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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illo of Wonder Man breaking a steel beam over his head, the details are:

- please draw Wonder Man in the costume shown in this link:

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- please have the pose similar to the following:

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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Very nice, Chief!!
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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:30am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Looks great, JB.

Do you have a favorite costume design for Wonder Man?

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John Byrne
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Do you have a favorite costume design for Wonder Man?

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Anything but this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Lean and mean!  Great commission!

 

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Valmor J. Pedretti
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

This just made me remember that the character's name in Brazil is Magnum. I "wonder" how they got to that.

Awesome piece, with an absurd increase of intensity to the original pose reference.
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Craig Robinson
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:42am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ok, wow.  This far exceeds the quality of the reference in Link 2 (no disrepect to that artist).  In the original, it looks like Iron Man snapped a large crayon over his head.  In this piece, the steel beam looks completely agonized and shredded.

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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:48am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Awesome piece, with an absurd increase of intensity to the original pose reference.

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I've had a few debates over the years about just how dynamic an action shot should be for a character who is demonstrating super strength. In the AVENGERS issues where Count Nefaria became essentially the SIlver Age Superman, Shooter, as writer, wanted lots of shots of the Count straining and sweating and bulging his muscles, but I argued against that. If he's SUPERMAN, after all, there are not many things that would tax him to that degree.

Something else is at work when we compare this shot to the IRON MAN cover. Simon, here, is, of course, using his own brute strength to tear the beam in half, so naturally there would be some indication of this in the pose. Iron Man, on the other hand, is using the mechanism of his suit, so there would be no need to strain.

(Coincidentally, I was in downtown New Canaan yesterday, and outside the fire station there is a newly erected monument to Sept 11, composed of one of the twisted girders from the World Trade Center mounted on a stone slab. Looking at it, I was reminded of how "solid steel", when subjected to enough force, bends and tears like paper.)

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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I freakn' LOVE this one! BTW, this one is my personal favorite WM costume...
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Really like this piece. Lots of fun. Wonder Man has suffered from bad costume syndrome (in my opinion) but this is fantastic. Well done, JB!
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Wonder Man is one of my favorite Avengers.  Great choice and I love the commission!
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 11:28am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Beautiful figure work and composition.  Not my favourite WM costume either.  Think George Perez must have been in his 'throw in the kitchen sink' mode with that one.
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 11:52am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Think George Perez must have been in his 'throw in the kitchen sink' mode with that one.

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I'm a big fan of the Gil Kane school of costume design, where costume elements follow the anatomy lines of the body. That's my biggest beef with this Wonder Man suit -- too much of it seems to go AGAINST the lines of the body.

This was early days for George tho. Many of his later designs are quite brilliant.

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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 12:22pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Wonderful!
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Keith Thomas
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 12:33pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Pretty sweet!
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Do you have a favorite costume design for Wonder Man?

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Anything but this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Really...?

 

Vision and the Scarlet Witch #12

 

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Flavio Sapha
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This costume works ok in B&W, I'll say that.

I liked this character best in civilian clothes.

It's the name WONDER MAN that somewhat bugs me.

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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I love this commission.

I love Wonder Man with Danny Kaye.

What's not to love?
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 1:18pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Really...?

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Really.

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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 1:52pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Nice commission. 
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

What I like most about this one is the variation of line weight!
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 2:04pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I like the stance JB chose for this one.
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Darren Ashmore
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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 2:18pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

JB: 'This was early days for George tho. Many of his later designs are quite brilliant'

Oh I agree, the vast majority of George's costume designs are so elegantly beautiful. Like Flavio said, this one actually looks better in B&W.

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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Great piece JB! I really like how you drew the tearing metal. Very
dynamic.


My favorite outfit for Wonder Man is probably the one you inherited for
AVENGERS WEST COAST. Just ditch the mullet and give him back
his glasses.




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Posted: 10 June 2012 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I see ALOT of John Buscema in that pose! And by that...I mean a huge compliment...
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