Young Tarzan & the Mysterious She


Cover art for Cirsova Magazine featuring the lost Edgar Rice Burroughs story "Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She".

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There is so much to be seen and appreciated in this piece so I'll start from the outside and go in. Wow, the way you created the setting using cool colors establishes the mystery of the piece in how the sky is almost turquoise blue making it unnecessary for the vines to even be green to identify them. Next is the vine chaos is perfect as nothing feels empty or full but enough to not drawn the focus onto something distracting. Moving to the foreground brings the moss covered tree and colorful foliage which enhances the subject's position. The vines and moss all guide the eyes towards the subject at any point that the viewer looks deep into the green. Just as the colorful foliage enhanced Tarzan's connection with nature, the bright wisps surrounding the girl further connect her with the supernatural or mythical. The lighting provides the perfect enhancement to the girl giving her an angelic feel reminiscent of classical artist who would add halos as bright disks behind the holy figure's head while the human below only reflects the light. The form. Tarzan's build looks excellent with his abdomen flexing realistically, his hot muscle sculpt and the flowing hair. To me the face reads awe in the presence of something he has never known whilst basking in it's beauty. The girl, her slim form and flowing dress both tell of her kind nature. Her coloration being similar to the background's turquoise blue adds to her mysterious form but doesn't blend her into the background's obscurity. It also seems that her presences, though mysterious, provides the illumination for the entire foreground. Gosh are your strokes of color amazing. Everything looks so natural, from the flowing dress or hair, to the overhanging mosses and leaves. Nothing looked rough to follow, I want to call this eye candy, but that would reduce this piece to something one could passively consume and it is far beyond that. Excellent job mate, I love your work and keep it up!

This is beautiful! Awesome piece of art!

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Jan 20, 2019
11:21 AM EST
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