Anyone who has there own rendering of a War Of The Worlds Fighting Machine, whether its there own work or one of there favourites of another artist, come and post them here for all to see and lets produce a large gallery for these giants.
Post by EvilNerfherder on Apr 21, 2005 16:38:11 GMT
Rob will be putting a 'Fan Art' section on the main site at some point as it has been requested before, but I guess with his Uni work etc, he hasn't had the chance. This'll have to do for the time being. I'll move this to the general section as it probably fits better in there.
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Sorry guys I'm far too busy at the moment to put one together I barely get enough time to read all the posts. But believe me I will do it after my graduation. It has to take complete priority at the moment.
These are interesting. I love the one showing the fight between the Artillery and the Fighting Machines. You could almost hear that enormous thud of the machines hood exploding from the contact of the shell.
Wow! Here I just posted a day or two ago that I had not seen one single artist portray the tripods as biotech with a metallic covering, which is what a close study of the novel's text suggests to me.
Now this is getting close to how I envision the tripods! The rear basket is omitted, and I don't see the Heat Ray projector-- but overall it's very nice. Interesting to see how so many artists give the fighting machines "eyes".
across the gulf of space, ...intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
I agree, this thread should have its own section. One of my own favourite illustrations is from the old Heinemann publication of the novel which can be seen at drzeus.best.vwh.net/wotw/illus/heinemann1.gif On the positive side, the FM has the "fishermans basket" for the collection of human lunch, and HGs description of the articulated joints as having no fixed pivots. Also you can imagine the head turning like the head of a man. Rarely featured on many depictions, is the inclusion of the steam jets used to turn the black smoke into the black dust. My critisisms on the other hand are, the heat ray generator is held by tentacles, not the "arm" described at the Shepperton showdown, and the legs in their trestle design look a bit too "human" made. The lack of feet would be nothing but humourous in the boggy fields of Surry! I have a pastel picture that I did many years ago using the general feel of Mcgills otherwise inspiring illustration that I will scan for all to see eventually. It depicts the journalist and the curate hiding in the hedge watching the FMs firing the smoke cannisters within the great arc of tripods about Sunbury.
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