Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sketch Card of the Day- Snake Face!

Snake Face Sketch Card by Taylor Lymbery

Today's deviation is Snake Face!  I know that this guy is essentially a male remake of Medusa, but I was so excited to see him in the 200X cartoon when the snake men escaped from the void! When I saw the vintage Snake Face figurine as a kid, I thought he was really cool. I love the fact that he would have snakes come out of his eyes, mouth and neck with a little switch on his back. The idea was that when the snakes came out of his face he would freeze his enemies with fear and turn them to stone, just like Medusa! As with many other characters in the Masters of the Universe franchise, the creators pull from different mythologies and make something quite a bit fun. When the 200X cartoon aired, I was happy to see him with the snakemen. In the 200X series cartoon, he was presented as this regal, more human shaped snakeman. Instead of the snakes coming out of his face, his face would light up and snakes would uncoil themselves from his hair. Correction. I should say that his hair WAS the snakes. He did have one snake come from his face, and that one would be his tongue. So, in the vain of the title "Snake Face", he still had one actually come from his face. So, needless to say I was excited about getting a Snake Face action figure once I saw his other snake men brothers made in toy form. (Kobra Khan, King Hsss, General Rattlor) Unfortunately we never got one. We did however get a Staction figure by NECA. And I have to tell you, the sculpt on it is amazing! It's a beautiful piece! I was never able to get one of the staction figures. He's pretty rare so I doubt I ever will, but I haven't given up on the fact that MOTU fans might get a really cool action figure of this character in the Classics line. I just hope he is presented with both possibilities of Snake Face! You know, one with snakes coming out all over the face, and one that's a bit more tamer like the 200X version. I know it might be asking a lot, but a boy can dream... You can also see this sketch card here.

Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Husband and wife, Brynna and Jeff, compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, the shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:

Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook

The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook

The Pilot Episode on facebook

Give us a like, if you want! And, if you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!
Now, I'm opening commissions for 2.5" X 3.5" sketch cards. They are $10 + shipping and handling which will be $6 in the continental United States of America. I'll have to get a quote for any territories outside of that. I will also open up my 7" X 10.5" colored page line drawings for commissions. Same price as the sketch cards, but I'll have to check on the shipping (due to the difference in size). If you want to see what I mean by colored sheet drawing, go here. If you want a sketch card, send me an e-mail to Name your character and we will go from there. I take paypal.

 I want to make sure you all have links to the projects and sites that I work on. Here is the listing. 

Here's what I have:

Twitter: Barnlord
Deviantart: Barnlord
Cafepress art shop: Taylor Lymbery's Pop Parody art Shop 
About Me page: Taylor Lymbery
Xenex Website:
Xenex on Facebook: Xenex's faceybook
Xenex Cafepress art shop: Xenex the Bug Man shop
Kent Issue I worked on: Kent Issue #1 
Unstoppable Force website: Unstoppable Force

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