Friday, January 8, 2010

Years Ago

Michael Whelan painted this piece years ago. James Cameron started planning and writing Avatar years ago. Inspiration?


Jeremy Elder said...

The similarities seem uncanny!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful painting,I love the clouds and the blue of the sky. The trees and the animals in the background. The resemblance between the alien natives is astonishing. James Cameron most likely was a fan of other science fiction stories and art. I read a reprint of an old Weird Fantasy comic drawn by Joe Orlando in which the alien monsters looked like they could have been the prototype for the way H.R.Giger designed the creature in Alien.

Li-An said...

Blue guys in a forest ? The Smurf.