you blended the warm and cool color schemes, and your skillful rendering keeps the potentially cluttered composition in check. Deftly handled, sir.
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CemVural Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
The effective colors are great . It is obvious to see who is good who is bad with these colors :) Great work on the rendering also :)
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thawk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Student General Artist
I think everything worked beautifully!!
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mankindram Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
One of my favs!
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eugenecommodore Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember when I first saw this I was just so amazed. you J. Scott and Tim really put this together really well.
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mightybuck Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
i really like this cover, even though i ended up choosing a copy with a different cover. sorry, but my money always goes towards the earl norem covers
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ColonelCustard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
you totally nailed a homerun with the colors! love it!
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MarvTMartian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist
lookin good! nice colaberation
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ChrisMcJunkin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work by a trio of extremely talented artists! Great job! :w00t:
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ferwar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
man, me a BIG fan of your works :D
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RickyBryantJr Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I always..ALWAYS dug this cover :)
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CollidescopicLife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
This is a really amazing picture, I could look at it all day. Awesome job on the colours, really! I especially love Skeletor, even though he still freaks me out :P
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