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Gene Best
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 8:43pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

When the image fully downloaded on to my screen, I literally said, "HOLY S**T!!!" out loud.

This has gotta be my favorite commission, JB.  Absolutely incredible.

 

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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 8:52pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

You can actually display this one either horizontally or vertically, and it
works either way!

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Almost! The balance tips a bit to the right, but I see what you mean.



Oriented to the horizon, it would be like this…

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Eric White
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 8:56pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

JB, have you ever used "Divine Proportion" when planning one of these large
sized commissions?
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 8:59pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Not deliberately, altho people who have analyzed my work have turned up
the "golden triangle" and all sorts of things of which I was not consciously
aware. Maybe they programmed more into me at the College of Art than I
gave them credit for!
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Scott McKeeve
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Okay, JB, one last question; I love the B&W tones in this piece so this may sound like sacrilege but do you ever scan these pieces in and color them? Not as a rule but just when the mood strikes?

 

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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

No. Well, sometimes. But so rarely, "no" is a more accurate answer.

And it's only the single figure pieces I ever feel inclined to color.


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William Lukash
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:07pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Of the three, I like this one the best.  (Yeah, probably because of the black)  This piece really leaps off the page.  Cap and Thor look very good.  I keep looking at them closely...which is a good thing.  Cap's body and head in particular have a lot of texture and are very interesting.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Scott McKeeve
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"Not deliberately, altho people who have analyzed my work have turned up
the "golden triangle" and all sorts of things of which I was not consciously
aware. Maybe they programmed more into me at the College of Art than I
gave them credit for! "

It maybe subsconscious but it more likely that it just "happens". The whole mystery of numbers like the Golden Ratio, Pi (I can't find the symbol), the natural logarithmic function, etc. is that they show up with alarming frequency in nature and man made works. So much of human anatomy reflects the Golden Raio that there is probably a psychological pleasing aesthetic quality to its use in art. A reinforcement to what seems natural/normal to us.

BTW, the movie Pi from a few years back was great.



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Scott McKeeve
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:11pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Plasticman's primary colors always work so well. Very nice PM, JB. You've whetted my appetite. I have to admit to wanting more color now. (Sound of exhausted collapse in the distance).
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francis tsai
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:35pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I really like this third one - the inks feel very tasty to me. Something about it feels to me like the best qualities of the old Byrne+Austin art.
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:49pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

A very nice piece! I can definitely see elements of Palmer in the inking, and the character placement and layout strikes me as being very Perez.  It may be the predominance of Thor in the layout, but I'm happily reminded of the issues of MTU inked by DeZuniga.
Still, as intense and tightly rendered as the Avengers piece is, I think I like that Plastic Man pic even more!  That is my favorite single character pose I've seen in my time here! 

 



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Eric Lund
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Posted: 19 January 2008 at 9:51pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Iron Man's right hand is backwards.. the pinky is where his thumb should be... and vice-versa
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