Aug 22nd 2011 By: Brian Warmoth
The ThunderCats redesigns
for the recently launched animated series on Cartoon Network really were rejuvenating and quite good, but artist Carlos Villa took the idea of updating Lion-O and Cheetara for a new generation just a bit further. Thanks to some thick frames, a loose-fitting collar and a Snarf necklace, any couple wanting to cosplay as hipster ThunderCats now has a visual aid to get started with.
Villa, who goes by the name Zano on deviantART
, has produced many other rad designs, too. He particularly likes video game characters, such as Solid Snake of Metal Gear
fame and Rikuo from Darkstalkers
. And he's even wandered into comic book character territory with a She-Hulk piece.
Villa's got a great eye for soft lighting, potent colors and energized poses. He also plays well with swords, although things do get somewhat bloody. Check out a few of our favorite specimens after the jump, and be sure to look at the rest of his stuff when you get chance.
[Via Super Punch