He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – The Art of Gerald Parel

As a child of the 80s, shows like Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Thunder Cats and yes, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe were my bread and butter. I had the toys, I watched the shows, and I longed to be just like the characters. Well, except for maybe Crang in Ninja Turtles…

It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about any of these shows in any serious way (not that I ever really did – they’re pretty goofy), but recently I saw a collection of artwork by a fellow named Gerald Parel that I just had to share with you. Based on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and painted in what I’m going to call a “pretty fuckin’ awesome” art style, you’ll find all your favorite characters from the 80s adventure, born again.

Gerald Parel and the Masters of the Artiverse

Below are a small sample of Gerald Parel’s work. I’ve picked these because they’re my favorite, and I’ve included them in no particular order. After you’ve enjoyed them, and at the end of the article, I’ll include details on where you can find more of Gerald’s awesome work.

The bird faced head-dress is a little off-putting, but the rest of the outfit is pretty damn awesome…

Skeletor, sitting back with his big pimp cump, on his big pimp chair… being a… well, skeleton, I guess.

I’m sorry, but this really just looks like a golden toilet plunger to me. No doubt deadly, but not exactly the item to inspire fear in one’s enemies.

Here we go… the man himself. I have the powwwweerrrrrrr!!!!!!

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He most certainly does, and quite the striking haircut to boot…

Why does he uh… have a cassette player in his chest?

Well, aren’t we proud of our thunder, energy… lighting bolt creation.

I don’t know how practical this “armor” is, but it sure looks good.

Gerald Parel is so good, that he can make a flying monkey look badass.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure bras don’t really work like that, but I’ll let it slide… just like her breasts no doubt did just after this shot was taken. Anyway…

What did you think of Gerald Parel’s work? Personally, I really love the lighting. Though the characters themselves are beautifully rendered, what I find most eye catching is the lighting. It’s stark, but not at the expense of character detail. No, I would say that Gerald pretty much nailed it.

More Gerald Parel

As I mentioned, this is only a small sample of Gerald’s work. If you’re interested in seeing more, then head over to his official website, or his Facebook page. They both feature a ton of content, and you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy.



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2 comments on “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – The Art of Gerald Parel”

  1. I think that cassette tape in the chest He-man is the “fake” He-Man that was used in one episode, not sure if they even made a doll of him.


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