Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I've reread Princess of Mars a couple of times in order to fully grasp the awesomeness that Burroughs created in his fantastic creation. The dress of the main characters is often characterized as completely nude, but when you read the narrative carefully there is a lot of discussion of armor, silks, and furs. It is true that John Carter arrives butt-naked to Mars, but he quickly gets armor. In several passages the armor and dress are mentioned, I just don't picture the characters as running around nude through most of the book.
I've done several sketches of Deja Thoris with various amounts of dress. Here is a page from my sketchbook.


  1. Well, naked is, I think, a relative term in the book. Naked compared to Victorians and essentially naked, with bits and bobs hanging off bits and pieces. :)

  2. I can't really picture 'em all naked either. That is a fantastic job. I am jealous!

  3. This makes me so happy. It's an update and it's about a princess with a sword and a gun! :D