PULP – John Carter


Pulp Sketch – Edgard Rice Burrough’s John Carter in Man of Two Worlds by Jun Bob Kim. Inked on 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Pulp – John Carter
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PULP – Tarzan


Pulp Sketch – Tarzan by Jun Bob Kim. Inked on 8.5″x11″ Bristol Board.

Pulp – Tarzan
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ERB Tarzan Wrangles A Python


Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan Wrangles A Python by Jun Bob Kim. Inked on 11″x17″ Bristol Board.

Although I never had the pleasure of reading any Tarzan comics, my father, a movie fan, exposed me to the black and white Tarzan movies. Working from the descriptions in the books and my imagination, I always thought Tarzan should appear more lean, sinewy & muscular. Here’s my first attempt at putting pencils & pen to drawing my version of Tarzan.

ERB Jeddak Tars Tarkas


Sketch of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Jeddak Tars Tarkas from the Mars series.
Inked on 11″x14″ Bristol Board.

ERB White Ape of Mars


John Carter & Dejah Thoris Battle a White Ape of Mars. Ink & ink wash on 11″x14″ Bristol Board.

Pencils:

Dejah Thoris – Princess of Mars.


Edgar Rice Burrough’s Dejah Thoris – Princess of Mars Inked Art by Jun Bob Kim. Inked on 11″x14″ Bristol Board.

Pencils of the drawing is available HERE.

Dejah Thoris – Princess of Mars Penciled.

UPDATED with revised pencils.

Pencil Sketch of ERB Dejah Thoris – Princess of Mars. Penciled on 11″x14″ Bristol Board.

ERB Princess of Mars – John Carter, Dejah Thoris & Tars Tarkas

As mentioned in posted in an earlier post, I tried my hand at illustrating my own interpretation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ vision for the characters, working entirely from his text in Princess of Mars.


“To Capture a Princess” – Edgar Rice Burrough’s Princess of Mars (John Carter, Dejah Thoris & Tars Tarkas on a thoat )

FINAL Pencils (Updated 03/14/2012).

WIP Pencils.


Some of my notes from the text:

    Tars Tarkas, an adult male Thark

  • 40′ long metal tipped spear
  • protruded eyes on extreme sides of the head
  • vertical slits for nose
  • tusks used for fighting
  • 15 ft tall, 6 limbed, no nails
  • no hair, smooth build, dark olive skin
  • Jeds & Jeddaks wear feather fur lined silk short cape
  • red iris, white eye, gleaming white teeth
    The thoat

  • 8-legged creature
  • Can walk very quietly
  • Hairless
  • Shiny
  • No hoofs or nails
  • Tail flare out wider at the tip than the base

Edgar Rice Burroughs Princess of Mars – Updated

The Work-In-Progress pencils of my Princess of Mars illustration. I’ve been itching to try my own interpretation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ vision for the characters, working entirely from his text in Princess of Mars. Although it was challenging, I did the best I could to shy away from becoming influenced by other existing interpretations, including the latest Disney’s movie John Carter.
Final Pencils (Updated 03/14/2012):

WIP Pencils:

Below are some of my notes from the text:
Tars Tarkas, an adult male Thark

  • 40′ long metal tipped spear
  • protruded eyes on extreme sides of the head
  • vertical slits for nose
  • tusks used for fighting
  • 15 ft tall, 6 limbed, no nails
  • no hair, smooth build, dark olive skin
  • Jeds & Jeddaks wear feather fur lined silk short cape
  • red iris, white eye, gleaming white teeth

The thoat

  • 8-legged creature
  • Can walk very quietly
  • Hairless
  • Shiny
  • No hoofs or nails
  • Tail flare out wider at the tip than the base