Thursday, October 4, 2007

TARS - CONCEPT ONE



Here are a couple of my armor designs for Tars Tarkas for the 2005 version of the John Carter of Mars film.
It incorporated makeshift protection from found objects and salvaged armor parts. I studied some of the Samurai and other tribal knot tying techniques and included them as a way to latch and bind various parts together with sinew, found textile or a kind of plant fiber.

10 comments:

Craig Zablo said...

Those are really cool!

Venusian said...

I don't know if can ever draw a thark again ;)

Rafael Kayanan said...

Thanks Craig!
Jeff, much appreciated I know how much of a diehard JCoM fan you are! Btw, that sounds like great news on the PIXAR front.

john said...

that's some beautiful work. tough gig, considering how definitive frazetta's take on the characters has been--but you're really pulling it off.

look forward to seeing more--

John Beatty said...

NIZZZE! I like them just the way they are...

-JB

Reno said...

Nice take on Tars Tarkas! Different yet familiar at the same time. Glad you kept the four arms. :)

I hope this movie sees fruition!

spiral115 said...

I really love the costume design on this guy! Very nice.

Mark said...
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NINE9INCHE STUD said...

That's one of the Best Tars Tarkus illustrations,I've seen.Most artist get the anatomy wronge,drawing as four armed human and not a double bodied alien.
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The Keeper's Notes said...

Awesome drawings!