Gettin’ Artsy over John Carter of Mars
December 6, 2009

I’ve been so fired up about James starring in John Carter of Mars that I’ve immersed myself in the entire Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I love these stories and the characters. So, attempting to do more artwork and keep my skills from waning any worse than they have been, I’ve done some digital paintings. First I’ll share the James Purefoy as Kantos Kan painting I did in ArtRage2:

I’m not totally happy with the above image, but overall like it. Some of my skills are so very rusty it’s harder to get the vision in my head to come out right. But it’s slowly.. oh so slowly, coming back to me. 🙂

Next is my image of John Carter’s faithful “hound” Woola. Inspired by the scene in book 1 “A Princess of Mars” where JC demonstrates affection to the “hideous creature” for the first time. Woola is just bursting with utter joy. LOL

And lastly, created in Photoshop CS4, my painting of Ghek from Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A very bizarre and rather creepy character that I just love.

It will be very interesting to see how Disney / Pixar interprets the wonderful visions created by ERB. I’ve sure enjoyed painting them up how I see them when I read his marvelous stories. ~Khanada