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WARLORD OF MARS No.24 by JoeJusko WARLORD OF MARS No.24 by JoeJusko
A more symbolic than literal illustration. Sometimes you just have to run with the idea that you see in your mind's eye. I really like this one.
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Leancosta Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
You are absolutely right.
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:iconmansfield114:
Mansfield114 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
freaking fabulous!!!!!! so love your feeling on this one. Your minds eye must always be on one awesome trip.
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Necrocop Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Looks like, she wants touch the sky..
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really stunning :)
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Fire-Redhead Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very gorgeous. Your style and handling of the skin tones is VERY reminiscent to Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell (my fave artists of all time) Such a talent you have! Is this oil on mason board or just canvas?
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RobMitchem Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very powerful Joe! And the colors are great eye candy as well as the female hatchling :)
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:iconrostridge:
rostridge Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful composition! Love the choice of colours.
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Fred--Lang Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has yet to happen to me on Easter--but I'm hopeful every year.

Just a wonderful image, Joe. Always a nice artistic battery charge to see your work!
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GlamouringAsMortal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I thought you despised "modesty locks."
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Commercial cover. I'm a commercial artist. You do what needs doing. :-)
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:iconmoonlightalchemist87:
Fantastic!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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BigGuido Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
As Gollum would say, ”"Eggses!"” he hissed. "“Eggses it is!"” However, that looks much better than any "Golden Treasure" one might find per Bilbo's riddle.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
LOL
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BigGuido Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Glad you liked my comment. I'm a long time fan and love your ERB work! The "Thuvia, Maid of Mars" piece is my personal favorite. I think it is perhaps my favorite of ERB's Martian Chronicles as well! Best regards, Rich (AKA BigGuido)
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
:D very cool!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
:-)
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Stegron Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Really, really good. Its like the birth of the first Barsoomians. Then i read the books i always imagined all things on Barsoom as in your pictures-how got me to read the books in the first place. I hope you will make a picture of the Barsoomian tree of life how gave birth to all life there.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
With so many covers you need to try new things just to keep them interesting. :_)
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PeterSzmer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Fabulous!
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Dac75 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
wow once again a stunning original work of art. This is the first time I have seen anyone do a cover depicting the birth of one from mars. Joe you vision is spot on for what you are doing with this series, I look forward each month to what you have in store for the next issue. Thank you for doing these covers your way, and giving us a new look at ERB Warlord of Mars!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Much thanks! Having free reign on these gives me a great opportunity to play with the subject matter.
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:iconruihq:
Ruihq Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
fantastic as always man! fantastic
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
THX!
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monte45 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Great colors and idea
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thank you!
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KrisFrosz133 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Terrific composition but...forgive my harsh criticism, I noticed that some of your drawings lately are not as sharp looking as before in terms of skin texture and lighting. Is this intentional? Does it have something to do with the paints or technique you are using now? Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it's a bad thing nor have I the intention to discourage you. Your paintings are awesome as always and I've always looked up to you as a legendary artist but as a fan of your work who has been admiring one painting after another, I begin to notice this minor thing here.

Maybe it's because your painting style has changed over the years or maybe I'm just imagining it but I just want to let you know my honest take on this.
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Not quite sure what you mean, but I've intentionally progressed toward a more painterly style, with less emphasis on sharp highlights and muscle separation for a more natural look. That may be what you're noticing.
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KrisFrosz133 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that's exactly what I was trying to say. ^_^
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FranklinTKeener Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I like!

btw: any news on my commission?
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
:-)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's so trippy and surreal but still beautiful. I love the perspective and the figure really gives off the "free at last vibe":clap:

The red fuzz on the rocks reminds me of the original War of the Worlds when the Martians put that fuzzy weed-like stuff in the water. Was this sort of a nod to that or am I reading too much into this? :XD:
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Then I succeeded! Thanks! :-)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Congratulations! :highfive:

No problem :)
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
THANKS! ERB's Barsoom is covered in a red moss in many places.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
No problem :D

Ah okay,I have yet to read the original stories. I plan on getting them soonish.

I finally saw the John Carter movie. I liked it but I thought they could have paced it better in parts. Did you see it yet?
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fieldhockeyfan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
What a great idea!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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Thunder-Red Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cool, it just SCREAMS Frazetta. Absolutely amazing.
I hope i have ability like this someday.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Too kind! Thank you!
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Oh! Really awesome Joe! I dont think I see these particular colors from you that often! :)
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theblock Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Amazing as always Joe, if only the movie looked more like this...I still liked the movie BTW, I only wish it was more "out there" in it's depiction of Mars like in yours and Frazetta's paintings. Can't wait to add this to my cover collection for this series :w00t:!
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Yeah, I felt it needed a more Avatar feel to the landscapes. Still liked the movie a whole lot, though.
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Ken-Davis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing.... simply amazing....
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
:-)
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kongvmax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
wow, had to look a second time, shes being hatched! Id love to see the lady that laid those eggs..lol
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
"Symbolic". :-)
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:iconkongvmax:
kongvmax Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
ooops my bad :D
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Klandestineone Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this.
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Thanks!
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