#3 Afrodite

| November 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

Here is another new character from the story I am working on. It is obviously (I hope) tongue-in-cheek and spun with a humorous twist. This is Afrodite:

Angela D’Angelo was a nerd by day and a bigger nerd by night, studying botany and part-timing as a florist. While her scholarship was stellar and her grades were better than 4.0, her social life was staggeringly stiff spending most of her time alone with plants that would make most of us sneeze. When her scholarship’s status suddenly depended on more extracurricular involvement, she applied to a sorority to quickly make the grade. Ordered to attend a toga party to join, Angela knew she would never be accepted. Using her vast knowledge of plants and botanical brilliance, she created a pheromone from spores and petals that would make her seem lovely and attractive despite her otherwise appearance. The result was much more powerful than she realized and the potent new perfume convinced even her that she was a new young woman. The party proved a success beyond her wildest dreams as the young men around her felt compelled to carry out her every whim. Perfecting her formula further she discovered a new scent that would render anyone hypnotized by her perceived persona. Continuing to dawn her toga, she has assumed the identity of Afrodite, a beautiful vision of perfection and desire. Capable of convincing all mere mortals to do her bidding is only among the best of her gifts, as she has also used her nimble ingenuity to create other catastrophic concoctions to aid her in getting what she wants.  Should anyone happen upon her at a time when her lovely aroma begins to fade, they may catch a glimpse of the real girl inside who has a truly beautiful mind despite a lackluster look. Claiming to use her new power for purposes of progress rather than personal profit, the greater mystery is her motive and whether or not this Jekyll and Hyde heroism is indeed a part of her true identity.

 

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Category: 2011, Humor, Superhero

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I am a full-time freelance cartoonist/illustrator who would love to really mean it when I say "I work for myself". In other words, I like what I do for a living, but I would love to have more time to create my own ideas and illustrate them. I'm excited to hang out here and get involved in this cool challenge.

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  1. jamiegambell says:

    Really great work! She looks fantastic! Love the colouring.

  2. bravepigeon says:

    Awesome! Love the art and the character, really funny and interesting! Greek references are always a bonus.

  3. frodog28 says:

    I really like the style of this character. Right up my alley. I appreciate the spoof.

  4. I love this! She looks fly and epic all at the same time!

  5. I love this. She looks fly and epic all at the same time!

  6. Shawn Encarnacion says:

    Thanks Dana. I am going to try doing this challenge again this year. I appreciate your comment!

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