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John Byrne
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 6:48am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

That thread about going back to Marvel created an itch I needed to scratch. I asked myself if I could still pencil for someone else to ink. This was the result.

No significance other than scratching that itch. Not for sale, so don't bug Jim!

(NOTE: Since this turned into more than a couple of pages of "practice", I created a thread with all the "finished" art in sequential order. It can be found HERE.)

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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

BURTOMUS!! (translation: Beautiful)

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Laren Farmer
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Looks awesome!
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I think you have your answer, JB. It's been a long wait for my Saturday morning fix. Thanks for sharing it here.
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Jason K Fulton
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Uh....any Fantastic Four stuff rattling around that needs to be itched? 

In terms of process, does the entire drawing start similar to Wolverine's right arm, and then you go from there / "fill things in"?
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 7:18am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Yep, thanks for sharing it here!
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Mark McKay
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 7:23am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

There’s a roughness to this that I love, very energetic feeling.

I could see Klaus Janson or even Bill Sienkewicz on this.  On the contrary, it would be interesting to see someone with a clean line ink it as well.

Edit: spell check turned Klaus into Kilauea!


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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 7:33am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I wonder what Mark Farmer would do with this.

I think Tom Palmer's inks would be fun to see!

[edited to add the "be" that was missing]

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Well, I hope the answer to yourself was yes.

The few examples I've seen of current comic art seems to use the colorist
more and more for shading. I prefer inks for my comic book enjoyment.
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Mark McKay
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Wallace, I love both of the choices! Farmer would be perfect.
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That's great. So many of the above names could finish this piece beautifully.

Cyclops' size and position really help sell the altitude!
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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Much appreciation for sharing John!

That looks wonderful to me and I am sure to everyone else here.

I hope you felt it successful also. 

(Personally, I really dig how the distance between objects are really clear. The distance between the far away stream and the plane that Cyclops is on & the distance between Scott and Wolverine.)
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Darren Taylor
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PS. Is it betraying your original run to say that I see this finished in my head by Palmer(Hidden years), rather than Austin? (Please don't hurl things!)  
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I am a sucker for Wolverine in the Savage Land. Favorite story by my favorite artist what a cool surprise to see this morning. That’s a killer drawing, lots of energy, well done sir. With such dynamic energy the first person to come to mind as the inker is Walt Simonson, that would be too cool. Of course, while I’m dreaming, what’s Mr. Austin up to today : )



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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:15am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Jim Warden immediately suggested Mark Farmer. And since this is complete fantasy, I wondered about Walt Simonson.
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:17am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

In terms of process, does the entire drawing start similar to Wolverine's right arm, and then you go from there / "fill things in"?

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Yes, it all starts light and loose, and then I layer in the weight and detail.

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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:20am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Has JB ever been inked by Mignola or Kevin Nowlan? My memory isn't what it used to be, so I honestly can't remember. 
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:22am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

One is not inked by Kevin Nowlan, one is redrawn.

The results are usually stunning, but my ego is too frail for that!

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Yeah, that’ll do
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Out there suggestion...Barry Windsor Smith! (Him, not the studio)

 
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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:41am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Cool! That'd be a later expedition to the Savage Land going by Wolvie's costume.

Look at the river way down there too! (just noticed)


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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:42am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Barry Windsor-Smith

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Given how he handled Herb Trimpe's pencils, I think that would be redrawing again.

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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Cool! That'd be a later expedition to the Savage Land going by Wolvie's costume.

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Or scratching an itch, and nothing to do with continuity.

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Posted: 16 June 2018 at 8:49am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

It could fit with those first few issues of Marvel Fanfare, an untold chapter. Yeah, I'm over-thinking, eep. :^(


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I'll ink it if you want, but I warn you, I'm not too good.

Seeing this piece just now made me feel happy, so respectfully, I hope you stay itchy.
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