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Brian Hague
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Almost missed this week...


Some Bettie Page inspired Virgil Finlay.
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More Frazetta


Frank Frazetta's granddaughter is going to be at the Motor City con. this weekend, with original artwork from Frank. I better leave my credit cards at home!


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I know nothing about that image except that it's a charcoal head by Max Turner. And that I dig it.
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I wonder if that Max Turner piece was an exercise in not lifting the charcoal stick off the paper.
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JB said: I wonder if that Max Turner piece was an exercise in not lifting the charcoal stick off the paper.

Interesting thought!

By the way, do you (or did you) sometimes indulge yourself in those kind of exercises, Mr. Byrne?
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Alex Toth revisiting some old friends in a nice, laid-back atmosphere...

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A sweet sketch by Justin Gerard. I love the craft paper-brown pencil- white pencil combo.

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Nuff Said!!

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Wow, a stunner from Kirby!  I love love love the pencil versions of Jack's art.  Very few, if any, artists ever captured Black Bolt like Kirby did - maybe Steve Rude came closest to the pure power of Kirby. 
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This week I found an image to share.... Deadman by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez circa 1986 I believe...


Stunning.

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Wowzers!
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JB said: I wonder if that Max Turner piece was an exercise in not lifting the charcoal stick off the paper.

Interesting thought!

By the way, do you (or did you) sometimes indulge yourself in those kind of exercises, Mr. Byrne?

Every since I was a wee lad I've been fascinated by this concept. It began with my paternal grandfather showing me how to draw an open envelope with a single line, and it persists to this day in parts of drawings where I will try to lay down as much as possible without lifting the tool from the paper.

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From a John Bolton portfolio... I love the texture of the hood in white dots!
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And thanks for the answer, JB.
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There's classic DC copy placement on that Deadman piece. An acre of empty space to the left, but the caption has to juuuuuust touch Deadman's head.
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Speaking about not lifting your pen...while I am sure he lifted his pen a few times to load ink, this image is of a continuous spiral, thickening and thinning to flesh out the image. I have admired Jake Weidmann's work for a while and even have one of his smaller works. He incorporates calligraphy or calligraphy techniques into his works.


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...I am sure he lifted his pen a few times to load ink...

That would invalidate his title.

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...I am sure he lifted his pen a few times to load ink...

That would invalidate his title.


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Kinda fitting considering the source material. 



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More Buscema....but I just had too. Every time I see this image.....wow.

Look, it even has an old-school cut-and-paste error?!?

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That would invalidate his title.


I agree. A more fitting title would be "in a single line" since the word stroke caries a bit more implication.

Nice one, Brian. Jake's skill is remarkable, but the subject matter isn't my favorite.

And now some Beta Ray Bill pencils by Walt Simonson:

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Love seeing the different styles on this thread!



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