Friday, April 3, 2015

MonStar Advanced

MonStar Advanced paint by Josh Burns
Hey everybody! Here is the other version of #MonStar from the 80's cartoon #Silverhawks. I'm calling it the advanced version since its like #Applibot 's card art. Again, it seems even in the robot form this villain is punk rock. He has spikes coming out of his head and a star around his left eye. From what I know MonStar temporarily regains his vision in his left eye when in this powerful form. Also, from it being able to shoot a laser beam. It is the moon star that allows him to transform from his previous state (see link below).
I didn't do too much to re-invent this crime-boss, except to make his armor's colors more exaggerated. And to allow his facial features to show more stress and rage. 
I wasn't originally planning on painting this, but I thought it would be fun to add this version of him to my Silverhawks roster. Btw the next painting is going to be of Quicksilver which will be my final paint for this cartoon. I hope you all enjoyed it much!
The tools I used to paint this were PhotoshopCC and Painter12, using a Wacom IntuosPro large tablet with felt tip nibs.
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MonStar before transforming http://joshburnsart.blogspot.com/2015/03/monstar.html

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mon*Star

Mon*Star paint by Josh Burns
Hey everybody! Here is Mon*Star from the 80’s cartoon ‘Silverhawks’.  I decided to paint him as the afro hair version for now. Everything about this villain is punk rock from the streaked hair to the spiked shoulder armor with star eye patch. I thought it is interesting to know that the Silverhawks' enemy is a feline humanoid. Since the cartoon has minimal details for animation purposes, I thought I would re-envision him with fur. Nothing too much, just something that seems like it would be enough to narrate he’s a cat man. And since he is so street punk I thought putting him into a make-shift football armor is appropriate as well. Also one of his more notable features is his rigid face. At first I thought he was scarred by his transformations, but then I began to think that maybe the lines on his face were edges to a cube-like design popular during that time. So I made his face scarred and distorted by stress that embodies who he is- a maniac crime boss.
The tools I used to paint this were PhotoshopCC and Painter12, using a Wacom IntuosPro large tablet with felt tip nibs.
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80's cartoon Silverhawks