In the mid-nineties I played a lot of Mortal Kombat with my friends. I asked a friend: if he were an MK character, what would he be. I painted what I remembered of the description of his character, Chino.
Then a few days later, another friend made a request for me to paint him as Lion-O of the Thundercats. I loved the Thundercats as a kid, so of course I had to.