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John Byrne
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 7:49am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illustration of Galactus sitting in his command chair inside of a holographic imaging chamber that shows the outer space (planets/cosmos) outside of Galactus' ship.

The details are:

- Portrait layout

- Please have a feel similar to the following Fantastic Four page, but have    Galactus facing toward the viewer:

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- Draw Galactus in his chair interacting with various displays, control panels,   and/or pieces of equipment

- Include lots of foreground and background Galactus technology

- Please have approximately half of the image area being taken up by Galactus and his tech and half by the outer space elements

All the times I have drawn characters seated, in order to fill the most space in a single figure w/o backgrounds piece, I do believe this is the first time I have been ASKED for a seated figure.

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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Well, that's easily the best thing I've ever seen in my life. Gorgeous!
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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:02am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Man, I so need a Galactus in my Byrne commission collection!  
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Dan Marcoux
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:05am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Added to the Gallery....

http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?album=commis sions%2Fcommissions-standard

As I'm looking at this one, I'm thinking maybe I should start tagging Kirby Krackle for any one searching for an example on how it should be done! 

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John Byrne
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:10am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

In some of the earliest instances in which I drew "Kirby Krackle" -- back in my fan days -- I was focusing on the "black dots." That was how I had heard the effect described (usually by inkers complaining about "all those black dots!") and it was quite a while before my eyes kind of "flipped" and I realized it wasn't the "black dots" that were important, but the negative spaces those dots were defining.

I pointed this out to many artists over the years, some of whom got it, some of whom didn't.

Early example of the Krackle done wrong: LINK2

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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:10am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

That is incredible! I need to look at it some more!
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Geoff Lander
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow, really nice.
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Man, I so need a Galactus in my Byrne commission collection!

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You really do, Joe!
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Eric Doyle
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:34am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

No way this piece is 11" X 17".  It's a single figure, but it looks massive.  There were pages within the F4 Artist Edition that I actually gasped as I turned the page, I am sure this one would produce similar results.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:36am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I will parrot Joe's comment and the lead set by my good friend Bill to put some Galactus into my Byrne collection. This is a great image and has quite a sense of determination shout it.

I wonder if in the decades to come some young artist will look for inspiration and stumble across what he/she coins "Byrne blasts". :)
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John Byrne
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:42am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I've mentioned before that one of the fun things about Kirby Krackle is that it is multi-purpose. Jack used it for cosmic vistas, explosions, lightning, fire, smoke, ocean waves, and even hair!
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Sebastien Roy
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Posted: 20 January 2014 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Fantastic work!
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