2013 and another year of Jafaristew!!
Kicking it off with my MOTU Origin Art Card Series... with 2 more entries!!
GORGONE: When I 1st decided to make this into a full series,
Gorgone was the 1st character I added outside of the Whitman Origin, as
she is a wonderful titan created in the Brazilian comics that I could
not resist!She looks like Medusa but is made of rock & is a giant, hence the comparison to the shadow-man figure on the bottom. She carries a pterodactyl wing as her weapon (colored purple like the creatures in MOTU 200X) which the design was borrowed from the "Stone Age Dinosaurs" line by Chap-Mei. I had her break the frame so she seemed larger than life!
AVATAR (aka STRATOS): Mostly Alfredo Alcala influenced, I also included a tribute to the 80's
rare blue-beard variant, as well as my own ideas about the character.
I made him a bit more Bird-like with the claws & talons. He is one of Skeletor's minions in this story, following some of the
earliest published works about the character! Stratos never came with a weapon back in the day (or even today) although he was often pictured in promotional work for the line carrying the He-Man power sword, so I included a cool sword from one of those 80's generic weapons packs called "Dragons Knights & Daggers" I had as a kid. "Avatar" was noted to be
an early name for Stratos along with "Wing-Man."