August 15, 2010

Ileena from He-Man

Ileena was a memorable character that appeared in the He-Man season one episode "A Friend in Need". I always like to think of her as an early precursor to She-Ra; even though her personality is nothing like She-Ra's. Below are some interesting poses of the character by the artists at Filmation; these models were given to the animators and layout artists for reference. Interestingly you can see that they originally intended for her to have body armor all the way down to her skirt; and yet in the final produced episode they had this area illustrated and painted as bare skin! via bustatoons

(click on the image to see it at full-size)

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