Fantasy Art

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The White Apes of Mars

Things change.  You see a model with your eyes and that's one thing, but you take a photograph and it's another thing entirely.  Then you make a quick sketch and it's a third thing.  Refine the sketch and it's something else again even though you were attempting to mimic reality up to that point.

Then if you begin to change elements of the scene it becomes yet another thing altogether.
For example in this drawing I wanted Ned to be fighting a Four-armed white ape from Barsoom so I could submit it to a Pulp Sword & Planet group on Facebook.
this is very silly of course the white ape in the photo only had two arms, but this is the kind of creative license you have to take to be a good science fiction fantasy illustrator.

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