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John Carter of Mars by ReillyBrown John Carter of Mars by ReillyBrown
Finally finished it!
Here's the colored version of this John Carter piece I posted a few weeks ago-- [link]
The pen and ink version will actually be appearing in Tantor Media's new e-book version of A Princess of Mars, but I just couldn't help but take the image all the way to colors! I'll let you know when the e-book comes out.

I just saw the John Carter movie this past weekend and thought it was awesome! It was really cool to see all those Barsoomian creatures alive on screen-- Woola stole every scene he was in!

It wasn't a perfect movie-- for instance turning Carter from a guy who was tongue-tied and awkward around women into a brooding widower seemed like a strange decision to me, and I was kind of disappointed that Tars Tarkis, Sola and Sarkoja's relationship, which I thought was particularly Disney-friendly in the books, was handled as a rushed info-dump-- but that said, it was a lot of fun and had excellent visual designs.
Also, Dejah Thoris wasn't quite as naked as she was in the books, but she still looked gorgeous, and her costumes were cool enough that it was almost worth it... on second thought, no, that's not true :P

Anyway, I guess monsters, explosions and hot babes are pretty much what I look for in movies.
I have simple tastes.
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SofiaStriefer Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Wow! Awesome artwork!
My life revolves around those books... Oh John Carter, how I wish you were real...
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you dig it!
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SofiaStriefer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
^.^
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jhghes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
amazing stuff!
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PhinFerbSentai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nice picture. I haven't seen the movie yet (but I plan to do so), but I'm currently reading the books. Keep up the good work.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!

I saw this movie with my girlfriend. It was good.
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Robby-The-Robot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Very reminessance of the Comic Book covers. Very nice work.
I did think the movie was a great achievement and that Lynn Collins brought Dejah to life in a better than expected way which made me wanting more.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I want more of that movie too, alas.
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kylelatino Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That is a beauty, sir.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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GodOfCoffee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im favin coz this looks exatcly like some old french full colour stuff
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Some of those French comics are really beautiful!
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GodOfCoffee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah omg i have one full colour frenchie made in 90īs and its best i got!! its just more creative than your typical japanese high school drama >u>
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jackjadson Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Beautiful job!
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treybarrett Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Terrific action! Excellent depiction of John Carter. I like the huge size of the Thark -- his left hand can completely grasp Dejah's rib cage! And nice job with Dejah! I like the coppery red of her skin, consistent with the original books.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In the books they mention that the Tharks are 15 feet tall-- freakin' huge! Humans would just seem like little pets to them.
When I was reading to books I made sketches in my notebook in case I ever had to draw these characters (I always see artists getting requests for Dejah).
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pesky earthly censoring aliens!
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Making those poor aliens dress in strange PG-rated clothes.

Woola slobber! Ick! :laughing:
And yes, monsters, explosions and hot babes together always make a movie great. :nod:
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You said it!
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: ....:w00t:
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luilouie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool!
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
It looks amazing in colour. Great work! :)
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, man!
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jpdeshong Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
nah, your not. they usually mess up other media to movies, especially the good ones. Anyhoo, great piece!btw I went to VCU too. Crazy huh?
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, dude! I think they just bit off more than they could chew with that movie. Also, I don't think the marketing team quite knew how to chew it in the first place.
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WoodardIllustration Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Great job on this Reilly! Is this digital color, paint, or marker?, if you don't mind me asking. Hope we all see you at Pax East! (I'm with SRRN Games.)
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's all colored in Photoshop :)
Where's Pax East? I've never been to one of those gaming conventions. Think it would be worth it?
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WoodardIllustration Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Cool, It looks great. Pax East is in Boston on the 6-8th of April. It's all video game stuff but it's a lot of fun.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I'm not going to be able to make it, I'll be getting ready for C2E2 which is the weekend after.
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WoodardIllustration Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Rock on man, have fun at C2E2 and good luck showing your work.
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