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Friday, March 12, 2010

John Carter by Ron Salas



Here's my John Carter.

John Carter and the other Edgar Rice Burroughs heroes were big parts of my childhood. Burroughs was an incredibly prolific writer and, in my opinion, there was no better writer at writing adventure novels and stories. So what if his stories were, by and large, factually inaccurate? He had a sense of action and drama that were second to none.

I probably would have picked John Carter for my topic if no one had when my turn came so I'm really glad Andy picked him. Thanks Andy!

15 comments:

Mitch Gerads said...

I think I might be your biggest fan, Ron.

Ron Salas said...

Uh oh. I better tell my wife to stop slacking off. :)

Thanks Mitch. Hope you still like it when it's all finished.

Josh said...

I can't wait to see this when its finished. Great pose (with the tilt of the hips and shoulders) you can really feel his weight. Plus the line quality is really emotive. I hope you scan and post the finished version high res.

Dan McDaid said...

This is going to be massive. Beautiful rendering.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Dude, this is classic!! Looks amazing!

Mike

Rojo said...

Hi, my name's A. Rojo and I want to know if I could participate on this blog. This is my web gallery http://s165.photobucket.com/albums/u53/rojo_web/
Thanks.

Ron Salas said...

OK, I've updated the piece. Hope you like it!

Rojo, I'm afraid Comic Twart is on an invite-only basis. Glad you like the blog and thanks for commenting!

Dan McDaid said...

A total stunner, Ron - so much love in this one. Great texture and details - love the filigree on the armour and the fallen pillar. One of the best ever TWARTS, I'd say.

tomfowler said...

awesome stuff, ron.

it reminds me of the dave cockrum issues of the marvel book.

Mitch Gerads said...

No worries, I STILL like it when it's finished. ;)

Ron Salas said...

Well thanks guys. Glad you like it.

BCM said...

Great stuff, Ron!

Ron Salas said...

Thanks man!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Wonderful cinemascopic shot, Ron :D
Loving the blacks, the details, the power of it: one of your best yet :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Ron Salas said...

Thanks man! Glad you like it.