I wanted to show some of the facial variety I had in mind for my original characters.
Pre Code Horror Scene Drawing Studies
Gesture and Expression
Catra (Masters of the Universe – He-man, cartoon stills) – I wanted to have a cool looking cat for my characters to ride. Started by studying some. *
* I’ve studied actual big cats from photos of real animals. So I wanted to study some professional cartoon cels, to have the sense of how to present a giant cat going through the motions required for movement, and carrying a rider.
When applied to my own giant cats, I could base the general action on the referenced study (drawn freehand ) but embellish with details from actual big cats, and use my own unique costume/armor design, and proportions, to create something that looks the way I want it, and conveys the action precisely – original and different from the reference.