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John Carter vs. The White Ape
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Published: April 4, 2012
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I recently did this John Carter piece in my sketchbook. I may take this to finish or try a couple of more designs first.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Blackzarro's avatar
your welcome, you captured the spirit of JC
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you!
DooDooEyes's avatar
this is my favorite depiction of the white ape!
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Burroughs sure provides a lot of inspiration.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Boyann's avatar
Sincerest tip of the hat - OUTSTANDING pencils! Beyond 'sketchy' and yet raw to avoid falling into 'tight pencils' cathegory. Totally nailed ERB atmosphere and context!
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I often find it challenging to keep my pencils loose. I prefer that look but years of tight penciling for inkers makes it difficult at times to loosen up and just draw.
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:icondancingplz: You're welcome :icondancingplz: :iconlachoirplz:

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No matter how much I also tend to appreciate tight pencils done by some incredible artists, the question remains: why ink them, why not using scans of them only - coloured or not - instead of going 'Chasing Amy' [the proverbial discussion about inkers as 'tracers'].

I believe that the time of loose[r] penciling is coming back.
Thanks for the reply!
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ga-renProfessional Traditional Artist
Lovely stuff - I have always enjoyed your Burroughs inspired work.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks. I wish there was more of a market for it so I could do it full time!
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ga-renProfessional Traditional Artist
No one has any taste...I havent seen John Carter yet but it has been so unsuccessful it may not even reach my small local cinema.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Find a way to see it on the big screen. It is really good. I am admittedly a bit bias because of my love of the source material but even my much more skeptical 18 year old son liked it. It is a tragic example of a good movie failing because of terrible marketing.
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ga-renProfessional Traditional Artist
I hoped that was the case given the track record and enthusiasm of the director. I have checked and it is coming to our local cinema.
Antonio-Rocha's avatar
This looks amazing! Don't forget to show us the finished piece :)
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Will do. Thanks for the kind words!
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nottoocoolforschoolHobbyist Digital Artist
When i first saw this I thought Barry Windsor Smith had joined DA (which I hope is a compliment to you) then I saw your name and just thought wow, it's another amazing artist I hadn't seen for a while. I love the line work in your sketches Aaron.
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aaronloprestiProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow. That is high praise indeed. Thanks.
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