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WARRIORS OF MARS No. 4 by JoeJusko WARRIORS OF MARS No. 4 by JoeJusko
Done at the speed of light (overnight) as it was really late. The original is only 8.5"x13"!! I wanted to try a monochromatic color scheme, ala James Bama's DOC SAVAGE covers. Looks cool and saved a crapload of time agonizing over color.

BTW, due to deadline and severe lack of reference provided for the big guy I heavily referenced the Jack Jadson interior page Dynamite provided me. Great design, Jack!
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:iconleancosta:
Leancosta Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Awesome energy.
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Totally amazing painting job!!
I love the red tones!!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Rereading the books, after some 40-plus years. Only about halfway through the first one, so it is entirely possible that I have not been introduced to all the pertinent characters. So, if this is a stupid question, try to bear with me.

What race is the big guy? Looks a little like a Thark, but his lower arms seem a bit atrophied.. [?]
Guessing the other dude is one of the 'Red Men' [native Martian humans]..
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Dynamite created thos race for this series. Not sure what they're called.
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:iconsamarai:
Samarai Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Weren't enough strange creatures in the book, I guess..
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BongzBerry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my idol at his ( reddish ) best...kindly check my gallery sir, i have some John Carter of Mars too..thank you.
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James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Wow very nice
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Boyann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Outstanding old school cover painting!
The jumping figure in the background -- Gullivar of Mars or the other Earthman appearing in an ERB novel whose name escapes me now..?
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impalass65 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
These covers remind me of being in the library and checking out the book covers in the Sci fi section. Didn't get into many of the stories, but I always thought the cover art was fantastic. Great stuff.
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wildpegasus13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Amazing!
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jackjadson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
fantastic work!
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thanks for the great reference shot! I didn't know until today who drew the page Robert sent me. :-)
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jackjadson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Fantastic!!
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
This makes me think of something written in the 70's.
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:iconholybearhug:
holybearhug Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Fantastic like allways
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
that mono color scheme works so well here... very dynamic! :thumbsup:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I think the monochromatic look makes the details on the figures stand out that much more than if you went for a different color on the background.

Also I think it conveys the hot desert aspect of the planet as well. :clap:
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RobMitchem Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous work Joe!
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Dylanio21 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Sort of reminds me of the art on the He-Man figures!
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:iconwesternman:
westernman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
What a thick, powerful Thark! Great work!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaa, I can empathise with monochrome images saving all the worrying over colours, and painting this in a single night is an admirable achievement! :meow:
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
You do whatcha gotta do. :-)
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, did you get any sleep at all that night? =p
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:iconjoejusko:
JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
No. Worked from about noon to 6AM and caught a plane to a con in Paris. Long day
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:iconcrimsonmagpie:
CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Zowee, I didn't even pull that kind of stuff as a student. :noes:
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Always awesome Joe!
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Danke, buddy!!!!
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MarkIrwin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Another ACE!!!!
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JoeJusko Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Too kind as always, Dan!
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