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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 10:54pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Forum, I saw this image on Pinterest of a sketch done by John Buscema. One, it is just awesome to me. I love it. Two - it sparked the idea of Image of the Week. So please post any artistic image, one per week, that really hits you. Thank You. I look forward to seeing what art resonates with you each week.

I don't know the history of this image, but what I really like about it, is my perception that this was a impulsive moment and John had to get it down on paper. Looks like he drew this on the back of some comic board, as he was known to often do. I love the line work!

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Anthony J Lombardi
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That's Purdy
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Eric Jansen
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$70?!?
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Eric White
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Inked by Ernie Chan for Savage Sword of Conan. For a subscription ad, I think. 
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Brian Hague
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Andrew Bitner
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Mike Ploog sure did draw a nice Fellowship!
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Ed Fahey
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I'll play. Found this image apparently done by Kirby for an aborted Thor animated tv show. I just love the look of the serpent. One of the notes says "Get Jack to put Thor in". Maybe by Stan?


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Andrew W. Farago
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Posted: 01 May 2017 at 12:44pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Brian Peck will probably know for sure, but that Buscema piece is drawn on the back of a page of original art, so it may not have been for publication at all. There are some real gems lurking on the backs of a lot of John Buscema's originals.
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Eric White
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Maybe so but someone at Marvel had Chan ink it and then they published it. 

Stanley Pitt drawing Flash Gordon. Love this one.
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John Young
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Robert Shepherd
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In that Ploog illustration, I especially like Gimli.
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 02 May 2017 at 1:37pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

From 2000AD a page by Brian Bolland from the collection of Joseph Melchior on comicartfans.com.



Here's a close up showing the talented Mr Bolland's linework which gets lost translated to a smaller image size above:


wow.
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Robert Shepherd
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Here is this week's contribution. Another Buscema piece and perhaps my all-time favorite.



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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 May 2017 at 5:47am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Okay, I'm gonna go become a ditch digger. . . . .
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Nelson Zeppilli
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A page from Mikros by Jean-Yves Mitton which should bring fond memories to a lot of the french members of this forum:



(a bigger version here: http://i.imgur.com/ZvCxASq.jpg)

Facing some kind of existencial crisis, I recently went back to the stuff I built myself upon in my youth ( including a lot of our host's work). Re-reading Mikros, I've been amazed by this drawing all over again.
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Steve Gumm
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JB that is too funny! 

When I see the drawings from the masters (which you are clearly one) it inspires me to pick up the pencil and draw, while at the same time, I see how incredibly skilled they are and it ALSO makes me want to break my pencil and never draw again. 


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Bert Kruger
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Posted: 10 May 2017 at 10:52am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

One of my favourites 
 
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Steve Gumm
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I love that Bernie chose to tackle such a formidable project and that he put so much effort into each of these illustrations. It has to be one of the most impressive feats ever produced by a comic book artist. 

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James Woodcock
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Bravo guys, bravo!
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Shane Matlock
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That John Buscema Conan illustration is beautiful. You can really tell how much more he loved drawing Conan stuff as opposed to, say, Avengers, which isn't to say his Avengers stuff is bad, it's great too. The Stern/Buscema/Palmer Avengers run is probably my favorite. The man was a consummate professional. But, man, when he does a Conan piece like this is when his art really shines..
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Doug Centers
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Big Frazetta fan here. I think I'll post an image a week from  one of his books I have.

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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 12 May 2017 at 1:06am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Doug - Excellent Frazetta piece. First time I've seen that one. 

Shane - I agree with you 100%. Buscema could draw anything, but he was made to draw fantasy.
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Brian Hunt
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Buscema was soooo good at textures.
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 12:29pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Since it's the third week on my calendar, I'll post another.

I've only been aware of Petar Meseldzija for a couple years. I love his line work, building up to tones. I guess this qualifies as cross hatching, but the way Petar does it feels more organic than some of the masterful cross hatching art I've seen before.

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Bert Kruger
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Barry Windsor Smith 
From the 1974 Gorblimey Press Conan Portfolio
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