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A tiny bit of love from Disney ?

Perhaps it’s just accidental, but the iTunes movie page for John Carter OF MARS has a nice new banner. I know it’s from existing art we’ve seen but I thought it looked pretty good. If not Disney maybe someone at Apple did it. Either way I like it. – Jeff

John Carter Apple

 

The new banner –

Since I’ll most certainly be asked – we all know the Taylor Kitsch preview poster. I discovered the Dejah one online a while ago, I think it’s part of the original promo package but sadly never used. Tars seems a given to me as a character poster so I faked one up. It’s far from perfect and I really shouldn’t be taking the time to do this. But I needed to. – Jeff 

 

The Empress Game

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Not that far off the word ‘Princess’ is it ? I’m going to download a sample tonight. But it does look pretty Sword and Planet. Read the rest of this page »

The Abs are Back

  • and that means a new ERB movie ! Images and a teaser poster are finally released on The Legend of Tarzan. I’m really looking forward to this. Yate’s Harry Potter movies were excellent, powerful and moving, so I’m expecting good things here. Skarsgård looks rather Taylor Kitsh(ish) in the poster between the hair and the eyes. As I’d mentioned on facebook, they did play brothers in Battleship.  More from i09  – Jeff

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The new Sword & Planet – Sun of Suns

virga cities of the airKaor fellow Barsoomians ! To no great surprise I would love a boom and revival of new Sword and Planet stories, but that isn’t really happening.Of course with my years of following the multiple variations of A Princess of Mars/John Carter of Mars movies and my imaging all the cool things that would hit the shelves because of course the movie will be huge Read the rest of this page »

Playing with paint and Dejah.

There’s a real difference between my painted ‘realism’ and more my more art take on things. The realism takes a lot lot longer, and it’s like brushing a cat, just when you think you have it all, you’re nowhere near done.guide-to-mega-coverdone1

I’ve always appreciated a more painterly approach, but it’s not something I do easily. Way back I could be pretty blown away by how ‘real’ a painting looked, and in some ways have been straddling that and ‘reality’ ever since. My interest in ‘high realism’ has waned greatly in the digital age. A couple of recent projects unleashed my freak in some unexpected ways. Trying to recapture that and bottle it, making it part of my usable tool kit lead me here. Spending time on a drawing didn’t make sense when I really just wanted to colour. So, since I had a printed version of this beautiful sketch of Dejah Thoris by Iain McCaig I decided to play with that. And that’s why I’m showing it here. I feel that I did what set out to do, set up a workflow that plays to my strengths instead of against them. My thanks to Mr. McCaig for making the experiment so pleasurable and easy. Now back to the drawing board, my own, drawing board 😉   – Jeff