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Tars Tarkas and Sola by Zimeta Tars Tarkas and Sola by Zimeta
A quick entry into the Father's Day contest at: :icondisney-club:

One of these days I'm actually gonna try and make a win-worthy picture for the Disney-club. Hehe.
Being a fan club, your art's gotta be decent AND be of characters everyone knows in order to get a good placing.
But, I love drawing underdrawn characters. I can't help it. :XD:
Probably because when someone finds your art and shares in your love of the more obscure characters, it kinda feels like a prize in itself!

Anyway. This is Tars Tarkas and Sola from John Carter. Which was based on my favorite book ever, A Princess of Mars.
Disney did SUCH a good job creating the Tharks for the movie. And Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas? Holy crap, yes. :excited:

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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
I've just finished "Princess of Mars" and I really think it should have touched more on Solas' relationship with her dad. I know that would have been hard since it's told in first person, but the whole long-lost father/daughter relationship is just too beautiful to be stuck in the margins like that!
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Iliaytira5006 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really great! :happybounce: The world needs more Thark art! Tars Tarkas was my favorite character from the movie, the animators and DeFoe did an awesome job of bringing him to life. I found myself really interested in the Tharks and the culture the film portrayed. I wish the rest of the movie had been as good. The movie, on the whole, wasn't bad, don't get me wrong. I recently found that the library in town has a lot of the series, so I can't wait to read them! :squee:
Anyway, about your piece: I love the simple, warm colors you used here, they work really well! Great job on the linework as well, you captured their characters perfectly.
Keep up the good work! :clap:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you liked the movie, you're bound to love the books. ^.^
Tugar747 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Love it
Dotar123 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Emily -- I sent u a PM on Facebook. I'd like to include Sola and Tars in a gallery I'm including in the iBook version of my book John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood. Pls check your FB PMs for more details of the request -- or send me a not where. Love your work.
Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did? I don't see a PM in my inbox. :0
If you want to, you can email me:
Veganotron Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Beautiful drawing! I like the soft coloring and the light effects. :aww:
I have to say, I haven't read the books, but now I really want to! :eager:
I loved the movie and these two happen to be my favorite characters. I think they're particularly interesting! :)
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