After a far too long a hiatus... "Masters Of The Universe Origins Art Cards" are back!!
I have 5 new additions to this series and as a tribute to my long time friends on He-Man.Org, the art features all FEMALE characters this round!
I will be uploading 1 new art card to this thread from February 6th to February 10th, featuring 1 female from MOTU's VAST expanded universe!
After tonight come back & see the 4 new female additions over the next 4 days and post your thoughts, as this round is for those of you who have been with me since my artistic journey on He-Man.Org began!
I'm starting off with the winner from Part 4's fan poll vote... "She-Ra!" Based on 1 of her many Filmation concept designs, in "my" story line for this interpretation, She-Ra is not related to He-Man, & is the daughter of Queen Hera. The Princess has flown in with her rebel Valkyries from the far off Crystal Castle to Monarch to stop a new foreign invader with a formidable army named General Hordak. Beautiful, smart, & powerful, she carries the sword of protection which was gifted to her by the Sorceress. 2015 is the 30th year anniversary of She-Ra, & I can't think of a better way to celebrate the Princess of Power for me than with some new art for her!
Based on the lead villianess from the Galoob line "Golden Girl and the Guardians Of The Gemstone" which was another (and probably the best known/successful) She-Ra-inspired-competing-line of the 80's. I picture most of these characters to be somewhat younger than their POP contemporaries. Here as a child, the Dragon Queen (once the Dragon Princess) was forced into her role when Skeletor invaded Storm Isle, and killed her parents (the Dragon King/Queen) and many of her people. This act was made to capture, steal, and later control the Dragons that are native to her land. For protection for her people against Skeletor's future plans, the now child Dragon Queen formed an uneasy alliance with the Snake Men Clan's Priest "Kobra Khan." Her assigned guardian is the "Dragon Lord" & her horse is named "Shadow."
Based on the 1986 MOTU Annual that shows He-Man talking to a Mermaid, this character can also can fulfill the role of "Mermista." I added a couple of my own minor touches to this design to make her look a little less human. Although usually mistrustful of land dwellers, in this story the Mermaid aids He-Man & She-Ra's traveling alliance with information of the Horde's route thru the sea on giant ships to bring in their forces over from the far off Fright Zone to Monarch, her advanced warning ready's the Heroic Forces for impending danger.
Pebblass was added as a guilty pleasure to this series, her name given to her by TG is just too much fun. lol Pebblass represents one of the 5 members of the Rock People who meteored to Eternia in search of peace from a galactic war that tore apart her home world. Fun & flirty, Pebblass & her fellow Rock People have joined He-Man & the Heroic Warriors, to assist their new welcoming allies in hopes of peace from the on coming Horde war.
A character from DC Comics & specifically tied to this project via the modern DC VS MOTU series. Black Alice's look reminds me so much of the type of work I did in college for character designs, that I just had to include her, she's like a throwback to myself. lol
In this story, Black Alice was practicing rituals to contact inter-dimensional demons through portal phenomenon and was eventually graced (or cursed), with the Demon King of Eternia Skeletor. Black Alice serves as Skeletor's liaison, votary, informant, and as a magical vessel for him to cross through space and time to Earth as either a conquest or an escape!
I hope you will enjoy the Origin Art Card reveals over the next few days! As they will show up right in this very post! Stay tuned!
*UPDATE: With the final addition of BLACK ALICE, this completes Part 5 of the MOTU Origin Art Cards series, voice your opinion if you would like to see more of this series in the comments below!
2/7/15: DRAGON QUEEN
2/10/15: BLACK ALICE
Last edited by JafariStew; February 10, 2015 at 06:58pm. Reason: updated 2/10/15 with BLACK ALICE
I dig this redesign, though I wish Adora's Horde backstory was retained.
Already digging this, pal. And I love her new look.
Thanks for sharing !!!!
Wonderful work, as usual
Thank you Monteeg my friend! Be sure to check in the next 3 days for 3 more art card reveals!
Love these - especially the Valkyrie backstory for She-Ra. I always wondered about that, with the wings on her helmet.
i'm diggin' the valkyrie concept too and how you merged both she-ra and adora look in your art.
interesting take on dragon queen. wonderin' if dragon lord is inspired by the concept character seen on p&h volume...
Simply awesome my friend, you're She-Ra is beautiful and love how you incorporated Golden Girl into the MOTU mythos. Mermista is a real beauty and is just stunning. Keep up the good work
Etheria will be mine!
Thanks General Stingrad my friend!! I really appreciate you stopping by and giving your thoughts & the kind words! I have some other "Golden Girl" characters planned for future parts! Come back Monday & Tuesday to see the remaining 2 characters from this part!
These are great jafaristew, fantastic work
Top Ten MOTUC wants: Sagitar, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Dragstor, Skeletor's Skeleton Warriors, Despara, Odiphus, Illumina w/Sleetah, Lady Slither, Tuvar & Baddrah 2-pack
Very cool series, J. A special thumbs up for Mermista and Pebblass, my favorites after She-Ra.