Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Martian

Apparently the vegetable kingdom in Mars, instead of having green for a dominant colour, is of a vivid blood-red tint. At any rate, the seeds which the Martians (intentionally or accidentally) brought with them gave rise in all cases to red-coloured growths. Only that known popularly as the red weed, however, gained any footing in competition with terrestrial forms. The red creeper was quite a transitory growth, and few people have seen it growing. For a time, however, the red weed grew with astonishing vigour and luxuriance. It spread up the sides of the pit by the third or fourth day of our imprisonment, and its cactus-like branches formed a carmine fringe to the edges of our triangular window. And afterwards I found it broadcast throughout the country, and especially wherever there was a stream of water. 

H.G. Wells




















Used one of my props from Halloween 2012 to make something I've wanted to build for a long time - my version of the Martian from the 1953 film War of the Worlds.
He's not finished yet, but a morning fog offered a fun opportunity to shoot some photos.

Click here to see the inspiration.

25 comments:

NoahFentz said...

No freakin way!! Rot is cool.

Willow Cove said...

wow, that is awesome....that could be such a cool haunt theme, with the Orson Welles radio broadcast playing, and red vines growing over the house, and a couple of those creatures leering about. Too many ideas..not enough Halloweens!

Jay's Shadow said...

HA. That's creepy looking.....

RebelShade said...

That Is amazing. I love the eye. Can you imagine walking your dog one morning and coming across that. AWESOME!!!!! I just love it :)

Sara said...

This is really, *really* freaking cool. Great job on such a great prop and cool scene, too.

Der Krampus said...

impressive indeed, love the look of that guy in the foggy, wooded background and the sci-fi juggernaut that is H.G.Wells mixed with your props.....look out world!

great work Rot, can't wait to see more!

Rot said...

Thanks!

Pam Morris said...

oh, I love him! once again, fabulous work from a master of imagination, style and artistic talents! much applause!

Rania said...

Beautiful!

girl6 said...

it's...Mike Wazowski.!!!!

ONLY an Evil GENIUS could create such Beauty.. :):):)

have u been cutting deals with Scratch Again... :D

Rot said...

I had to look that up : D

I never saw Toy Story...yeah, yeah..I know..I know!

girl6 said...

Monsters Inc...is right up your Alley bro...

you'll laugh your coolie off & cry too... : D

Johnny said...

LOVE! Great pics! If these were hi-res all my machines would be pumpkinrot wallpapered.

Rot said...

Thanks!

The Creeping Cruds said...

A favorite!

Jon said...

He should be careful creeping around in the fog like that. He might catch cold...

Fantastic work.

jeff said...

Holy crap! That's too cool man! Seriously, never cease to amaze...nice!

Rot said...

Thanks : )

The Gill-Man said...

Really nice work. Your style is incredibly well suited for an adaptation of the Wells aliens. Really looking forward to seeing how this guy develops!

JHMDF said...

Super cool man!

Terrormaster said...

At a complete loss for words. Stunning work! Rot and Wells - a match made it the deepest darkest reaches of hell.

K.O. said...

AWESOME! What an incredibly cool idea, and you did a great job on this prop (as always)! Man, seeing that otherworldly thing roaming around in a field would really intrigue and terrify me...

Unknown said...

That is awesome. I love that movie, and have models of the Martian and the spaceship right next to me on the shelf, along with an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet advertisement for the film signed by Ann Robinson. Great stuff! If you ever sell something like this let me know! And thanks for linking to my blog.

Grim said...

Very cool!

Marrow said...

Looking incredible, Rot!
Love the splotchy terracotta skin and strange head. A fantastic and sutiably rot-esque spin on the original martian.

And the foggy, viney, overgrown forest is breathtaking. I can hardly believe it's real.

Can't wait to see the finished product.