Monday, April 21, 2008

Tars Tarkas

I was going to sketch a long, lean four armed Tars Tarkas today but ended up doing a headshot. Less than two hours of sleep since Sunday morning, 6am and two very full days and nights of working on a project that I can't talk about or show has worn me out. So, it's a moody headshot. :) If you don't know who Tars is, well, you need to read the Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tars is a Martian and is a loyal friend of John Carter of Earth. The art I am working day and night on is a large one: 3 feet by 5 feet, done in Adobe Illustrator. I have never worked that large in Illustrator and it has been a learning experience.


Royce Thrower said...

3X5 FEET!!?

Wow. Impressive to say the least! Sounds like a mural of some sort. Can't wait to see it when you finally get the OK to share.

Like the sketch very much and want you to know again how very much we admire your dedication to this blog and keeping your streak alive, but don't compromise your health for it! Get some much needed shut-eye my friend.

Gene Gonzales said...

Yes, 3' x 5'. I actually printed it out at actual size yesterday so I could see how it looks. The monitor just doesn't cover it. So far so good.
My health is fine, just tired, thanks for the concern. Got a good nights sleep last night and will probably work through tonight. :)

Craig Zablo said...

Great change of pace! Now get some sleep!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Craig. I will probably sleep this coming weekend. ALL weekend. :)