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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:08am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illo of Wolverine in black drugstore cowboy garb jumping over a gravestone to defend Heather Hudson from Guardian's flaming ghost. It is pulled from the nightmare sequence of Alpha Flight #13. Details are:

- please add grey tones

- portrait orientation with cemetery backgrounds

NOTE: The tip of Wolverine's "index" claw IS on the drawing. Just got clipped by the scanner.

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Steve Ogden
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:13am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

WOW! Nice.  I really like the grey tones. I always like seeing your skeletons, flaming or not. I always felt that cemeteries make some of the best scenes/backgrounds. Congrats to the owner.

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Joe Alexander
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Wow! Perfectly staged action shot. Love the hat flying off. The grey tones are so really well done. Just a great picture.
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:15am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Love it!  The grey tones are starting to grow on me.  Nice touch with the hat.

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Victor Manuel Fernandez Patiño
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:22am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Whoa...

Wonderful! 
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Adam Hutchinson
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Holy smokes!
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Valmor J. Pedretti
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow, Wolverine looks like WOLVERINE!!!

Isn't that amazing??? ;-D

And what a cool effect with the blacks on Heather's coat!

Any temptation over writing "MARVEL" on one of the tombstones, chief?
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Ben Mcvay
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:26am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Very cool.
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

AWESOME!!! I love the grey-tones. The textures on things like Wolverine's clothing is really cool!
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:28am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Soooo incredibly cool!!! Your handling of these grey tone pieces are really masterful. The textures come to life with this method! 

I'd love to see a book where you grey toned the page then the colorist would tint the greys to the appropriate color. If handled correctly, I think the resulting image would be outstanding... looking less computer generated and more from the artist hand!
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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The textures on things like Wolverine's clothing is really cool!

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One of the things that no one could quite seem to make work for me, back in the day, was blue jeans. Seems like no matter how much texture I drew, the colorist would lay in a flat slab of blue and they'd immediately read as polyester. In fact, for some reason, just about ANY cloth colored blue reads as polyester to me!

So being able to do some serious texturing like this, in the gray tones, is a small joy.

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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 June 2012 at 8:31am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I'd love to see a book where you grey toned the page then the colorist would tint the greys to the appropriate color. If handled correctly, I think the resulting image would be outstanding... looking less computer generated and more from the artist hand!

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Did something like that in the last three issues of my STAR TREK: CREW miniseries, for IDW. Pencil tones with the lines inked and color laid on top.

Also, the first issue of TRIO has a page o' whales where I added the tones, there with the same PITT brush pens I used on this piece.

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