Archive for July 19, 2010
Book: Tarzan of the Apes
Illustrated by: Andrea Kalfas
…As he turned, the little, mean faced man drew a revolver from his belt and shot the giant in the back. The big fellow threw his hands above his head, his knees bent beneath him, and without a sound he tumbled forward upon the beach, dead.
The report of the weapon, the first that Tarzan had ever heard, filled him with wonderment, but even this unaccustomed sound could not startle his healthy nerves into even a semblance of panic.
The conduct of the white strangers it was that caused him the greatest perturbation. He puckered his brows into a frown of deep thought. It was well, thought he, that he had not given way to his first impulse to rush forward and greet these white men as brothers.
Ok so here’s the finished image! I love this one. And here’s where it starts to get really good! Moments later, Miss Jane Porter will be setting foot on Tarzan’s beach and their love story will begin! Woo! On a related note, did you know that Jane Goodall was inspired by the Tarzan stories when she began her famous work with chimps and even said she thought she’d make a better wife for him than the fictional Jane? Cute!
Click on the image to enlarge. Plus check out my blog (andreakalfas.blogspot.com) for some initial Jane sketches. Thanks guys!