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Joe Smith
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For fun, I decided to try my hand at inking a scan of a pencil drawing by the legendary Jack Kirby of The Avengers. The finished version of Kirby's art was published on the back cover of the "Marvel Treasury Edition" #7 (1975) that featured the Mighty Avengers, and was inked there by Frank Giacoia. 

Giacoia altered Kirby's pencils quite a bit on that version. While I also altered a few details as Giacoia, such as removing the nose on Iron Man (a feature he was actually given for a period in the early 1970s, but later thankfully dropped), and making a few alterations so that Vision and Yellow Jacket more closely matched their traditional looks, I kept to Kirby's pencils more faithfully than not.

 I did not reference the published, inked version in working on this piece, so it was interesting to go back and see what differences there were between my ink job and what Giacoia had done. His inks made Kirby's art more in line with the 1970s' Marvel aesthetic, such as how he changed Hulk's features, but other than the costume adjustments, I wanted to stick more closely to what Kirby had done in the pencils. 

Anyway, I am posting my final inks and Kirby's original pencils for comparison.





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Fun idea, Matt. Turned out pretty nicely too!
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Matt Hawes
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Thanks, Peter!

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Matt Hawes
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I inked and colored a  re-imagined version of Superman that George Perez did as a commission back in 1985. From the Heritage Auction website comes this description: "...A super-fan named Mike started a sketch collection of artists' takes on a completely re-designed Superman."

The original pencils by Perez:



My inked version:



My inked and colored version:








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Matt Hawes
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Here's a piece I decided would be fun to finish (ink, color, etc.). This one was originally penciled by the great George Perez in 1979, and features The Fantastic Four and The Impossible Man.


The original:



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Peter Martin
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You did a good job, Matt, but boy is that Perez Superman costume busy. Splendid creation for a commission, but you wouldn't want to be drawing that multiple times per issue!
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News of a Powerpuff Girls TV show (YAY!) as a live action series on the CW (BOO!) got me sketching up this tidbit....

Iíll watch the show because Iíll watch Chloe Bennett make a sandwich with rapt attention.  Whether I hang on for long remains to be seen....

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Matt Hawes
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I decided to try my hand at inking JB's "The Fellowship" commission pencil piece.


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Tony Marin
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Had a go at Iron Man for a buddy.


Edited by Tony Marin on 06 June 2021 at 7:59am
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Matt Reed
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With over 30k replies over 16 years, how can this not be a topic that's pinned.  I've just made it so.  
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Trevor Smith
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That Superman costume might be busy, but boy am I a
sucker for that star field effect at the top. Star Boy
was one of my favourite Legionnaires for that very
reason, before I even knew what his powers were.
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