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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Heat Ray"Another Tripod sketch card for cult stuff's War of the world set

Back to war of the worlds. Here's another sketch card done for their War of the Worlds set, inspired directly from the novel by H.G. Wells. The instructions I was given was not to reference any other licensed material, only the novel which is why you won't see me drawing any flying ships....or aliens with glowing multicolor lights for faces. Honestly, I have know Idea why they chose to go with that concept for the aliens when the description in the book was so much more cool. Maybe they felt the public is akin to animals in the fact that if you shine enough glowing lights in their faces it will distract them from everything else.

Anyhoo, in this sketch card we have another tripod, all shiny & new, but you will also notice he's holding a box for his heat ray, rather than an antennae. this was a major difference in the book. The tripods held a very primitive looking box that shot out the heat ray rather than any sophisticated laser, which makes sense seeing as they had to build all of their equipment once they arrived on the planet, so speed & functionality would be key, rather than aesthetics. This is another stylized depiction of the heat ray, which in the book was invisible, but I wanted to see what it would look like with some microwaves coming out, done with copic markers.

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