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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 01 June 2014 at 6:07pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Love the pose on this one. Never gets tired of seeing my favorite character in such good hands.

Congratuations, Mike. You have great taste. That commission that JB added in the link is mine.



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Michael Hogan
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Q4JB: about your signature -- do you sign your name over the oval or
do you wrap the oval "around" your sig? (Kind of a chicken or the egg
question)
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John Byrne
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Posted: 01 June 2014 at 7:48pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Oval first! And I use a template.
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Geoffrey Langford
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Posted: 01 June 2014 at 7:58pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I really like the cigar smoking Thing -- something long gone from Marvel comics

I prefer the original costumes -- but I also prefer the Byrne-Clay Thing.

Well, if the commissioner is getting the other 3 members of the team - maybe some white paint on the belt and then shade the trunks would fix the original request so the customer doesn;t have to alter their plan of costumes?
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Mike Norris
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Posted: 01 June 2014 at 10:59pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

JB, a question 

Do you have any tricks when drawing the Thing's hide?  There are a hand full of artists who seem to get it right, you being one of course The size, flow and shading off the individual "pieces" seem to trip people up. 
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John Byrne
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A mistake many artists -- and especially modern colorists -- make, is thinking of Ben's hide as resembling cobblestones. That is, shading each segment as if it bulges outward in the center. But a close study of what Kirby was doing suggests something more like a dry riverbed. Also, the plates should look as if they overlap, so they can slide across each other when Ben moves.

Cobblestones:

Dry riverbed:

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 02 June 2014 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ben's hide is maybe like shale?
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 02 June 2014 at 6:38am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I like the way it looks like Ben is posing for the viewer, but with a little twinkle in his eyes.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 02 June 2014 at 3:15pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Love that Thing.
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Rich Marzullo
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Cool!
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Bill Catellier
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One of Stan's greatest creations. i wonder if he knew what he had right away.  Anyhow- great job JB! 
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John Byrne
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One of Stan's greatest creations. i wonder if he knew what he had right away.

Given how much Ben's personality changed in the first few years, I'd say no!

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