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John Byrne

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 7:44am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illustration of The Black Queen and Mastermind, after she fries his brain.

Backgrounds of your choice.

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Dan Marcoux
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Wha’ Happened?

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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 7:47am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Love the camera angle on this one!

Added to the gallery here:
http://www.artofjohnbyrne.com/gallery/index.php?
album=commissions%2Fcommissions-standard
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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 7:48am | IP Logged | 3 post reply



Wow!  Mind bending!



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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 8:02am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

There are so many good things going on in this commission. The backdrop,
"camera angle," facial expressions, folds in the clothing and shadows are all
attention grabbers!

Oh, and the MM cufflink is a nice little detail!
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Mark Tillson
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 8:04am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That is a powerful image, and a great commision.
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 8:07am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I love the ground level view!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I love the ground level view!

Thanks!

There is a standard rule in dramatic visual storytelling: if you want to make a character look powerful, set your "camera" looking up at them. To make a character look week, look down at them. This was the closest I could get to doing both (at least, without permanently damaging the laws of perspective!)

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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 8:43am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Holy hellfire, another great commission. Dramatic, powerful, mission accomplished. Even with your developed talents of today JB, seeing this I was instantly pulled back to the feeling of "those" issues long ago. How awesome would that book, story be if done today. Mind blown.

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 9:00am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Great layout!
My eyes go to Mastermind first "Jeez what's happening to him?"
Then immediately up " Oh I see!"

Love the clenched fist under the cape!
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 9:01am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Geez, Mastermind can definitely change his name to Blastedmind. Very nice commission. Dark Phoenix about to take flight.
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Sean Watson
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 10:08am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

WOW!!! This is intense and great angle!

Congrats to the commissioner.

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Greg Woronchak
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 10:32am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Wonderful use of 'space'. Great work, as always!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 11:05am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

AWESOME!!! This really looks intense! I love the look on Mastermind's face in particular. 
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 11:18am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

WOW, JB -- your new stuff is so BETTER!!! Look at the linework, the angle and the shadows!!

Right now -- I'm imagining the entire Dark Phoenix Saga drawn by JB today!!!

-C!


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Gordon Somers
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 12:00pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Dear lord, so many great things happening here. Stunning drapery, masterful camera angle...the detail on the ceiling, wall paneling and window...there just aren't enough superlatives to cover it all.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 12:03pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Cool direction of view -- how often do we look up at a ceiling in a comic book panel? Not very often, methinks (the ceiling panels, by the way, are excellently done!).

Great dramatic shadows as well. The combination of those shadows, the costumes, the decor and the dark'n'stormy look out the windows gives the whole piece a gothic vibe.
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Joe Smith
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 1:06pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Always loved the shot of Mastermind's astral projection of madness out
through the cosmos!
Next commission: Wolverine on top of Leland already 3 floors deep and
headed for the cellar with the camera just 2 feet below Leland!
That story had so many good visuals!
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Brian Peck
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Great lighting!
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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

As good an example of the effect of a low POV as you are going to see!

The shadow on the wonderfully opulent ceiling just nails it.

I have a fondness for "out-of-his-league guy playing with fire gets his comeuppance" scenes.

Spectacular!  And congrats to the commissioner! 
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Bob Freeman
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 4:18pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Brilliant!
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 6:30pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Just superb!!!
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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 6:32pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Wow, that is intense! The shadow work is really well done, it just adds so much to this piece.
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David Philpott
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 10:29pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Looking at this made me think of the storm outside the Hellfire Club. Really a dramatic image. Congratulations to the lucky commissioner.  
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 01 June 2016 at 11:02pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Wonderful work, JB.  Phoenix absolutely dominates the room and looks like a giant.  
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 02 June 2016 at 5:35am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I feel like Mastermind after JB puts on another demo of his artistic mastery. 

What a impressive piece! The extreme low angle shot is spectacular, your inking with the dramatic shadowing on the ceiling and Jean's face is marvelous, and the range of textures, from a the worn clothes of Mastermind to the tight wrinkles in Black Queen's sexy outfit, are all inked so confidently yet varied... and what about the nice rich dark folds of her cape! Whenever it's a X-Men piece it multiples my enjoyment of the art by 10! Thanks to John and the commissioner for this brilliant piece!!! WOW!


Edited by Steve Gumm on 02 June 2016 at 9:58am
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