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John Carter - White Apes Key Frame
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Published: March 8, 2012
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White Apes concept art for John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton.
This image served as both character design and key frame for the film, and an earlier version has been used in the marketing campaign on billboards and posters as well. I've always wanted to design something like this for a movie, and I'm glad it happened on this one! Working with Andrew was an amazing experience.

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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RebellingLemming's avatar
RebellingLemming|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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This is one of those pieces that robs me of the correct response because it says so much at one time...This is good!Aiichiro Nitori 
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You answered my post in the Daz forums.  I'm a big Edger fan to the point that I actually didn't hate the movie.  And I love the look you gave the white apes.  As a total noob animator I especially love the whispy fur and the dust they're kicking up.  Its sometimes really hard to make my poses look like they're caught in the middle of the action rather than looking like statues.  Yours definitely don't look like statues.  Awesome work.   
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Cassie-Draws|Student Digital Artist
Damn! This is really cool!
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adrianocadauEdited |Professional Digital Artist
I'd never want to be in his situation LOL great design
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cavaloalado|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive work with the characters of John Carter! Congratulations!
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karedsit's avatar
hey they are soooo cute!!!....I wanna pet them!!!......LOL....no seriously....I love it!!
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alesgazic's avatar
I like it !
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Tomstormcrow's avatar
absolutely fantastic.  this is a great piece
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MBrownlow's avatar
The energy in this piece is amazing!
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IzaakShoelaces|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so scary! Did you use 3d? It does look like some of it is painted up...
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AcTAL0n|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow such a cool pick. I mean the details are just awsome and i realy like the hair of those beats. Also you could imagine a story about that picture. Summorized: Wow ;)
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colin6969|Hobbyist Photographer
I like the detail in this piece !!
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TwistedAlyx|Hobbyist Writer
Love those teeth!
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profutur1971|Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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MrZatoichi|Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work.
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T0RSE's avatar
oh god I love the white ape designs ♥♥♥
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Ragnarok6664|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Savage for sure, awesome :)
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dlambeaut|Hobbyist General Artist
Your barsoomian white apes design is freaking epic!
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Catweazle01|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what i name "ART. REAL ART!"
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Loved the white apes. Great job!
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I love this frame. I remember seeing it on the reference board on the production for the first time and realising how cool the hundreds of meters of chain I'd been bashing out for weeks was going to be. Kudos.
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