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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 6:34am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

A peek at a w.i.p. that should be finished this afternoon. . .

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Peter Hicks
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 6:52am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Love it! Particularly the strip of Kirby circles connected by lines.
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Awesome!
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 6:58am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

SWEET!!! At this stage, it could almost be a coloring book page.
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Sean Guo Hua
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"As is" this w.i.p. is magnificent! I love "ligne claire" style.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

SWEET!!! At this stage, it could almost be a coloring book page.

Indeed! Working on the coloring book seems to have had an effect on how I do my initial inking, laying down the lines in pen before I pick up the brush.*

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* When I say "pen" and "brush" I mean PITT pens with equivalent tips.

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Mike Devlin
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow. Great looking piece, JB!

Thanks for sharing the w.i.p. Can`t wait to see the finished
product!
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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 8 post reply



Fantastic!!  Very cool to get a look at a work in progress!!




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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

It's going to be a good day when it starts like this! =)
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:56am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Ooh, Galactus always gets one's heart pumping!
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 8:04am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

"SWEET!!! At this stage, it could almost be a coloring
book page."

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My thought exactly. Imagine, an entire series of classic
Marvel Universe colouring books by JB - whether they be
pinups/standalone scenes or a full length narrative. It
is to drool...
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

That's awesome!  I agree with others, it would definitely make for a great page in a coloring book, too!
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 8:42am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Looking great at this stage JB. From the posted image, this work looks huge!
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 8:52am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Thanks for the peek behind the curtain... looks like another winner!!!!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 9:59am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Here's the finished image. I think you can deduce what the customer asked for!

18x24 inches

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Greg Woronchak
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:12am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Holy smokes, that's amazing. Would make an awesome poster!

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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Very classic. A few subtle line weight changes and you could easily fool a lot of people into thinking this was Kirby/Sinnott. Beauty!
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:33am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

WOW WOW  WOW  WOW  WOW!!!

You, John Byrne, are a master!!

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Sean Watson
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Incredible!!!!!!!

Love seeing the work in progress and the finished piece. I agree it would make a great poster.

Congrats to the commissioner.
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Brandon Carter
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:55am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Both images are stunning but I do like the final product better. The black areas really add impact to the commission (and help the stars and other sky objects to show up better!)

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John Byrne

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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 10:57am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

The black areas really add impact to the commission (and help the stars and other sky objects to show up better!)

In the first image posted, the stars are merely droplets of liquid mask, and there is no concern about whether they "show up" or not.    The addition of black does not correct a flaw in the original image.

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Ari Shapiro
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 11:13am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Wow, this is the best commission I've seen all year...and while I love Galactus, for me, Surfer steals the show...incredible lighting on him....Totally wowed
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 11:27am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

"Indeed! Working on the coloring book seems to have had an effect on how I do my initial inking, laying down the lines in pen before I pick up the brush.*"

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Interesting, I believe I will try that process on my next piece.

And WOW! The contrasts really seem to pop. Excellent piece!
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 11:34am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

As soon as I saw the title, I knew this was going to be a good one! I didn't expect the added bonus of the WIP!
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 13 September 2016 at 11:58am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Great work JB. Galactic in more ways than one!
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