Masters of the Universe art by Simon Soltau

When I’m not posting here at The Retroist, I can often be found over at my 80’s Animated Fan-Art Tumblr, finding awesome fan-created images of He-Man, Thundercats, and other animated shows that I grew up with. It’s always a joy to discover new art, especially when it is as good as these pieces from German artist Simon Soltau.

Paintings such as ‘Attack of the Invisible Gnomes’ (above) and ‘He-Man and the Power Sword’ (below) are the reason that I enjoy fan-art so much and spend hours a week trying to keep track of it all. Head on over to Simon’s Deviant Art profile where you’ll also find the brilliant King of Grayskull.

He-Man and the Power Sword

You should also visit his blog where you can discover a little about the process involved with creating such art, like this video:

For more cool MOTU fan-art, my Tumblr is a great place to start.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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2 thoughts on “Masters of the Universe art by Simon Soltau

  1. In the header image, He-Man looks like he’s scratching his back. Well, it can happen, being in the middle of a battle and having a sudden itch in the back.

  2. SiMo Sol says:

    Well litte smart Amelyn… this is ‘Attack of the Invisible Gnomes’ – after a scene in a classic german MOTU audio play named ‘The Tree of Dying Time’. Skeletor has hurt the mighty tree in Avion and so he unleashed invisible gnomes. If you have a closer look you can see one of them in He-Man’s neck pulling his hair.

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