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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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