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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

20" x 30" commission of X-Men vs. Alpha Flight; the details are:

Characters:

- Cyclops
- Storm
- Nightcrawler
- Wolverine
- Colossus
- Vindicator
- Shaman
- Snowbird
- Sasquatch
- Aurora
- Northstar

All costumes as drawn in Uncanny X-Men # 121.

Background of the Calgary Stampede.

Please have Sasquatch prominent, Shaman using his totems, and Snowbird in her human form.

Title for this thread comes from my having asked Jim to decline any future requests for this particular fight. The only reference I have for the Stampede Grounds are the issue in which this tussle originally appeared, and that leaves us with a combination of me being tired of drawing the same thing over and over, AND me feeling bad that I can't give those who ask for this a greater variety.

So, all the X-Men/Alpha Flight kerfuffles you want, just not in this locale any more!

(Dan is on the road, so it may be a few days before this one appears in the Gallery.)

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Aaron Smith
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:11am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Nice! I'm always amazed by these big fight scene commissions and how so many characters can be fit into them with every one of those characters seeming meaningful to the story and having something to do. It never looks like anyone's been squeezed in there just because they have to be present.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:14am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I'm always amazed by these big fight scene commissions and how so many characters can be fit into them with every one of those characters seeming meaningful to the story and having something to do. It never looks like anyone's been squeezed in there just because they have to be present.

The "trick" is to place the largest or most space consuming character(s) first. In this case, Sasquatch. The big characters tend to define the negative spaces around them, and then it becomes not unlike a jigsaw puzzle, fitting the rest of the cast into those spaces.

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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:26am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The image looks different after an explanation like that. Not any less impressive, just like the process is more visible. Interesting.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:36am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

This is amazing. Sasquatch and Colossus are definitely the stars of the piece
for me!
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:39am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Nice way to kick off the morning! Love it, especially with the focus on Sasquatch and Colosus. Wow!!!
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:39am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is fantastic! That Sasquatch may be the best ever! These commissions just keep getting better.
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Paul Greer
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:45am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I second that this is the best Sasquatch ever! Another marvelous commission, JB. In regards to this fight scene, you saved the best for last.
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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:47am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wow...just...WOW.
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I'll look forward to the large scan and in the meantime echo Paul and Jason: fantastic Sasquatch!
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Valmor J. Pedretti
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 10:59am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I really dig how Wolverine went straight for Mac!

It's not hard to picture every particular battle in it. Amazing!
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Juan Jose Colin Arciniega
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 11:22am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Wow.
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Nice!! 

I didn't realize this setting was in such high demand!  If this is going to be the last one at the stampede, then you really went out on a high note.



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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 11:40am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Sasquatch does shine, a really nice commission. The X-Men vs. Alpha Flight ones are great fun! 
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 11:43am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Added the image to the gallery... I'll do all of the indexing work later, but
at least for now you can all enjoy this in big size goodness!

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?
album=commissions%2Fcommissions-large
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 11:49am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I love all the "little" battles. Really plays out so well. This is another commission where the commissioner got more for their money!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 11:52am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Thanks, Dan!
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Christopher Giles
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Wow! That is awesome looking. Everyones position looks natural and
not "placed" or forced
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 2:10pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

VERY COOL!! I really like some of the expressions going on with the various characters. 
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 2:20pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Fantastic!

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This scene is going out with a bang!  Very nice.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 3:12pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

A great battle scene! I cannot stop my mind from playing out the scene many steps further. What fun! I am green now.
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 4:45pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Very cool! Look at the friggin wing span on Sasquatch!!!
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Posted: 01 September 2012 at 5:26pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Well, if this is the last time this fight ever gets commissioned; it ended
on an amazing note. This is just FANTASTIC!
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Hummina hummina hummina! In other words, amazing piece!
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