Monday, October 26, 2009

Aphrodite 2.0



Longtime devotees of my blog will remember the problems I had in nailing down the character of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. Well, those problems had continued until fairly recently, when I finally drew the above pinup (for the Olympiansrule.com website). It took a lot of back and forth on my part to find the right body type for an ancient goddess of beauty. I think I finally got it. She's only made a couple of cameos in the series so far, but now, fully fleshed out, Aphrodite can take the stage for a more prominent role.

9 comments:

John A. Walsh said...

She's got a nice voluptuousness quality to her!

George O'Connor said...

Thanks. The voluptiousity took me a looong time to get right.

Hester Prynne said...

My gifted 2nd grader is collecting this series. Just got Poseidon. When does Aphrodite become available? He would love for you to do Trojan War or the Iliad.

George O'Connor said...

hi Hester, I hope the Reverend Dimmesdale has been treating you well ;)

Aphrodite's book comes out at the end of this year. Please let your son know that it very nicely sets up my retelling of the Iliad, to be featured in Olympians Book 7.

Jude Mackenzie said...

I am a fan of your books of the Olympians . Thank you George O'Connor for writing them.

Jude (8) Montreal

George O'Connor said...

Thank you even more, Jude, for reading them!

Julio said...

What will the 7 book be about and went it will come out?

readingnerd said...

i am a greekmythology GEEK and I love your books.I just think aphrodite is tots ugh with all the kissing and love and cheating but please write more books!!!!!!!!!!!

Hester Prynne said...

Hello again,I am the gifted one my mom Kristina is talking about.My name is Isaac Harmiel,I'm a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fan of your books.So big I have the whole set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I had to keep Poseidon away from my teacher so she didn't see the too much kissing in it. P.S. Next time not that much kissing. P.P.S. Can you make an Ares book?