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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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thymetoread Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks great! Clap
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw this movie the other day. Your take on them is beautiful. =) If the whole movie had been about them, that would have been OK with me. =p
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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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!
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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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:
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you liked the movie, you're bound to love the books. ^.^
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Tugar747 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Love it
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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.
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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: zimeta08@hotmail.com
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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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Zimeta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
It's a GREAT read. If you loved the movie, you'll love the book. ^.^
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Veganotron Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Cool! It's nice to have your opinion on the book, I'm glad to know it's also very good. I will read it for sure! :D
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CooroJaden Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....... "VIRGINIA!!!" :D
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frog481 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I just love this
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I JUST SAW IT! :D DUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!
it was so full of awesome!!! :excited:

those two are my favourite characters :) gotta love the Tharks... it's just like my dad said "They're like space indians!" xD and those tusks look so fierce!
you did a great job on their expressions, once again :)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you! :heart:
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Gotappenname Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
very cool
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HomieBear Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
The Tharks were very cool! The rest of the movie was meh for me. But better than nothing!
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Evanatt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Funny thing I actually saw this movie last evening for the first time. And when going to DA this morning seeing this art in my inbox XD..
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pussipiru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I love this! Tars Tarkas and Sola are my favorites from movie. I wish that there would have been more tharks. Can you do more?
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can, but I probably won't for a long time. Hehe.
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masterfedora Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Aww I think this is just lovely for Father's Day. What a cool picture. John Carter art FTW!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Ellcent work
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khamarupa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh this is wonderful! I'd love to share this with all of the John Carter fans in the sequel campaign! With your permission, and I'll link back to your DA page! :D
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead. I already shared at the facebook one, but if you're talking about some other site, go for it.
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khamarupa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I saw it was shared! It's just gorgeous! I'll share on backtobarsoom.com and johncartertwo.com, and I'll add it to the fan art gallery on our FB fan page!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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supergeek17 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey underdrawn characters need love too! XD

This is really cool looking! I'm going to have to look for this movie some time. Good luck in the contest!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a great adventure movie. :D
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Felenir Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oh my <3
i just love this film!! Tars and Sola are so awesome *.*
and you have drawn them so good! Love this art ^^
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :hug:
Thank you!
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
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Tugar747 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Off topic - from what movie is this gif?
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MistyTang Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Citizen Kane.
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