Acrylic and Gouache on Illustration Board - 20" x 25"
THUVIA, MAID OF MARS
Another cover from The Martian Tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs. "I had to be careful doing Thuvia herself, as everyone on Barsoom goes nude, and yet full-frontal nudity was unacceptable for the cover. By turning her away from the viewer, I thought I had this problem solved, but Lester Del Rey had me add the G-string. The rest of the painting is in acrylics, but I did that G-string in gouache in case I ever get the urge to wipe it off."
Mars has become divided by love. Not one, but two princes and a Jeddak are vying for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into bloody war.