Friday, December 19, 2008

John Carter of Mars

We did this drawing as a private commission. One of the most fun and exciting things about working on fantasy art is the FANTASY part! The story of John Carter of Mars is such a blast. To do our research for this piece, we borrowed a copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Gods of Mars & The Warlord of Mars" from our own
Dave Palumbo who has an especially beautiful edition that has the cover art as well as interior illustrations by Frank Frazetta. What a story! If you haven't read these stories yet, better get to it!
--Boris and Julie


Jen said...

Too cool! I love how the more graphic, linear elements in the background (looks like Boris' hand) unifies everything and makes the scene even more dynamic. I loved those books as a kid! I'll have to read them again someday, because it's been at least 30 years now and I'd probably have a different take on them today. Plus, hopefully the Pixar film will actually make it to the screen and we'll be able to see their take on John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas. I suspect that all the fantasy art that came before will have had an impact on what ends up on the screen!

Edward said...

This is a fantastic blog! Lots of fun and inspiring! Always been a big fan... thanks! I look forward to visiting your blog often!


Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.


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