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Thuvia and the BanthBus by DavidEMartin
Thuvia and the BanthBus
Characters from the faux anime MY NEIGHBOR TARS TARKAS by Hayao Miyazaki, inspired by the novel THUVIA MAID OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

oil paint on matte board (plus digital matte)
 
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Thuvia and the BanthBus
Preliminary drawing of characters from a movie that doesn't exist, Hayao Miyazaki's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' THUVIA, MAID OF MARS.
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I'd just read the latest insane drivel of a Republican politician.  Then I went seeking relief.  
I came here and as soon as my eyes saw the thumbnails of some serenely naked ladies, my mood lifted.
Naked ladies are tranquilzers.  
Naked ladies are balm for the aggravations of the world.
Gazing upon a model posing in some wilderness setting lets the mind seek happy thoughts, imagining her delight at being in such a beautiful place, free of fear or concern or clothing.

Okay, there might be a little piece of gravel that got caught in an uncomfortable place under her left sole and she knows she and the photographer are going to have to do a thorough search for ticks later...
I let the imagination 'shop out those details.

On a cloudy winter day with snow on the ground and the thermometer stubbornly stuck on "24" the naked lady reminds me of the joys of a warm summer day when clothing is an option and not life support.

Ever seen a copy of the mid-'80s  "World Guide to Nude Beaches and Recreation"?  Beautiful color photography of happy naked people in all sorts of warm, pretty places.
Okay, the photo of the grandfather buying ice cream for his grandkids at some Cape d'Agde store is a hoot...

Anyway.....  There is just something about the sight of a nude woman that elevates my mood.
No, not THAT "elevates" THAT "mood."
I know, I set myself up for that one.
I'm 55.  I've been working from real live naked lady models for 35 years and I've seen I have no idea how many tens of thousands of such images.  The mere sight of a naked lady will usually no longer trigger an erection.  Am I jaded or inured or detached?  I prefer to think I'm just.... picky?  Nah, I just have certains preferences for what will trip my trigger.

But getting back to my initial thesis, the sight of a nicely naked lady is a pleasant diversion from the cares of the world.
I get asked why I do nudes.  I guess one reason is that I'm hoping to provide pleasant relief for some unknown future audience, the same relief an army of artists and photrographers have provided me.

And my eternal gratitude for the legion of naked ladies out there, past present and future.
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Watching: PRIMEVAL
  • Playing: SIMS2
  • Eating: not enough veggies
  • Drinking: fruit juice and Mountain Dew

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David Edward Martin
I've been drawing SF scenes since I was a little kid but I did not really become an artist until college taught me some much needed skills and mindsets. Now my artistic tools of choice are the camera, paints of all kinds (right now I'm into oils), pencils (colored or not), and any scultping medium that does not require a kiln to process.

Artistically my favorites are the great Impressionist Renoir, Andrew Wyeth, the space artist Robert McCall, the SF and humor illustrator Frank Kelly Freas, movie poster god Bill Peake, and the holy trio of '60s-'70s paperback gods Gene Szafran, James Bama, and Robert McGinnis.

Photographically I'm striving for a realistic but still aesthetically pleasing approach to nude photography. I take pride in the fact that women like my work as much as men do. I think it means I'm doing something right and not creating mere whacking material.

Current Residence: Milwaukee WI
Favourite genre of music: New Age
Favourite style of art: Realistic illustration
Shell of choice: Conch
Skin of choice: Exposed
Favourite cartoon character: Mon-El
Personal Quote: Half of all people are below average intelligence.
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CaricatureDoc Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch list. :)
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Thanks for watching!

Like my work? Help me keep making art and music : www.addamidiom.com/Starvingart…
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JREKAS Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Thank you for viewing my photos!
I send a lot of cordial greetings from Polish - Jerzy
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blakjak21 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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SandraPelly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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phydeau Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a nice gallery, yourself.
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Thanks for the :+fav:s and :+devwatch:
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Gorgogorgo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the Watch!
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dannygoedicke Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Thank you for the +fav's! :) (Smile)
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Thank you so much for the :iconfav3dplz:
This is really appreciated!
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