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John Carter by Tarzman John Carter by Tarzman
Here's a sketch of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. Can't wait for the Pixar movie, I have high hopes for seeig a graet film.
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Adalack Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
Loved the novels when I was a teen, and I really do wish they would complete the series of movies that John Carter of Mars was the beginning one from only a few years ago.
AdbarSabbar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ga-ren Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
RIP Dave. This is a fine drawing - and you were a fine artist and a nice guy.
Comical1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was a great film and I loved it :D went back and watched it twice :D
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I just saw this movie aaaaaaaaaaand...'s a Disney live action movie. Meaning, a lot of people are gonna hate it, but I loved it. Disney live action movies just aren't for everyone, you gotta learn to leave your brain at the door and have low expectations. This was just a reallu fun and interesting sci-fi movie. I agree with Doug that the movie CAN get complicated at times (especially for those like me, who haven't read the books), which is another reason why the movie is not for everyone, but even then the movie doesn't reach "Source Code" or "The Adjustment Bureau" levels of complicated.

Bottom line: if you liked "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "Tron Legacy" and "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time", you are gonna love this movie. If you hated those three movies, then you are gonna hate this movie.

Also, fair warning to all you fans of the books out there: this IS a Disney movie. It has no sex or nudity whatsoever, and the violence is just generic PG-13 sci-fi violence. DON'T come into this movie expecting high levels of either gore or sex.
beavers2010 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I don't think Pixar's involved with this year's John Carter film (though its's by Walt Disney Pictures), but I like muscular anatomy on John. The characters are well-proportioned, and the piece does capture some retro sci-fi comic feel well.
rjpugh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Tars Tharkis: "Can I get up now?"
Carter: "No, the artist is still sketching."
Tars Tharkis: "...ah, man. I'm getting a cramp down here..."

bronzesword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully rendered! Somewhere between Boris Vallejo and John Buscema
Torrin-McFinn77 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! I love the books, and look forward to the John Carter film soon. Your drawing somewhat reminds me of He-Man or ThunderCats. Maybe that's where their creators got their inspiration. I just hope that when John Carter comes out in theaters, it's not going to be a "nude" film. As a fan of ERB, I am almost through with the John Carter of Mars series; I am reading the ninth book now, and have plans to finish the last two. When I am done, I'd like to try the Lunar Trilogy.
SOLRAC-ONAICILEF Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Just looked for hints. A mix of real film / CGI. That's probably not Pixar's strongest side. Should have been gone "in front of the cameras" january 2010. And there seems to be no news up to now. That doesn't look good to me.

But this is a great drawing! A perfect match with my imagination of John carter. And great detail.
QorraQ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
wow, everywhere I look I'm finding your work to put in my faves
wytherwing Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
excellent work! :thumbsup:
westernman Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Very well done! They should realize that if they put the money and effects into it, fantasies/sci-fi can really give a great return [for example: Lord of the Rings and Avatar].
mitchatt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow! That's awesome. I actually just finished reading A Princess of Mars. If you have the time check out my sweet fanarts of it:


Dietrich-March Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Ah, the consummate Virginian soldier and savior of Mars, and his sublime beloved! :heart:

Excellent drawing, Dave! :dance:
PaulSpatola Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Another fantastic piece, thanks for sharing it.
Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks much!
pondman1955 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
just a lovely series of sketches....period...

as far as Disney or anyone else 'doing' or 're-doing' (or re-re-redoing) a theme...(remember they re-made 'Witch Mountain' and are re-making Flight of the Navigator and a couple other of their 'Not that long ago' movies...

Well, vote with your (ever-diminishing), Disposable income as to what you like, or not...

IN the's nice to see 'traditional' art/pen/pencil/sketchbook artists can STILL do incredible things with just lines, shadows and paper!

Carpe' Diem!
Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Thanks for you r comment. I was not aware that Pixar was remaking all those films, thanks for the info.
roadkillarteest Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Pixar? But... the people on Mars, including Carter, were all nude. Man... there they go again, butchering another book.
Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Yeah, it's Pixar. Pixar is looking at this film as their first "breakaway" film, a film intended for a more adult audience. Everything they have done up to this point is intended as entertainment for the whole family, mostly all animated films. The one thing that stands out about everything they do is the quality, so I know they will change things from the books, but I'm confident that it will be a quality film.
roadkillarteest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
about damn time.

We've seen so many Tarzan movies butchered, it would be nice to see a Burroughs book taken seriously in movie format... I don't think Pixar has the balls to do it right... we'll see, tho, we'll see.

I think the John Carpenter of Mars series spent so much time on bookshelves for that reason alone: no one wanted to do a film where everyone was nude for the entire length of the movie, they were afraid it'd be classified as porn.

Look at the new Beowulf, tho... nothing like the book but when the script called for a nude man, they were able to squeeze by on a PG-13 rating, and no one truly had to be nude... let's just see if Pixar delivers. I'm going to be very skeptical on this one until I see some sort of preview.
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh--they're doing a movie on this? I always wanted to read those books. :D

Awesome drawing, by the way. :D
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
If I may ask, is that coquille board you have drawn this upon?
Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
It was a very nice quality bristol board, which can be hard to find. You pretty much have to buy it by the large sheet and cut it down to size, and that's the only way to get exceptional quality with bristol board.
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Does it have a specific name? I'd like to seek it out.
DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to the film as well, although I wish the actress they cast as Dejah Thoris was a little more exotic-looking. (Maybe with the proper make-up... but really, can any flesh-and-blood woman ever look like the Dejah of our imaginations?)

Oh, and your drawing? :love: :+fav:
Tarzman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Hey Thanks for your comment. I think you're right about the girl playing Dejah, I don't recall her name, but I did go look at pictures of her and she did not look as exotic as I think she should, and on your second point you are also right, I'm not sure they could find someone to match what I picture in my mind.

I recall there was a very similar situation that arose when they were picking an actress to play the Frazetta girl for the Fire and Ice animated film. They wanted to rotoscope an actress that looked at a Frazetta girl, and the word went out to casting agencies that they were looking for the perfect Frazetta woman, and they really could not find someone. They ended up using two girls, one for her figure and the other for her face. There was about a week where each day there were twenty or so girls sitting in the lobby at Bakshi Studios all waiting to try out; best looking lobby I've ever seen.
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