Friday, 14 November 2008

Alvim Correa's Fighting Machines

To me, Alvim's designs for the Tripods are pretty much the best so far.
He's been true to the book in having them look like boilers on stilts. He's got the shield-like upper section. He's got the dangling tentacles. And it looks like he's got the non-pivot on the knees.

Where's he's strayed is to give them a "face". don't mind that though - its no more than the liberties taken by all the other artists, and it just adds to the eerieness of the design.

How i love these evocative, moody, scary scenes. Must try and track down an edition of the book they're in (but being a 1906 French version, i'm not holding my breath).

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