My second fanart post at He-Man.Org (11.23.05) was also Frank Frazetta inspired! Friendly debate insued for it's contents & charcter depiction, I tryed to get back to more of the original mini-comic barbaric/fanatasy roots that MOTU was based upon. In Roger Sweet's book "Mastering The Universe" he directly states that some of the earliest inspiration for the body size & look of the original fantasy MOTU was directly inspired by Frazetta art. So it seems natural to use MOTU's roots for my more epic/fantasy compositions! I also seemed to get some nice comments on Teela's lovely bottom! One of my faveorite parts of this piece is the sky! It is entirely rendered in photoshop (as only the figures and rock are drawn...) When asked to join Grayskull Chronicles by He-Salvo, I thought a nice way to introduce myself was to recolor this piece as a GSC exclusive with a "new sky" that my brother Brain had helped envision, giving it a darker presence. Thus the original version "Aria" takes place in the "Light Hemisphere", where the "Grayskull Chronicles exclusive version" takes place in the Skeletor's domain the "Dark Hemisphere" making the heroes seem even more desperate to escape... (which do you prefer?)
Here we have a battle where Tri-Klops has already defeated Teela and has blocked He-Man's first protective blow, we capture the moment of the 2 titans 2nd swing before impact! Beast-Man follows behind Tri-Klops for back-up and Teela looks at us the viewer as though we maybe another enemy in Skeletor's ranks waiting for our chance to strike!
The 2 different versions featured here:
...and Grayskull Chronicles exclusive "Dark Hemisphere" version...(this version also contains a few minor color tweeks as well as an updated coloration on Tri-Klop's sword!)
Visit the wonderful Masters Of The Universe site: GRAYSKULL CHRONICLES to see alot of wonderful fanart by some of the best MOTU fan artists out there!